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Russia is closing its two,600-mile border with China amid fears about the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak

Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Russian officials have ordered closed more than half of the crossing points along its 2,600-mile border with China, citing concerns about the Wuhan coronavirus that has so far sickened nearly 8,000 people around the world and killed 170 within China."We have to do everything to protect our people," Russian…

Trump Administration Hits Russian Railway With Sanctions More than Passenger Support to Crimea

(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration on Wednesday imposed sanctions on a Moscow-based private railway company that last month opened passenger service between Russia and Crimea, a Ukrainian peninsula that Russia annexed in 2014. The sanctions target Grand Service Express, its CEO and seven people who were slapped with European Union sanctions earlier in the week…

In Moscow – a prayer for China to prevail over coronavirus epidemic

MOSCOW (Reuters) - At a humble service at a Moscow Russian Orthodox church on Sunday morning, Father Igor led a prayer to help China prevail against the coronavirus epidemic. “It’s about helping our brothers from China who are suffering from this scary misfortune, this destructive plague,” Father Igor said. “We perform this prayer and ask…

Russia to take into consideration generating previous presidents senators for lifestyle

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian presidents could be made senators for life when they leave office under a proposed reform, a senior lawmaker said on Tuesday, a status that would give them immunity from prosecution.The initiative, drawn up by a government commission, follows sweeping changes to Russia's political system proposed last month by President Vladimir Putin.Putin's…

France’s Macron: Distancing of Russia a ‘major error’ for EU

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron accused Russia of engaging in historical revisionism on World War II but said during a visit to Poland on Tuesday that a strong Europe needs to remain open to honest dialogue with Moscow.Macron addressed students and faculty members at Jagiellonian University in Krakow on the second day…

Observe Russia Take a look at A New Weapon That Can Eliminate Missiles

one-minute video of a rocket launch, said to be from the Sary-Shagan test site in Kazakhstan. The video shows a canister—presumably with the missile inside—being transported on a flatbed truck, and then lowered into a pit. The launch, shot from multiple camera angles, shows a rocket rising from a silo so fast that the only…

Trump phone calls for Russia to halt backing Syrian ‘atrocities’

Washington (AFP) - President Donald Trump has called for Russia to end its support for the Syrian regime's "atrocities" as he expressed US concern over violence in the Idlib region, the White House said Sunday.In a call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Trump "expressed concern over the violence in Idlib, Syria and... conveyed the…

Phony Information Hoax in Russia Attempts Blaming the US For Coronavirus

binspamdupenotthebestofftopicslownewsdaystalestupid freshfunnyinsightfulinterestingmaybe descriptive Mirror your GitHub releases to SourceForge quickly and easily with this tool. Check out all of SourceForge’s improvements. | Check out Slashdot on LinkedIn × 124973016 story Fake News Hoax in Russia Tries Blaming the US For Coronavirus (ibtimes.com) Posted by EditorDavid on Sunday February 09, 2020 @02:34PM from the spreading-like-a-virus dept.…

Ukrainian President Zelensky Vows to End War With Russia, Invites President Trump to Kyiv

(MUNICH) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky vowed Saturday to end the separatist conflict in the east of his country, where fighting between Russia-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops has killed more than 14,000 people since 2014. Speaking at the Munich Security Conference, Zelensky said he hopes to end the conflict by the end of his presidential…

FBI Director Warns of Ongoing Russian ‘Information Warfare’ Forward of the 2020 Election

(WASHINGTON) — FBI Director Chris Wray said Wednesday that Russia is engaged in “information warfare” heading into the 2020 presidential election, though he said law enforcement has not seen ongoing efforts by Russia to target America’s election infrastructure. Wray told the House Judiciary Committee that Russia, just as it did in 2016, is relying on…

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The coronavirus epidemic may be peaking in China where it was first detected in the central city of Wuhan but it is just beginning in the rest of the world and likely to spread, a global expert on infectious diseases said on Wednesday. The Chinese government’s senior medical adviser has said the…

Thank you, Mike Bloomberg, for rescuing the debate – POLITICO

Democratic presidential candidates Michael Bloomberg, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. | John Locher/AP Photo Michael Bloomberg may have bought his way on to the debate stage in Las Vegas Wednesday night but the rest of us are in his debt. These once-every-couple-weeks rituals had become so familiar that watching til the end was a chore.…

Jeff Bezos’ girlfriend’s brother is suing the Amazon CEO for defamation, claiming he was falsely accused of providing incriminating pictures to the Countrywide Enquirer

As the saga of Jeff Bezos, his nude selfies, and his leaked affair with Lauren Sanchez continues, a new development has arisen – Sanchez's brother Michael Sanchez is now suing Bezos for defamation.Bloomberg reports Sanchez has accused the Amazon CEO and his security consultant Gavin de Becker of telling journalists that Sanchez leaked Bezos' nude…

Two far more missing following Turkey quake kills 39

By Umit BektasELAZIG, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkey called off rescue operations on Monday in eastern areas hit by Friday's earthquake after emergency workers recovered the body of a final person they were searching for in a collapsed building, bringing the death toll to 41, authorities said.The magnitude 6.8 quake caused 37 deaths in Elazig province,…