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Putin’s official visit to China may take place in September

BEIJING, May 8. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s official visit to China may take place in September, Russian Ambassador to China Andrei Denisov told journalists on Friday. “You know, according to the schedule, the summits of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and the BRICS association (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) are scheduled to be held […]

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Moscow’s coronavirus death toll rises to 956

MOSCOW, May 8. /TASS/. Another 51 coronavirus patients have died in Moscow, bringing the death toll to 956, the coronavirus monitoring center said in a statement on Thursday. “Another 51 patients have died in Moscow, all of them were diagnosed with pneumonia and tested positive for the coronavirus,” the statement reads. The center pointed out […]

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Coronavirus expected to peak in world’s poorest countries in months, UN says

A new report published Thursday by the United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said the “peak of coronavirus in the world’s poorest countries is not expected until some point over the next three to six months.” The report is an update to the U.N.’s plan to deal with the pandemic, including the World Health […]

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20,000 migrants have been expelled along border under coronavirus directive

The Trump administration announced on Thursday that officials at the southern border have summarily expelled more than 20,000 unauthorized migrant adults, families and children from the U.S. under a broad public health order issued in late March in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Citing the emergency directive by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

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Black people in England and Wales are four times more likely to die from the coronavirus, data shows

London — Black people in England and Wales are four times more likely to die from the coronavirus than their white counterparts, according to government data released on Thursday. People of Indian, Pakistani, and other minority-ethnic backgrounds are also at greater risk of dying from COVID-19 than white people, the data showed.  The data was […]

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Taiwan is a “great example of how to deal with the coronavirus,” expert says

Taiwan is in the international spotlight for having been spared the worst of the coronavirus pandemic. The island has only seen just over 400 confirmed cases since the outbreak began, and is being lauded for its mitigation efforts despite being shut out from World Health Organization meetings.  “This has been a really great several months […]

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Int’l organizations should punish for failure to honor decisions, says Azerbaijani leader

MOSCOW, May 7. /TASS/. International structures should launch mechanisms that will allow delivering punishment for failing to implement their decisions to avoid losing authority on the global arena, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said in an exclusive interview with TASS First Deputy Director General Mikhail Gusman. “The authority of an international organizations primarily depends on implementation […]

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President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev had a telephone conversation with President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin

President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev had a telephone conversation with President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin The two Presidents exchanged mutual congratulations on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic war. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev underlined the special significance of this date for all the peoples of the former Soviet Union who […]

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German leader declares “first phase” coronavirus victory and eases lockdown

Berlin — Chancellor Angela Merkel says she’s satisfied with the results of Germany’s efforts to battle the coronavirus so far. “The very first phase of the pandemic is behind us,” she said after a weekly conference call with state premiers on Wednesday. Merkel said the goal of phase one, to “flatten the curve,” had been achieved […]

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Iraq has a new leader. Stuck between Iran and the U.S., he has his work cut out for him.

Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Mustafa al-Kadhimi delivers a speech during the vote on the new government at the parliament headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq, May 7, 2020. Iraqi Parliament Media Office/Handout/REUTERS Erbil — After five months of difficult negotiations, Iraq’s parliament approved the intelligence chief Mustafa Al-Kadhimi as the country’s new prime minister on Thursday. The long-time spy […]

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Venezuela to try U.S. men allegedly “caught red-handed” in thwarted invasion attempt

Personal documents are shown by Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro (not pictured) after Venezuela’s government said it foiled an attempted incursion by “terrorist mercenaries” from Colombia, in Caracas, Venezuela May 4, 2020. Miraflores Palace/Handout/REUTERS Caracas — Venezuela will try two Americans allegedly captured during a failed bid by mercenaries to invade the country, President Nicolas Maduro said […]

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The President – Supreme Commander-in Chief of the Armed Forces of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s congratulation on the Defender of the Fatherland Day

The President – Supreme Commander-in Chief of the Armed Forces of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s congratulation on the Defender of the Fatherland Day Dear compatriots! I congratulate you on the Defender of the Fatherland Day! The best traditions of Kazakhstan’s army are a natural continuation of the heroism of our ancestors, who bravely defended their Motherland, […]

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Venezuela to try U.S. men allegedly “caught red-handed” in thwarted invasion attempt

Personal documents are shown by Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro (not pictured) after Venezuela’s government said it foiled an attempted incursion by “terrorist mercenaries” from Colombia, in Caracas, Venezuela May 4, 2020. Miraflores Palace/Handout/REUTERS Caracas — Venezuela will try two Americans allegedly captured during a failed bid by mercenaries to invade the country, President Nicolas Maduro said […]

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Twenty four wildfires active in Russia’s Trans-Baikal Region of 634 registered this year

MOSCOW, May 7. /TASS/. The Russian Ministry for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters (EMERCOM) has registered 634 wildfires since the beginning of this year in the Trans-Baikal Region, the Ministry’s press service told TASS Thursday. “Since the beginning of this year, 634 wildfires were registered in the Trans-Baikal Region. The […]

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Iraq has a new leader. Stuck between Iran and the U.S., he has his work cut out for him.

Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Mustafa al-Kadhimi delivers a speech during the vote on the new government at the parliament headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq, May 7, 2020. Iraqi Parliament Media Office/Handout/REUTERS Erbil — After five months of difficult negotiations, Iraq’s parliament approved the intelligence chief Mustafa Al-Kadhimi as the country’s new prime minister on Thursday. The long-time spy […]

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Saken Musaibekov appointed vice minister of culture and sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Saken Musaibekov appointed vice minister of culture and sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan By the Decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Musaibekov Saken Zhunusbekovich was appointed vice minister of culture and sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Saken Musaibekov was born in 1967 in the North Kazakhstan region. He graduated from […]

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Video Digest on results of Prime Minister Askar Mamin’s working trip to Karaganda region

Video Digest on results of Prime Minister Askar Mamin’s working trip to Karaganda region May 5, 2020, the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin paid a working visit to the Karaganda region, where he checked the progress in the implementation of the State Program of Industrial and Innovative Development, Nurly Zhol, Nurly Zher and the […]

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