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Bulgaria to ease some COVID-19 rules, restaurants closed for now

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SOFIA (Reuters) – Bulgaria will ease some coronavirus restrictions from February 4 though restaurants will remain closed for now due to concerns about the new coronavirus variant, officials said on Saturday. The move as follows measures in place since late November which have tamed a surge in new infections. Prime......

Jailed Kremlin critic Navalny’s supporters to rally for his release despite warnings

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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Supporters of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny were set to confront Russian authorities on Saturday at nationwide rallies that the police have declared illegal and vowed to break up. FILE PHOTO: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny speaks as he waits for a court hearing in a police......

Factbox: Possible candidates for Vietnam’s leadership transition

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HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party will hold a congress starting on Jan. 25 that will select new leadership and shape policy in the Southeast Asian country for the next five years. FILE PHOTO: Vietnamese leaders (L-R) Communist Party and State President Nguyen Phu Trong, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen......

Factbox: Possible candidates for Vietnam’s leadership transition

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HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party will hold a congress starting on Jan. 25 that will select new leadership and shape policy in the Southeast Asian country for the next five years. FILE PHOTO: Vietnamese leaders (L-R) Communist Party and State President Nguyen Phu Trong, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen......

EU calls on Biden to take global leadership on COVID-19

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By Robin Emmott, John Chalmers BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The world needs American leadership in the battle against COVID-19, the EU’s top diplomat said, urging President-elect Joe Biden to step up after the Trump administration was widely criticised for its slow response to the pandemic. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President-elect Joe Biden......

AT&T to cut Slovakia workforce, unions expect 300 jobs to go

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FILE PHOTO: The company logo for AT&T is displayed on a screen on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., September 18, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid PRAGUE (Reuters) – AT&T plans to cut its workforce in Slovakia as the COVID-19 pandemic hits customer demand, the......

Azerbaijan to start COVID-19 inoculations with 4 million Sinovac shots

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FILE PHOTO: Azeri law enforcement officers stand guard in a street as authorities tightened up measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Baku, Azerbaijan April 1, 2020. REUTERS/Aziz Karimov BAKU (Reuters) – Azerbaijan will begin vaccinating citizens against COVID-19 on Monday, using a batch of 4 million......

Azerbaijan to open restaurants but other coronavirus restrictions extended

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BAKU, Jan 16 (Reuters) – Azerbaijan will allow cafes and restaurants to open their doors to customers from Feb. 1 but other coronavirus lockdown restrictions will be extended until April, the government said on Saturday. Measures to stem the spread of the virus were introduced in late March and have......

Exclusive: U.S. tells European companies they face sanctions risk on Nord Stream 2 pipeline

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By Timothy Gardner, Daphne Psaledakis WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department this month told European companies which it suspects are helping to build Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline that they face the risk of sanctions as the outgoing Trump administration prepares a final round of punitive measures against......

Trump’s Russia adviser resigns, more departures expected soon – source

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Ryan Tully, President Donald Trump’s top White House adviser on Russia, has resigned and more senior members of the National Security Council are expected to step down soon over Wednesday’s storming of Capitol Hill by Trump supporters, a senior administration official told Reuters. The official, speaking on......

Russia ready to trial combined AstraZeneca, Sputnik V vaccine in Ukraine

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FILE PHOTO: A Russian Army service member receives an injection with Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac) vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a clinic in the city of Rostov-On-Don, Russia December 22, 2020. REUTERS/Sergey Pivovarov MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia is ready to conduct clinical trials in Ukraine of a COVID-19 vaccine......

Honda to stop auto sales in Russia in 2022

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Honda Mortor is pictured at at the 37th Bangkok International Motor Show in Bangkok, Thailand, March 22, 2016. Picture taken March 22, 2016. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom/File Photo MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Russian subsidiary of Japan’s Honda Motor Co said on Wednesday it would stop supplying new......

Russia opens new criminal case against Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny

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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian state investigators said on Tuesday they had opened a new criminal case against Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, accusing him of fraudulently spending public donations to organisations he controls on his personal needs. FILE PHOTO: Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny takes part in a rally in Moscow,......

Czech republic starts rollout of coronavirus vaccine

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PRAGUE (Reuters) – The Czech Republic started administering vaccinations against the new coronavirus on Sunday, part of a push against the pandemic across the European Union. Prime Minister Andrej Babis was the first to get the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at the Central Military Hospital in Prague, just before other hospitals in......

Venezuela’s opposition-held Congress extends term after disputed vote

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FILE PHOTO: Venezuela’s opposition leader, Juan Guaido, attends a session of Venezuela’s National Assembly at a public park in Caracas, Venezuela, December 15, 2020. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s opposition-held National Assembly on Saturday approved a statute extending its term into 2021, after a disputed Dec. 6 election in......

Slovakia starts vaccinations against COVID-19

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NITRA, Slovakia (Reuters) – Slovakia on Saturday started to vaccinate its population against the coronavirus as the country joined a coordinated push by the European Union against the global pandemic. Vladimir Krcmery, a member of the government’s Pandemic Commission, was the first person in the country inoculated by the vaccine......

Soccer-Villa crush Palace despite Mings red card

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BIRMINGHAM (Reuters) – Aston Villa made light of playing half the match with 10 men to thrash Crystal Palace 3-0 in the Premier League on Saturday. Bertrand Traore put an impressive Villa side ahead early on but the hosts had Tyrone Mings dismissed shortly before the break after picking up......

Russia’s total number of COVID-19 cases crosses 3 million mark

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FILE PHOTO: Paramedics wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) enters the house of a patient, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the village of Vybiti, Novgorod Region, Russia December 10, 2020. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov/File Photo MOSCOW (Reuters) – The total number of cases of coronavirus infections in Russia crossed......

Soccer: Russia’s Shirokov sentenced to community service after assault on referee

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Russia’s Roman Shirokov smiles during a news conference prior to the national soccer team’s departure to the Euro 2016 soccer tournament in France, at Sheremetyevo International Airport outside Moscow, Russia, May 24, 2016. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Moscow court on Friday sentenced Roman Shirokov, the former captain of......

Doping-Russian former weightlifting world champion Kashirina suspended – report

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Russia’s Tatiana Kashirina competes in the women’s +75kg group A clean and jerk weightlifting competition at the ExCel venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 5, 2012. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem (BRITAIN – Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT WEIGHTLIFTING) (Reuters) – Russia’s five-times world champion weightlifter and Olympic medallist Tatiana Kashirina has been......

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