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An Italian Army soldier stands guard in front of the Turin Synagogue during as Italy continues it nationwide lockdown to control the coronavirus pandemic.

Russia sent Italy a military convoy of medical supplies to help with the coronavirus outbreak. Italy said it was useless and accused them of a PR stun...

"Eighty percent of Russian supplies are totally useless or of little use to Italy. In short, this is little more than a pretext," an official told local media.
Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting with members of the public in Sevastopol, Crimea, March 18, 2020.

For years, Russia targeted conspiracy theories at a US-funded lab on the frontline of coronavirus testing

Russian media pushed the possibility that the lab was engineering the virus as part of a secret US bioweapons program.
FILE PHOTO: Crew members look over idle oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico near Port Fourchon, Louisiana

The oil market’s threats combine 9/11 with the financial crisis — and could turn prices negative, analyst says

Unless the US can build new storage at a never-before-seen rate, its capacity could fill up and prompt rapid selling, Mizuho Securities said.
An employee wearing a protective face mask disinfects a subway train in Moscow, Russia, on March 16, 2020.

Russia is aggressively exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to push disinformation and weaken Western society, EU security services warn in a new repor...

Russia is taking advantage of the confusion and panic as part of its wider aim to subvert Western society, the report says.
FILE PHOTO: Crew members look over idle oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico near Port Fourchon, Louisiana

Oil and gas incomes in emerging markets could drop by 85% this year on coronavirus fears, energy watchdogs say

If current market conditions continue, developing economies' income from oil and gas will fall by 50% to 85% in 2020.
U.S. Attorney General William Barr listens during a Department of Justice African American History Month Observance Program at the Department of Justice February 26, 2019 in Washington, DC

Justice Department moves to drop charges against Russians indicted in the Mueller probe

Notably, the DOJ decided to drop charges "in light of recent events and a change in ... the government's proof due to a classification determination."
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the joint drills of the Northern and Black sea fleets on board the Russian guided missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol, Crimea, January 9, 2020.

‘Unit 29155’: Putin’s assassination squad — suspected of killings all over Europe — received diplomatic cover from ...

"We were not thrilled that these activities hit the media when they did because we were watching some of these guys in hopes of identifying the unit and its members," an intelligence source told Insider.

Oil tanks to lowest since 2016 as coronavirus weighs on demand – and it could fall further as crude supply faces a record

"The last time that there was a global surplus of this magnitude was never," said Jim Burkhard, vice president and head of oil markets at IHS Markit.
Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov in traditional dress and riding a horse in 2018.

Meet the dictator who rules secretive Turkmenistan, who portrays himself as an action hero and shows off by lifting gold bars in parliament

Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has ruled Turkemenistan since 2006, and has become known for his strongman image and flashy stunts.
US and Canadian aircraft intercept two Russian Tu-142 maritime reconnaissance aircraft in the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone on March 9, 2020.

Russian reconnaissance planes were intercepted by US and Canadian fighters as they lurked over a submarine exercise in the Arctic

The Russian planes didn't enter US airspace, but they did linger over some US attack subs in the Arctic.