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  • Scammers offered ‘ghost’ vaccines to EU countries for 12.7 billion euros – anti-fraud body OLAF
    Amid a slow vaccine rollout in the European Union, several of the bloc’s member states say they were contacted by middlemen who offered to sell them some 900 million doses of Covid-19 jabs, EU anti-fraud agency OLAF has revealed. The "alleged intermediaries" were asking for a total of 12.7 ... read more
    Source: Rus RT 1Published on 2021-02-25
  • India introduces strict new rules on social media companies in battle on ‘double standards’
    The Indian government announced new regulations on social media giants, which will come into force in three months, as part of its campaign to tackle the “double standards” of these companies in removing content. The new measures will impact social media companies, streaming services and online news sites, requiring ... read more
    Source: Rus RT 1Published on 2021-02-25
  • EU lawmaker likens AstraZeneca to ‘unreliable second-hand car salesman’ as low European jab confidence hampers vaccine uptake
    Doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine are going unused across the EU amid low confidence in the jab after the company was repeatedly criticized by Brussels for not sharing sufficient data and supply problems. Speaking on Thursday, EU lawmaker Esther de Lange, a vice president of the European People’s ... read more
    Source: Rus RT 1Published on 2021-02-25
  • McDonald’s SPIES on its employees seeking minimum wage of $15 per hour – media
    Fast food giant McDonald’s has reportedly set up a team of ‘intelligence analysts’ to monitor and gather data on employees suspected of being members of the ‘Fight For $15’ movement, which seeks a minimum wage hike. The damning revelation on the alleged in-house espionage practiced by McDonald’s was published ... read more
    Source: Rus RT 1Published on 2021-02-25
  • 3rd time’s the charm? Pfizer/BioNTech to study if THREE doses of Covid-19 vaccine can boost immunity against variants
    Pfizer and BioNTech will launch a new trial of the Covid-19 vaccine they jointly developed to see if a third dose can act as an effective booster against emerging variants of the virus, they said in a statement on Thursday. The study will use participants from a current US ... read more
    Source: Rus RT 1Published on 2021-02-25
  • Major police raids carried out around German capital after Islamist group, which called for death of Jews, outlawed by authorities
    More than 800 officers were on duty as police in Berlin and Brandenburg carried out 26 raids across the region to enforce a ban on a Salafist group which was advocating terrorist attacks and the killing of Jews. Berlin Interior Senator Andreas Geisel told a news conference on Thursday ... read more
    Source: Rus RT 1Published on 2021-02-25
  • European Court of Justice fines Spain €15 million over EU data protection rule failures
    The EU’s highest court has fined Spain €15 million ($18.34 million) for failing to comply with a European data protection directive governing the protection of personal data during police investigations within the country. The EU introduced the Law Enforcement Directive alongside the General Data Protection Regulation in 2016, governing ... read more
    Source: Rus RT 1Published on 2021-02-25
  • 4 Brits PERMANENTLY banned from working in Singapore for breaking Covid-19 restrictions
    A group of Brits who broke Singapore’s strict coronavirus lockdown restrictions have been banned from working in the country ever again after they joined a large group on an island last August. Four Brits had met eight other people for leisure activities on Singapore’s Lazarus Island last August despite ... read more
    Source: Rus RT 1Published on 2021-02-25
  • Canada’s defense chief steps down amid military police probe just two months into his new role
    Canada’s top military commander, Admiral Art McDonald, has voluntarily stepped down just two months after he was promoted to the post, as he is being investigated on unspecified allegations. The Canada Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) probe was confirmed Thursday after Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan appointed Lt.-Gen. Wayne Eyre ... read more
    Source: Rus RT 1Published on 2021-02-25
  • Hungary broke EU law on treatment and processing of migrants, says top European court’s advocate general
    The EU’s advocate general has delivered a damming opinion on Hungary’s treatment and processing of migrants following its 2018 reforms, noting that Budapest failed to fulfill its obligations under European law. “By imposing criminal penalties on organizing activities intended to enable persons to initiate the international protection procedure who ... read more
    Source: Rus RT 1Published on 2021-02-25
  • India and Pakistan agree to stop firing across disputed Kashmir border in move towards ‘sustainable peace’
    The Director Generals of Military Operations (DGsMO) of India and Pakistan have announced that they agreed to stop firing across the Kashmir border in an attempt to secure sustainable peace in the region. A ceasefire between India-administered and Pakistan-controlled Kashmir has technically been in place since 2003. However, both ... read more
    Source: Rus RT 1Published on 2021-02-25
  • Legal immunity & state assets as collateral: Latin American govts ‘held to ransom’ by Pfizer during vaccine talks, report says
    A number of Latin American countries have reportedly experienced extremely aggressive negotiating tactics by US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, which has demanded full immunity from any civil claims and state assets as a guarantee. The questionable negotiating tactics by the pharmaceutical giant have been highlighted in a fresh report by ... read more
    Source: Rus RT 1Published on 2021-02-25
  • China denies it made US diplomats take anal swab tests for Covid-19 despite Washington saying Beijing admitted testing ‘error’
    The Chinese Foreign Ministry has said it has no knowledge that US diplomats were being subjected to “undignified” anal probing in order to test for Covid-19 in China, refuting reports published by Vice on Wednesday. “To my knowledge... China has never required US diplomatic staff stationed in China to ... read more
    Source: Rus RT 1Published on 2021-02-25
  • Mafia-type gangs, not foreign powers, hacked French hospitals, says minister, as some doctors continue to work with pen and paper
    The French minister for digital transformation has said mafia-type gangs from Eastern Europe are probably behind a spate of attacks on French hospitals and laboratories during the pandemic, rather than foreign state actors. “Concerning the hospitals, in all likelihood, it is not foreign powers, but rather Mafia-type organizations – ... read more
    Source: Rus RT 1Published on 2021-02-25
  • Facebook bans Myanmar military accounts with immediate effect over coup
    Facebook announced in a blog post on Thursday that it has removed Instagram and Facebook accounts used by Myanmar’s military to communicate with the public in the wake of a coup by the armed forces in the Asian nation. The social media company said it was left with no ... read more
    Source: Rus RT 1Published on 2021-02-25
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