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Thousands rally in Russia to demand Alexei Navalny’s release

The 44-year-old Navalny, an anti-corruption investigator who is the best-known critic of President Vladimir Putin was arrested on Jan. 17 upon returning from Germany, where he spent five months recovering from nerve-agent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin. Russian authorities have rejected the accusations.

Putin congratulates Joe Biden on U.S. election victory – Kremlin

"Putin wished the president-elect every success and expressed confidence that Russia and the United States, which have a special responsibility for global security and stability, could, despite their differences, really help to solve the many problems and challenges facing the world,"

Moscow starts mass COVID-19 vaccination with its Sputnik V shot

The age for those receiving shots is capped at 60. People with certain underlying health conditions, pregnant women and those who have had a respiratory illness for the past two weeks are barred from vaccination.

Trump pardons aide who lied to FBI over Russia

In late 2017 Flynn reached a deal with investigators and pleaded guilty, twice, to lying to FBI agents, avoiding heftier charges tied to his allegedly illegal lobbying for Turkey.

Sputnik V vaccine is 91.4% effective according to interim data, says Russia

Around 40,000 volunteers are taking part in the Phase 3 trials in Russia, of which more than 22,000 volunteers were vaccinated with the first dose and more than 19,000 with the first and second doses, according to the statement.

Saudi Arabia and Russia in tight race to become China’s top oil supplier in 2020

The volume of Saudi crude arriving in China in November is expected to hit between 2.13 and 2.24 million barrels per day, compared with a record high of 2.1 million to 2.14 million bpd in May, estimates from the three companies showed. That would be nearly double their volume estimates for October.

Russian hackers plan to intervene and help Trump if election result delayed, report says

The report said that American intelligence agencies have pieced together details of plans by Russian groups to use hacked networks to interfere on behalf of Mr Trump, especially if the results are narrow.

U.S. ambassador to Russia visits jailed ex-Marine Reed

The U.S. ambassador to Russia visited on Monday a former U.S. Marine who has just started a nine-year sentence in a...

Putin critic Navalny hospitalized in Russia after suspected poisoning: spokeswoman

Russian opposition leader and Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was hospitalized Thursday morning after what his spokeswoman Kira Yarmish said was poisoning.

EU leaders to support Belarusian protesters, tell Russia to stay out

European Union leaders will send a message of solidarity to Belarusian protesters and will tell Russia not to meddle in the...

Russia starts production of COVID-19 vaccine: Interfax

Russia has started manufacturing its new vaccine for COVID-19, the Interfax news agency reported on Saturday, citing the health ministry.

Russia’s coronavirus case tally passes 900,000

officials reported 5,102 new infections. Russia's confirmed coronavirus case tally, the fourth largest in the world, rose...

Without trial data, how can we trust Russia’s COVID vaccine?

An announcement by Russia on Tuesday that it will approve a COVID-19 vaccine after less than two months of human testing...

Russia reports 5,765 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours

Russia on Sunday reported 5,765 new coronavirus cases and 77 more deaths, a steep decline from the 146 deaths reported a...

US, UK, Canada accuse Russia of COVID-19 vaccine theft

The UK’s NCSC said the hackers “almost certainly” operated as “part of Russian intelligence services.”

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Nigerian repatriated from Germany to US risks 30 years jail term for multiple money scams

The US Department of Justice’s Office of International Affairs of the Department’s Criminal Division provided significant assistance in securing the defendant’s extradition from Germany.

Police officer fired for pepper-spraying Black army officer in ‘horrifying’ traffic stop captured on film

police officer Joe Gutierrez was terminated from service after an internal investigation concluded that the police department’s “policy was not followed” and pepper spray was used against Lieutenant Caron Nazario, officials of Windsor, Virginia, said in a statement.

Nigerian stocks fall further, investors lose N30bn

The financial services industry (measured by volume) led the activity chart with 607.22 million shares valued at N6.07bn traded in 10,125 deals, thus contributing 68.46 per cent and 65.99 per cent to the total equity turnover volume and value respectively.

Buhari’s late driver not detained, tortured – DSS

The DSS spokesman, therefore, urged the public to disregard the fake news trending on the online platform.