Netherlands to File Suit Against Russia Over MH17 Crash

Friday 10 July 2020
The news comes after the Dutch Public Prosecution Service agreed to delay the hearings from this autumn to February-March 2021, after a request by attorneys and representatives of the victims.
https://sputniknews.com/europe/202007101079848382-netherlands-to-file-suit-against-russia-over-mh17-crash/

Russian Su-30SM and Su-24M Jets Conduct Mid-Air Refuelling Drills - Video

Friday 10 July 2020
Russian fighter pilots regularly undergo a variety of drills to keep their skills sharp, with mid-air refuelling just one of them. The feat allows jets, stationed away from the country's borders, to strike targets at distances far exceeding their normal flight ranges.
https://sputniknews.com/military/202007101079847236-russian-su-30sm-and-su-24m-jets-conduct-mid-air-refuelling-drills---video/

Boeing Delivers Five Apache Combat Helicopters to India Amid Heightened Tensions with China

Friday 10 July 2020
New Delhi (Sputnik): India has urged its military equipment suppliers to expedite the delivery of weapons systems, as tensions along the 4,057 km Line of Actual Control have escalated since April. The US, France and Russia have agreed to supply military systems within three months once an order is placed, say government sources.
https://sputniknews.com/military/202007101079844633-boeing-delivers-five-apache-combat-helicopters-to-india-amid-heightened-tensions-with-china/

Russian FM Lavrov Warns About Rising Risks of Nuclear Confrontation

Friday 10 July 2020
According to Russia’s top diplomat, Moscow will raise its voice against a possible confrontation at the next summit of UN Security Council permanent members, which also includes the US, China, France, and Great Britain.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202007101079844552-russian-fm-lavrov-warns-about-rising-risks-of-nuclear-confrontation/

US, Russia Finalize Planning for Space Security Exchange at End of July

Friday 10 July 2020
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States and Russia have finished planning for the Space Security Exchange at the end of this month, the Department of State Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation said in a statement.
https://sputniknews.com/world/202007101079843001-us-russia-finalize-planning-for-space-security-exchange-at-end-of-july/

Russia Starts Final Stage of Testing COVID-19 Vaccine, Defence Ministry Says

Friday 10 July 2020
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia has started the final stage of testing the COVID-19 vaccine being developed by the Gamaleya Scientific Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology jointly with the Russian Defence Ministry, the latter said on Friday.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202007101079842816-russia-starts-final-stage-of-testing-covid-19-vaccine-defence-ministry-says/

Russia Submits Draft UNSC Measure to Deliver Syria Aid Via 1 Crossing for 1 Year - Envoy

Friday 10 July 2020
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - Russia has introduced another UN Security Council draft resolution that seeks to authorise the cross-border humanitarian aid delivery mechanism in northwestern Syria from Turkey through one crossing for a year, Russian Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dmitry Polyanskiy said in a statement.
https://sputniknews.com/world/202007091079841947-russia-submits-draft-unsc-measure-to-deliver-syria-aid-via-1-crossing-for-1-year---envoy/

General Milley Tells US Congressional Panel No Evidence of Russian Bounties in Afghanistan

Friday 10 July 2020
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States has no direct evidence of the alleged Russian bounties offered to Taliban* militants to kill US soldiers, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley said in congressional testimony.
https://sputniknews.com/us/202007091079841658-general-milley-tells-us-congressional-panel-no-evidence-of-russian-bounties-in-afghanistan/

'Black Jesus' Depictions Violate Russian Orthodox Church's Canons, Priest Says

Thursday 9 July 2020
The clergyman suggested that while one can depict whoever they like, however they like, it is a whole different matter entirely how said depiction would be recognized.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202007091079839857-black-jesus-depictions-violate-russian-orthodox-churchs-canons-priest-says/

Biden’ My Time: Soviet Newspaper Reveals What the Democratic Candidate Did Back in the USSR

Thursday 9 July 2020
There was a well-publicised Bernie Sanders trip to the USSR in 1988, but Joe Biden, the would-be Democratic presidential candidate, visited America's Cold War foe years before, when the geopolitical situation was much more complex.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202007091079836269-biden-my-time-soviet-newspaper-reveals-what-the-democratic-candidate-did-back-in-the-ussr/

UNSC Blocks Russian Draft on Syria Aid Delivery Via 1 Border Crossing, Diplomatic Source Says

Thursday 9 July 2020
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - The UN Security Council did not support a Russian-drafted resolution that would have authorized the delivery of humanitarian aid into northwest Syria through one checkpoint in Turkey for half a year, a diplomatic source at the United Nations told Sputnik.
https://sputniknews.com/world/202007081079833657-unsc-blocks-russian-draft-on-syria-aid-delivery-via-1-border-crossing-diplomatic-source-says/

Russian Avifavir COVID-19 Drug to Be Presented in Latin America on 10 July

Thursday 9 July 2020
BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - The Russian embassy in Guatemala together with the Russian Direct Investment Fund will hold a presentation of the Avifavir medication against COVID-19 for Latin America and the Caribbean on 10 July, the embassy said on Wednesday.
https://sputniknews.com/world/202007081079833164-russian-avifavir-covid-19-drug-to-be-presented-in-latin-america-on-10-july/

Moscow Will Not Press China to Join US-Russia Arms Control Talks, Russian Ambassador Says

Wednesday 8 July 2020
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Russia respects China's reluctance to join the arms control talks with the United States and Moscow will not exert pressure on Beijing to change its stance, Russian Ambassador in Washington Anatoly Antonov said during an online briefing hosted by the National Interest think tank.
https://sputniknews.com/world/202007081079833060-moscow-will-not-press-china-to-join-us-russia-arms-control-talks-russian-ambassador-says/

RDIF Asks Russian Health Ministry to Allow Outpatient Use of Avifavir Drug Against COVID-19

Wednesday 8 July 2020
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has asked the Ministry of Health to allow outpatient administration of the Avifavir medication, developed by RDIF and ChemRar pharmaceutical company, to coronavirus patients who undergo treatment at home, RDIF CEO Kirill Dmitriev said on Wednesday.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202007081079831457-rdif-asks-russian-health-ministry-to-allow-outpatient-use-of-avifavir-drug-against-covid-19/

Beyond the weak male

Wednesday 8 July 2020
Beyond the weak male (perspectives to find again the "Way of the Warrior") Rivers of words have been written about the decadence of our western society. This progressive erosion of values, ideas and institutions has been guessed since the beginning of the last century. But it has gradually been enriched with characteristics that its first thinkers have not been able to grasp in their entirety, misled in their analyzes perhaps by an approach about economics than anything else (Marxist, someone would say, but not only) or because there was no vision at hand of the phenomenon itself.
https://www.pravdareport.com/society/144744-male_female/

Beyond the weak male

Wednesday 8 July 2020
Beyond the weak male (perspectives to find again the "Way of the Warrior") Rivers of words have been written about the decadence of our western society. This progressive erosion of values, ideas and institutions has been guessed since the beginning of the last century. But it has gradually been enriched with characteristics that its first thinkers have not been able to grasp in their entirety, misled in their analyzes perhaps by an approach about economics than anything else (Marxist, someone would say, but not only) or because there was no vision at hand of the phenomenon itself.
https://www.pravdareport.com/society/144744-male_female/

Lightning Sparks Fire Atop Moscow Research Center Studying COVID-19 Vaccines, Authorities Say

Wednesday 8 July 2020
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A lightning strike triggered a fire atop a Moscow research facility where coronavirus vaccines were under development, Russia’s Education and Science Ministry said on Wednesday.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202007081079829241-lightning-sparks-fire-atop-moscow-research-center-studying-covid-19-vaccines-authorities-say/

Territorial Integrity Breach May Become Punishable by 10 Years in Prison, Russian Lawmaker Says

Wednesday 8 July 2020
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia will amend its criminal code, with a ten-year prison sentence suggested for breaching the territorial integrity of the country, Pavel Krashennikov, the head of the Russian lower house's constitutional legislation committee, said Wednesday.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202007081079826089-territorial-integrity-breach-may-become-punishable-by-10-years-in-prison-russian-lawmaker-says/

Russia to Submit UNSC Draft to Keep 1 Cross-Border Point in Syria for 6 Months - Mission

Tuesday 7 July 2020
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - Russia will introduce a UN Security Council resolution to extend the cross-border aid deliveries mechanism in Syria for six months through one checkpoint at Bab al-Hawa, the Russian Mission said in a statement.
https://sputniknews.com/world/202007071079823068-russia-to-submit-unsc-draft-to-keep-1-cross-border-point-in-syria-for-6-months---mission/

Roscosmos Chief's Adviser Safronov Placed in Custody for Two Months Over Treason Charges, Court Says

Tuesday 7 July 2020
Safronov, serving as an adviser to the chief of the Russian space agency Roscosmos since May, was detained earlier in the day. The ex-defence reporter denies the treason charges.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202007071079821884-roscosmos-chiefs-adviser-safronov-arrested-for-two-months-over-treason-charges-court-says/