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Russia reports more than 6,600 new coronavirus cases

Russia reports more than 6,600 new coronavirus cases

Published 06/07/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s official coronavirus case tally, the fourth largest in the world, rose to 687,862 on Monday after officials reported 6,611 new infections [more…]

Motor racing: Renault retain Sirotkin as F1 reserve

Motor racing: Renault retain Sirotkin as F1 reserve

Published 30/06/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Russian Sergey Sirotkin will be on standby in Austria this weekend after Renault announced on Tuesday they had retained him as their [more…]

Trump denies being told about Russian bounties to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan

Trump denies being told about Russian bounties to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan

Published 30/06/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Sunday he was never briefed about the reported Russian efforts to pay bounties to Taliban-linked militants to [more…]

Facing criticism, White House to brief Democrats on reports Russia paid Taliban to kill U.S. troops

Facing criticism, White House to brief Democrats on reports Russia paid Taliban to kill U.S. troops

Published 30/06/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House sought to play down reports it knew Russia had paid the Taliban bounties to kill U.S. troops, promising to [more…]

U.S. Republicans, Democrats want to question Trump aides over Russia bounty reports

U.S. Republicans, Democrats want to question Trump aides over Russia bounty reports

Published 29/06/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Both Democrats and President Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans in Congress demanded more information from the White House on Monday after reports that [more…]

Siberian heat wave is a ‘warning cry’ from the Arctic, climate scientists say

Siberian heat wave is a ‘warning cry’ from the Arctic, climate scientists say

Published 26/06/2020

LONDON/GENEVA (Reuters) - Pine trees are bursting into flames. Boggy peatlands are tinderbox dry. And towns in northern Russia are sweltering under conditions more typical [more…]

Russian prosecutor seeks six-year jail term for director who poked fun at authorities: RIA

Russian prosecutor seeks six-year jail term for director who poked fun at authorities: RIA

Published 22/06/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian prosecutors asked a court in Moscow on Monday to sentence prominent film and theatre director Kirill Serebrennikov to six years in [more…]

Exclusive: Kremlin hopes big companies and prize draws will boost Putin vote turnout

Exclusive: Kremlin hopes big companies and prize draws will boost Putin vote turnout

Published 22/06/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin has asked some Russian companies to mount internal information campaigns to boost turnout in a nationwide vote on constitutional reforms [more…]

Australia striker Juric tests positive for COVID-19

Australia striker Juric tests positive for COVID-19

Published 22/06/2020

SOFIA (Reuters) - CSKA Sofia’s Australian striker Tomi Juric has tested positive for COVID-19, the 31-times Bulgarian champions said in a statement late on Sunday. [more…]

Russian cities cancel military parades over coronavirus fears

Russian cities cancel military parades over coronavirus fears

Published 15/06/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Three Russian cities on Monday joined a growing list of places that are cancelling June 24 military parades over coronavirus fears despite [more…]