The United Kingdom has introduced strict anti-pandemic measures, urging people to respect social distancing rules and self-isolate after testing positive for COVID-19, as the country still has the highest coronavirus death toll in western Europe, with over 42,000 deceased.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - As the Russian ruble continues declining against key foreign currencies amid a negative situation in the oil market, the euro is now rising above 93 rubles for the first time since January 2016, Moscow Exchange data shows.
The name Breidablikk is derived from Norse mythology, where it was the home of Baldur, the beloved son of Odin and Freya, and the field is being phased in during a period of dwindling oil production in a bid to maintain output.
Iran, Turkey and Qatar could form a united front to counter-balance possible geostrategic changes on the Middle Eastern grand chessboard emanating from the 15 September Abraham Accords inked by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain with Israel, says Mahan Abedin, a veteran journalist and analyst of Iranian and Middle Eastern politics.
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - A former lead investigator from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ian Henderson, said the final report of the Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) into the alleged use of toxic chemicals in an attack in Douma, Syria, in 2018, may not reflect what happened on the ground.
Local councils and refuges continue to lack the necessary funding to assist victims of domestic abuse in the UK, and while the upcoming Domestic Abuse Bill offers some important developments it doesn't go far enough, argues Lisa Longstaff of Women Against Rape.
In the latest crime data presented by the National Crime Records, atrocities against Dalits — people from the lowest strata of India's caste system — rose from 47,369 in 2016 to 50,325 in 2017, and over 25% in a decade.
The pandemic continues to spread across the globe, reaching 33,200,000 infected worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University. The highest number of confirmed cases has been registered in the United States, followed by Brazil and India.