Relevance of the English language in Sri Lanka
Treading a fine line in big power rivalries
Sri Lanka approves emergency use of Oxford- AstraZeneca vaccine. Image credits - Newswire
“De-Fi”, Finance redefined
Ukrainians cancel visit to SL over PCR concerns. Image credits - Anadolu Agency
Kamala Harris’ village in Tamil Nadu celebrates  inauguration
FILE PHOTO: A 3D printed Google logo is seen in this illustration taken April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo
A medical staff member receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at the CHIREC Delta Hospital in Brussels, Belgium January 21, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman
FILE PHOTO: People gather in the viewpoint in Leblon Beach, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil December 31, 2020. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares/File Photo
India begins supply of COVID-19 vaccines to neighboring countries
Fire kills five in Indian COVID-19 vaccine institute
Saturday, January 23, 2021

WHO keen to review Russian vaccine trials

© Handout President Vladimir Putin declared Russia the first country to approve a coronavirus vaccine (shown in a handout picture taken on August 6, 2020 and provided by the Russian Direct Investment Fund), even though final testing had not yet started

August 14 (AFP) - The World Health Organization said on Wednesday it was looking forward to reviewing clinical trials of a potential coronavirus vaccine developed in Russia. President Vladimir Putin declared Russia the first country to approve a vaccine on Tuesday even though final stage testing involving more than 2,000 people was only due to start on Wednesday. The WHO...

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Russia wants to return to Venus, build reusable rocket

© Andrey SHELEPIN Russia's Soyuz for many years made it the only country able to ferry astronauts

August 8 (AFP) - The head of Russia's space agency said Friday that Roscosmos wants to return to Venus and bring back soil samples and build spacecraft that will surpass Elon Musk's rockets. Last week America's first crewed spaceship to fly to the International Space Station in nearly a decade returned safely to Earth, splashing down in the Gulf of...

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Russia trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine data, say UK, U.S. and Canada

File photo: REUTERS/ Dado Ruvic

London/Ottawa, July 17 (Reuters) - Hackers backed by the Russian state are trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine and treatment research from academic and pharmaceutical institutions around the world, Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said on Thursday. A co-ordinated statement from Britain, the United States and Canada attributed the attacks to group APT29, also known as Cozy Bear, which they...

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