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Russian hackers who pose threat to US election have breached nuclear plants, power grid in the past
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Russian hackers who pose threat to US election have breached nuclear plants, power grid in the past

The timing of the attacks so close to the election and the potential for disruption set off concern inside private security firms, law enforcement and intelligence agencies

EU imposes sanctions on six Russian officials over poisoning of Opposition leader Alexei Navalny
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EU imposes sanctions on six Russian officials over poisoning of Opposition leader Alexei Navalny

In a statement, the EU said that the the "adopted restrictive measures consist of a travel ban to the EU and an asset freeze for individuals, and an asset freeze for the entity"

Two months after Sputnik V, Russia approves second COVID-19 vaccine EpiVacCorona before advance testing
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Two months after Sputnik V, Russia approves second COVID-19 vaccine EpiVacCorona before advance testing

The vaccine has been approved ahead of a large scale advanced study that was scheduled to start in November or December. The results of the early-stage human trials of the vaccine have not yet been published

Europe thought it had tamed COVID-19; continent now faces virus resurgence
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Europe thought it had tamed COVID-19; continent now faces virus resurgence

In Britain, which has suffered the greatest number of virus deaths in Europe, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has walked a tightrope between scientific advisors who are pushing for another nationwide lockdown and members of his Conservative Party who warn that such a draconian response would wreck the economy

'Everyone wants a flag': Turkey support lifts spirits in Aizerbaijan as Ankara reaffirms backing of Baku
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'Everyone wants a flag': Turkey support lifts spirits in Aizerbaijan as Ankara reaffirms backing of Baku

Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev has repeatedly thanked Turkey for support analysts have described as a 'game-changer' in the current conflict

Armenia, Azerbaijan agree on ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh region after Russia hosts peace talks
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Armenia, Azerbaijan agree on ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh region after Russia hosts peace talks

The fighting between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces began 27 September and left hundreds of people dead in the biggest escalation of the decades-old conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh

Vladimir Putin praises Joe Biden's stance on arms control, hedging his bets on US presidential election
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Vladimir Putin praises Joe Biden's stance on arms control, hedging his bets on US presidential election

The Russian president called Biden's reference to Trump in last week's debate as 'Putin's puppy' a compliment to Russia and claimed it 'actually enhances our prestige'

Russian Opposition leader Alexei Navalny, discharged from German hospital after 32 days, mocks Vladimir Putin
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Russian Opposition leader Alexei Navalny, discharged from German hospital after 32 days, mocks Vladimir Putin

In an Instagram post, the Russian Opposition leader scoffed at Putin's comments that Navalny might have poisoned himself, saying it was a "good theory"

Happy birthday Narendra Modi: From Vladimir Putin to Dalai Lama, world leaders and personalities wish PM
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Happy birthday Narendra Modi: From Vladimir Putin to Dalai Lama, world leaders and personalities wish PM

Wishes have poured in for Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his birthday as he turned 70 on Thursday. Several prominent world leaders greeted the prime minister on his special day. Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Nepal Prime Minister KP Oli, the Dalai Lama, among others were some of the prominent names who wished Modi.

No empathy for Black people and minimising COVID-19 risk: What Bob Woodward wrote about Donald Trump
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No empathy for Black people and minimising COVID-19 risk: What Bob Woodward wrote about Donald Trump

In describing his chemistry with Kim Jong-un, Donald Trump said: “You meet a woman. In one second, you know whether or not it’s going to happen.”

Alexei Navalny out of induced coma, is responsive, says German hospital
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Alexei Navalny out of induced coma, is responsive, says German hospital

The fierce critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin was poisoned on a domestic flight in Russia last month. He was later flown to Germany for treatment.

Russia looks to partner with India for mass production of its Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine
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Russia looks to partner with India for mass production of its Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine

The vaccine consists of two shots that use a modified common cold adenovirus that can produce coronavirus proteins.

Russian doctors claim 'no trace' of poison in Alexei Navalny, refuse to transfer Kremlin critic overseas for treatment
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Russian doctors claim 'no trace' of poison in Alexei Navalny, refuse to transfer Kremlin critic overseas for treatment

Navalny, one of President Vladimir Putin's fiercest critics, remains in a coma in intensive care after a suspected poisoning his allies link to his political activity and believe was engineered by the Kremlin

Vladimir Putin critic Alexei Navalny poisoned, claims spokesperson; Russian Opposition leader on ventilator support
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Vladimir Putin critic Alexei Navalny poisoned, claims spokesperson; Russian Opposition leader on ventilator support

The 44-year-old, known for his anti-corruption campaigns against top officials and outspoken criticism of President Vladimir Putin, has suffered physical attacks in the past

Coronavirus News and Vaccine Updates: Puducherry to be under lockdown every Tuesday, announces CM
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Coronavirus News and Vaccine Updates: Puducherry to be under lockdown every Tuesday, announces CM

Coronavirus News and Vaccine Updates: The Union Territory reported its highest spike of 481 new cases today, taking the total to 2,616

Russia's Sputnik V: Germany, India, US, even fellow Russians skeptical of COVID-19 vaccine
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Russia's Sputnik V: Germany, India, US, even fellow Russians skeptical of COVID-19 vaccine

The director of AIIMS Delhi said 'If Russia’s vaccine is successful, then we will have to see critically whether it is safe and effective.'

Far from awe-inspiring Sputnik launch in 1957, Russia's COVID-19 vaccine met with concerns about science, safety
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Far from awe-inspiring Sputnik launch in 1957, Russia's COVID-19 vaccine met with concerns about science, safety

Sputnik V underscores how, like in the space race, competition to have the first vaccine is about international rivalries as much as science.

Russia's 'Sputnik V' COVID-19 vaccine: WHO in close contact with Russian health ministry for 'rigorous review' of safety, efficacy data
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Russia's 'Sputnik V' COVID-19 vaccine: WHO in close contact with Russian health ministry for 'rigorous review' of safety, efficacy data

When a vaccine is pre-qualified by the WHO, the manufacturers seek the agency's stamp of quality, and approval for its use.

Donald Trump versus Vladimir Putin: A COVID-19 vaccine manhood contest
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Donald Trump versus Vladimir Putin: A COVID-19 vaccine manhood contest

The vaccine race comes at a time when Washington is already engaging in a new debate over how to recalibrate relations between the two powers after the election