Moscow mayor warns of possible ‘limited but HARSH’ lockdown, citing worsening Covid-19 situation — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

With less than 10% of residents vaccinated and hospital beds filling up as new Covid-19 variants spread, Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin has warned that the Russian capital might be facing a short but very strict lockdown. “We are very close to much more severe – temporary, but severe – decisions on restrictions,” Sobyanin said on […]

French prosecutors seek 6-month prison term for ex-President Sarkozy in campaign finance trial — RT World News

French prosecutors have called on a Paris judge to sentence former President Nicolas Sarkozy to six months in prison in his trial over campaign finance violations, less than the year behind bars he had potentially faced. The request was made by prosecutors to the judge overseeing the case on Thursday during the ongoing trial over […]

Russia’s ability to maneuver outside US dollar gives it ‘incredible freedom’ – Max Keiser — RT Business News

In this special episode of the Keiser Report recorded at Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the dumpster-diving fiat. “For 75 years post World War II the global geopolitical game, as it’s called, sometimes rests upon the foundation of US dollar supremacy, the US dollar as world reserve currency,” says […]

If current rate of Covid-19 spread continues, Moscow will run out of hospital beds in just 2-3 weeks, says capital’s deputy mayor

A recent surge in Covid-19 infections means the situation in Moscow has deteriorated so rapidly that hospital beds for patients who need to be treated in the Russian capital may completely run out in the next two to three weeks. That’s according to the city’s deputy mayor, Anastasia Rakova, speaking on Wednesday evening. Amidst increasing […]

Australian banks ‘urgently investigating’ after online banking apps stop working — RT World News

Several of Australia’s largest banks have reported issues with their online banking apps, sparking chatter on social media about what could have caused the large-scale service outage. Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, and ANZ are working to restore online banking services that have reportedly stopped functioning across the country.  “We’re aware some of you are experiencing difficulties […]

China launches crewed Shenzhou-12 mission to test core component of its future space station — RT World News

A rocket carrying the Shenzhou-12 spacecraft with three Chinese astronauts on board has blasted off from China’s Inner Mongolia in a historic launch that is critical for the completion of the country’s own space station. China’s Long March 2F took off from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China at 9.22am local time on Thursday […]

Texas allows residents to possess handguns with no license after Gov. Abbott signs controversial ‘constitutional carry’ bill — RT USA News

Texans will soon be permitted to carry handguns without a license, with Governor Greg Abbott signing a bill into law that scraps most of the state’s permit requirements despite vocal opposition from police groups and the public. After passing through the state Senate late last month, Abbott put his name to HB 1927 on Wednesday, […]

Italy smash Switzerland to extend unbeaten run to 29 games and become first round of 16 team at Euro 2020 (VIDEO) — RT Sport News

Irrepressible Italy have become the first team to reach the knockout stages of Euro 2020, cruising past Switzerland with their second 3-0 win in six days to make it ten victories in a row without conceding a goal. Italy had never scored three goals at the Euro finals before their win against Turkey in their […]