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Covid-19 deaths in Russia almost DOUBLE in single day: Parliament clears path for state of emergency

2 monthes ago   |   By RT

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Russia rose by 500 on Tuesday - a new daily record for the world's largest country. Authorities also reported eight new deaths, bringing the overall total to 17.
The latest figures mean Russia has now recorded 2,337 known Covid-19 infections, with 121 patients recovered. While cases are beginning to multiply, the country still remains an outlier in European terms. Other large states, such as Italy and Spain, have been hit much harder by the outbreak, with even the likes of Ireland, Luxembourg and Norway, with comparatively tiny populations, more...
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Russian lawmakers back jail terms for quarantine offenders as coronavirus cases rise

Russian lawmakers back jail terms for quarantine offenders as coronavirus cases rise

2 monthes ago   |   By National Post

MOSCOW - Russian lawmakers approved legislation that would bring in jail sentences of up to seven years for people who flout quarantine rules as the number of coronavirus cases jumped by a record daily amount on Tuesday.
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'What will it take': NFL players demand action from league following George...

'What will it take': NFL players demand action from league following George Floyd death

A video circulating social media shows a group of NFL players demanding action from the league following the death of George Floyd. Read more ...

'Get your knee off our necks!': George Floyd mourned in Minneapolis

'Get your knee off our necks!': George Floyd mourned in Minneapolis

People gathered in front of the casket of George Floyd Thursday, part of a series of events to reflect on the man who sparked a worldwide movement. Read more ...

Case against Georgia men charged in Ahmaud Arbery shooting moving forward

Case against Georgia men charged in Ahmaud Arbery shooting moving forward

The murder cases against three white Georgia men charged in the shooting death of unarmed black jogger Ahmaud Arbery can move forward, a judge ruled Thursday. Glynn County... Read more ...

Judge: $750,000 bail for 3 ex-officers accused in George Floyd's death

Judge: $750,000 bail for 3 ex-officers accused in George Floyd's death

A judge has set bail at $750,000 apiece for three former Minneapolis police officers charged with aiding and abetting in the death of George Floyd. Read more ...

After protests, Virginia governor orders removal of Robert E. Lee statue

After protests, Virginia governor orders removal of Robert E. Lee statue

“You see, in Virginia, we no longer preach a false version of history. One that pretends the Civil War was about ‘state rights' and not the evils of slavery. No one believes... Read more ...

Kanye West donates $2 million, pays college tuition for George Floyd's daughter

Kanye West donates $2 million, pays college tuition for George Floyd's daughter

Kanye West has made a $2 million donation to support the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbrery and Breonna Taylor, along with black-owned businesses in crisis in his native... Read more ...

Detained US Navy veteran freed by Iran, en route home

Detained US Navy veteran freed by Iran, en route home

U.S. officials say a Navy veteran who's been detained in Iran for nearly two years has been released and is making his way home, with the first leg on a Swiss government aircraft. Read more ...

Hong Kong marks Tiananmen anniversary, defying a police ban

Hong Kong marks Tiananmen anniversary, defying a police ban

Thousands of people in Hong Kong defied a police ban Thursday evening to hold a candlelight vigil. Read more ...

Health official: No new COVID-19 cases from parties at Lake of Ozarks

Health official: No new COVID-19 cases from parties at Lake of Ozarks

No additional cases of the new coronavirus have been reported stemming from the crowded pool parties at Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks over the Memorial Day weekend, the state's... Read more ...

1.9 million seek jobless aid even as reopenings slow layoffs

1.9 million seek jobless aid even as reopenings slow layoffs

WASHINGTON - Nearly 1.9 million people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, the ninth straight decline since applications spiked in mid-March, a sign that the... Read more ...