Third possible case of monkeypox found in the U.S.

An electron microscopic (EM) image shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virus particles as well as crescents and spherical particles of immature virions, obtained from a clinical human skin sample associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak in this undated image obtained by Reuters on May 18, 2022. Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regnery/CDC/Handout via REUTERS Register now … Read more

With eye on China, and U.S. ties, Japan’s universities to screen foreigners

Students walk at the University of Tokyo in Tokyo, Japan July 20, 2016. REUTERS/Toru Hanai Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register TOKYO, May 23 (Reuters) – Japan is asking universities for greater scrutiny of foreign students and scholars to prevent technology leaks to places like China, partly for its own national security … Read more

Biden hails “good friend” Kishida, says U.S. fully committed to Japan’s defence

TOKYO, May 23 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden assured his “good friend” Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan on Monday that the United States is fully committed to Japan’s defence, amid simmering tension with China and the ramifications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The cornerstone of Biden’s two-day visit, which includes meetings with the leaders … Read more

First baby formula shipment, enough for thousands of U.S. infants, arrives from Europe

WASHINGTON, May 22 (Reuters) – A military cargo plane carrying the first shipment of infant formula from Europe to help address a critical shortage in the United States landed in Indianapolis on Sunday, but a top government official noted that much more needs to be done . At Feb. 17 recall by top baby formula … Read more

New York judge approves congressional map, throwing Democrats into disarray

People fill out ballots during voting in the New York primary election at a polling site in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, New York, US, June 22, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register May 21 (Reuters) – A New York judge approved a new congressional map that … Read more

U.S. stops controlled burns nationwide after New Mexico disaster

Smoke rises from the Calf Creek Hermits Peak fire in this picture taken in Llano, New Mexico, US May 18, 2022. Picture taken May 18, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Hay Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register TAOS, NM, May 20 (Reuters) – The US Forest Service (USFS) on Friday called a temporary nationwide halt … Read more

COVID restrictions for migrants at U.S. border cannot end yet, judge rules

May 20 (Reuters) – US authorities were blocked by a federal judge on Friday from lifting COVID-19 restrictions that empower agents at the US-Mexico border to turn back migrants without giving them a chance to seek asylum. The nationwide injunction issued by US District Judge Robert Summerhays in Louisiana means the restrictions, which were set … Read more

U.S. says Turkey’s approach to Sweden, Finland NATO bid not a bilateral topic

WASHINGTON, May 20 (Reuters) – Turkey’s approach to the NATO accession process of Sweden and Finland is not a bilateral issue between Washington and Ankara, the US State Department said on Friday, but added that Washington was speaking with Ankara and it remained confident that the dispute would be overcome. Finland and Sweden say they … Read more

U.S.’ Pelosi warns Britain: No trade deal unless you respect N.Irish peace deal

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) discusses a bill to provide $28 million in emergency funds to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help it respond to a nationwide shortage of infant formula and strengthen supervision of the industry, during a news conference at the US, Capitol in Washington, US, May 17, 2022. REUTERS/Julia … Read more

Oklahoma lawmakers pass near-total abortion ban

May 19 (Reuters) – Oklahoma lawmakers on Thursday gave final approval to a bill that would ban nearly all abortions and would allow private citizens to sue anyone who helps women terminate a pregnancy. The bill would take effect immediately upon being signed by Republican Governor Kevin Stitt, making it the most restrictive abortion ban … Read more