Russia ready to help overcome food crisis if West lifts sanctions: Putin

Moscow is ready to make a “significant contribution” to averting a looming food crisis if the West lifts sanctions imposed on Russia over Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin said in a telephone call with Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Draghi. “Vladimir Putin emphasises that the Russian Federation is ready to make a significant contribution to overcoming the … Read more

Retreat from Russia riddled with risks for Western banks

As they switch off the lights in Moscow, the world’s top banks face a risk-ridden retreat, juggling obligations to anxious clients and staff while complying with sanctions that have rewritten the rules of doing business in Russia. There is a growing realisation that these sanctions are likely to remain long-term, industry sources told Reuters, which … Read more

Reading Putin: Unbalanced or cagily preying on West’s fears?

For two decades, Vladimir Putin has struck rivals as reckless, impulsive. But his behavior in ordering an invasion of Ukraine – and now putting Russia‘s nuclear forces on high alert – has some in the West questioning whether the Russian president has become dangerously unstable. In recent days, Putin has rambled on television about Ukraine, … Read more

‘First-ever’ lung transplantation in West Bengal – ET HealthWorld

Kolkata: West Bengal is set to witness its first lung transplantation after doctors at a private hospital here managed to get the vital organ from a brain-dead patient in Gujarat. The recipient is a senior citizen who was admitted to the facility for over three months, an official said. The surgery started on Monday night … Read more

Death Reported From Ebola-Like Marburg Virus in West Africa

Aug. 13, 2021 — A virus known as “Ebola’s deadly cousin” has been spotted for the first time in West Africa. The Marburg virus, which causes a severe disease that is in the same virus family that causes Ebola, has been identified in southwest Guinea near the borders of Sierra Leone and Liberia, according … Read more