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Jan 26 2021

Billionaire brawl: Musk blasts Bezos’ Amazon over effort to ‘hamstring’ SpaceX Starlink satellite internet project

The world’s wealthiest men Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are embroiled in a battle in front of US regulators over rival satellite internet projects. On Tuesday SpaceX CEO Musk accused Bezos’ Amazon of trying to “hamstring” his system. The conflict focuses on SpaceX’s efforts to convince the US Federal Communications Commission that it should be allowed to station its Starlink satellites closer to Earth than originally planned. Amazon is among the companies attempting to block the move, saying it would interfere with other satellites. Also on rt.com Elon Musk’s SpaceX wins close to $1bn in preliminary taxpayer funding to unleash …

Jan 26 2021

OFFICIAL: Chelsea confirm appointment of Thomas Tuchel as manager after club legend Frank Lampard shown the door

Chelsea have officially unveiled Thomas Tuchel as the club’s new manager after the sacking of Blues icon Frank Lampard amid an alarming slump in form. Lampard was formally fired on Monday after 19 months in charge at Stamford Bridge. The midfield legend left with the club lying ninth in the Premier League table, 11 points off the top and five points adrift of the Champions League places. Lampard’s reign ended with a 3-1 FA Cup win against Luton Town on Sunday but the damage had already been done by a run of five defeats in Chelsea’s past eight Premier League …

Jan 26 2021

‘She Hulk’ vs ‘Female Khabib’? Women’s MMA behemoth Gabi Garcia states terms for Kayla Harrison showdown

The trouble with being a heavyweight in women’s MMA is that there isn’t a long list of potential opponents but undefeated ‘She Hulk’ Gabi Garcia has laid down a gauntlet to Kayla Harrison, described by some as the ‘Female Khabib’. Brazil’s Garcia, who stands at 6ft 2in tall and has registered a weight of 235lbs in the past, has been indomitable throughout her seven professional mixed martial arts fights to date. The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt has been outside the first round just once to date in her career – largely, some say, due to a lack of opponents …

Jan 26 2021

Cabinet approves Syria’s access to KOVACS Coronavirus vaccine initiative

Damascus, SANA- The Cabinet approved on Tuesday Syria’s access to KOVACS initiative, through the World Health Organization, after resolving some of the pending points to secure the safe vaccine against Coronavirus as quickly as possible. The Cabinet added in its weekly session, headed by Prime Minister, Hussein Arnous, that it  has asked the Ministry of Health to take the necessary measures, in that regard, and continue negotiations with friendly countries to import the vaccine and secure it for citizens, stressing the need to stick to the measures taken to confront the Coronavirus. It decided to allocate an additional 1.560 billion …

Jan 26 2021

Northeast coast of US hit with massive internet outage, from Boston to DC

Reports have surfaced of a massive internet outage in the northeast United States, with internet users locked out of multiple key services and apps. Verizon blamed the outage on “a fiber cut in Brooklyn.” Downdetector, a website that tracks reports of outages, showed widespread issues with Verizon, Google, Zoom, YouTube, Slack, Amazon Web Services and others shortly before noon on Tuesday. There is a fiber cut in Brooklyn. We have no ETR, as of yet. You can use the MY Fios app for updates. *EAG — Verizon Support (@VerizonSupport) January 26, 2021 On Twitter, Verizon customer support blamed the outage …

Jan 26 2021

UN: Lavrov calls for international conference on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that normalisation agreements signed between Arab countries and Israel should not put aside the solution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, while speaking at the a United Nations Security Council session, on Tuesday, in New York City. “Therefore, it is important that the process – started last year, which we generally welcome – of normalising Israel’s relations with the Arab States is aimed at resolving the issue of stabilising the entire Middle East region and not to put aside the Palestinian issue, as the saying goes ‘till better days,’” Lavrov said. During his speech, the Russian …

Jan 26 2021

France: Clashes break out between left and right-wing groups at Paris student demo

Students from the right-wing La Cocarde student union group clashed with anti-fascist activists during a student demonstration in Paris on Tuesday. Teacher unions had called for a national strike on Tuesday to demand better working conditions and protest over the government’s education budget. Antifa groups reportedly attacked members of La Cocarde who had joined the student march in central Paris to show support for the teachers. The two sets of groups were seen exchanging blows and chasing each other during the march. One student could be seen with a bloody nose and another with a bleeding head injury. “They nicked …

Jan 26 2021

France: Macron warns of ‘vulnerability’ of global economic model amid pandemic at virtual WEF

French President Emmanuel Macron lamented the ‘vulnerability’ of the global economic model in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, as he spoke from Paris’s Elysee Palace at the virtual World Economic Forum on Tuesday. “This period reminds us of our vulnerability,” said the French president. “We can not rebuild anything in the post COVID world without learning a lesson with those two fundamentals elements: the economy is again a moral science and nothing is above the humane value. Our societies are vulnerable because nature reminds us of it. They are vulnerable in the face of a pandemic, climate problems, and …

Jan 26 2021

Al-Jaafari: Israeli occupation of Arab lands poses threat to stability and security of the region

New York, SANA-Deputy Foreign Minister, Bashar al-Jaafari, affirmed that despite the passing of more than five decades on the Israeli occupation of the Arab lands, it still exists until today in a clear indication to the failure of Security Council in assuming its responsibility and end the occupation which poses threat to stability and security of the region. “54 years have passed and the UN Security council failed to hold Israeli occupation accountable for its hostile acts against our citizens in the occupied Arab lands under the protection provided to it by some western permanent members at the UN, on …

Jan 26 2021

Biden will support two-state solution where Israel lives ‘peacefully’ alongside Palestine, US envoy tells UN

New US President Joe Biden supports a two-state solution in an attempt to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the acting US Ambassador to the UN, Richard Mills, told the Security Council on Tuesday. “Under the new administration, the policy of the US will be to support a mutually agreed two-state solution in which Israel lives in peace and security alongside a viable Palestinian state,” Mills said. The acting UN envoy added that US policy remains the “best way” to ensure Israel’s future as a democratic and Jewish state, while guaranteeing peace and security for Palestine, although success is dependent on the …

Jan 26 2021

First-ever entirely private mission to International Space Station to cost $55mn per person

A Houston-based company has announced the first commercially operated spaceflight mission, which will bring a crew of four private citizens to the International Space Station at a cost of $55 million per person. The so-called ‘Ax-1 mission’ will be operated by private company Axiom Space, which boasts a former NASA astronaut Michael López-Alegría on its board.  Company vice president López-Alegría will serve as mission commander while American entrepreneur Larry Connor will pilot the mission, which is scheduled to take place no earlier than January 2022 aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon. Canadian investor and philanthropist Mark Pathy and Israeli investor and …

Jan 26 2021

Tunisia: Protesters call for govt to resign in Tunis

Hundreds of anti-government protesters rallied near the Tunisian Parliament in Tunis on Tuesday, calling for the government to resign.. Protesters were seen chanting and holding signs demanding the government to resign. Protests in Tunisia started last week after the government imposed a nationwide four-days lockdown on Thursday, January 14, with protesters taking to the streets against the restrictive measure, perceived as another blow to a worsening economy. FORUM

Jan 26 2021

The future is here! First ever Russian drone taxi presented in Moscow

The first ever Russian designed drone taxi is planned to be built this year according to the Hoversurf company, which presented a prototype of their flying car in the small arena of Moscow’s Luzhniki sports complex, on Monday. The drone taxi is reportedly able to fly as high as 150 meters and has the capacity to hold up to 300 kilograms. The maximum speed of the vehicle is 200 kilometres per hour, while fully charged batteries will let you cover 100 kilometres. In addition, the electric motors of the drone have a low noise level, allowing you to use the …

Jan 26 2021

Turkish occupation forces and mercenaries attack with artillery Ayn Issa town in Raqqa

Raqqa, SANA- The Turkish occupation forces and their mercenaries renewed their artillery attacks on the vicinity of Ain Issa town from their points of deployment in the northern countryside of Raqqa. Local sources told SANA that the Turkish occupation forces and terrorist groups operating under their command attacked with artillery the outskirts of Ayn Issa town, north of Raqqa, causing the damage to residents’ properties and cultivated lands. Nisreen Othman / Mazen Eyon FORUM

Jan 26 2021

Italian jockey dies from injuries after horrific fall from racehorse

A horse-racing competition at San Rossore in Pisa, Italy, was marred by tragedy after a 22-year-old jockey died from injuries sustained during a terrible fall from his horse. The shocking incident occurred last week, when Pietro Alberto Brocca fell heavily from his horse during the race. The horse, named Ziupascale, suddenly tripped over, sending the rider flying to the ground. Brocca, who was reported to be unconscious on the track, received severe head injuries and several fractures. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he passed away three days later. “We are all disheartened and speechless for the passing …

Jan 26 2021

Several civilians injured in a suicide bombing in Tal Abyad in Raqqa countryside

Raqqa, SANA- A number of civilians were injured in a suicide bombing in the center of Tal Abyad city, where the Turkish occupation and its terrorist mercenaries are positioned in the northern countryside of Raqqa. Civil sources told SANA that a suicide bomber blew himself up in Tal Abyad city in front of Justice Building and a grocery shop, injuring a number of civilians. The regions where Turkish occupation and terrorists are positioned witness a state of chaos and insecurity and fighting among terrorists. Nisreen Othman/ Mazen Eyon FORUM

Jan 26 2021

Unprecedented humanitarian crisis in Hasaka as QSD besieges the city center for 13th day

Hasaka, SANA- Residents of Hasaka city cross the neighborhoods and checkpoints of QSD on feet as US-backed militia prevents the entry and exit of vehicles to the city center. The families of Hasaka still live a siege imposed by the militia for the 13th day. SANA reporter observed some aspects of the humanitarian repercussions that are deteriorating day after day with the continuation of the blockade in light of the lack of food and fuel and the prevention of QSD militia the entry and exit of vehicles and means of transport to the city center. Hasaka citizens told SANA that …

Jan 26 2021

Fraudsters exploit Covid-19 vaccine rollout confusion with email scam, NHS warns

The NHS has warned UK residents that scammers are attempting to exploit confusion around the ongoing pandemic to steal bank details and personal information with fraudulent invitations about Covid-19 vaccine appointments. Images of one such scam email circulating online show that it claims to be a “public health message from NHS” asking recipients to click a link to accept or decline their invitation. Once someone has clicked the link, the fraudulent site asks people for their bank details to supposedly verify their identity before requesting a payment. Lots of reports overnight from people who have received this scam email.We can …

Jan 26 2021

Russian NHL star Artemi Panarin and his wife robbed during vacation in Mexico

New York Rangers star Artemi Panarin and his wife Alisa Znarok were enjoying a vacation in Mexico before the start of NHL season when their trip was marred by a theft. New York Rangers star Artemi Panarin and his wife Alisa Znarok were robbed during their vacation in Mexico before the start of the NHL season. Znarok shared photos and videos from their recent holiday, and revealed that their belongings had been stolen from a hotel room. “We stayed at a Mexican hotel BeTulum where we were robbed. An earring and a credit card were stolen right from our safe. …

Jan 26 2021

Saying ‘oui’ to PSG? Messi and family ‘learning French’ as rumors of summer move to Paris intensify, journalist claims

Lionel Messi and his family are learning French in the latest sign that the Argentine star will opt for a move to Paris Saint-Germain when his contract at Barcelona ends this summer, according to journalist Geoffroy Garetier. Speaking on Canal+ show ‘The Late Football Club’, football expert Garetier said (in French): “The info I have right now is that Lionel Messi and his whole family, wife and children, are taking French lessons.  “Why would they take French lessons if it is to sign for Manchester City? It would make no sense. I trust the source, it is in my eyes very reliable. “In …

Jan 26 2021

‘Jake can actually win this’: MMA world reacts as Ben Askren signs up for boxing bout with YouTuber Jake Paul

After making light work of ex-NBA player Nate Robinson in his second pro boxing match, YouTuber Jake Paul will face former UFC fighter Ben Askren in his next trip to the ring, and social media thinks Askren could be in trouble. As confirmed by ESPN’s Ariel Helwani on Tuesday, former Olympic wrester Askren has signed up for what will be an eight-round fight on April 17 against the younger of the two Paul brothers –  both of whom who have successfully transitioned from online pranks to carve out lucrative careers in prizefighting. Also on rt.com Jake Paul taunts MMA world …

Jan 26 2021

In Video: Russian Warplanes Pound ISIS Targets In Homs-Deir Ezzor Desert

Donate A screenshot from the video Warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces have carried a new series of airstrikes on ISIS targets in the Homs-Deir Ezzor desert. The strikes were carried out in support of the ongoing operation of the Syrian Army against ISIS cells in the central Syrian desert. [embedded content] MORE ON THE TOPIC: Donate FORUM

Jan 26 2021

Germany looking at air travel ban and border shutdowns in bid to curb spread of Covid-19 variants

The German government is considering border closures and a ban on almost all air traffic in an attempt to limit the spread of more transmissible Covid-19 variants, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said on Tuesday. “The danger posed by numerous virus mutations forces us to consider drastic measures,” he told the tabloid Bild. “That includes significantly stricter border checks, especially at borders with high-risk areas, but also reducing air travel to Germany to almost zero, as Israel is currently doing.” On Sunday, Seehofer reportedly presented Chancellor Angela Merkel with several plans for restricting travel to the country. Bild reported that Merkel …

Jan 26 2021

Regeneron’s Trump-touted antibody cocktail effective in preventing Covid-19, interim results show

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals has said that interim results from its antibody cocktail trial have shown that the treatment is effective in preventing Covid-19 in people exposed to those already infected with the virus. On Tuesday, the company claimed its treatment could be used as a “passive vaccine” for the prevention of Covid-19 in people at high risk of infection, such as those living in the same household as someone who has been infected with the virus.  The antibody cocktail, which was famously touted by former US president Donald Trump after his hospital stint with Covid-19, caused a 100 percent reduction in …

Jan 26 2021

Afghanistan: Kabul residents criticise Trump, hopeful for improvement under BidenAfghanistan: Kabul residents criticise Trump, hopeful for improvement under Biden

Kabul residents criticised the former US President Donald Trump’s policies towards Afghanistan, on Tuesday, expressing optimism for improvements under the new President Joe Biden. One resident Abdul Hafiz questioned US policy motives under Trump, stating, “Trump’s government was doing everything for their benefits, Afghanistan’s benefit and Afghan people were not important to them.” Ata Mohammad Oryakhil also criticised the peace process in Afghanistan, saying that Biden’s administration shouldn’t follow Trump’s policy. Hashmatullah agreed, saying, “Trump was not a wise man, because he didn’t have a good, regular policy or a plan for the country or for development.” “But now that …

Jan 26 2021

If air pollution doesn’t kill you, it could leave you blind, alarming new study finds

A new study has reinforced the link between the increased risk of irreversible sight loss and prolonged exposure to certain kinds of air pollution, in worrying news for heavily industrialized nations around the world. The research, published Tuesday in the British Journal of Ophthalmology, used data from more than 115,000 participants who all reported no eye problems at the beginning of the study period in 2006.   While previous research has drawn a link between air pollution and glaucoma, as well as cataracts, this latest paper examined the link between pollution particles suspended in the air and the onset of age-related …

Jan 26 2021

Switzerland: Delegates arrive as Syrian Constitutional Committee continues Geneva peace talks

Delegates arrived at Geneva’s Palais des Nations on Tuesday as the fifth round of talks by the Syrian Constitutional Committee continued. Representatives from the Syrian opposition, the government, and civil society were seen entering the UN’s Swiss offices, as was UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen. The Syrian Constitutional Committee, which is tasked with drafting a new constitution, met for the first time in Geneva on October 30, 2019. The committee is made up of 150 Syrian delegates representing the government, the opposition, and civil society. A ‘small body’ with 45 members – made up of 15 members from …

Jan 26 2021

Chinese woman gets one year in prison for HIDING Covid-19 symptoms on flight from US

A Chinese woman who took anti-inflammatory drugs to hide her Covid-19 symptoms on a flight from the US to China last March was sent to prison by a Beijing court for obstructing the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. A sentence of one year behind bars and one year’s probation was handed to Li Na back in October, but the verdict was made public just recently, making headlines in the Chinese media on Tuesday.  The woman’s behavior violated the anti-epidemic rules of the Chinese customs and civil aviation departments, posing a “severe risk” of spreading the coronavirus, the People’s Court …

Jan 26 2021

Russia, Iran affirm necessity for finding a political solution to crisis in Syria

Moscow, SANA- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif reiterated the need for finding a political solution to the crisis in Syria. Lavrov stressed during a press conference with his Iranian counterpart in Moscow on Tuesday The necessity to find a political solution to the crisis in Syria and implement UN Resolution 2254 through a Syrian-Syrian dialogue without any external interference, noting that the talks dealt with preparations of the next meeting in Astana formula scheduled to be held next February in Sochi. Resolution 2254, adopted unanimously by the United Nations Security Council in December …

Jan 26 2021

‘Brutality’: Jose Mourinho responds to Frank Lampard’s ruthless sacking by Roman Abramovich

Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has responded to the club’s decision to dispense with the services of Frank Lampard, with the Portuguese citing the “brutality” of the modern game as a factor in the step. Mourinho knows first-hand what it’s like being shown the door at Stamford Bridge, twice being sacked by owner Roman Abramovich during spells at the club from 2004 to 2007 and 2013 to 2015. Lampard suffered the same fate on Monday, bringing to an end a 19-month coaching spell at the London club where he had become a playing legend. Also on rt.com Absent he may …

Jan 26 2021

‘Haven’t the Kurds suffered enough?’ Hillary Clinton to produce TV drama on Kurdish women fighters

Hillary and Chelsea Clinton are producing a TV series based on the exploits of female Kurdish fighters in Syria. Expect a whitewashed tale of girlboss feminism, that just may be awful enough to finally unite the Kurds and Turks. The Clintons, through their Hidden Light Productions company, have acquired the TV rights to author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon’s ‘The Daughters of Kobani: A Story of Rebellion, Courage, and Justice,’ Deadline revealed on Monday. The book tells the story of an all-female Kurdish militia group famed for fighting Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) in northern Syria – with American help. “The Daughters …

Jan 26 2021

English health chief says any restrictions on EU vaccine exports ‘a worry’ as Germany backs limiting jab shipments from bloc

An NHS boss has said the possibility of Brussels limiting the quantity of vaccines exported by EU-based manufacturers to non-EU countries is a worrying prospect, as the UK frets that its inoculation programme could be “stymied.” Any move by the EU to limit vaccine exports to the UK “would be a worry” and could jeopardise its inoculation programme, the chief executive of NHS England, Simon Stevens, told British lawmakers on Tuesday. “I think [doctors] and hospitals and all of our partners are doing well to get the vaccinations now underway quickly. So we don’t want any of that progress stymied,” …

Jan 26 2021

Rupert Murdoch bemoans social media censorship, but critics say media mogul’s ‘malign influence’ is far greater threat

Rupert Murdoch has accused social media platforms of creating an ideologically driven atmosphere of conformity, garnering applause as well as accusations that his vast media empire is guilty of the same crime. In a pre-recorded acceptance speech thanking the Australia Day Foundation for honoring him with a lifetime achievement award, the Fox News owner expressed dismay over a “wave of censorship that seeks to silence conversation, to stifle debate and ultimately stop individuals and societies from realizing their potential.” He went on to lament how social media was abetting a “rigidly enforced conformity” that acts as “a straitjacket on sensibility.”   …

Jan 26 2021

The Vicious Cycle Of Middle Eastern “Diplomacy”

Donate To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK: PayPal: [email protected], http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront, BTC: 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ, BCH ABC: qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq, ETH: 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a60460cee7f7ea9 In the Middle East, the proxy war between Israel and Iran is unfolding with full speed. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) targets various positions in Syria, allegedly damaging Iran’s interests. In return, Tehran’s allies and proxies target Israel’s allies throughout various positions in the Middle East. On January 22nd, IDF warplanes struck targets in the vicinity of the city …

Jan 26 2021

IMF improves forecast for Russia’s economic growth this year

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has improved its outlook on the Russian economy, projecting GDP growth of three percent in 2021 against its October growth forecast of 2.3 percent. In 2022, the IMF expects Russia’s gross domestic product (GDP) to grow by 3.9 percent. That is also an upward revision of the previous expectation of a 2.3 percent growth. According to the fund, the Russian economy contracted 3.6 percent last year.  The IMF has projected the global economy will grow 5.5 percent in 2021 and 4.2 percent in 2022 “amid exceptional uncertainty.” Also on rt.com Russian economy doing better than …

Jan 26 2021

‘It would be improper’: Kremlin refuses to name owner of ‘Putin’s Palace’ after Russian president denies it belongs to him

The Kremlin has rejected requests to reveal the true owner of a large estate dubbed ‘Putin’s Palace,’ which was the subject of a YouTube video last week by Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny. In the two-hour-long film, which now has over 91 million views, Navalny alleges that Russian President Vladimir Putin has a large estate near the Black Sea town of Gelendzhik, 200 kilometers north of Sochi. In a Monday conference call, Putin denied that the mansion is owned by him or his “close relatives.” However, according to the anti-corruption activist, the property is legally in the name of close …

Jan 26 2021

Court date for jailed opposition figure Alexey Navalny brought forward to Thursday as allies call for another weekend of protests

An appeal from the lawyers of detained anti-corruption campaigner Alexey Navalny will be heard later this week, an associate revealed on Tuesday, as his supporters say they’re working to organize another wave of protests. Leonid Volkov, one of Navalny’s most high-profile allies, took to Twitter to post a copy of a letter received by advocates working for the opposition figure from Khimkinsky Court, in the Moscow region. In it, jurists confirm that a plea will be heard on Thursday to release Navalny from Matrosskaya Tishina prison, where he is currently awaiting a full trial, due to take place in early …

Jan 26 2021

India: At least one dead at tractor rally in New Delhi

Thousands of farmers took to the streets of New Delhi on Tuesday to protest new farm laws during the India Republic Day celebrations. The tractor rally entered the grounds of Delhi’s historic centre, after breaking through police barricades around the capital. At least one farmer died as chaos broke out in several parts of the Indian capital. Indian farmers have been taking part in ongoing protests since mid-November against a law enabling growers to legally sell their products anywhere in the country instead of having to follow fixed prices from state-run markets, fearing it heralds an end to subsidies and …

Jan 26 2021

Netherlands: Rotterdam wakes up to broken glass and boarded-up windows after 3rd night of anti-curfew unrest

Many damaged shops windows, bus and tram stops and ATM machines could be seen on the streets of Rotterdam on Tuesday, after a third consecutive night of violent riots following the curfew recently imposed by the government to contain the spread of coronavirus. “It has to stop soon as possible, but first of all, now we need to focus on the rebuilding of city streets and communities around it,” said Steven Lammering, a member of the city council. Most of the riots and clashes between protesters and the police took place around Groene Hilledijk and Beijerlandselaan. Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb could …

Jan 26 2021

Pep talk: Porto firebrand Pepe clashes with OWN teammate in furious on-pitch bust-up (VIDEO)

Veteran Portuguese defender Pepe was involved in a heated on-pitch bust-up with Porto teammate Mamadou Loum after their side’s win against Farense, with officials and teammates scrambling to separate the warring players. The fracas occurred moments after the final whistle of their team’s 1-0 away win against the relegation-threatened Primera Liga side as ex-Real Madrid stalwart Pepe approached approached his Senegalese teammate Loum, presumably to congratulate him for his role in the victory – only for Loum to push Pepe in the chest.  The 37-year-old defender briefly looked puzzled before he returned the favor, pushing Loum straight back as they launched …

Jan 26 2021

WHO issues new guidance on oxygen levels to better monitor Covid-19 patients

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued new advice on how to prevent Covid-19 patients who are recovering at home from deteriorating, including measuring oxygen levels and using anticoagulants to prevent blood clots. The new medical guidance was announced at a UN briefing in Geneva on Tuesday, where WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris laid out evidence-based advice to prevent the condition of Covid patients worsening by providing them with a higher level of care and reducing hospital admissions, alleviating the heavy demand on healthcare systems around the world. One of the key suggestions is using pulse oximetry, the non-invasive monitoring of …

Jan 26 2021

Kellyanne Conway accused of posting topless photo of 16-year-old daughter online

Former Trump adviser and spokesperson Kellyanne Conway has been accused of leaking a nude photo of her 16-year-old daughter Claudia. Claudia Conway has a notoriously tumultuous relationship with her mother, judging by her content uploaded to social media over the past several months, with the teenager previously publicly accusing her mother of being “physically, mentally, and emotionally abusive.” Also on rt.com ‘She’s 15. You are adults’: Kellyanne Conway slams ‘sick’ social media speculators after daughter tweets Trump ‘not better’ A nude photo of Claudia was reportedly published on the Fleets section of Kellyanne Conway’s Twitter account on Monday night, before it was …

Jan 26 2021

Iran threatens to block some UN nuclear site inspections as it urges Biden to undo sanctions

Tehran has suggested that it may prevent some upcoming inspections of its nuclear facilities by the UN’s atomic agency as it tries to push US President Joe Biden into reversing the sanctions imposed by the Trump administration. Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabiei said on Tuesday that, from February 19 onwards, the country would limit the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) from conducting checks. “Our law is very clear regarding this issue. But it does not mean Iran will stop other inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency,” he told a news conference. It comes after the Iranian Parliament approved a …

Jan 26 2021

‘My rival wanted to spike me’: Russian gymnastics star Soldatova shares shocking doping details from career

Russian gymnast Alexandra Soldatova has claimed that one of her principal rivals intended to spike her with a banned substance just before the 2014 world championships, but the attempt was unsuccessful. In a recent interview with R-Sport, the four-time world gold medalist talked about the bizarre incident which could have led to a doping ban. Also on rt.com Russian champion gymnast Soldatova announces retirement at age 22 following struggle with bulimia “We were small back then. It happened in 2014 right before my debut at the gymnastics world championship,” Soldatova said. “I won’t name names, but this girl wanted to …

Jan 26 2021

🔴 Live: Macron delivers virtual address at the WEF Davos Agenda week

French President Emmanuel Macron is addressing the World Economic Forum (WEF) Davos Agenda virtual event on Tuesday, January 26. World leaders will convene for a week of virtual meetings under the theme “Crucial Year to Rebuild Trust”. This year the sessions will focus on COVID-19 vaccination programmes, job creation and climate change. The 51st Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, previously set to take place this week in Davos, was rescheduled to the summer due to the pandemic and replaced by the virtual event to be held on January 25-29. FORUM

Jan 26 2021

Tuchel’s to-do-list: From reviving misfiring Germans to avoiding political strife… new Chelsea boss has much on his plate

Thomas Tuchel is set to be appointed as new Chelsea manager imminently, and the German arrives with plenty to do if he is to turn around the club’s dramatic demise in recent weeks. There was no room for sentiment as Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich ruthlessly dismissed Frank Lampard this week, with the team on a disastrous run of form which has seen them lose five of their last eight league games. Also on rt.com Absent he may be, but Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has proved he’s as ruthless as ever with Frank Lampard sacking With the Stamford Bridge club lying …

Jan 26 2021

India: Heavy security measures in Kashmir amidst Republic Day celebrations

Large numbers of security personnel patrolled the streets of Srinagar amidst celebrations of Republic Day at the Sher-I-Kashmir Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. The lieutenant governor’s advisor Baseer Khan took the salute as he presided over the event, which saw soldiers and police marching on parade ahead of a performance of music and dancing by local artists. Checkpoints and barricades were set up across the city’s streets and squares in anticipation of the event. Roads leading up to the celebration venue were also blocked off. FORUM

Jan 26 2021

US Aircraft Carrier Entered South China Sea Amid Taiwan Tensions (Map Update)

Donate Click to see the full-size image On  January 23, a US aircraft carrier strike group led by the USS Theodore Roosevelt entered the South China Sea to promote what Washington calls “freedom of the seas”, the US military said in a statement. The development came as tensions between China and Taiwan once again grew up due to the United States’ attempts to turn Taiwan into a foothold of its anti-Chinese strategy. At the same time, the leadership of Taiwan itself welcomes the US strategy and the increase in weapon supplies. The previous adminsitration of the US (led by Donald …

Jan 26 2021

Syrian Soldiers Climb Mount Hermon (Photos)

Donate Soldiers of the Syrian Army participated in a training at the Mount Hermon (Jabal al-Sheikh), where “the snow is meters high and temperatures drop to minus 10 degrees”, according to Syria’s SANA state news agency. Click to see the full-size image Click to see the full-size image Click to see the full-size image Click to see the full-size image Click to see the full-size image Click to see the full-size image Click to see the full-size image MORE ON THE TOPIC: Donate FORUM

Jan 26 2021

🔴 Live: Lavrov takes part in UNSC open debate on the Middle East

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is expected to take part in a UN Security Council virtual open debate on Tuesday, January 26. Participants are set to discuss the situation in the Middle East, including issues related to Palestine. NOTE: Arabic and English translations will be available only for Lavrov. FORUM