ISS Crew Congratulate Russians With Cosmonautics Day Celebrated Online Amid COVID-19 Spread

“Exactly 59 years ago Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first [human to fly into space],” Skripochka, who is the commander of Expedition 62, said in a video address released by Russian space agency Roscosmos. Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin said in a congratulatory video address released by the space agency that Cosmonautics Day is “one … Continue reading “ISS Crew Congratulate Russians With Cosmonautics Day Celebrated Online Amid COVID-19 Spread”

«Après son succès dans le contrôle du Covid-19, la Chine prétend diriger la gouvernance sanitaire mondiale»

Frédéric Keck, anthropologue et historien de la philosophie, directeur de recherches au CNRS, il dirige le Laboratoire d’anthropologie sociale EHESS-CNRS (fondé en 1960 par Claude Lévi-Strauss). Ses recherches portent sur l’anthropologie des transformations des relations entre les vivants (humain et animaux) dans le sillage des risques de crises sanitaires et alimentaires en rapport avec les … Continue reading “«Après son succès dans le contrôle du Covid-19, la Chine prétend diriger la gouvernance sanitaire mondiale»”

Russian, Italian Troops Sanitise Retirement Homes in Three Lombardy Settlements

“Russian military experts, together with the military personnel of the radiation, chemical and biological protection unit of the Italian armed forces disinfected retirement homes in three towns of Lombardy: Costa Volpino, Sovere, and Lovere,” the statement read. In total, Russian and Italian military personnel have sanitised retirement homes in 49 settlements in the Lombardy region, … Continue reading “Russian, Italian Troops Sanitise Retirement Homes in Three Lombardy Settlements”

Moscow Says Any New US Sanctions Would Be Inappropriate Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

“We need to make sense of the content of this signal. There is little specifics so far, but in any case, now is not the time to appeal to sanctions on any little occasion. We have spoken about this many times, we have done it nationally, and we will continue to do it. We did … Continue reading “Moscow Says Any New US Sanctions Would Be Inappropriate Amid COVID-19 Pandemic”

Dutch Arsonists Set Telecoms Towers Alight in Series of UK-Style Attacks Amid 5G Fears

At least five cellular broadcasting towers across the Netherlands have been set alight this past week by opponents of 5G high speed mobile internet, De Telegraaf has reported. The attacks are said to have targeted towers in the cities of Rotterdam, Liessel, Beesd, Nuenen, and Groningen, causing tens of thousands of euros worth of damage. … Continue reading “Dutch Arsonists Set Telecoms Towers Alight in Series of UK-Style Attacks Amid 5G Fears”

George Soros Pours Millions of Cash Into Pro-Biden Group Since Start of the Year

The self-styled liberal philanthropist George Soros has donated more than $28 million into Democratic groups in the first quarter of the year. The Soros-funded Democracy PAC, his hub for 2020 election spending, has pumped $5 million so far this year into Priorities USA Action, according to paperwork filed with the Federal Election Commission. Priorities USA is … Continue reading “George Soros Pours Millions of Cash Into Pro-Biden Group Since Start of the Year”

Simultaneous Simulation of Gravitation and Magnetism in Planet Formation Achieved in New Study

A team of astrophysicists has, for the first time, united the observation of planet development and magnetic field formation in one study. Published in the Astrophysical Journal, the research, entitled “Global Simulations of Self-gravitating Magnetized Protoplanetary Disks”, brought together what was previously two separate fields of research, and, accordingly, was simulated in separate models. Lucio … Continue reading “Simultaneous Simulation of Gravitation and Magnetism in Planet Formation Achieved in New Study”

Syrian Forces Demine 1.7 Hectares of Land Over Past 24 Hours – Russian Defence Ministry

“Engineering units of the armed forces of the Syrian Arab Republic performed mine clearance tasks in Arbil, Duma, Mazraat Mahmoud and Haush el-Fara (Damascus province), Jasim, Anhuk, Kafar Shams, El-Harra (Deraa province) over the past 24 hours. Two hectares were cleared, 43 explosive objects were found and destroyed,” the centre said in a daily bulletin. … Continue reading “Syrian Forces Demine 1.7 Hectares of Land Over Past 24 Hours – Russian Defence Ministry”

Russian Telescope Pierces Heart of the Galaxy to Probe Hidden Secrets

When the Spektr-RG orbital astrophysical observatory was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in early July 2019, scientists eagerly anticipated a host of remarkable discoveries, as humanity was granted the opportunity to see what until recently had been hidden from view: a detailed all-sky X-ray survey. The project is a Russian German collaboration bringing togather experts … Continue reading “Russian Telescope Pierces Heart of the Galaxy to Probe Hidden Secrets”

Ukraine’s Emergency Service Aircraft Dropping Tons of Water on Chernobyl Fire

“[At least] 312 people were involved in fire fighting,” the statement reads, adding that at least “and 83 units equipment, including three aircraft and 3 helicopters of the SES, which on April 10 made 96 discharges (240 tons of water)” have joined the operation. According to SES figures, the three AN-32 aircraft made 8 discharges … Continue reading “Ukraine’s Emergency Service Aircraft Dropping Tons of Water on Chernobyl Fire”

Covid-19 changes life in Russia unrecognizably

Most Russians (80%) started going out less or stopped doing it completely as coronavirus continues spreading in Russia. An opinion poll conducted by WCIOM All-Russian Research Fund, showed that the number of Russians who leave their homes for a walk has dropped twice. As many as 76% of respondents admitted that they started going to … Continue reading “Covid-19 changes life in Russia unrecognizably”

Coronavirus not the real killer: it’s the patient’s immune system

London, April 12, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The problem with such a fast and widespread pandemic as the novel coronavirus is that scientists and doctors only understand the virus and the disease it causes while in a state of flux. Knowledge changes almost daily and it’s often disseminated through hundreds of preliminary scientific reports that doctors on the ground might … Continue reading “Coronavirus not the real killer: it’s the patient’s immune system”

French Cops Intercept Group of Rich Holidaymakers From UK Who Defied COVID-19 Restrictions – Report

Authorities in the French city of Marseille recently stopped a group of affluent vacationers who arrived from the United Kingdom aboard an Embraer Legacy 600 luxury jet with the intent to spend time at a rented villa on the French Riviera in an apparent violation of the current travel restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus … Continue reading “French Cops Intercept Group of Rich Holidaymakers From UK Who Defied COVID-19 Restrictions – Report”

Covid-19: Moscow is officially closed

Next week, due to complications of the epidemiological situation, Moscow is introducing a system of passes for moving around the city, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said in a televised address to Muscovites. “At the first stage, we will introduce the system of passes for trips to work. For the second stage – for […] The … Continue reading “Covid-19: Moscow is officially closed”

German Intelligence Monitoring Russian Media’s Coronavirus Coverage – Reports

Germany’s Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) domestic intelligence agency is monitoring Russian German-language media’s stories on the coronavirus pandemic, Bild has reported, citing a government response to a query on the issue by Bundestag MP Thomas Hacker. In its response to the Free Democratic Party lawmaker, Germany’s Interior Ministry confirmed that … Continue reading “German Intelligence Monitoring Russian Media’s Coronavirus Coverage – Reports”

5.9-Magnitude Quake Strikes Off Philippines – USGS

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake has struck off the Philippines, the United States Geological Survey reported.  It added that the epicentre of the quake was registered at a depth of 149 km, 16 km to the east of Basco which has a population of some 7,000 people.   M5.9 – 15km E of Basco, PhilippinesMag: 5.9Depth: 148.74kmDate-Time: 2020-04-10 … Continue reading “5.9-Magnitude Quake Strikes Off Philippines – USGS”

Eurogroup’s Deal on Coronavirus Economic Package ‘Still Insufficient’ – Italian PM Conte

A deal reached by the Eurogroup on the coronavirus economic package is ‘still insufficient’, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said.   MORE TO FOLLOW © Sputnik / Sputnik News South Africa Today – World News – Europe The post Eurogroup’s Deal on Coronavirus Economic Package ‘Still Insufficient’ – Italian PM Conte appeared first on South Africa … Continue reading “Eurogroup’s Deal on Coronavirus Economic Package ‘Still Insufficient’ – Italian PM Conte”

Russian President Putin Addresses Nation on COVID-19 Ahead of Video-Call With Regional Heads – Video

Russian President Vladimir Putin is addressing Russian citizens ahead of a video-call with governors dedicated to the situation surrounding the spread of the coronavirus in the country. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov previously stated the president would deliver a profound and comprehensive address as opening remarks at the beginning of a meeting with regional heads that … Continue reading “Russian President Putin Addresses Nation on COVID-19 Ahead of Video-Call With Regional Heads – Video”

Russia’s oil output goes 17 years back

The terms of the agreement between OPEC and other oil exporters, approved on April 9, will take oil production in Russia back to levels 17 years ago. Russia and Saudi Arabia agreed to cut production by 2.5 million barrels, while 11 million barrels per day were chosen as the starting point. In this regard, Moscow … Continue reading “Russia’s oil output goes 17 years back”

Russia’s Hallmark Mobile Missiles Touted as ‘Ultimate Weapon’ by US National Security Outlet

Russia, a major power in the development of missiles of all kinds, currently boasts a broad inventory of ballistic and cruise missiles, having inherited a substantive arsenal from Soviet times only to greatly enhance and expand on it through a multitude of modernization programmes, writes The National Interest publication. Citing the Center for International and … Continue reading “Russia’s Hallmark Mobile Missiles Touted as ‘Ultimate Weapon’ by US National Security Outlet”

Rossiya Segodnya, COVID-19 News Centre Launch Joint Project About Doctors Fighting Disease

“Our agency considers it important in this difficult time for everyone to support those who find it most difficult — doctors, paramedics, nurses and sanitary assistants. It depends on us all, on our understanding and our discipline, whether it will become even more difficult for our heroes at the forefront,” Rossiya Segodnya Director General Dmitry … Continue reading “Rossiya Segodnya, COVID-19 News Centre Launch Joint Project About Doctors Fighting Disease”

Fifty COVID-19 Cases Confirmed on Board of France’s Charles de Gaulle Aircraft Carrier

Fifty COVID-19 cases have been registered on board France’s Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier, the country’s defence ministry said.  “The tests confirm 50 COVID-19 cases on board. Three sailors have been evacuated on an aircraft, to be taken to a hospital in France,” the French Defense Ministry said in a communique. Tests have been conducted … Continue reading “Fifty COVID-19 Cases Confirmed on Board of France’s Charles de Gaulle Aircraft Carrier”

Putin, Trump, Saudi King Salman Discussed Situation in Oil Markets, OPEC+ Talks – Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin, US President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud have discussed the situation on oil markets and confirmed their wish to coordinate moves on stabilizing oil markets and minimizing the negative impact on price volatility, the Russian president’s press office said in a statement. “Russian President Vladimir Putin … Continue reading “Putin, Trump, Saudi King Salman Discussed Situation in Oil Markets, OPEC+ Talks – Kremlin”

Ahead of contentious elections, Burundi faces its first COVID-19 cases

Electoral campaigning officially begins in late April Pierre Nkurunziza, president of Burundi, captured during the opening plenary of the World Economic Forum on Africa 2008 in Cape Town, South Africa, June 4, 2008. Photo by Eric Miller/WEF via CC BY 2.0. Check out Global Voices’ special coverage of the global impact of COVID-19. The election in … Continue reading “Ahead of contentious elections, Burundi faces its first COVID-19 cases”

April Theses with 2020 Vision

Welcome to the crisis which is not yet a catastrophe, to the pandemic which is not yet a plague, to the real which is not yet a desert. We are captive in a contest between clarity and confusion. The crisis strips the emperor of his clothes and reveals with sudden clarity the way the world … Continue reading “April Theses with 2020 Vision”

Rockets Away! Russian Army Posts Video of ‘Grad’ Multiple Launch System

Recent Russian Army drills in the Eastern Military District focused on firing guided rocket barrages while dodging enemy counterfire. According to Krasnaya Zvezda, which shared a video on Wednesday, the BM-21 “Grad” MLRS systems used the Strelets C4ISR system for the first time to quickly calculate and coordinate their fires at the Amur training ground. … Continue reading “Rockets Away! Russian Army Posts Video of ‘Grad’ Multiple Launch System”

A 100 days since the first COVID-19 notification

The 9th of April 2020 marked 100 days since the World Health Organisation (WHO) was notified of the first cases of “pneumonia with unknown cause” in China which would later be termed COVID-19. Since then the world has changed dramatically, said WHO Director General, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, on Wednesday. Giving an overview of the global efforts … Continue reading “A 100 days since the first COVID-19 notification”

Alleged Videos of Explosion Aftermath in Central Moscow Released Online

Alleged footage of the aftermath of the explosion has been shared online.  The video, which was uploaded to the Zelenaya Lenta account on Twitter, shows windows blown out on the ninth floor. Then the camera captures people evacuating the building and nearby cars covered with pieces of glass from the shattered windows. В Москве на 2-й … Continue reading “Alleged Videos of Explosion Aftermath in Central Moscow Released Online”

EMQ Expands Global Reach into Africa

Providing customers globally with direct access to millions of mobile wallets across the world’s second largest continent HONG KONG & DUBAI–(BUSINESS WIRE/AETOSWire)– EMQ, a global financial settlement network, today announced its footprint expansion into Africa, offering customers from around the world secure, affordable and real-time cross-border settlements across multiple markets in the continent. Connecting EMQ’s … Continue reading “EMQ Expands Global Reach into Africa”

REDAVIA Delivers Free Solar During COVID-19 Crisis

MUNICH, ACCRA, Ghana & NAIROBI, Kenya–(BUSINESS WIRE/AETOSWire)– REDAVIA, a global market leader of cost-effective, reliable, and clean solar power for businesses, has created a new concessionary solar power program, the COVID-19 Resilience Lease, in order to stand by Ghanaian and Kenyan businesses in this difficult time of economic uncertainty. COVID-19 has disrupted African businesses significantly. … Continue reading “REDAVIA Delivers Free Solar During COVID-19 Crisis”

Further growth in TV and VOD viewership as MBC Group’s #STAY_AT_HOME operation continues

Dubai – United Arab Emirates, April9, 2020—(AETOSWire): Launched at the onset of the Covid-19 situation, MBC Group’s#STAY_AT_HOME operation continues to chart new levels of growth, providing the ultimate in entertainment and informative content, with an aim of increasing the amount of people glued to their screens at home and keeping them there for longer periods … Continue reading “Further growth in TV and VOD viewership as MBC Group’s #STAY_AT_HOME operation continues”

Russia Investigators Not Ruling Out New Criminal Cases Over Fire in Moscow Retirement Home

“Taking this into consideration, we do not rule out qualifying the event under other articles of the Russian criminal code,” Petrenko said. Investigators believe that the deadly fire at a retirement home in Moscow was most likely caused by electric wiring and heating boiler failure, senior aide to the head of the Moscow department of … Continue reading “Russia Investigators Not Ruling Out New Criminal Cases Over Fire in Moscow Retirement Home”

Russia to Allocate 10 Bln Rubles for Extra Payments for Medical Staff Amid COVID-19 Pandemic – Putin

Russian medical staff will receive an additional 10 billion rubles in funding amid the coronavirus pandemic in Russia, President Putin said on Wednesday in his address to regional heads broadcast by state television. “We decided on the additional payments to doctors, nurses, and medical personnel due to the special working conditions and increased workload. Funds … Continue reading “Russia to Allocate 10 Bln Rubles for Extra Payments for Medical Staff Amid COVID-19 Pandemic – Putin”

Les états fédérés paient la rançon de leur incurie face à la pandémie

  Par Wayne Madsen − Le 28 mars 2020 − Source Strategic Culture La pandémie de coronavirus a un impact mortel sur la population mondiale. Cependant, la pandémie a également fait une autre victime, collatérale. Diverses formes de fédérations, où un exécutif central devrait fournir un parapluie de sécurité et de santé égal à toutes les … Continue reading “Les états fédérés paient la rançon de leur incurie face à la pandémie”

Martin Khor: the Making of a Global Activist

When future students of North-South relations look back to the history of the last 35 years or so, among the key figures they will most likely mark as one of the most decisive in shaping the course of events is one who did not owe his power to a position in government or business. Martin … Continue reading “Martin Khor: the Making of a Global Activist”

Coronavirus, ces Africains qui ont peur d’être des cobayes

Docteurs La Mort, lobbies pharmaceutiques, tueurs en série… L’indignation suscitée depuis plusieurs jours par les propos de deux scientifiques français, qui ont suggéré de tester un éventuel vaccin contre le coronavirus sur des Africains, a des fondements historiques. Par Michael Pauron Depuis le 2 avril, jour où les Français Camille Locht, directeur de recherche à … Continue reading “Coronavirus, ces Africains qui ont peur d’être des cobayes”

L’OMS préconise des solutions adaptées à l’Afrique

Des premières mesures prises aux défis à affronter, le Dr Matshidiso Moeti, directrice Afrique de l’OMS, souligne combien le confinement est difficile à mettre en oeuvre et préconise « le bouclage de régions spécifiques » Propos recueillis par Viviane Forson  *Source : Le Point/Afrique Le Dr Matshidiso Moeti, directrice de l’OMS pour l’Afrique, n’est pas du genre à détourner les yeux face à … Continue reading “L’OMS préconise des solutions adaptées à l’Afrique”

Egypt bans public iftars, Itikaf, all Ramadan related gatherings over coronavirus

London, April 8, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Egypt will ban any public religious gatherings during the holy Muslim fasting month Ramadan starting in around two weeks to counter the spread of the new coronavirus, a government statement said About 7,000 people attended the Iftar banquet in Egypt to get a Guinness world record. This has now been outlawed … Continue reading “Egypt bans public iftars, Itikaf, all Ramadan related gatherings over coronavirus”

At Least 2 Dead, 50 Evacuated From Burning Nursing Home in Western Part of Moscow

A fire in the nursing home was extinguished at 22:00 local time, according to Russian emergencies ministry. A faulty electrical cable on the first and the ground floor was the reason for the fire.  Earlier, the emergencies ministry said that the fire had been contained in the terrirory of 15 square metres. There are two … Continue reading “At Least 2 Dead, 50 Evacuated From Burning Nursing Home in Western Part of Moscow”

Putin confident of Russia’s triumphant victory over coronavirus

On Wednesday, April 8, Vladimir Putin arranged a large video conference with the leaders of constituent entities of the Russian Federation (governors). In the opening speech, Putin addressed Russian citizens and urged people to observe the restrictions that were imposed in connection with the pandemic of coronavirus. He also announced a number of new social … Continue reading “Putin confident of Russia’s triumphant victory over coronavirus”

Trump Names Kayleigh McEnany as White House Press Secretary

“McEnany, currently the National Press Secretary for Donald J. Trump for President, will serve as the White House Press Secretary”, the statement said. Current Defense Department spokesperson Alyssa Farah is also joining the White House as Director of Strategic Communications, while Ben Williamson will assist her and McEnany as Senior Communications Advisor, the statement added. … Continue reading “Trump Names Kayleigh McEnany as White House Press Secretary”

EU Parliament to Share Building With Homeless People, Cook for Doctors During Pandemic

“Concrete solidarity with citizens. This is the line of the European Parliament. In agreement with the Brussels Capital Region, we have decided to make part of our building available to homeless people and the most vulnerable in society, during this serious health emergency”, Sassoli said as quoted in a press release. He added that the kitchens … Continue reading “EU Parliament to Share Building With Homeless People, Cook for Doctors During Pandemic”

Legendary T-34 Tank Gears Up for Victory Day Parade in Kaliningrad, Russia – Video

A formidable T-34 tank has been filmed during Victory Day preparations in Kaliningrad, traditionally held on 9 May in Russia. The tank is expected to lead a column of military vehicles at the V-Day parade in Russia’s westernmost city. The T-34 played a crucial role in storming the city, then known as Konigsberg. Kaliningrad is currently … Continue reading “Legendary T-34 Tank Gears Up for Victory Day Parade in Kaliningrad, Russia – Video”

Jack Ma Foundation’s Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) Launches Search for ‘Africa’s Business Heroes’

ANPI is the Jack Ma Foundation’s flagship philanthropic program in Africa, and aims to give entrepreneurs across Africa a platform to develop their talent and business ideas, and inspire others to pursue entrepreneurship Now in its second year, the Africa’s Business Heroes (ABH) prize competition will open applications in French and English, and award a … Continue reading “Jack Ma Foundation’s Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) Launches Search for ‘Africa’s Business Heroes’”

India’s Apex Court Suggests Government Provide Free COVID-19 Tests For All

India’s apex court has suggested that the Modi government devise a reimbursement mechanism for tests done by private labs so that the charges are paid by the authorities and not the people. A bench with Justices Ashok Bhushan and S. Ravindra Bhat was hearing a plea seeking a free COVID-19 testing facility for all citizens … Continue reading “India’s Apex Court Suggests Government Provide Free COVID-19 Tests For All”

Egypt bans public iftars, Itikaf, Ramadan gatherings to counter coronavirus

London, April 8, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Egypt will ban any public religious gatherings during the holy Muslim fasting month Ramadan starting in around two weeks to counter the spread of the new coronavirus, a government statement said About 7,000 people attended the Iftar banquet in Egypt to get a Guinness world record. This has now been outlawed … Continue reading “Egypt bans public iftars, Itikaf, Ramadan gatherings to counter coronavirus”

En Afrique, l’impérialisme à l’origine de l’épidémie de misère

Système sanitaire délabré, des pays harassés par des épidémies et des guerres, des régimes répressifs… Ce combo néfaste qui rend l’Afrique complètement vulnérable face au Covid-19 a un responsable principal : l’impérialisme des puissances occidentales. Le 14 février, le premier cas de coronavirus dans le continent africain est déclaré en Egypte, puis des cas sont … Continue reading “En Afrique, l’impérialisme à l’origine de l’épidémie de misère”

Médicaments du Nord testés sur les pauvres du Sud

Pour les essais cliniques, indispensables avant la mise en vente de nouveaux médicaments, les laboratoires pharmaceutiques se tournent désormais vers le Sud. Ils y trouvent des malades nombreux et plus dociles, ainsi que des contraintes éthiques et juridiques souvent moins rigoureuses que dans les (…) / Afrique du Sud, Brésil, Bulgarie, Inde, Industrie pharmaceutique, Relations … Continue reading “Médicaments du Nord testés sur les pauvres du Sud”

Les personnalités bravant le confinement en Afrique font scandale

La ministre sud-africaine de la Communication Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams lors son entrée au gouvernement, le 30 mai 2019 à Pretoria, en Afrique du Sud. La ministre sud-africaine de la Communication Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams lors son entrée au gouvernement, le 30 mai 2019 à Pretoria, en Afrique du Sud. Ce mercredi, la ministre de la Communication sud-africaine a … Continue reading “Les personnalités bravant le confinement en Afrique font scandale”