Russia Ready to join efforts with US against COVID-19, share vaccine

Russia is open for cooperation with the United States in fighting the coronavirus pandemic and will be ready to share a vaccine against the disease, Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov said at an event hosted by a Washington think tank, Sputnik News writes in the article Russia Ready to Join Efforts With US Against COVID-19, Share Vaccine - Ambassador

Oil prices continue their rally amid positive vaccine news

Oil prices were rising again Tuesday, continuing the momentum from their Monday surge on positive vaccine news. Brent crude futures, the international benchmark, rose 2.2% to $43.33. West Texas Intermediate futures rose 2.2% to $41.17. They had risen 7% and 8%, respectively, on Monday

Europe on lockdown

Countries across the continent weighing-up strong restrictions to stem rising infections. Analysis by the British government’s advisers found the second wave of Covid-19 may cost more lives than the first, The Week writes in the article  Where in Europe is heading for a second lockdown - and will the UK follow? 

Covid-19 raises concerns about oil demand

U.S. West Texas Intermediate and international-benchmark Brent crude oil futures were trading sharply lower on Monday, following through to the downside after posting its first loss in three last weeks

Armenia may replace state of emergency with quarantine

An extraordinary session of the Armenian parliament, scheduled for September 4, will consider a set of legislative amendments, designed to replace the state of emergency that was announced first on March 16 to stop the spread of coronavirus and …