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US Bans China Telecom over National Security Concerns

US Bans China Telecom over National Security Concerns

The United States on Tuesday banned China Telecom from operating in the country citing "significant" national security concerns, further straining already tense relations between the superpowers. The move marks the latest salvo in a long-running standoff that has pitted the world's biggest two ec

Defense Says American Charged in Ghosn Pay Case Not Involved

Defense Says American Charged in Ghosn Pay Case Not Involved

The defense for former Nissan executive Greg Kelly said Wednesday there was no evidence or motives linking him to alleged under-reporting of his ex-boss Carlos Ghosn’s compensation. Kelly’s chief defense lawyer, Yoichi Kitamura, said in wrapping up the defense’s arguments that Kelly is innocent a

US Considering Adding Israel, Romania, Bulgaria to Visa Waiver Program

US Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said on Tuesday the United States is considering adding four countries to its visa waiver program that allows citizens to come to America without a visa for a stay of up to 90 days. "We have four candidates in the pipeline: Israel, Cyprus, Bulgari

Merck Asks EU Regulator to Authorize Pill that Treats COVID

Merck Asks EU Regulator to Authorize Pill that Treats COVID

The pharmaceutical company Merck says it has asked the European Medicines Agency to authorize its COVID-19 antiviral treatment, the first pill that has been shown to treat the disease. In a statement on Monday, Merck said the EU drug regulator had started an expedited licensing process for molnup

Russia Marks Another Record Number of Daily COVID-19 Cases

Russia Marks Another Record Number of Daily COVID-19 Cases

Russia reported another daily record of confirmed coronavirus cases Monday as a surge in infections has prompted the Kremlin to tell most people to stay away from work starting later this week. The Russian government's coronavirus task force tallied 37,930 new confirmed cases in 24 hours, the hig

Chinese Province Closes Tourist Sites Following Virus Cases

Chinese Province Closes Tourist Sites Following Virus Cases

A northwestern Chinese province heavily dependent on tourism closed all tourist sites Monday after finding new COVID-19 cases. Gansu province lies along the ancient Silk Road and is famed for the Dunhuang grottoes filled with Buddhist images and other religious sites. The National Health Commi

Ethiopia Conducts Air Strike In Western Part of Tigray Region

Ethiopia Conducts Air Strike In Western Part of Tigray Region

Ethiopia conducted an air strike on Sunday in the western part of the Tigray region that hit a training site of the rebellious Tigrayan forces and an arms depot, government spokesperson Legesse Tulu told Reuters. It was not immediately possible to verify the claim as communications are down throu

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