Russia’s infections, deaths soar to pandemic’s highest

MOSCOW (AP) — Authorities in Moscow on Thursday announced plans to shut restaurants, cinemas and non-food stores and introduce other restrictions later this month, as Russia registered the highest daily numbers of new coronavirus infections and deaths since the start of the pandemic.The government coronavirus task force reported 36,339 new confirmed infections and 1,036 deaths…

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Putin’s United Russia party more unpopular than ever ahead of parliamentary elections

/ Europe ON THE GROUND Issued on: 18/09/2021 – 17:30Modified: 18/09/2021 – 17:31 Opposition activist Elena Pariy talking to a Russian in the central region of the Urals. © FRANCE 24 screengrab Russia is voting in its general election on the second of three days for a new parliament, as well as some local and regional…

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U.S. Senator Rubio plans legislation to address Russia cyberattacks -letter

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) looks on during a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing on the nomination of Former Senator Bill Nelson to be NASA administrator, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April 21, 2021. Graeme Jennings/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoWASHINGTON, June 15 (Reuters) – The top Republican on the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee urged…

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Trump Tells Biden To Give Putin His ‘Warmest Regards,’ Reminisces On ‘Great’ Helsinki Summit

Topline Less than a week before President Joe Biden’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva, Switzerland, former President Donald Trump put out a statement insisting his widely criticized 2018 Helsinki summit with Putin went “great” and telling Biden not to “fall asleep” when meeting with the strongman. HELSINKI, FINLAND – JULY 16: U.S.…

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