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‘Too Low, Too Late’: US Treasury’s Proposed Payouts Won’t Stem Economic Downturn

US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announced that the Trump administration may send checks to Americans “in the next two weeks” to fight the economic fallout of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. Though the amount is unknown, an economics expert tells Sputnik that the government has already failed on the matter. “We’re looking at sending checks to […]

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Russia Will Deliver Virologists, Medical Equipment to Italy to Help Combat Coronavirus

Italy has become the new hotbed of the novel coronavirus, as its number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has surpassed 53,500 and 4,825 people have died from the disease so far. Russia will send medical virologists, doctors and equipment to Italy to help combat the new coronavirus outbreak, the Russian Ministry of Defence said on Saturday.

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Why US Better Stay Away From Russia-Saudi Oil Price War

US President Donald Trump used to complain about the high oil prices that came as a result of the OPEC+ agreement, which saw many oil-exporting countries cut crude production. Now, however, is unhappy with the anomalously low price of black gold that is threatening to kill the American shale oil industry. Commenting on the ongoing […]

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‘Behind the Curve’: Washington Must Act More Decisively to Avoid Recession – Economist

Dr. Jack Rasmus, a professor of economics at Saint Mary’s College of California, joined Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear Friday to discuss how the Trump administration needs to enact more drastic economic stimulus measures to prevent the coronavirus from pushing the US into a recession. In his piece titled “A Tale of Three Crises: Comparing […]

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Businesses reopening, people allowed to spend more time outside as China reports NO local Covid-19 cases for third day

China has marked its third consecutive day of no new local cases of coronavirus, as officials ease lockdown measures. The number of deaths in China from the disease has also slowed dramatically. The positive development has coincided with the government’s decision to relax strict quarantine policies put in place across the country. Even in Wuhan, […]

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Russian senator calls for ALL unilateral SANCTIONS to be lifted to prevent coronavirus causing global economic crisis

The spread of Covid-19 may send the global economy into a lengthy recession, but lifting sanctions that aren’t backed by the United Nations may help avoid a total catastrophe. That’s according to a senior Russian senator. The drop in energy demand, unstable currency exchange rates, and the threat to people’s safety have put humanity at […]

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China sending one MILLION masks & gloves to France following shipment to crisis-hit Italy

China is shipping one million surgical masks and gloves to France as it struggles to contain the coronavirus, with Europe becoming the new focal point of the global pandemic. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian confirmed the shipments on Wednesday in an interview with France’s BFM TV. The first of two planes has already arrived […]

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US hopes both sanctions & Covid-19 in Iran will force regime change. But it’s a MASS MURDER that will only strengthen Tehran govt

Iran’s New Year celebration of Nowruz finds it weathering a perfect storm of US sanctions, low oil prices and Covid-19. The resulting humanitarian crisis may make it even more resilient, as Iranians rally around their government. Iran is facing an existential crisis, brought on by a combination of economic, political and social emergencies which, when […]

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The lesson US shale refuses to learn

In 2014, shale drillers were pushed to the brink of oblivion by low oil prices, and today with prices nearing similar levels it seems the sector has not learned its lesson. It feels like 2014 for the oil industry all over again, except this time, things could get even worse. Most US shale wells have […]

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Slavoj Zizek: Biggest threat Covid-19 epidemic poses is not our regression to survivalist violence, but BARBARISM with human face

The impossible has happened and the world we knew has stopped turning around. But what world order will emerge after the coronavirus pandemic is over – socialism for the rich, disaster capitalism or something completely new? These days I sometimes catch myself wishing to get the virus – in this way, at least the debilitating […]

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Russia delivers over 100,000 Covid-19 test kits to 13 states, including Iran, North Korea

The testing tools for coronavirus were delivered to 13 countries, including Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) member states Iran and North Korea, Russia’s public health watchdog Rospotrebnadzor said on Saturday. The equipment manufactured in Russia can conduct over 100,000 tests for Covid-19, and has already been used to track down the first cases of the disease […]

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No New COVID-19 Cases in Wuhan Provides Hope for World – WHO Chief

The fact Wuhan has not recorded any new cases of COVID-19 for the first time since the outbreak began gives hope to the rest of the world, World Health Organisation (WHO) Chief Tedros Adhanom Gebreyesus said Friday. “Wuhan provides hope for the rest of the world, that even the most severe situation can be turned […]

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Mystery Customer Has Bought Russia’s New Bomb- and Bullet-Proof VPK-Ural Armoured Vehicle

Created by the Moscow-based Military Industrial Company (Russian acronym VPK), the 4×4 protected utility vehicle, based on a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) chassis, was first unveiled at a defense exhibition last July. The VPK-Ural has already been purchased by a foreign customer, company general director Alexander Krasovitsky has said. “The vehicle is undergoing preliminary testing. Moreover, […]

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UK Urged to Cancel Participation in NATO Exercise and Divert Funds to NHS and Combating COVID-19

Large-scale NATO military exercises are among the few major events not to be canceled due to the global Pandemic of COVID-19. Critics say this is a waste of both money and resources. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is being called-upon to reallocate the kingdom’s military budget towards health and welfare in light of the global […]

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In Line for S-400s and Su-35s? Biggest Importers of Russian Weaponry Revealed

Russia signed $17 billion worth of arms contracts with foreign customers in 2019, expanding its portfolio with military deals with African countries totaling $1 billion, the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation revealed on Monday. Turkey has been named one of the five biggest importers of Russian arms for 2019, according to Dmitry Shugaev, director of […]

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