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Coronavirus: Latest updates from across the world
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-03-23
Covid-19 has infected hundreds of thousands of people across the globe.Here are the latest updates:

WATCH Russian Army deliver medical aid at airbase near Rome as Moscow rallies to help coronavirus-ravaged Italy
rt.com | 2020-03-23
Russian personnel swiftly airlifted trucks full of medical equipment to Italy, the nation with the highest death toll from the Covid-19 pandemic. | A video by Russia's Defense Ministry shows containers with equipment being offloaded onto Kamaz military semi-trucks after an Il-76 transport plane landed in Italy's Pratica di Mare airbase, 30km (18.6 miles) from Rome. Personnel in white hazmat suits helped to prepare the cargo hatch before the vehicles could roll onto the tarmac. | Russian aircraft carrying Covid-19 aid have been arriving to Italy since Sunday evening. Moscow is helping Rome by providing medic…

Russian cases of coronavirus surge as economic crisis hits
wsws.org | 2020-03-23
The Russian oligarchy is promoting nationalism and xenophobia and pushing for greater surveillance and dictatorial measures, as social tensions are set to escalate over the socioeconomic impact of the pandemic.

Three Terrorist Attack Plotters Neutralised in Russia's Kabardino-Balkaria – Authorities
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-23
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The law enforcement authorities of Russia's southern region of Kabardino-Balkaria have neutralised three bandits who were planning a terrorist attack, the National Anti-Terrorist Committee said on Monday.

Russian Military Cargo Planes Deliver Medical Equipment to Italy Amid Raging Coronavirus – Video
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-23
Russian President Vladimir Putin offered the country's help to Italy last Saturday in light of the complicated situation caused by the pandemic, which has affected over 53,000 and killed at least 6,557.

Italy Holds Consultations on Russian Experts' Engagement in COVID-19 Fight
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-23
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Italy has hold the first consultations on using the Russia-provided equipment for COVID-19 fight and on engaging Russian experts in the process, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Monday.

Extending a Helping Hand: How Russia is Aiding Italy's Fight Against Raging COVID-19 Pandemic
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-23
On 21 March, Russian President Vladimir Putin in talks with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte confirmed Russia's readiness to provide prompt assistance to Italy in the fight against the COVID-19 virus.

Moscow 'Closure' Due to COVID-19 Pandemic Not Discussed
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-23
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The possibility to "close" Moscow to contain the spread of the coronavirus is not discussed, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday.

Tenth Russian Plane With Specialists, Equipment to Fight COVID-19 Flies to Italy – MoD
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-23
Earlier in the day, Russian military planes transported equipment and around 100 experts to Italy to provide the country with help amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Moscow Calls on EU to Abandon Defender Drills Active Phase During WWII Victory Celebration
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-23
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia has called on European nations not to hold the active phase of the DEFENDER-Europe multinational exercise, initiated by the NATO, in the period when the 75th anniversary of World War II victory will be celebrated, Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko said on Monday.

Russian Scientists to Study If Space Suits Can Bring Microbes Into ISS From Exterior
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-23
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian scientists intend to study whether cosmonauts during a space walk could pick up microorganisms on their space suits and bring them into the International Space Station (ISS), a department head of the Institute for Biological and Medical Issues of the Russian Academy of Sciences said in an interview.

Five COVID-19 Test Systems Registered in Russia – Health Minister
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-23
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Five test systems for detecting the coronavirus have been registered in Russia, and the country's scientific and industrial sectors have potential to boost the effort, Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said at a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin on Monday.

US Orders to Utilise Country's 16 Supercomputers to Find Cure for Coronavirus
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-23
Similar attempts to find a cure for COVID-19 using computing power have also been made by Folding@home, a global crowdsourcing platform that allows PC users to "donate" extra power from their home computers to research various global diseases.

Turkey, Russia conduct second joint patrol in Idlib
yenisafak.com | 2020-03-23
Turkish and Russian forces have conducted the second joint patrol on the M4 highway in Idlib, northwestern Syria, in line with the Moscow Agreement, the Turkish Defense Ministry announced on Monday."Within the framework of the Moscow agreement, the 2nd joint Turkish-Russian land patrol on the M4 highway has been completed with the contribution of air and land assets," a ministry statement said.Turkey and Russia agreed on a protocol which urged parties to "cease all military actions along the line of contact in the Idlib de-escalation area starting from 00: 01 of March 6, 2020."It added that both parties stressed t…

Russian military planes with medics & supplies land in coronavirus-hit Italy (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-03-22
Seven Russian Ilyushin Il-76 military transport planes carrying medical supplies and experts to help Italy battle its devastating Covid-19 crisis have landed at the Italian Air Force base Pratica di Mare. | The aircraft brought medics and specialists in infectious diseases from Russia, as well as equipment necessary for diagnostics and disinfection. | The teams will immediately begin their work once the Italian side clarifies areas for deployment, the Russian Defense Ministry reported.

Video: 'Moderate Rebels' Bite Hand that Feeds Them. 2 Turkish Soldiers Killed in Idlib
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-22
Syria entered the second half of the week with a new spike of tensions in Greater Idlib. This escalation has been widely expected because militant groups are sabotaging key parts of the Russian-Turkish agreement on de-escalation in the area. | Radicals …

Liberal NPCs hate Russia, Conservative NPCs hate China
Caitlin A. Johnstone | mronline.org | 2020-03-21
The frenzied, shrieking hysteria I'm witnessing right now among Trump's base regarding China looks and moves in the exact same way the mental zombification of Russia hysteria looked and moved when it began tearing through rank-and-file Democrats in late 2016 and early 2017. The seething, screaming vitriol I get from the MAGA crowd on social […] | Source…

Senator Burr enabled Russiagaters for years; now they're accusing him of insider trading & coronavirus lies
rt.com | 2020-03-20
Richard Burr, chair of the US Senate Intelligence Committee, has been accused of deceiving the public about the coronavirus outbreak and seeking to profit from it by dumping stocks that are crashing due to the pandemic. | Burr (R-North Carolina) found himself under attack from two directions on Thursday. Early in the day, National Public Radio ran a story based on "secret recordings" from a speech he gave in North Carolina in late February, when he gave oddly specific warnings about Covid-19 to an elite group of donors, while keeping the rest of the American public in the dark. | SCOOP: Secret recording obtain…