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Mass airdrop of over 600 troops conducted for the 1st time at night at Zapad Drills

Moscow, Sep 12 (UNI/Sputnik) The airborne unit in Russia's Pskov Region for the first time carried out a mass airdrop mission of more than 600 soldiers and 30 units of military equipment at night as part of the joint Russian-Belarusian strategic drills Zapad-2021, the Russian defense ministry said on Sunday.
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Four Russian citizens arrested in Turkey on espionage charges - Reports

21 Oct 2021 | 6:33 AM

Ankara, Oct 21 (UNI/Sputnik) Four citizens of Russia, one citizen of Uzbekistan and one citizen of Ukraine were arrested in Turkey on charges of military and political espionage, as well as preparation of attacks on Chechen opposition figures, the Hurriyet newspaper reported.

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WHO confirms consideration of Sputnik V entering final stage - RDIF

21 Oct 2021 | 6:28 AM

Washington, Oct 21 (UNI/Sputnik) The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed that the preliminary assessment of Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V was in the final stages, a team of inspectors will soon visit Russia, the Russian Direct Investment Fund said .

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US House passes bill banning equipment licenses for firms deemed national security threats

21 Oct 2021 | 6:26 AM

Washington, Oct 21 (UNI/Sputnik) The US House of Representatives passed a bill prohibiting the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from issuing equipment licenses to businesses that are considered to pose national security threats to the United States.

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UK opposition leader calls on government to sanction Telegram

21 Oct 2021 | 6:22 AM

London, Oct 21 (UNI/Sputnik) Leader of the UK opposition Labour Party, Keir Starmer, condemned Telegram for harbouring extremists and called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to take harsh action against online platforms, including Telegram, for distributing videos calling for extremism, violence and racial hatred.

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US regulator approves use of booster shots for Moderna, Janssen COVID-19 vaccines

21 Oct 2021 | 6:20 AM

Washington, Oct 21 (UNI/Sputnik) The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that it has approved the use of third doses of the Moderna and Johnson and Johnson (Janssen) vaccines against the novel coronavirus for eligible individuals.

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