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Guidelines for new prenatal tests in Japan revised to expand availability

National Jun 21, 2020

Guidelines for new prenatal tests in Japan revised to expand availability

Noninvasive prenatal testing will be made available at a wider range of medical institutions if revised guidelines win health ministry approval, the Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology said Saturday. The organization revised the guidelines on the prenatal testing to allow smaller medical institutions, such ...

Trump says he urged team to 'slow' COVID-19 testing

World Jun 21, 2020

Trump says he urged team to 'slow' COVID-19 testing

U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday he was encouraging health officials in his administration to slow down testing, arguing that increased tests lead to more cases being discovered. The president has claimed falsely on several occasions that surges of COVID-19 in several states can be ...

Trump to order new restrictions on H-1B visas in next two days

Business Jun 21, 2020

Trump to order new restrictions on H-1B visas in next two days

President Donald Trump said he will announce new restrictions on employment-based immigration visas in the next two days, as the nation recovers from pandemic-related unemployment. "We are going to announce something tomorrow or the next day on the visas,” Trump said in a Fox News ...

North Korea vows to send anti-South leaflets amid tensions

Asia Pacific Jun 21, 2020

North Korea vows to send anti-South leaflets amid tensions

North Korea pledged to push ahead with its campaign to send propaganda leaflets into South Korea, saying it is not bound to any inter-Korean agreements, state media said Sunday. Tension has been rising after North Korea blew up a joint liaison office and threatened military ...

NFL players warned against group workouts after surge in virus cases

Football Jun 21, 2020

NFL players warned against group workouts after surge in virus cases

NFL players should avoid engaging in group workouts as COVID-19 cases are rising again in the United States, the medical director of the sport's players association said on Saturday. Major League Soccer, the National Football League, the National Hockey League and Major League Baseball all ...

FIFA stands by evaluation of Colombia's Women's World Cup bid

Soccer Jun 21, 2020

FIFA stands by evaluation of Colombia's Women's World Cup bid

FIFA is standing by its technical evaluation of Colombia's bid to host the 2023 women's World Cup, telling the country's unhappy soccer chief that the assessment was conducted in a "highly objective" manner. Colombian Football Federation president Ramon Jesurun wrote to FIFA last week, along ...