TORONTO (Sputnik) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday announced that his government has entered into an agreement with British pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca to procure 20 million doses of its coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine.
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - The US government should stop blaming China for spreading the novel coronavirus and take responsibility for the way it handled the outbreak in the United States, Chinese Ambassador to the United Nations Zhang Jun said in a statement on Friday.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died last week due to complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer at the age of 87. A private memorial ceremony for her was held in US Capitol Building's Statuary Hall.
An Ohio woman has been charged with trespassing and may face additional charges after she resisted arrest and refused to adhere to a school’s mandatory mask policy during her son’s middle school football game earlier this week.
By the end of 2020, Kazakh rail and sections manufacturer ARBZ will have organised the delivery of 50,000 tons of rails to Russian Railways according to what had been agreed. At the beginning of September this year the first batch of rails had already been shipped to Russia.
Describing the number of cyber attacks the British military has to deal with daily, Gen. Sanders reportedly compared it to the WWII Blitz.
President Trump has promised to reveal his nominee for the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Saturday, hinting that the nominee would be a woman. Democrats are demanding that the seat remain stay vacant until after the election. Republicans say they have the constitutional right to fill it immediately.
On Friday evening, a video emerged on Telegram showing a plane engulfed in flames on the roadside in the Kharkov region of Ukraine, which prompted the National Police of Ukraine to dispatch an investigative and operational group to verify the information.
The man whose description matched that provided by victims and witnesses of the attack was detained by security forces on the steps of the Bastille Opera.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in his speech to the 75h United Nations General Assembly called on Turkey to solve the issues between the two countries regarding the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean region at the negotiation table.
On 22 September a meteor was spotted flying over Germany and the Netherlands, amazingly dipping to an altitude as low as 91 kilometres and offering viewers a stunning view.
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - Pope Francis said in his address to the UN General Assembly on Friday that he expects the review conference of the parties to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) to result in specific measures to end the arms race as soon as possible.
German authorities formally transferred information related to Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny's alleged poisoning to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in early September, with the OPCW announcing last week that it would be providing 'technical assistance' to Berlin in the case after a request.
NOUAKCHOTT (Sputnik) – Former Malian Defence Minister Ba N’Daou on Friday took the oath as interim president for an 18-month transitional period before members of the country’s Constitutional Court in the capital of Bamako.
Rumours have long been circulating that Hollywood native Meghan Markle may have her eye on America’s number one job; however, the ex-actress’s representatives have never confirmed these alleged ambitions. The fresh claims come as Prince Harry’s wife strongly urged US voters not to ignore the upcoming presidential vote.
On Thursday, South Korean officials, including President Moon Jae-in, revealed that Pyongyang had shot an employee in the country’s fisheries ministry and burned his body. According to the South Korean president’s administration, North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jong-un has already apologised for this “unfortunate incident”.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who had been a US Supreme Court judge since 1993, died last week aged 87. Her death left a vacancy which Donald Trump is keen to fill before the presidential election in November, in case he loses it.
BERLIN (Sputnik) - German Economic Affairs and Energy Minister Peter Altmaier on Friday opposed stopping the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline because of the situation with Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny, adding that it is problematic to question future-oriented projects every two months.
The partnership between London and Washington will allegedly boost collaboration on the development and research of AI as well as "explainability and fairness", a US official told Axios.
The argument that Mr Assange conspired with Chelsea Manning in 2010 to hide her identity in order to secure classified US documents is not supported by the evidence a 20-year-long US Army investigator told the Old Bailey on Friday.