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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
Jun
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

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…
Jun
2021
17

Colombia protest leaders to suspend weekly demonstrations

BOGOTA, June 15 (Reuters) – Colombian protest leaders on Tuesday said their organizations would suspend anti-government demonstrations which have caused political and economic upheaval during the last six weeks, but warned their fight for solutions to a range of social and economic demands would continue. Protests began at the end of April, sparked by opposition to a now-withdrawn tax reform, and later expanding to include demands for opportunities for young people and an end to police violence. “We’ve decided to…
Jun
2021
17

Colombia’s daily COVID-19 deaths approaching 600

Colombia’s Health Ministry reported a record number of 588 daily COVID-19 deaths on Monday as medical organizations warned this number could rise to 800. Coronavirus infections and deaths have been rising since mid-March and reached their highest levels since the beginning of the pandemic over the past week. President Ivan Duque on Friday blamed ongoing protest against his increasingly tyrannical regime for the surge. The president and his health minister previously claimed that the surge was due to the arrival…
Jun
2021
17

A month on, Colombia continues to grapple with protest violence

Bogotá, Colombia — Friday marks a month since the beginning of protests that have roiled Colombia, causing fuel and food supply shortages, unemployment, infrastructure damage, forcing businesses to close and hurting local economies. Negotiations between the government and demonstrators have made little progress and protester demands are growing. Although turnout numbers seem to be dwindling, protests and unrest are still a daily occurrence and another major national strike is expected Friday. Disruptions have been most evident in Colombia’s third-biggest city,…