There was a smell of gas in the zone of the long-standing interethnic Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict. The Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) with a length of 878 km and a throughput capacity of 10 billion cubic meters, will be commissioned in November this year and will supply Azerbaijani gas to Greece, Bulgaria and Italy. This is reported by the Strategic Culture Foundation (Russia).
UK scientists have prepared a report for the Scientific Advisory Group on Emergencies (SAGE) under the government on the peculiarities of the spread of the second wave of the pandemic. More than 1,000 experts from all over the country took part in the preparation of the report.
According to the Robert Koch Institute of Infectious Diseases, on 22-23 October, the number of new cases in Germany made up 13,500 on Friday and 14,714 on Saturday. At the same time, this figure in the spring was 6,900 a day.
Ministers of finance and heads of central banks of the G20 countries held an online meeting on the external debt of the countries of the world. During the meeting, the following key decisions were made.
The Russian government is ready to take on a number of key risks. Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed a decree required to launch the mechanism.
On 24-26 October 2020, the World Health Summit was held via videoconference with the support of WHO with the participation of 2,500 delegates - representatives of states, international organizations and the scientific community.
WHO experts note that due to the decrease in the period of 2015-2019 the incidence of tuberculosis by 9%, and mortality from this disease - by 14% in the world, there is still a tendency to reduce the incidence of tuberculosis. Thus, in the first half of 2020, compared to the same period of 2019, this indicator in such most vulnerable countries as India, Indonesia, the Philippines decreased by 25% -30%.
The international scientific research journal Nature Communications has published the results of a study on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
An online meeting of the UN Security Council at the level of foreign ministers was held, at which the topic "Maintaining international peace and security: a comprehensive review of the situation in the Persian Gulf region" was discussed. The meeting was organized by Russia, the Middle East Monitor (UK) reported.