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The Latest: Russia reports its highest single-day death toll

The Latest: Russia reports its highest single-day death toll

Health
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: —Russia reports its highest single-day death toll but fewer infections —China's foreign minister says virus lawsuits are ‘illegal’ — France relaxing border restrictions and allowing migrant workers — South Korea reports 25 new virus cases as small outbreaks continue ——— MOSCOW — Russia has reported its highest one-day coronavirus death toll but also the lowest number of new infections in three weeks. The national coronavirus task force said Sunday that 3,541 people have died from the virus, an increase of 153. The previous high was 150. Th
Oil prices turn lower despite hints Russia and Saudi Arabia are ‘very close’ to a deal

Oil prices turn lower despite hints Russia and Saudi Arabia are ‘very close’ to a deal

Finance
Oil prices dipped during morning deals on Monday, shortly after the CEO of Russian sovereign wealth fund RDIF told CNBC that Moscow and Riyadh were "very close" to an oil deal.International benchmark Brent crude futures traded at $ 32.96 a barrel Monday morning, down more than 3.2%, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures stood at $ 27.46, more than 3% lower. "I think the whole market understands that this deal is important and it will bring lots of stability, so much important stability to the market, and we are very close," Kirill Dmitriev of the Russian Direct Investment Fund told CNBC's "Capital Connection" on Monday.Oil prices edged into positive territory shortly after Dmitriev's optimistic comments, but have since pared those gains.Earlier...
Russia ends war games as precaution against COVID-19

Russia ends war games as precaution against COVID-19

Business
March 23 (UPI) -- The Russian army ended war exercises on its western border, it announced on Monday, as a preventative measure against the COVID-19 virus. The war games were to be a response to a massive exercise by NATO troops in March, Europe-Defender 20, that was to involve over 20,000 U.S. troops and personnel from 10 other countries but was severely reduced in scope after the outbreak. The NATO exercise was criticized by the Kremlin, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in February that Russia would respond with a reciprocal show of force. "It's obvious that all of this is connected with preventive measures," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday of the cancellation of the Russian war games. "It's linked to the situation around the general fight against coronavi...
The Latest: Russia, Uzbekistan evacuate nationals from China

The Latest: Russia, Uzbekistan evacuate nationals from China

Health
Russia and Uzbekistan have evacuated hundreds of people from China, most of them from the epicenter of a viral outbreak in the city of WuhanByThe Associated PressFebruary 5, 2020, 9:46 AM3 min readBEIJING -- The Latest on a virus outbreak that began in China (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Russia and Uzbekistan have evacuated hundreds of people from China, most of them from the epicenter of a viral outbreak in the city of Wuhan. All evacuees will be quarantined for 14 days. In Russia, two military planes with a total of 144 people — Russians and nationals of Belarus, Ukraine and Armenia — landed in Tyumen on Wednesday. The Defense Ministry says none of the evacuees has shown signs of being infected with the virus. Russia has reported two cases of coronavirus, both Chinese nationals who a

Russia to drop murder charge against sisters who killed dad

World
The lawyer for three Russian sisters accused of killing their abusive father says prosecutors have ordered investigators to drop the murder charge against them and instead classify their actions as self-defenseByThe Associated PressJanuary 30, 2020, 9:49 PM2 min readMOSCOW -- Investigators in the case of three sisters accused of killing their abusive father have been ordered by Russia's Prosecutor General's office to drop the murder charge against them and instead classify their actions as self-defense, their lawyer said Friday. The case elicited widespread outcry after reports emerged that the sisters — 17, 18 and 19 years old at the time — acted after years of being beaten and raped. In December, Russia's Investigative Committee charged Maria, Angelina and Krestina Khachaturyan with pre