Biden offers message for Kim Jong Un as he wraps

“Hello,” Biden said when asked his message for Kim Jong Un. “Period.” The succinct greeting reflected the Biden administration’s so-far-unsuccessful attempts at restarting diplomacy with Pyongyang. Attempts at outreach to the North have gone mostly unanswered. Instead, Kim has intensified missile launches and could be preparing for a seventh underground nuclear test. Biden, who touched […]Read More

Biden’s North Korea strategy is a long way from Trump’s

And during a news conference here Saturday, he did not sound particularly eager for a handshake with the North Korean despot. “That would depend on whether he’s sincere and whether he’s serious,” Biden said when asked whether he’d be willing to meet Kim. The days of glitzy, leader-to-leader summits and other photo ops that defined […]Read More

North Korea reports more fevers as Kim claims virus progress

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday it found nearly 220,000 more people with feverish symptoms, even as leader Kim Jong Un claimed progress in slowing a largely undiagnosed spread of COVID-19 across his unvaccinated populace and hinted at easing virus restrictions to nurse a decaying economy. The outbreak has caused concern about […]Read More

Bars call for end to midnight closing

Bars call for end to midnight closing Nightlife venues welcome chance to reopen, but want to sell alcohol much later into the night Tourists hang out at bars on Soi Nana, Sukhumvit Soi 4, in Bangkok on Nov 4, 2021. The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration decided yesterday to allow bars, pubs and karaoke clubs […]Read More

Federal judge blocks Biden administration from lifting Title 42 for

Since taking office, President Joe Biden’s administration has continued to rely on Title 42, a public health authority invoked at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic that allows border officials to turn migrants away at the US-Mexico border. In early April, though, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced plans to terminate the […]Read More

WHO calls emergency meeting as monkeypox cases top 100 in

A section of skin tissue, harvested from a lesion on the skin of a monkey, that had been infected with monkeypox virus, is seen at 50X magnification on day four of rash development in 1968. CDC/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Cases in nine European countries, North America, Australia […]Read More