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Officials in Tokyo alarmed as virus cases hit record highs

TOKYO — Japanese officials sounded the alarm Thursday as Tokyo reported record-breaking coronavirus cases for the third-straight day with the Olympics well underway. Tokyo reported 3,865 new cases Thursday, up from 3,177 on Wednesday and double the numbers a week ago. “We have never experienced the expansion of […]

Risking China’s anger, Blinken meets representative of Dalai Lama in India

NEW DELHI, July 28 – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met a representative of the Dalai Lama in New Delhi on Wednesday, a move likely to anger Beijingwhich considers the Tibetan spiritual leader a dangerous separatist. Blinken met briefly with Ngodup Dongchung, who presented him with a […]

Biden to ask federal workers to get vaccinated or face testing -source

WASHINGTON, July 28 – U.S. President Joe Biden is expected to announce on Thursday that all civilian federal workers will need to be vaccinated against the coronavirus or face regular testing, social distancing, mask requirements and travel limits, a source familiar with the matter said. Biden, who will […]

Analysis: Biden’s COVID-19 strategy thwarted by anti-vaxxers, Delta variant

WASHINGTON, July 29 – When President Joe Biden entered office, his administration made clear it intended to fight the COVID-19 pandemic by focusing on getting the country vaccinated. With the Delta variant of the coronavirus now raging and a large chunk of Americans rejecting vaccines, that strategy is […]

Analysis: U.S. Supreme Court’s ‘shadow docket’ favored religion and Trump

WASHINGTON, July 28 – As midnight approached on the eve of the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, the conservative-majority Supreme Court granted emergency requests by Christian and Jewish groups challenging COVID-19 crowd restrictions imposed by New York state. The twin 5-4 decisions in favor of the Roman Catholic Diocese of […]

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi

DELHI, JULY 28: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier today.  Secretary Blinken conveyed greetings of President Biden and Vice President Harris to the Prime Minister. He briefed Prime Minister on his fruitful exchanges with EAM and NSA earlier in the day […]

1 person dead, 4 still missing in German chemical explosion

BERLIN — An explosion at an industrial park for chemical companies in Germany killed at least one person Tuesday, with 16 injured and four still missing. Fire officials who tested the air said there did not appear to be a danger to nearby residents after authorities initially urged […]

Foreign journalists harassed covering China floods, correspondents’ club says

BEIJING, July 27 – Journalists from several media outlets covering recent floods in China were harassed online and by local residents, with staff from the BBC and Los Angeles Times receiving death threats, according to the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China (FCCC). In a statement on Tuesday, the […]

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