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‘Just as Reliable and Efficient’: Austrian Professor Likens Sputnik V Vaccine to Kalashnikov Rifle

Austria launched its vaccination effort in December, offering citizens inoculations with Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, or AstraZeneca. Certain Austrian firms are also negotiating with Russia on Sputnik V production, according to the head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, one of the vaccine’s promoters abroad. Austria’s top infectologist, Professor Florian Thalhammer, believes that the efficacy and reliability […]

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Austrian Chancellor Speaks Against Tying Future of Nord Stream Gas Link to Navalny Case

MOSCOW – Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has rejected calls to abandon the Nord Stream 2 pipeline construction after a Russian court jailed opposition activist Alexey Navalny for 3.5 years. “I welcome the German federal government’s decision to stand by Nord Stream 2”, Kurz said in an interview with the Welt am Sonntag newspaper, published Saturday. […]

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Austrian Chancellor Says Ready to Get Vaccinated With Sputnik V If It Gets EU Approval

MOSCOW – Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says he is ready to get vaccinated with the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine or the Chinese vaccine, if they are approved by the EU. “Yes [I am ready to get vaccinated], if the vaccines [Russia’s and China’s] are approved in Europe,” Kurz said in an interview with the […]

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European Union Stops Referring to Juan Guaido as President of Venezuela

Since 2019, the United States and the European Union have formally recognized former National Assembly leader Juan Guaido as the acting president of Venezuela. However, with the government of Nicolas Maduro holding onto power and sweeping the legislative body’s elections last month, support for Guiado from the western powers is waning. The European Union has stopped […]

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Germany’s Maas Blames Trump for Inciting Capitol Chaos

BERLIN (Sputnik) – German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Thursday piled blame on US President Donald Trump for inciting his supporters to storm the seat of the American parliament, which left four people dead and a dozen injured. “Who, like Trump, spends years on incendiary rhetoric and constantly incites their supporters bears responsibility for this […]

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Russian Ambassador Notes Austria’s Great Interest in Russian Coronavirus Vaccines Use

VIENNA – The experience of administration of Russian vaccines against COVID-19 is raising a great interest in Austria even though the countries are not currently engaged in specific negotiations, Russian ambassador Dmitry Lyubinsky said, praising the efficacy of the Russian vaccines. “There are currently no negotiations on exact plans related to the potential use of […]

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The end of Ostpolitik: Dream of Europe ‘whole & free’ over as Russian-German friendship fades & Moscow pivots to Asia

This Monday marked 50 years since one of the 20th century’s most iconic moments, when German Chancellor Willy Brandt fell to his knees in Warsaw, emotionally apologizing for the horrors the Nazis had unleashed on Eastern Europe. It was one of the milestones of the Neue Ostpolitik – Bonn’s policy aimed at normalizing relations with […]

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European Commission Slams Potential Extraterritorial US Sanctions on Nord Stream 2 as Illegal

The Trump administration has long been critical of the EU, especially Germany, over their support for the transnational pipeline project, which will boost the capacity of Russia to sell natural gas to Europe. Washington insists that the EU must instead buy more expensive LNG from the US or other countries. The European Commission has condemned […]

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Fugging Unbelievable! Austrian Village to Ditch Unfortunate Obscene Name

The original name of the small village has no special meaning or any connotations in German, while the new toponym will better reflect its pronunciation in the local accent. The Austrian village of Fucking (pronounced fooking in Standard German) will change its name to Fugging on 1 January 2021, Mayor Andrea Holzner told the broadcaster […]

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German govt finally admits hosting key US drone war base, Die Linke MP tells RT

After years of denial, Berlin has acknowledged that the US Air Force is using Ramstein Air Base in Germany to carry out drone attacks in anti-terrorist operations, Die Linke (the Left) MP Andrej Hunko told RT. They crucial role played by the Ramstein base – the largest American military facility on foreign soil – in […]

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German Businesses Pen Letter to Democrat Lawmakers Urging US to Lift Sanctions on Nord Stream 2

Washington already imposed sanctions on the Russian-German energy project late last year, tacking them on to the US National Defence Authorization Act. Now, a bipartisan group of lawmakers from both the House and Senate is reportedly looking to introduce additional restrictions against it before the end of the year. An influential group of German businesses […]

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Switzerland Imposes Sanctions Against Russian Entities Over Crimean Bridge Construction

Switzerland has adopted sanctions against Russian individuals and companies involved in the construction of the bridge over the Kerch Strait that connected the Crimean Peninsula with continental Russia, the Swiss Federal Department of Economic Affairs said on Friday. “The Federal Department of Economic Affairs has made amendments to the list of individuals attached to the […]

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Encouraged by Frank Discussion Credit Suisse ‘Increasingly Positive’ About Russian Sputnik V Vaccine

The research team of Credit Suisse, one of Switzerland’s leading banks, has commended the frank discussion that the developers of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine recently had on its efficacy. “We were encouraged by the frank discussion of the human viral vector technology used and we view the 92 percent efficacy as a positive incremental […]

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DRAMATIC VIDEOS show running gun battles with police in central Vienna amid suspected terrorist attack 🎞️

Cell phone footage of a suspected terrorist attack originally reported to be taking place near Vienna’s main synagogue shows a massive police response and officers exchanging fire with one or multiple gunmen. In one video, filmed from above, a man dressed in white with a black balaclava can be seen going down a cobblestone-lined street […]

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If Russia Wanted to Poison Navalny Would Never Let Him Cross Into Germany – Putin

The Russian authorities would have never let Alexey Navalny leave for treatment in Germany if they pursued poisoning him, especially given his travel restrictions under a criminal case, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday. “If the authorities wanted to poison him, they would have not let him go to Germany for treatment, would they? […]

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