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EU foreign ministers to meet on Navalny health as tensions with Russia soar

EU foreign ministers are set to meet virtually Monday for talks on the health of dissident Alexei Navalny, as the United States warned Moscow of "consequences" if the Kremlin critic dies in prison and tensions soared over a Russian military build-up on Ukraine's border......»»

Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardApr 19th, 2021

EU ministers to meet on Navalny& rsquo;s health

BRUSSELS—European Union foreign ministers are set to meet virtually Monday for talks on the health of dissident Alexei Navalny, as the United States warned Moscow of “consequences” if the Kremlin critic dies in prison and tensions soared over a Russian military build-up on Ukraine’s border......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

EU likely to approve sanctions over Russia crackdown

EU foreign ministers are expected to give the go-ahead Monday to sanctions on Russia over the jailing of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and a crackdown on protests......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2021

Government talking with US, Russia vaccine makers

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. and a representative from the Office of the President were set to meet yesterday with two foreign manufacturers of COVID vaccines as part of efforts to secure vaccines for the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 4th, 2020

Biden leaves Washington to meet allies& shy;& mdash;then Putin

Washington---Joe Biden departs Washington early Wednesday on the first foreign trip of his presidency, launching an intense series of summits with G7, European, and NATO partners before a tense face-to-face with Russia’s Vladimir Putin......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Kremlin critic could ‘die any minute’ — doctors

MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny risks cardiac arrest at “any minute” as his health has rapidly deteriorated, doctors warned Saturday, urging immediate access to Russia’s most famous prisoner. On 31 March, President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent opponent went on hunger strike to demand proper medical treatment for back pain and numbness […] The post Kremlin critic could ‘die any minute’ — doctors appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 18th, 2021

Russia, Ukraine expel diplomats as tensions soar

Russia on Saturday said it would expel a Ukrainian diplomat, prompting an immediate pledge of retaliation from Kiev, further escalating tensions over Moscow's troop build-up on Ukraine's eastern flank......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 18th, 2021

Russia bans top Biden officials as tensions soar

Russia bans top Biden officials as tensions soar.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 17th, 2021

India, China discuss further troop pullback from border

India and China’s foreign ministers have discussed further de-escalating tensions at a disputed border after a pullback of troops in response to a deadly clash last year, New Delhi and Beijing said Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

Russia accuses US diplomats of opposing Navalny’s itinerary

The Foreign Ministry said the US embassy in Moscow would have to clarify on its website the visit to the opposition demonstrations held in Russia.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2021

Who is Alexei Navalny?

A charismatic anti-corruption campaigner, Alexei Navalny has been Russia's leading opposition politician for around a decade, determined to challenge Vladimir Putin's grip on power despite frequent prison stays and even damage to his health......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 4th, 2020

US, Russia arms talks start with little hope of accord

The United States and Russia meet Monday in Vienna for talks on their last major nuclear weapons agreement against a backdrop of growing tensions and differences over whether they see any value in arms control at all. US President Donald Trump insists that China should be involved in the talks on New START, the treaty […] The post US, Russia arms talks start with little hope of accord appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2020

Body of missing US woman found in Russia

Russian investigators said Saturday they had detained a man on suspicion of murder after finding the body of a foreign woman identified by media as a missing American student......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 20th, 2021

Biden to champion democracy in first foreign trip

Joe Biden will fight what he calls a "defining" battle for democracy on his first foreign presidential trip, meeting top US allies in Europe ahead of a tricky summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

Philippines, Russia eyeing vaccine production partnership

The Philippines is eyeing a partnership with Russia for the local production of vaccines for COVID and other viral diseases, according to an official of the Department of Foreign Affairs......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 27th, 2021

LGU borrowings soar to P60 billion in 2020

The domestic borrowings of local government units almost doubled last year to finance key infrastructure projects such as health centers, quarantine facilities, as well as the purchase of personal protective equipment and testing facilities amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 25th, 2021

India Covid deaths soar toll past 250,000

India’s coronavirus death toll surpassed 250,000 on Wednesday, official data showed, as the pandemic raged across the vast country of 1.3 billion people. According to the health ministry, 4,205 people died in the past 24 hours — a new record — taking total fatalities to 254,197. The number of cases rose almost 350,000 to 23.3 […] The post India Covid deaths soar toll past 250,000 appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 12th, 2021

Step by step

Last Wednesday, Department of Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Brigido Dulay presided in the 59th IATF technical working group meeting via teleconference and PBA commissioner Willie Marcial submitted the league’s request to resume 5x5 scrimmages in areas under GCQ with a list of health and safety protocols to be imposed if approved......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 8th, 2021

& lsquo;Rody& rsquo;s remarks at UN meet official policy on WPS row& rsquo;

The Department of Foreign Affairs on Friday said President Rodrigo Duterte’s statement at the 75th UN General Assembly on the 2016 South China Sea Arbitral Award stands “as the supreme expression of foreign policy on the West Philippine issue.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 7th, 2021

No reply yet from IATF on Chan’s appeal for foreign tourist’s entry

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan has not yet received any reply from Health Secretary Francisco Duque regarding his appeal to the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) to allow entry of foreign tourists. It can be recalled that Chan recommended to the IATF-MEID last month to allow […] The post No reply yet from IATF on Chan’s appeal for foreign tourist’s entry appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 4th, 2021

‘Only Duterte can curse’: Palace says Locsin sorry for Twitter rant vs China

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. has apologized for swearing at China on Twitter amid escalating tensions over the West Philippine Sea, Malacañang said Tuesday. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 4th, 2021