MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Millions of people in the United States may have to pay for COVID-19 vaccination contrary to the plans of the authorities to make the shots free, as government-funded Medicare health insurance for the elderly does not cover the costs of drugs approved for emergency use, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) newspaper reported.
The Chinese tech giant was previously blacklisted by Washington, as the American authorities accused Huawei of assisting Beijing in espionage - which both the company and the Chinese government denied, stressing that the US move was politically-motivated.
Norway is one of the world's leading energy exporters, covering about 2 percent of global oil demand and 3 percent of global demand for natural gas. It has come under increasing pressure from ecoactivists to stop oil and gas exploration, which has allowed the country to build the world’s biggest sovereign wealth fund, worth over $1 trillion.
Bill Stevenson, who is going to publish a book of memoirs some time soon, says his speaking up on his previous marriage and chemistry between Jill and Joe are relevant because the former vice president “is picking on people about character”.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US energy services giant Baker Hughes is interested in expanding its presence in the Russian market despite the regime of sanctions between the US and Russia, Elena Akoltseva, the president at Baker Hughes in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), told Sputnik in an interview.
According to Johns Hopkins University, the coronavirus pandemic has already claimed over 938,000 lives worldwide; at least 31 million people have been diagnosed with the disease. A wave of new outbreaks in Europe and other parts of the world have caused many countries to re-impose strict quarantine measures to curb the spread of the virus.
Giving a platform to anti-Jewish speakers is criminal, says Israel's former ambassador to the US, adding that some are using their freedom of expression to broadcast antisemitic beliefs that the Trump administration is trying to eradicate.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked intelligence secrets in 2013, has agreed to pay the US government more than $5 million earned from his book "Permanent Record" and speeches, CNN reported citing court records.