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U.S. voices concern over harassment of media covering China floods

An aerial view shows a flooded road following heavy rainfall in Zhengzhou, Henan province, China July 23, 2021. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Aly Song WASHINGTON, July 29 (Reuters) – The United States is “deeply concerned with the increasingly harsh surveillance, harassment, and intimidation of U.S. and other foreign journalists” covering recent floods in China’s …

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Afghanistan withdrawal: Insider attacks killed dozens of Afghan troops as U.S. forces pulled out, inspector general says

Jonathan Schroden, a military operations analyst with CNA, said that while statistics about insider attacks among Afghan forces for other time periods are not readily available, the data released now shows a problem that is “yet another source of pressure on unit cohesion” and morale among Afghan forces. If the trend continues, two-thirds of an …

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EXCLUSIVE Rights group urges U.S. customs to probe Goodyear Malaysia over worker abuse accusation

A sign stands over a Goodyear Tire facility in Somerville, Massachusetts, U.S., July 25, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 (Reuters) – Rights group Liberty Shared has asked United States customs authorities to investigate the Malaysian operations of American tyre maker Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co (GT.O) over accusations of abusive labour practices, the …

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Swimming-Late surges bring gold for US and Australia

TOKYO, July 29 (Reuters) – With two astonishing late surges, American Bobby Finke won the men’s 800m freestyle and Australia’s Izaac Stubblety-Cook took the men’s 200m breaststroke at the Tokyo Games on Thursday. Finke pulled off a major upset by winning gold ahead of Italian world champion Gregorio Paltrinieri, who led all the way until …

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Analysis: Tesla hikes electric car prices in U.S.; holds line in China

July 28 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) showed signs of divergent strategies in the world’s two biggest automotive markets, raising prices to boost profit margins in the United States while keeping prices steady in China and hoping to grow sales there. Tesla raised prices for the most affordable versions of Model 3 and Model Y …

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PM Johnson keen for U.S. travellers as hopes rise for easing restrictions

LONDON, July 28 (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he wants U.S. citizens to come to England “freely” and he was talking to the United States about a travel corridor, LBC radio reported on Wednesday. Britain has stuck to strict COVID-19 travel rules which airline bosses have blamed for the country falling behind the …

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U.S. urges vaccinated Americans to wear masks indoors in many places

WASHINGTON, July 27 (Reuters) – Americans fully vaccinated against COVID-19 should go back to wearing masks in indoor public places in regions where the coronavirus is spreading rapidly, U.S. health authorities said on Tuesday. In a toughening of guidance issued earlier this month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also recommended all …

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Walmart now offering free college tuition and books to its U.S. workers

Walmart’s Live Better U education program, which will be free beginning Aug. 16, was created three years ago to help employees advance within the company. Workers can choose from 10 academic partners, including the University of Arizona, the University of Denver, Purdue University Global and Southern New Hampshire University. More than 52,000 employees have participated …

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