UK health secretary defends handling of Covid-19 pandemic amid accusations he lied about government’s response

Follow RT on British Health Secretary Matt Hancock has rejected criticism levelled by Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s former aide Dominic Cummings, denying that he lied about the government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. Speaking before a parliamentary select committee hearing on Thursday, Hancock defended his actions throughout the pandemic, stating…

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Austria says ‘no’ to politicizing Nord Stream 2 as Brussels & Washington call for sanctions over arrest of opposition figure

Follow RT on The Russian-led Nord Stream 2 offshore gas pipeline project shouldn’t be tied to the case of opposition figure Alexey Navalny, who was sentenced to jail for violating his probation, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has said. His comment reinforces the earlier statement by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who…

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Western pundits believed post-Maidan Ukraine would serve as an ‘example’ for Russia – in reality, it’s become a cautionary tale

Follow RT on By Paul Robinson, a professor at the University of Ottawa. He writes about Russian and Soviet history, military history, and military ethics, and is author of the Irrussianality blog Many Russian liberals and foreign pundits saw Ukraine’s 2014 ‘Maidan’ as an event that would inspire change in Moscow. Today, as…

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