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Switzerland likely to hold vote on compulsory vaccination

Follow RT on A Swiss group seeking a constitutional ban on compulsory vaccination says it has collected enough signatures to put the issue to a vote. The initiative was submitted to the government this week. The group, called the Swiss Freedom Movement (MLS), formally submitted the…

Study reveals how to get ‘super Covid immunity’

Follow RT on With the Omicron variant of Covid-19 seemingly able to overcome vaccine-induced immunity to some degree, researchers in Oregon have come up with a new formula for “super immunity” – and it ultimately involves catching the virus. Although early research indicates the Omicron variant…

Miss World canceled hours before final ceremony

Follow RT on The 70th final of the Miss World competition was canceled mere hours before it was due to start in Puerto Rico’s San Juan after more than 20 contestants tested positive for Covid-19. The annual event was due to take place on Thursday, but…

Turkey blasts EU over stalled accession talks

Follow RT on Turkey has accused the EU of “strategic blindness,” criticizing the bloc’s decision this week to keep membership talks with Ankara in stalemate as being “detached from reality” and based on “ideological motives.” The Turkish foreign ministry stated on Friday that the move –…

Watchdog warns of major risk from ‘anti-5g’ jewelry

Follow RT on Pendants and necklaces worn to supposedly protect people from 5G frequency emitters pose a real risk to their health and can even damage their DNA, the Netherlands’ nuclear safety agency said. ‘Quantum pendants’ and ‘energy armor’ bracelet wearers should beware, according to a…

Bolsonaro in police crosshairs over spreading ‘election disinfo’

Follow RT on Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has been accused of having a “direct and relevant” role in spreading disinformation about the country’s electoral system, a police report seen by Reuters claims. According to the document, Bolsonaro has engaged in a series of actions to promote…

Politician sorry for ‘lie down & enjoy’ rape joke

Follow RT on Opposition lawmaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar in the southern Indian state of Karnataka had to apologize after he sparked outrage for joking that when “rape is inevitable” it’s better to “lie down and enjoy it.” Kumar made the sexist remark amid a discussion about…

Singapore urges ‘vigilance’ over critical software bug

Follow RT on Singapore’s Cyber Security Agency (CSA) has raised the country’s alertness level on the Log4j software flaw, joining a growing list of governments and industry experts to sound the alarm over the critical vulnerability. The CSA said on Friday that it had held two…

WHO approves 9th Covid-19 vaccine

Follow RT on The World Health Organization (WHO) has granted emergency use approval for the Covid-19 vaccine made by the Serum Institute of India under license from US biotech firm Novavax. The jab is the ninth to be approved by the body. In a press release…

France wants EU to start legal case against UK

Follow RT on The French government has said it will call on the EU to open legal proceedings against the UK over London’s alleged withholding of fishing licenses. Paris says 73 licenses are now outstanding. Speaking on Friday, Minister for European Affairs Clement Beaune told reporters…

Tool to predict dementia onset with 92% accuracy revealed

Follow RT on Artificial intelligence can now predict whether someone will develop dementia within two years, a new study claims. Researchers hope the technology will cut down on false diagnoses and help doctors catch the condition earlier. Researchers from the University of Exeter in the UK…

First ever ‘true’ millipede discovered – scientists

Follow RT on Scientists have discovered the first ever “true” millipede with more than 1,000 legs 60 meters underground in a mining area in Western Australia, setting the record for the creature with the most legs known to humans. Announcing the discovery in the peer-reviewed Scientific…

City using AI tech to stop bridge suicides

Follow RT on Seoul has begun using artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to prevent suicide attempts on Han River bridges. The “smart” cameras are being taught to detect suspicious behavior and swiftly alert the authorities. Han River and its 28 bridges are notorious for being the site…

Shark proteins neutralize coronavirus – study

Follow RT on According to a new study, antibody-like proteins known as VNARs, taken from the immune system of sharks, can neutralize Covid-like viruses in a discovery that could aid the development of a cure against future coronaviruses. The study, published on December 16, claimed that…

Iran puts nuclear talks on hold again

Follow RT on Iran’s chief negotiator, Ali Bagheri Kani, has announced that ongoing nuclear talks in Vienna will be paused for a “few days” after meeting with the EU’s political director to “take stock” of negotiations. In a statement posted on his Twitter account on Friday,…

Bolsonaro wants to expose health officials who approved Covid vaccine for kids

Follow RT on Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has announced his intention to reveal the identities of the officials who authorized vaccinations for children, despite them having received death threats. In October, the country’s health regulator, Anvisa, said its five directors had received emails threatening them with…

Pinochet’s formidable widow, who pushed him into coup, dies

Follow RT on Lucia Hiriart, the widow of Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, has died aged 99. She was as divisive a figure as her late husband due to the influence she had on his brutal policies. Hiriart passed away “surrounded by family and loved ones,”…

South Africa’s hospitalization rate plunges amid Omicron wave

Follow RT on The South African health minister has offered some encouraging Covid news, suggesting that the Omicron variant is causing much fewer hospitalizations than previous strains of the virus, while it is far more contagious. Speaking on Friday, South African Health Minister Joe Phaahla said…

24 dead in suspected arson attack in Japan – media

Follow RT on There are 24 confirmed dead after a fire broke out in a psychiatric clinic in an eight-story multiple tenant building in Osaka, Japan, according to local media. Police are investigating arson as the possible cause. A fire consumed the building – which houses…

French hackers create 54,000 fake vaccine passports – reports

Follow RT on Hackers reportedly obtained the personal details of a nurse in the French city of Nantes and used this data to create 54,000 working vaccine passes. Meanwhile, the French government says it’s detected 110,000 such fakes to date. The nurse’s story was reported by…

China responds to US blacklisting its biotech firms

Follow RT on China has condemned the US Treasury’s decision to blacklist 34 Chinese companies and institutes, calling allegations that they were developing “brain-control” weaponry “totally groundless.” 34 entities, including the Chinese Academy of Military Medical Sciences (AMMS), were added to the blacklist on Wednesday –…

RAF war plane in ‘unprecedented’ engagement over Syria

Follow RT on The Royal Air Force has shot down what it says was a “terrorist drone” over southern Syria. The encounter marked the first air-to-air missile engagement of the UK’s operation against Islamic State in Syria. An RAF Typhoon fighter shot down the drone on…

EU greenlights new Covid treatments

Follow RT on The European Medicines Agency has approved two new Covid-19 treatments: an antibody medication and an arthritis drug that turned out to be able to “reduce” the inflammation associated with the virus. The first drug, Xevudy, produced by GlaxoSmithKline and Vir Biotechnology was recommended…

Tesla sues customers over criticism – media

Follow RT on Tesla has filed defamation claims against at least two Chinese individuals who complained about the safety and quality of its vehicles, insisting the rumors have “groundlessly damaged its reputation,” according to Bloomberg. The company is also leaning on online “influencers,” demanding “steep compensation”…

Denmark to send foreign convicts abroad for jailing

Follow RT on Scores of foreign criminals from Denmark will be imprisoned in Kosovo, the latter’s justice minister has announced. In exchange, the Nordic country will fund local green energy projects. In a statement on Thursday, Justice Minister Albulena Haxhiu said that the 300 prisoners who…

EU divided over how to tackle Omicron

Follow RT on European Union member states have failed to reach an agreement over a unified approach to the Omicron variant during a summit in Brussels, as surging Covid cases spark new restrictions in some nations. While the EU introduced a bloc-wide Covid certificate in July…

Man seeks help from NASA experts over lost bitcoins

Follow RT on A UK programmer has been desperately trying for eight years to recover his old hard drive containing a password to a digital wallet. He is now in talks with a company that helped NASA recover data from an exploded space shuttle.  James Howells…

Iran to export homegrown Covid-19 vaccines

Follow RT on The Iranian government has said it will start exporting its own Covid-19 shots to other countries, as Tehran reached an agreement with Hungary on the mutual recognition of Covid-19 vaccine passes. Speaking to local media on Thursday, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said that…