Pacific nation leaders in Washington as US seeks to deepen ties | News

Pacific nation leaders in Washington as US seeks to deepen ties | News

US President Joe Biden will host leaders from the Pacific Islands this week in what the White House is billing as a first-of-its-kind regional leaders summit in Washington, amid increasing rivalry between the United States and China in the Pacific. The two-day summit will kick off on September 28 and feature a dinner between Biden … Read more

New U.K. prime minister facing dire economic challenges; new podcast on China’s Xi Jinping

New U.K. prime minister facing dire economic challenges; new podcast on China’s Xi Jinping

New U.K. prime minister facing dire economic challenges; new podcast on China’s Xi Jinping – CBS News Watch CBS News The British pound hit an all-time low against the dollar Monday. Plus, a new podcast from The Economist called “The Prince” sheds new light on the story of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Economist editor-in-chief Zanny … Read more

Trump warns of possible World War III over Ukraine, Taiwan

Trump warns of possible World War III over Ukraine, Taiwan

Former President Donald Trump warned Tuesday that World War III could erupt over Ukraine or Taiwan — and said Russian President Vladimir Putin’s threat of unleashing nuclear weapons made this “a very bad and very dangerous time.” During an appearance on 77 WABC radio, Trump was asked by host John Catsimatidis what things “keep you … Read more

BA.2.75.2: the new Omicron strain showing a worrying ability to evade immunity – South China Morning Post

BA.2.75.2: the new Omicron strain showing a worrying ability to evade immunity – South China Morning Post

BA.2.75.2: the new Omicron strain showing a worrying ability to evade immunity  South China Morning Post BA.2.75.2 Variant: What We Know About ‘Centaurus,’ Vaccines | Time  TIME What We Know So Far About BA.2.75.2, the ‘Most Resistant’ Variant to Date  Yahoo News View Full Coverage on Google News

Facebook removes political influence operations from China and Russia

Facebook removes political influence operations from China and Russia

Onur Dogman | Lightrocket | Getty Images Facebook parent company Meta said it took down two unconnected networks of accounts based in China and Russia seeking to influence political narratives in the U.S. and Europe. The platform regularly searches for and removes accounts it believes to have violated its policy against coordinated inauthentic behavior. Such … Read more

US patrol spots Chinese, Russian naval ships off Alaskan island | News

US patrol spots Chinese, Russian naval ships off Alaskan island | News

US Coast Guard to match ‘presence with presence’ with regards to ‘strategic competitors’ who operate in and around US waters. A US Coast Guard vessel on routine patrol in the Bering Sea off Alaska has reported an encounter with a Chinese guided missile cruiser which was later discovered to be travelling with two other Chinese … Read more

The golden age of globalization has ended: Singapore’s Lawrence Wong

The golden age of globalization has ended: Singapore’s Lawrence Wong

“The golden age of globalization that we experienced in the last 30 years since the end of the Cold War has ended clearly and we are entering a new era, a new era that will be marked by greater geopolitical contestation,” said Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Lawrence Wong. Bloomberg | Bloomberg … Read more

When will Europe learn to defend itself? – POLITICO

When will Europe learn to defend itself? – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article PARIS/BERLIN — Thirty years after the horrors of the Balkan wars laid bare Western Europe’s incapacity to deal with conflict on European soil, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is demonstrating how little has changed. As Yugoslavia started to break apart in 1991, it fell to the Luxembourgish Foreign Minister … Read more

Philippines to shut 175 offshore gambling firms, deport 40,000 Chinese workers

Philippines to shut 175 offshore gambling firms, deport 40,000 Chinese workers

The Philippines will stop operations of 175 offshore gambling firms and deport about 40,000 Chinese workers, a justice ministry official said on Monday, part of a crackdown on the notoriously opaque online gaming industry. The sector emerged in the Philippines in 2016 and grew exponentially, as operators capitalized on the country’s liberal gaming laws to … Read more

What is required to travel to Hong Kong? Many, many tests

What is required to travel to Hong Kong? Many, many tests

Travelers headed to Hong Kong no longer need to quarantine in a hotel upon arrival. But they will have to submit to a barrage of Covid tests. They can go to work, take public transportation and go to supermarkets, but for the first three days, travelers can’t go into “high-risk premises” such as restaurants, bars … Read more