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U.S. says North Korea an urgent priority

Asia Pacific / Politics Feb 13, 2021

U.S. says North Korea an urgent priority

North Korea's nuclear weapon and ballistic missile programs are an urgent priority for the United States and Washington remains committed to denuclearization of the country, the U.S. State Department said Friday. The Biden administration's lack of direct engagement with North Korea should not be seen ...

Virus expected to last long-term despite global vaccine rollout

World Feb 13, 2021

Virus expected to last long-term despite global vaccine rollout

The head of the EU's disease control agency warned Friday that the novel coronavirus could last indefinitely even as global infections slowed by nearly half in the last month and vaccine rollouts gathered pace in parts of the world. In an interview, ECDC chief Andrea ...

Jade and rubies: How Myanmar's military amassed its fortune

Asia Pacific | FOCUS Feb 13, 2021

Jade and rubies: How Myanmar's military amassed its fortune

Mines, banks, petroleum, agriculture, tourism: Myanmar's ruling junta has vested interests in large swaths of the country's economy, providing it a colossal — and closely guarded — fortune that the United States has targeted with sanctions. After last week's coup to oust civilian leader Aung ...