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Less than half of Russians worried about catching Covid-19, poll shows, but only one in three say they have had vaccine or virus

The majority of Russians believe they haven’t yet had Covid-19, new research reveals, but more than half of people say they aren’t actually worried about catching the virus and far fewer say they’ve signed up for a vaccine so far. That’s according to a new survey conducted by Moscow’s Levada Center, a pollster registered as […]

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Sleep researchers observe human minds ‘saving’ memories in real time

Sleep researchers have, for the first time, observed the human mind consolidating and storing memories in incredible detail, in real time, reinforcing existing ideas about the function and importance of sleep to human cognition. For decades, there has been a strong but poorly understood connection between sleep and the formation and solidification of memory in […]

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Some 60% of German respondents would like to get Russian-made Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine – poll

About 60% of Germans would like to get vaccinated with the Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine if they were presented with such an opportunity, a fresh poll has shown. The survey, conducted by the pollster Forsa, was commissioned by the German Eastern Business Association, a group focusing on economic cooperation between Germany and countries located in […]

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Cyber Experts Explain Why India Tops List of 30 Countries Worldwide for Ransomware Attacks

A ‘State of Ransomware 2021’ survey interviewed 5,400 IT decision-makers in 30 countries in Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa, including 300 respondents in India alone. A recent global survey report ‘The State of Ransomware 2021’, by the Sophos IT security company has revealed that India tops a list of 30 […]

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How Story of Broken NATO Non-Enlargement Pledge Upends West’s Effort to Depict Russia as ‘Aggressor’

NATO non-enlargement promises to Soviet leaders following the fall of the Berlin Wall have again prompted a debate in the media. What’s behind the timing of the Western media’s renewed attempt to downplay the famous “not one inch eastward” assurance as a myth? Earlier this month two reports emerged concerning the “myth” of NATO’s post-Cold […]

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Russia ready to discuss human rights if Biden wants, but starting with arrest of protesters who stormed US Capitol, says FM Lavrov

After US President Joe Biden revealed he plans to raise the issue of human rights when he meets his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin next month, Moscow has said it is happy to have the discussion, as long as it goes both ways. Speaking as part of a press conference on Monday, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey […]

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Israel faces change of government as anti-Netanyahu opposition announces agreement

A coalition of Israel’s opposition parties have announced they have reached an unlikely agreement and now have the votes to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the country’s longest-serving leader. Naftali Bennett, former defense minister for Netanyahu, and opposition leader Yair Lapid will lead the opposition parties under this new agreement that would split power in […]

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Caitlin Johnstone: US troops die for world domination, not freedom

Vice President Kamala Harris spent the weekend under fire from Republicans, which of course means that Kamala Harris spent the weekend being criticized for the silliest, vapid reason you could possibly criticize her for. Apparently, the likely future president tweeted “Enjoy the long weekend,” a reference to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, instead of gushing […]

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This is America. We Just Want The Money.

Capitalism has made us cruel. My brother just tested positive for Covid. He can’t smell or taste anything. He feels exhausted. He got it from work. It’s the only place he’s gone for the last year— no friends, no dating, no social life. They wouldn’t give him time off to get vaccinated. They’ve dumped overtime […]

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Norway, Sweden Demand Answers on Espionage After Report of Denmark Helping NSA Spy on EU Politicians

While Danish Defence Minister Trine Bramsen reiterated that wiretapping allies is “unacceptable”, researchers and analysts have warned of an “intelligence scandal” in Denmark and compared Copenhagen’s “very precarious” position to that of a “louse pressed between two nails”. The governments of Norway and Sweden have demanded explanations from Copenhagen following revelations of the Defence Intelligence […]

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I’m a doctor, but Covid’s broken my faith in medical research. I can’t believe anything I read or accept any mainstream facts

Those of us who put forward an alternative view to the prevailing orthodoxy on the virus or on vaccinations are being vilified, threatened and cancelled. This is not how science, or a functioning democracy, works. I haven’t written for a while, sorry. Instead, I have been sorting out two complaints about my writing made to […]

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Cannabis Inhibits SARS-CoV-2 Replication in Human Lungs, Study Suggests

With the SARS-CoV-2 virus causing almost 3 million deaths worldwide, researchers have been scrambling to learn more about the deadly COVID-19 disease that has threatened global public health and world economies. A new study, published on preprint server bioRxiv last week, suggests that a cannabis plant compound inhibited infection with SARS-CoV-2 in human lung cells.

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iPhone users ‘digital slaves’ to ‘overpriced, obsolete’ gadgets & are trapped in Apple’s grasp, says Telegram founder Durov

They might be sleek and shiny, but Apple’s flagship mobile phones just aren’t living up to their flashy label any more, Russia’s most prominent digital entrepreneur has said, blasting the US company for restricting user choice. Pavel Durov, the Russian-born businessman who founded both the Telegram messaging service and the popular VKontakte social network, turned […]

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Nearly 1 in 4 American Expats Eye Renouncing US Citizenship Over Tax Requirements, Survey Finds

Similar to tax practices followed within the US, American citizens living abroad must also report their annual income to the Internal Revenue Service, meaning expats are likely to file and pay taxes in two places. Although the agency implements measures to avoid double taxation, tax-filing requirements have still proven a hurdle for expats. Nearly one […]

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How One of Europe’s Smallest States, San Marino, is Winning the COVID War Thanks to Russia’s Vaccine

San Marino, a tiny landlocked state, surprised many of its European neighbours when it began easing anti-COVID restrictions in mid-April, several months after it stocked up on Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine. It may be one of Europe’s smallest states, but it’s winning the COVID battle thanks to Russia’s vaccine. The country, which has a population […]

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