Russia’s coronavirus death toll passes 25,000

Russia’s coronavirus death toll passes 25,000
A medical worker wearing protective gear push a wheelchair with a patient suspected of having coronavirus at a hospital outside Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Life outside hospitals remains largely normal. Moscow officials recommended the elderly and those who have chronic illnesses stay home. (AP)
Updated 22 October 2020

Russia’s coronavirus death toll passes 25,000

Russia’s coronavirus death toll passes 25,000
  • Authorities reported 15,971 new coronavirus infections in the previous 24 hours

MOSCOW: Russia recorded 290 deaths from COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing its official death toll to 25,242.
Authorities reported 15,971 new coronavirus infections in the previous 24 hours, bringing the nationwide total to 1,463,306, the fourth highest in the world.


US suspends exchange programs with China, calling them ‘propaganda’

Updated 05 December 2020

US suspends exchange programs with China, calling them ‘propaganda’

US suspends exchange programs with China, calling them ‘propaganda’
  • Five programs were suspended

The US State Department said late Wednesday it has terminated five cultural exchange programs with China, calling them “soft power propaganda tools.”
“While other programs funded under the auspices of the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act are mutually beneficial, the five programs in question are fully funded and operated by the (Chinese) government as soft power propaganda tools,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement.