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Trump orders assessment of security risks of Chinese drones

REUTERS 19th January 2021 - (Washington) President Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order directing U.S agencies to assess any security risks...

Japan’s suicides jump 16% in COVID-19 2nd wave after fall in...

REUTERS 19th January 2021 - (Hong Kong) Suicide rates in Japan have jumped in the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly among...

Biden to block Trump’s plan to lift COVID-19 European travel restrictions

REUTERS 19th January 2021 - (Washington) U.S. President-elect Joe Biden plans to quickly extend travel restrictions barring travel by most people who have recently...

Capital Hill on lockdown after fire reported several blocks away

19th January 2021 - (Washington) The Capitol complex was briefly locked down on Monday due to an "external security threat," U.S. Capitol Police said, after a fire...

COVID-19 SUMMARY: Coronavirus variant detected in 3 Japanese with no...

18th January 2021 – (Hong Kong)  Total worldwide COVID-19 cases have reached 95,595,786 with 2,041,869 deaths as of 11.30pm today. Global deaths from COVID-19...

Reaction to Samsung group leader Jay Y. Lee’s 30-month prison sentence

REUTERS 18th January 2021 - (Seoul) Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison for...

Southeast Asia’s Grab considering U.S. IPO this year – sources

REUTERS 18th January 2021 - (Singapore)  Southeast Asian ride-hailing and food delivery giant Grab is exploring a listing in the United States this...

U.K. is vaccinating 140 people per minute on average, minister says

REUTERS 18th January 2021 - (London) The United Kingdom is vaccinating 140 people per minute against COVID-19 on average, Vaccine Deployment Minister Nadhim Zahawi...

China to sanction U.S. officials for ‘nasty’ behaviour over Taiwan

REUTERS 18th January 2021 - (Beijing) China’s foreign ministry said on Monday it had decided to impose sanctions on U.S. officials who have...

New coronavirus variant hits posh Swiss resort of St Moritz

REUTERS 18th January 2021 - (St Moritz) Health authorities quarantined two hotels and closed ski schools in the posh Swiss resort of St Moritz...

Trump, in wave of Tuesday pardons, so far not planning to...

REUTERS 18th January 2021 - (Washington) U.S. President Donald Trump at this point is opting not to issue a pardon for himself as...

Portugal’s health system on brink of collapse as COVID-19 cases surge

REUTERS 18th January 2021 - (Lisbon) Portugal’s public health system is on the verge of collapsing as hospitals in the areas worst-affected by...
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