Monthly Archives: November 2020

Facebook Pays Russia $50K Fine For Not Localizing User Data

The social network has refused to comply with Russia’s controversial requirements to store Russian users’ data on Russia-based servers. Facebook has paid Russian authorities a 4 million ruble ($53,000) fine over its refusal to comply with controversial data localization laws. Under laws which came into force in 2016, Russia requires all foreign technology companies to store data related to their Russian customers

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Russia Sees Record Virus Infections, Deaths

Russia on Thursday registered record numbers for daily infections and deaths from the coronavirus for the second time in less than a week. Health officials reported 25,487 new infections, bringing the national total to 2,187,990 cases since the beginning of the pandemic — the fifth-highest caseload in the world. Health authorities also reported 524 deaths, raising Russia’s total fatalities from Covid-19 to 38,062. It

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Russia sends 100th ‘humanitarian convoy’ to occupied Donbas

26.11.2020 14:42 The Russian side has sent the 100th “humanitarian convoy” to the occupied territory of Donbas, according to the Ukrainian State Border Guard Service. “From 5:30 am to 6:35 am, two columns of the so-called humanitarian convoy from the Russian Federation passed through the Donetsk and Matveev Kurgan checkpoints. The trucks, which were 40-50% full, allegedly transported medicine and

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Belarus drafts sanctions against Ukrainian officials

Relations between the two countries have soured after Ukraine supported the protest movement in Belarus.REUTERS Belarus has drafted a “black” list of Ukrainian officials who may be sanctioned. “You know, Ukraine’s joining the EU sanctions against Belarus is another, in our opinion, example of Ukraine’s decisions lacking independence, which demonstrates the inconsistency of our southern neighbor’s policy,” Belarusian Foreign Minister

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