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Cryptocurrency Exchanges in South Korea to Be Classified as Highly Risky
Brunei sees record COVID-19 cases after first local infections in 15 months
US has opportunity to establish stronger economic ties with Laos
Bangladesh ends a strict lockdown even as cases rise.
Stocks Set Another Record as Trading Range Narrows: Markets Wrap
Vietnam concerned over vaccine supply as COVID-19 cases near record
China Warplane Fleet Enters Taiwan’s Air Defense Zone After Two-Month Lull – Newsweek
Fair Work Ombudsman suggests Australian employers could force certain workers to get Covid jab
Cambodia starts vaccine booster drive to shore up COVID-19 defence
Michelin Adds 12 Eateries to Singapore Value-for-Money List – Bloomberg
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Cryptocurrency Exchanges in South Korea to Be Classified as Highly Risky Brunei sees record COVID-19 cases after first local infections in 15 months US has opportunity to establish stronger economic ties with Laos Bangladesh ends a strict lockdown even as cases rise. Stocks Set Another Record as Trading Range Narrows: Markets Wrap Vietnam concerned over vaccine supply as COVID-19 cases near record China Warplane Fleet Enters Taiwan’s Air Defense Zone After Two-Month Lull – Newsweek Fair Work Ombudsman suggests Australian employers could force certain workers to get Covid jab Cambodia starts vaccine booster drive to shore up COVID-19 defence Michelin Adds 12 Eateries to Singapore Value-for-Money List – Bloomberg
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2021
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Philippines plans to double its limit on health care workers deployed overseas

After lobbying by nurses’ groups, Labour Secretary Silvestre Bello said he will recommend to the national coronavirus task force on Thursday that the cap is raised. Nurses are among the more than 10 million Filipinos who work and live overseas, with annual remittances in excess of $30 billion — a key driver for the country’s consumption-driven economy. “There are reasons to allow health workers to seek good jobs abroad,” Bello told a news conference. “We will make sure we will…
Jun
2021
17

Brunei reports new imported COVID-19 case, 251 cases in total – Xinhua

Video PlayerClose BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, June 17 (Xinhua) — Brunei reported one new confirmed case of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the total tally to 251. According to Brunei’s Ministry of Health, Case 251 is a 52-year-old man who arrived in the country from Indonesia via Singapore on June 4. He shows no symptoms of the coronavirus infection. Investigation and contact tracing have confirmed no close contacts for the new case, who was quarantined upon arrival in the Southeast Asian country.…
Jun
2021
17

Japan easing virus emergency before Olympics

Jun 16, 2021 Associated Press TOKYO — Japan on Thursday announced the easing of a coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo and six other areas next week, with new daily cases falling just as the country begins final preparations for the Olympics starting in just over a month. Japan has been struggling since late March to slow a wave of infections propelled by more contagious variants, with new daily cases soaring above 7,000 at one point and seriously ill patients…
Jun
2021
17

As Astronauts Dock, China Takes Up Long-Term Residence in Orbit

Three Chinese astronauts docked with the country’s still-under-construction space station on Thursday, beginning what their government expects will be a decade or more of continuous presence by Chinese astronauts in Earth’s orbit. Six hours and 32 minutes after the astronauts blasted off from a base in the Gobi Desert on a clear, sunny morning, their spacecraft, Shenzhou-12, docked with the station’s core module. “It was a perfect rendezvous and docking process,” Sun Jun, deputy director of the Beijing Aerospace Flight…
Jun
2021
17

Why Asia, the Pandemic Champion, Remains Miles Away From the Finish Line

SYDNEY, Australia — All across the Asia-Pacific region, the countries that led the world in containing the coronavirus are now languishing in the race to put it behind them. While the United States, which has suffered far more grievous outbreaks, is now filling stadiums with vaccinated fans and cramming airplanes with summer vacationers, the pandemic champions of the East are still stuck in a cycle of uncertainty, restrictions and isolation. In southern China, the spread of the Delta variant led…
Jun
2021
17

Kamala Harris goes to Central America − and so does Wall St.

In 1973, Eduardo Galeano wrote what was then a groundbreaking book, “Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent.” Galeano carefully detailed and beautifully summarized how colonialism and then capitalism, specifically U.S. capitalism, overtook the Americas by chicanery and force to rob and plunder the people of this hemisphere for over five centuries. If anyone now believes that the migration of children and youth from primarily Central America is divorced from that history, they are…
Jun
2021
17

Supreme Court upholds ObamaCare in 7-2 ruling

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld ObamaCare against the latest Republican challenge, preserving the landmark law and its key protections for millions of people with preexisting health conditions. The justices ruled 7-2 that the GOP challengers lacked standing to sue, in a decision that marks the third major challenge to ObamaCare, or the Affordable Care Act (ACA), to be rebuffed by the Supreme Court in roughly a decade. The case arose after 18 Republican states brought a legal challenge in…