Jeffrey Sachs, head of The Lancet’s coronavirus commission, is convinced that the coronavirus pandemic was the result of a leak from an American biological laboratory situated in Wuhan, Republic World reports. The specialist also spoke about the Ukrainian conflict, noting that it would not exist if it were not for the persistent desire of the United States to expand NATO further and further to the East.
Covid-19 may have originated in US biolab, Lancet commission chair admits. Jeffrey Sachs, who chairs Covid-19 commission at the prestigious medical journal, has claimed the deadly virus did not come out of nature.
The European Commission downplays the importance of the missing messages, which were sent during Covid-19 vaccine negotiations. The European Commission claims it is unable to locate text messages sent between its president, Ursula von der Leyen, and Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla during talks for a huge vaccine deal, last year, but has denied prior charges of maladministration from an EU watchdog.
France is not as dependent on Russian gas as Germany or Italy. But, the heads of the three major French energy companies are calling on the government, consumers, and businesses to reduce gas consumption for fear that there will not be enough gas next winter.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian reminded followers on Twitter that the population of the G7 countries is only part of the global community. He published a picture showing that the population of the countries that are part of the BRICS coalition (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) is approximately 3.2 billion people. At the same time, the number of people living in the G7 countries is much inferior at only 777 million.
While world leaders and decision-makers were grinning like oafs for the cameras, several participants in the G7 summit were looking on with concern at their own back backyard.
The NATO summit opens today in Madrid, where Western countries will declare Russia their worst enemy. In a shocking but for many a humorous incident, the uninvited Russian side unceremoniously gate-crashed the NATO summit being held in Madrid.
MICHAEL WALSH REPORTS: Imagine because you spend a lot of money in Spain you open a Euro bank account in Barcelona. No problem as this is routine in any country. But out of the blue, the bank is told to close your account and confiscate your money.
27 people have been killed in a stampede over the border between a former Spanish colony and a tiny enclave: More than two dozen migrants have died in a stampede while trying to cross into the Spanish enclave Melilla from Morocco, that country’s Association for Human Rights (AMDH) announced on Friday evening.
Any further sanctions on Moscow would only hurt the EU economy without significantly impacting Russia, a senior aide to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told Reuters on Thursday. Brussels should stop targeting Moscow with new restrictions and focus on alternative means of achieving peace in Ukraine, such as negotiations, Balazs Orbán said.