Russian Envoy Planning U.S. Return After Biden ‘Killer’ Comment – The Moscow Times

Russia’s ambassador to the United States plans to return to Washington soon following talks in Moscow on the future of bilateral ties after U.S. President Joe Biden called his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin a “killer.” Ambassador Anatoly Antonov, who was recalled for emergency consultations on March 21, told the state-run TASS news agency Monday that […]

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China opens, then shuts, door for Indians looking to return – Times of India

NEW DELHI: In what left many flummoxed here, the Chinese embassy announced, apparently for the purpose of resuming people-to-people exchanges in an orderly manner, that it will restart normal visa services for people who have been administered a Chinese Covid-19 vaccine. Although China has made similar announcements in 19 other countries, India is not among […]

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You’re not supposed to say that out loud! Covid-19 vaccines & ‘return to normal’ might hurt Facebook’s bottom line, CFO admits

Facebook’s CFO is concerned that as more people get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus, they’ll be less likely to click on Facebook ads and more likely to seek out travel and non-sedentary pursuits. CFO David Wehner suggested on Tuesday that users’ cash will end up in the pockets of “services like travel,” as more people […]

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Russia Detains Poisoned Kremlin Critic Navalny on Return to Home Soil – The Moscow Times

Russian police detained prominent opposition leader Alexey Navalny Sunday on his arrival in Moscow from Germany, where he had been recovering from an attempted poisoning by the nerve agent Novichok. Navalny — who became a thorn in the Kremlin’s side through his campaigns against corruption and rigged elections in Russia — had been added to […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – 28 Taiwanese to return home from Turkey

The first group of Taiwanese nationals returning home from Turkey since it lifted its two-month ban on international flights earlier this month are expected to arrive in Taiwan on Tuesday night. The 28 Taiwanese, consisting of students studying in the country, individual travellers, and businesspeople, had been stuck in Turkey since it banned all international […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Taiwan lists 11 low-risk countries college students can return from

Taiwan’s Ministry of Education (MOE) on Wednesday (June 17) announced 11 countries that it deems as low-risk for Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) infections and whose students will be given priority when Taiwan opens up its borders to students for the fall semester. As Taiwan extends its streak of zero local Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases to 66 […]

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Beijing Coronavirus: Coronavirus resurgence in Beijing prompts return of tough measures | World News – Times of India

BEIJING: Beijing reported its second consecutive day of record new numbers of Covid-19 cases on Monday, adding urgency to efforts to rein in a sudden resurgence of the coronavirus in the Chinese capital. The recent outbreak has been traced to a major wholesale food market, Xinfadi, which accounts for 80% of Beijing’s farm produce supply […]

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Seattle police want to return to vacated precinct in what protesters call an ‘autonomous zone’

The area around the precinct is now occupied by protesters, some of whom are calling it the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone. According to CNN affiliate KOMO, police boarded up the East Precinct building in the Capitol Hill neighborhood and left it unoccupied during protests over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Protesters have […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Protester who fled to Taiwan: ‘Tell my family I’m sorry for the trouble I’ve caused. I will never return to HK’

Sitting in the Taipei flat he shares with seven other Hongkongers, all participants in last year’s anti-government protests, Jack Chan* has no idea what the future holds. Chan, in his 20s, fled to Taiwan after Hong Kong police started looking for him over his involvement in a serious offence during the protests. He declined to […]

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