NEWS | French President To Go To Lithuania and Latvia amid Russia Tensions

PARIS | FRANCE – French President Emmanuel Macron will visit Lithuania and Latvia this month and see French NATO troops in the region, Macron’s department said in Wednesday, amid tensions between the European Union and Russia and Belarus. During his visit, scheduled to take place from Sept. 28-30, Macron will hold talks with Lithuanian President … Continue reading NEWS | French President To Go To Lithuania and Latvia amid Russia Tensions

TRAVEL ALERT | Russia Resumes International Flight With Egypt, UAE And Maldives

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA - Russia Has resumed international flights with Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and the Maldives, a government order published on Thursday showed. The government said it had authorized three flights a week to Cairo, as well as two flights a week to Dubai and to the Maldivest’s Velana International Airport.

WORLD NEWS | Russia Allows Gravely Ill Kremlin Critic Navalny To Be Airlifted To Germany

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – Russian doctors said on Friday gravely ill Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny could be flown to Germany to receive medical attention after the politician’s allies accused the Russian authorities of deliberately trying to stop his evacuation. Navanlny, a long-time opponent of President Vladimir Putin and his lieutenants and a campaigner against corruption, … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | Russia Allows Gravely Ill Kremlin Critic Navalny To Be Airlifted To Germany

WORLD NEWS | France’s Macron Says He Plans To Travel To Russia Soon

PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron On Saturday said he would soon travel to Russia for more talks with his counterpart Vladimir Putin. ‘Trust-building talks initiated with President at Fort Bregancon continue’, Macron said in a tweet, mentioning European security, regional conflicts and climate change as key themes. ‘I will travel soon to Russia’. Macron … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | France’s Macron Says He Plans To Travel To Russia Soon

BUSINESS NEWS | Russia Has No Objection To Earlier OPEC+ Meeting: Sources

LONDON – Russia has no objection to the next meeting of OPEC and its allies, known as OPEC+, being brought forward to June 4 from the following week, three OPEC+ sources familiar with the meeting’s preparations told Reuters on Sunday. Algeria, which currently holds the presidency of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), has … Continue reading BUSINESS NEWS | Russia Has No Objection To Earlier OPEC+ Meeting: Sources

CORONAVIRUS | Russia Ranks Second Place in COVID-19 CASES

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – Russia has surpassed Spain and currently ranks second in the world in the number of officially confirmed coronavirus cases, according to Russian news agency, TASS, data based on statements made by these countries’ authorities on Tuesday. According to the latest information provided by the anti-coronavirus crisis centre, the number of infected … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS | Russia Ranks Second Place in COVID-19 CASES

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC | Russia’s cases rise by 10,000 in one-day record

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – Russia has recorded 10,633 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, the highest daily rise since the outbreak began in the country. The increases brings Russia’s total number of coronavirus cases to 134,686, the seventh highest tally in the world. But Russia’s mortality rate remains low relative to other countries, … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC | Russia’s cases rise by 10,000 in one-day record

CORONAVIRUS NEWS | Russia Reports Record Daily Rise In Coronavirus Cases After PM’s Infection

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – Russia on Friday reported a record daily rise in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases, a day after Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin announced he had been diagnosed with the new virus and was temporarily stepping down to recover. The nationwide case tally rose by 7,933 cases and now stands at 114,431, … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS NEWS | Russia Reports Record Daily Rise In Coronavirus Cases After PM’s Infection

BUSINESS | Saudi Cabinet Says Ready To Take Any Extra Measures With Other OPEC+ Producers To Stabilise Oil Market

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday it is ready to take any extra measures with OPEC+ members and producers to achieve  oil market stability, state news agency SPA reported citing cabinet statement. ‘Kingdom is committed with Russia to implement productions cuts over next couple of years’, the cabinet statement said.