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FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a ceremony to launch a new large-scale production facility at the plant of Bratskchemsyntez drugmaker owned by Pharmasyntez Group, via a video link at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia November 26, 2020. Sputnik/Aleksey Nikolskyi/Kremlin via REUTERSMOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered authorities to begin mass vaccinations against COVID-19 from next week in Russia. “Let’s agree on this - you will not report to me next week, but you will start mass vaccination ... let’s get to work already,” Putin told Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova.
Persons: Vladimir Putin, Aleksey Nikolskyi, “ Let’s, let’s, ” Putin, Tatiana Golikova Organizations: Pharmasyntez Group, Sputnik, REUTERS, Wednesday, COVID Locations: Moscow, Russia, Kremlin, REUTERS MOSCOW
Putin orders Russia to begin mass COVID-19 vaccinations
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian authorities on Wednesday to begin mass voluntary vaccinations against COVID-19 next week as Russia recorded 589 new daily deaths from the coronavirus. FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a ceremony to launch a new large-scale production facility at the plant of Bratskchemsyntez drugmaker owned by Pharmasyntez Group, via a video link at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia November 26, 2020. Sputnik/Aleksey Nikolskyi/Kremlin via REUTERSRussia will have produced 2 million vaccine doses within the next few days, Putin said. Russia said last month that its Sputnik V jab was 92% effective at protecting people from COVID-19 according to interim results. With 2,347,401 infections, Russia has the fourth-largest number of COVID-19 cases in the world behind the United States, India and Brazil.
Persons: Vladimir Putin, Aleksey Nikolskyi, Putin, “ Let’s, let’s, ” Putin, Tatiana Golikova, Golikova, Dmitry Peskov Organizations: Russian, COVID, Pharmasyntez Group, Sputnik, REUTERS, ” Authorities Locations: MOSCOW, Russia, Moscow, Kremlin, REUTERS Russia, COVID, United States, India, Brazil, , St Petersburg
MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin ordered a large-scale voluntary vaccination programme against COVID-19 to begin next week across Russia, saying teachers and doctors should be first in line to get the country’s flagship Sputnik V vaccine. Putin said Russia will have produced 2 million vaccine doses within the next few days. Sputnik V, one of two Russian-made vaccines to have received domestic regulatory approval so far despite clinical trials being incomplete, requires two injections. Russia said last month that the Sputnik jab was 92% effective at protecting people from COVID-19 according to interim results. With 2,347,401 infections, Russia only has fewer COVID-19 cases than the United States, India and Brazil.
Persons: Vladimir Putin, Aleksey Nikolskyi, REUTERS Putin, Putin, Sputnik, “ Let’s, Let’s, ” Putin, Tatiana Golikova, , Mikhail Murashko, Dmitry Peskov Organizations: COVID, Sputnik, Pharmasyntez Group, REUTERS, Health, United Nations, ” Authorities Locations: MOSCOW, Russia, Moscow, Kremlin, COVID, , St Petersburg, United States, India, Brazil
Putin says opposing forces in Belarus need to resolve crisis via talks
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.98   time to read: +2 min
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Belarus was facing unprecedented meddling by external forces and he called on opposing political forces to try to resolve their differences through talks. FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Chairman of the Management Board of Novatek company Leonid Mikhelson and Chairman of the Management Board of Sibur company Dmitry Konov in Tobolsk, Russia December 1, 2020. Lukashenko has ruled Belarus, a former Soviet republic of 9.5 million that Russia sees as a security buffer against NATO, for 26 years. He has often played Moscow off against the West to extract political and economic dividends from the Kremlin. Speaking at the online Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) meeting on Wednesday, Lukashenko blamed the unrest on outside meddling, singling out Poland and the Baltic states in particular.
Persons: Vladimir Putin, Leonid Mikhelson, Dmitry Konov, Alexei Nikolsky, Alexander Lukashenko, ” Putin, Lukashenko Organizations: Management, Sputnik, NATO, Security, Organisation Locations: MOSCOW, Belarus, Tobolsk, Russia, Kremlin, Russian, Moscow, Soviet, Minsk, Poland, Baltic
Both the U.S. and EU regulators are sifting through the same Pfizer vaccine trial data, but have yet to give their approval. Pfizer vaccine executive Ralf Rene Reinert said other countries were looking to emulate Britain. Slideshow ( 5 images )“With 450 people dying of COVID-19 infection every day in the UK, the benefits of rapid vaccine approval outweigh the potential risks,” said Andrew Hill, senior visiting research fellow in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Liverpool. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said it could give emergency approval for the shot by Dec. 29, while the World Health Organization said it was reviewing it for “possible listing for emergency use”. Britain has ordered 40 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine - enough for just under a third of the population as two shots are needed per person to gain immunity.
Persons: Pfizer’s, Boris Johnson, ” Johnson, Johnson, Vladimir Putin, Putin, Ralf Rene Reinert, , , Jens Spahn, MHRA, ” MHRA, Raine, Andrew Hill, Alex Azar, ” Azar, Ugur Sahin, BioNTech, Matt Hancock Organizations: Britain’s Medicines, Healthcare, Agency, Pfizer, BioNTech, , BioNTech’s, Downing, Pharmacology, University of Liverpool, Health, Fox Business Network, U.S . Food, Drug Administration, FDA, European Medicines Agency, World Health Organization, EMA, UK Locations: Britain, Wuhan, China, Brussels, EU, Russia, Europe, BioNTech’s U.S, University of Liverpool ., U.S, Belgium
Putin orders 'large-scale' Covid vaccination in Russia
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Nbc News | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +8 min
Sputnik V has been touted in Russia as the world’s “first registered Covid-19 vaccine” after it received regulatory approval in early August. The U.K. became the first country Wednesday to formally approve the Pfizer and BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, a symbolic milestone in the fight against the pandemic. The second option is to end quarantine after seven days if an individual tests negative and also reports no symptoms. “In the past few weeks I have been one of the victims of Covid,” Estefan said on Instagram. In areas of Covid-19 spread, it also advised “universal” wearing of medical masks in health care facilities, including when caring for other patients.
Persons: Vladimir Putin, Putin, , Donald Trump's Covid, Moncef Slaoui, BioNTech, it's, Slaoui, Henry Walke, Walke, Gloria Estefan, Singer Gloria Estefan, ” Estefan, Instagram, Estefan, , DeSantis, he’s, people’s, Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber, Ron DeSantis, Trump, ” Gelber, Gelber, balk, Deborah Birx, Anthony Fauci Organizations: Russia MOSCOW —, Wednesday, Sputnik, Pfizer, Trump, Disease Control, , Miami Beach, Health Organization, WHO, Gov, Miami Beach Mayor, MSNBC, NBC, NBC News Locations: Russia MOSCOW, Russia, Covid, Florida
Hospital director hopeful for future Covid vaccine trails for children
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Nbc News | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +7 min
Sputnik V has been touted in Russia as the world’s “first registered Covid-19 vaccine” after it received regulatory approval in early August. The U.K. became the first country Wednesday to formally approve the Pfizer and BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, a symbolic milestone in the fight against the pandemic. Slaoui, who is leading the Trump administration’s Covid-19 vaccine program Operation Warp Speed, said that fact that an external British regulatory agency approved the vaccine is exciting because "of course they have not been involved in the politicization that surrounded the development." The second option is to end quarantine after seven days if an individual tests negative and also reports no symptoms. “In the past few weeks I have been one of the victims of Covid,” Estefan said on Instagram.
Persons: Boris Johnson, BioNTech, Johnson, Putin, Vladimir Putin, , Donald Trump's Covid, Moncef Slaoui, it's, Slaoui, Henry Walke, Walke, Gloria Estefan, Singer Gloria Estefan, ” Estefan, Instagram, Estefan, , DeSantis, he’s, people’s, Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber, Ron DeSantis, Trump, ” Gelber, Gelber Organizations: Pfizer, Russia MOSCOW —, Wednesday, Sputnik, Trump, Disease Control, , Miami Beach, Health Organization, WHO, Gov, Miami Beach Mayor, MSNBC, NBC Locations: United Kingdom, Russia MOSCOW, Russia, Covid, Florida
SEE NEW POSTSDon't get carried away with "over-optimism," U.K. PM says after vaccine approval Prime Minister Boris Johnson cautioned against too much optimism Wednesday after the United Kingdom became the first country to formally approve the Pfizer and BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. Sputnik V has been touted in Russia as the world’s “first registered Covid-19 vaccine” after it received regulatory approval in early August. The U.K. became the first country Wednesday to formally approve the Pfizer and BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, a symbolic milestone in the fight against the pandemic. Slaoui, who is leading the Trump administration’s Covid-19 vaccine program Operation Warp Speed, said that fact that an external British regulatory agency approved the vaccine is exciting because "of course they have not been involved in the politicization that surrounded the development." The second option is to end quarantine after seven days if an individual tests negative and also reports no symptoms.
Persons: Boris Johnson, BioNTech, Johnson, Putin, Vladimir Putin, , Donald Trump's Covid, Moncef Slaoui, it's, Slaoui, Henry Walke, Walke, Gloria Estefan, Singer Gloria Estefan, ” Estefan, Instagram, Estefan, , DeSantis, he’s, people’s, Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber, Ron DeSantis, Trump, ” Gelber, Gelber Organizations: Pfizer, Russia MOSCOW —, Wednesday, Sputnik, Trump, Disease Control, , Miami Beach, Health Organization, WHO, Gov, Miami Beach Mayor, MSNBC, NBC Locations: United Kingdom, Russia MOSCOW, Russia, Covid, Florida
Photos from Tuesday's event, however, showed a crowded party with no social distancing and a number of guests without masks. Dr. Allen Sills makes clear the NFL won’t “cut the line” on the looming COVID-19 vaccine. Sputnik V has been touted in Russia as the world’s “first registered Covid-19 vaccine” after it received regulatory approval in early August. The U.K. became the first country Wednesday to formally approve the Pfizer and BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, a symbolic milestone in the fight against the pandemic. The second option is to end quarantine after seven days if an individual tests negative and also reports no symptoms.
Persons: Donald Trump, Ronna McDaniel, Stephanie Grisham, Melania, , Grisham, White, Kayleigh McEnany, won’t, Allen Sills, ESPN’s Ian Rapoport, hasn’t, — Ian Rapoport, Boris Johnson, BioNTech, Johnson, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump's Covid, Moncef Slaoui, it's, Slaoui, Henry Walke, Walke Organizations: White, Pictures, Republican National Committee, NFL, Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers, Police, Suffolk County Police Department, NBC, Pfizer, Russia MOSCOW —, Wednesday, Sputnik, Trump, Disease Control Locations: Covid, Long Island, Suffolk County , New York, Suffolk, Brookhaven, United Kingdom, Russia MOSCOW, Russia
SEE NEW POSTSWhite House hosting indoor holiday parties despite warnings from top health officials The White House is planning to host as many as 20 indoor holiday parties this season, even as its own coronavirus task force warns states that the pandemic is "in a very dangerous place" and top health officials have cautioned against indoor celebrations. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany shrugged off the concerns that the gatherings could set a bad example for Americans as they head into the holiday season. Dr. Allen Sills makes clear the NFL won’t “cut the line” on the looming COVID-19 vaccine. Sputnik V has been touted in Russia as the world’s “first registered Covid-19 vaccine” after it received regulatory approval in early August. The U.K. became the first country Wednesday to formally approve the Pfizer and BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, a symbolic milestone in the fight against the pandemic.
Persons: Donald Trump, Ronna McDaniel, Stephanie Grisham, Melania, , Grisham, White, Kayleigh McEnany, won’t, Allen Sills, ESPN’s Ian Rapoport, hasn’t, — Ian Rapoport, Boris Johnson, BioNTech, Johnson, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump's Covid, Moncef Slaoui, it's, Slaoui, Henry Walke, Walke Organizations: White, Pictures, Republican National Committee, NFL, Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers, Police, Suffolk County Police Department, NBC, Pfizer, Russia MOSCOW —, Wednesday, Sputnik, Trump, Disease Control Locations: Covid, Long Island, Suffolk County , New York, Suffolk, Brookhaven, United Kingdom, Russia MOSCOW, Russia
The NFL says it won’t get early access to Covid-19 vaccines
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Nbc News | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +6 min
SEE NEW POSTSThe NFL says it won’t get early access to Covid-19 vaccines The NFL’s chief medical officer, Dr. Allen Sills, said Wednesday the league won’t try to “cut the line” in getting access to a Covid-19 vaccine before it’s publicly available, according to a tweet from ESPN’s Ian Rapoport. Dr. Allen Sills makes clear the NFL won’t “cut the line” on the looming COVID-19 vaccine. Sputnik V has been touted in Russia as the world’s “first registered Covid-19 vaccine” after it received regulatory approval in early August. The U.K. became the first country Wednesday to formally approve the Pfizer and BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, a symbolic milestone in the fight against the pandemic. Still, Walke noted that a 14-day quarantine is still the best way to reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19.
Persons: won’t, Allen Sills, ESPN’s Ian Rapoport, hasn’t, , — Ian Rapoport, Boris Johnson, BioNTech, Johnson, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump's Covid, Moncef Slaoui, it's, Slaoui, Henry Walke, Walke, Gloria Estefan, Singer Gloria Estefan, ” Estefan, Instagram, Estefan, Organizations: NFL, Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers, Police, Suffolk County Police Department, NBC, Pfizer, Russia MOSCOW —, Wednesday, Sputnik, Trump, Disease Control, , Miami Beach Locations: Covid, Long Island, Suffolk County , New York, Suffolk, Brookhaven, United Kingdom, Russia MOSCOW, Russia
SEE NEW POSTSThe Covid mink crisis: Why Denmark culled 17 million minks and now plans to dig up their buried bodies Around the world, minks are getting sick. Denmark went so far as to cull 17 million minks in November in response to outbreaks at more than 200 mink farms. Stephanie Grisham, Melania Trump's chief of staff, said in a statement on Wednesday that the White House would “celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah while providing the safest environment possible." Dr. Allen Sills makes clear the NFL won’t “cut the line” on the looming COVID-19 vaccine. Sputnik V has been touted in Russia as the world’s “first registered Covid-19 vaccine” after it received regulatory approval in early August.
Persons: Jeppe Kofod, Pelosi, Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Mitch McConnell, McConnell, McCarthy, Donald Trump, Ronna McDaniel, Stephanie Grisham, Melania, , Grisham, White, Kayleigh McEnany, won’t, Allen Sills, ESPN’s Ian Rapoport, hasn’t, — Ian Rapoport, Boris Johnson, BioNTech, Johnson, Putin, Vladimir Putin Organizations: Democratic, Senate, White House, Pictures, Republican National Committee, NFL, Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers, Police, Suffolk County Police Department, NBC, Pfizer, Russia MOSCOW —, Wednesday, Sputnik Locations: Denmark, Danish, Covid, Long Island, Suffolk County , New York, Suffolk, Brookhaven, United Kingdom, Russia MOSCOW, Russia
Russia deploys advanced S-300 missiles to disputed islands near Japan
  + stars: | 2020-12-01 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Tuesday it had deployed a number of its new S-300V4 missile defence systems for combat duty on a disputed chain of islands near Japan, a move that is likely to anger Tokyo. The Russian Defence Ministry’s Zvezda TV station said the mobile air defence system designed to counter ballistic and aerial attacks was on Iturup, one of four islands held by Russia that Japan claims and calls the Northern Territories. “Short-range anti-aircraft missile systems are already on duty on the island of Iturup in Sakhalin Region. Now the air defence ‘heavy artillery’ has arrived. The so-called large air defence system: the S-300V4,” Zvezda said.
Persons: , Shinzo Abe, Vladimir Putin Organizations: Russian Defence Ministry’s Zvezda, ” Zvezda Locations: MOSCOW, Russia, Japan, Tokyo, Northern Territories, Iturup, Sakhalin Region, Japan’s Hokkaido, Russian, Kamchatka
Kremlin says no such differences between OPEC and Russia as in early 2020
  + stars: | 2020-11-30 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: 1 min
MOSCOW (Reuters) - There are not the same strong differences between Russia and the OPEC oil group as had been the case in early 2020, a Kremlin spokesman said on Monday, as leading oil producers debate the future of their deal on output cuts. The oil talks initially collapsed in March when Russia and OPEC’s kingpin Saudi Arabia could not agree on volumes of the oil output cuts. The deal was eventually agreed in April. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov also said that President Vladimir Putin has no plans to call Saudi Arabia’s leadership before the meeting of the OPEC+ group scheduled for Tuesday.
Persons: Dmitry Peskov, Vladimir Putin Organizations: Kremlin, Saudi Locations: MOSCOW, Russia, Saudi Arabia, OPEC
MOSCOW/CHISINAU (Reuters) - The Kremlin on Monday rebuffed calls by Moldova’s incoming president, Maia Sandu, for Russian troops to withdraw from the breakaway region of Transdniestria, saying it would be seriously destabilising. FILE PHOTO: Maia Sandu, winner of the second round of a presidential election, attends a news conference in Chisinau, Moldova November 16, 2020. Sandu struck a conciliatory tone after her victory but on Monday called for Russian troops in Transdniestria to be removed in favour of civilian monitors under the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). In response, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia expected the authorities in Chisinau to remain constructive. The separatist region fought a brief war with Moldova in 1992 and declared itself an independent state, though it remains unrecognised by any country, including Russia.
Persons: Maia Sandu, Vladislav Culiomza Sandu, Igor Dodon, Vladimir Putin, Sandu, Dmitry Peskov, ” Peskov Organizations: REUTERS, World Bank, European Union, Kremlin, Organization for Security, Chisinau, EU Locations: MOSCOW, CHISINAU, Transdniestria, Chisinau, Moldova, Soviet, Ukraine, EU, Romania, Europe, Russia, Moscow, Soviet Union, Brussels
DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) - OPEC+ members began a meeting on Monday to discuss whether to extend existing oil cuts for three to four months or to increase output gradually from January, as the coronavirus crisis continues to pummel demand for fuel. Adding to the challenge within OPEC+, Moscow’s finances can tolerate lower oil prices than Riyadh’s. Oil prices, which were down 1% around $47 by 1325 GMT, could fall as much as 10% if OPEC failed to roll over cuts, Deutsche Bank said in a note. [O/R]Oil had a bull run last week triggered by hopes for a virus vaccine and expectations of a rollover in OPEC+ cuts. The meeting of OPEC, which precedes a gathering of the wider OPEC+ alliance, started at 1320 GMT.
Persons: Leonhard Foeger, OPEC’s, Dmitry Peskov, Peskov, Vladimir Putin, “ Today’s Organizations: Organization of, Petroleum, REUTERS, Reuters, Deutsche Bank, Oil, Saudi, OPEC Locations: DUBAI, LONDON, OPEC's, Vienna, Austria, Russia, OPEC, Saudi Arabia, Saudi, U.S
DUBAI/LONDON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - OPEC members reached a broad consensus on the need to extend existing oil production cuts for three months from January if their allies in the wider OPEC+ group also support such a move, ministers and delegates said on Monday. OPEC+ had been due to ease existing production cuts by 2 million barrels per day (bpd) from January. “OPEC will probably agree to extend the current production ceiling for the first quarter of 2021, if the non-OPEC countries agree with it in (Tuesday’s) meeting,” an OPEC source said. Adding to the challenge within OPEC+, Moscow’s finances can tolerate lower oil prices than Riyadh’s. [O/R]Oil had a bull run last week triggered by hopes for a COVID-19 virus vaccine and expectations of a rollover in OPEC+ cuts.
Persons: Leonhard, Abdelmadjid Attar, Bijan Zanganeh, ” Zanganeh, SHANA, “ Tomorrow’s, , Dmitry Peskov, Peskov, Vladimir Putin Organizations: Organization of, Petroleum, REUTERS, Algerian Energy, Iranian, reconvene, OPEC, Saudi, Deutsche Bank, Oil Locations: DUBAI, LONDON, MOSCOW, OPEC's, Vienna, Austria, Algerian, OPEC, Russia, Saudi Arabia, U.S
DUBAI/LONDON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - OPEC held talks on Monday on whether to extend existing oil cuts for three to four months or lift output gradually from January, as the coronavirus crisis continues to pummel fuel demand. Adding to the challenge within OPEC+, Moscow’s finances can tolerate lower oil prices than Riyadh’s. Oil prices, which were down 0.5% around $48 by 1405 GMT, could fall as much as 10% if OPEC failed to roll over cuts, Deutsche Bank said in a note. Oil had a bull run last week triggered by hopes for a virus vaccine and expectations of a rollover in OPEC+ cuts. OPEC+ data shows a three-month extension of existing cuts would still leave oil inventories in the industrial world in 2021 above their five-year average, a key benchmark monitored by OPEC+, although the overhang would be reduced.
Persons: Ramzi Boudina, OPEC’s, Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh, SHANA, Dmitry Peskov, Peskov, Vladimir Putin, Abdelmadjid Attar, Attar Organizations: Organization of, Petroleum, REUTERS, Reuters, Oil Minister, Saudi, Deutsche Bank, Algerian Energy, OPEC Locations: DUBAI, LONDON, MOSCOW, Algiers, Algeria, Russia, OPEC, Saudi Arabia, Saudi, U.S
DUBAI/LONDON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - OPEC members have reached a consensus on the need to extend existing oil production cuts for three months from January and will work on convincing their allies in the wider OPEC+ group to support such a move, Algeria’s minister said on Monday. OPEC+ had been due to ease existing production cuts by 2 million bpd from January. But Peskov said President Vladimir Putin had no plans to call Saudi Arabia’s leadership before the OPEC+ meeting, a move that in the past has helped smooth over any dispute. Adding to the challenge within OPEC+, Moscow’s finances can tolerate lower oil prices than Riyadh’s. Oil had a bull run last week triggered by hopes for a virus vaccine and expectations of a rollover in OPEC+ cuts.
Persons: Ramzi Boudina, Abdelmadjid Attar, ” Attar, , Dmitry Peskov, Peskov, Vladimir Putin Organizations: Organization of, Petroleum, REUTERS, Ramzi Boudina Algerian Energy, The, of, Sunday, Saudi, Deutsche Bank Locations: DUBAI, LONDON, MOSCOW, Algiers, Algeria, Ramzi Boudina Algerian, OPEC, Russia, Saudi Arabia, U.S
REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina“I think within OPEC there was consensus,” Iran’s oil minister, Bijan Zanganeh, told the Iranian oil ministry’s news agency, SHANA. OPEC+ had been due to ease existing production cuts by 2 million barrels per day (bpd) from January. Saudi energy minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman told the OPEC meeting on Monday he would step down as a co-chair of a ministerial monitoring committee, three OPEC sources said. Adding to the challenge within OPEC+, Moscow’s finances can tolerate lower oil prices than Riyadh’s. Oil had a bull run last week, triggered by hopes for a COVID-19 virus vaccine and expectations of a rollover in OPEC+ cuts.
Persons: Ramzi Boudina “, Bijan Zanganeh, SHANA, “ Tomorrow’s, , Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, Dmitry Peskov, Peskov, Vladimir Putin Organizations: Organization of, Petroleum, REUTERS, reconvene, OPEC, United Arab, Saudi, Deutsche Bank Locations: DUBAI, LONDON, MOSCOW, Russia, Algiers, Algeria, OPEC, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Saudi, U.S
After consultations on Sunday failed to reach agreement, sources said Russia suggested a possibility for OPEC+ to start increasing output by 0.5 million bpd each month from January. Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman told the OPEC meeting on Monday he would step down as a co-chair of a ministerial monitoring committee, three OPEC sources said. But Peskov said Russian President Vladimir Putin had no plans to call Saudi Arabia’s leadership before the OPEC+ meeting, a move that in the past has helped smooth over any dispute. Adding to the challenge within OPEC+, Moscow’s finances can tolerate lower oil prices than Riyadh’s. Oil had a bull run last week, triggered by hopes for a COVID-19 virus vaccine and expectations of a rollover in OPEC+ cuts.
Persons: Ramzi Boudina, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, Dmitry Peskov, Peskov, Vladimir Putin Organizations: Organization of, Petroleum, REUTERS, United Arab, Saudi Energy, Saudi, Brent, Deutsche Bank Locations: DUBAI, LONDON, MOSCOW, Russia, Algiers, Algeria, Ramzi Boudina OPEC, OPEC, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, U.S
A recent Chinese military training guideline tries to close gap between today's Chinese troops and the rapid move toward advanced weapons systems. Unlike Russian and American defense forces, China's military has not seen real combat since the 1980s, leading to a lack of warfare knowledge. A military insider said that more than 70% of the document was based on US military guidelines for joint operations. Military observers and an insider said a lack of real combat talent remained a serious barrier to meeting those challenges. But his experience could be dated to four decades ago," said a military insider, who requested anonymity, referring to Gen. Li Zuocheng, chief of the PLA Joint Staff Department.
Persons: Zhou Chenming, Xi Jinping, Li Zuocheng, Li, Miao Hua, Li Huohui, Zheng, GREG BAKER, Liang Guoliang, Xi, Liang, Zhou, Antony Wong Tong, Vladimir Putin, Wong Organizations: People's Liberation Army, PLA, Communist Party, Central Military Commission, CMC, Military, PLA Joint Staff Department, Getty, Hong, Liberation Army Air Force, Visual China, Getty Images, Soviet Union Locations: Beijing, China, Vietnam, Taiwan Strait, AFP, Hong Kong, South China, India, Zhuhai, Getty Images Macau, Russia, Chechnya
President Donald Trump suggested on Fox Business that several world leaders have supported his unsubstantiated claims of election fraud. Numerous world leaders have congratulated and recognized Joe Biden as the president-elect, almost immediately after the race was called for him. Immediately after Joe Biden was declared the winner of the presidential race, several world leaders either made contact with or congratulated him on his victory. In an interview given just a few days ago, Putin called Biden a "candidate" despite clear election results indicating he's the winner. That lack of confidence appears to have permeated his relations with world leaders, who acknowledged Biden as the victor much earlier than Trump.
Persons: Donald Trump, Trump, Joe Biden, Benjamin Netanyahu, Boris Johnson —, we've, Maria Bartiromo, Kamala Harris, Netanyahu, Joe, Israel, Xi Jinping, Biden, Vladimir Putin, Putin, Kim Jong, Qassem Organizations: Fox Business, White, Trump, UK, North, Pew Research Locations: Israel, Russia, North Korea, China, Paris, Trump
They argue soon-to-be-former President Trump already poses a danger because of the secrets he currently possesses, and they say it would be foolish to trust him with more sensitive information. Goldsmith and other experts noted that Trump has a history of carelessly revealing classified information. said Priess, who wrote "The President's Book of Secrets," about presidents and intelligence. It's unclear whether former President Barack Obama has received intelligence briefings after he left office, but President Trump said in March that he hasn't consulted his predecessors about coronavirus or anything else. Like so much with Trump, his track record of sharing secrets has been unprecedented in American presidential history.
Persons: WASHINGTON, David Priess, George H.W, George H.W . Bush, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Jack Goldsmith, George W, Bush, Goldsmith, Sergey Lavrov, Sergei Kislyak, Priess, Biden, comment.Trump, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Carter, Barack Obama, hasn't, Bob Woodward, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, Lago, New England Patriots Robert Kraft, Melania Trump, Shinzo Abe, Akie Abe, Nicholas Kamm, Doug Wise, Vladimir Putin, Wise, John Brennan, Marc Polymeropoulos, Polymeropoulos Organizations: CIA, Department, ., Russian, White, New York Times, Deutsche Bank, American, National Security Agency, Trump, Washington Post, ISIS, NBC News, Mar, Facebook, New England Patriots, Japanese, Trump's, Getty, Harvard Locations: Houston, George H.W ., Russian, Russia, Haiti, China, North Korea, Philippines, Lago, United States, Moscow, Arab
Russia tells Belarus leader to press ahead with constitutional reform
  + stars: | 2020-11-26 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.97   time to read: +1 min
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s foreign minister told Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Thursday to honour agreements with the Kremlin and press ahead with constitutional reforms to defuse a political crisis after months of protests. He later said Belarus could hold new elections once the constitutional reforms had been adopted. But political opponents have dismissed Lukashenko’s reform proposal as a stalling tactic, and the reforms have not materialised. “We of course have an interest in the situation being calm, stable and we think that beginning the constitutional reform initiated by the country’s leadership would contribute to this,” Lavrov said. Lavrov told Lukashenko that Moscow was not in contact with the Belarusian opposition and accused the West, which has imposed sanctions on Minsk, for meddling in Belarus.
Persons: Alexander Lukashenko, Lukashenko, Vladimir Putin, Putin, Sergei Lavrov, Lavrov, ” Lavrov Organizations: Kremlin Locations: MOSCOW, Moscow, Belarus, Russian, Minsk, Russia, Belarusian
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