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Scientists see downsides to top COVID-19 vaccines from Russia, China

Scientists see downsides to top COVID-19 vaccines from Russia, China

Published 02/09/2020

(This August 31 story is refiled to add dropped word founding to Ertl’s title in paragraph 13) By Allison Martell and Julie Steenhuysen TORONTO/CHICAGO (Reuters) [more…]

Some Russian teachers fear back-to-school shots of ‘Sputnik V’ COVID vaccine

Some Russian teachers fear back-to-school shots of ‘Sputnik V’ COVID vaccine

Published 01/09/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A small independent Russian teachers’ union is urging members not to be coerced into accepting shots of the “Sputnik V” coronavirus vaccine [more…]

Explainer: How common cold viruses are being used in vaccines from Russia, China

Explainer: How common cold viruses are being used in vaccines from Russia, China

Published 01/09/2020

(Reuters) - The modified common cold viruses behind high-profile COVID-19 vaccine candidates from China’s CanSino Biologics (6185.HK) and Russia’s Gamaleya Institute have been studied for [more…]

Belarusian opposition politician Tsikhanouskaya says she is ready to lead nation

Belarusian opposition politician Tsikhanouskaya says she is ready to lead nation

Published 17/08/2020

MINSK (Reuters) - Belarusian opposition politician Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya said on Monday she was ready to lead Belarus and called for the creation of a legal [more…]

Russia reports nearly 5,000 new coronavirus cases

Russia reports nearly 5,000 new coronavirus cases

Published 17/08/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia reported 4,892 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, pushing its tally so far to 927,745, the fourth largest in [more…]

China grants country’s first COVID-19 vaccine patent to CanSino: state media

China grants country’s first COVID-19 vaccine patent to CanSino: state media

Published 17/08/2020

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s vaccine specialist CanSino Biologics Inc has won a patent approval from Beijing for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate Ad5-nCOV, state media reported, [more…]

Trump says he is considering pardon for leaker Edward Snowden

Trump says he is considering pardon for leaker Edward Snowden

Published 17/08/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he is considering a pardon for Edward Snowden, the former U.S. National Security Agency contractor [more…]

Humanity versus disease showcased as London’s Science Museum reopens doors

Humanity versus disease showcased as London’s Science Museum reopens doors

Published 11/08/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Exhibits showcasing humanity’s battle with infectious disease will greet visitors recently emerged from coronavirus lockdowns when London’s Science Museum re-opens its doors [more…]

Official results hand Belarusian leader Lukashenko re-election victory, opposition protests

Official results hand Belarusian leader Lukashenko re-election victory, opposition protests

Published 10/08/2020

MINSK (Reuters) - Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko won a landslide re-election victory, the central election commission said on Monday, after bloody clashes between riot police [more…]

Russia fines Google for not blocking banned content – Ifax

Russia fines Google for not blocking banned content – Ifax

Published 10/08/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian court on Monday fined Google 1.5 million roubles ($20,350) after finding it guilty of failing to block content banned in [more…]