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China blacklists former US Commerce Secretary Ross & other officials in tit-for-tat reply to restrictions over Hong Kong

The sanctions list includes Wilbur Ross, who served as Commerce Secretary during then-President Donald Trump’s trade war against Beijing. Last year, Ross called China “the principal military and economic threat” in Asia. Other blacklisted Americans include US-China Economic and Security Review Commission chief Carolyn Bartholomew, former Staff Director of the …

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‘Freedom, food, vaccines!’ Mass protests in Cuba backed by US officials as president urges supporters to defy ‘foreign meddling’

Thousands of protesters marched on Sunday in Havana, Santiago de Cuba and other locales, decrying food, medicine and vaccine shortages, and demanding an end to the island nation’s Communist rule. Numerous videos posted on social media showed crowds marching and chanting such slogans as “We are not afraid”, “Liberty” and …

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US health officials admit unexpected heart problems in teens, but insist mRNA Covid-19 vaccines are SAFE & EFFECTIVE

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) met on Wednesday to discuss reports of heart conditions among the very young, following vaccinations with the mRNA-based jabs produced by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna.  Citing the CDC’s vaccine adverse events (VAERS) database, the committee …

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Local officials resign in India as filmmaker faces sedition case for comparing government Covid-19 response to ‘bioweapon’

Young filmmaker and actress Aisha Sultana made her comments during a televised five-person debate, in which she accused the authorities of Lakshadweep, an archipelago territory off India’s southwestern coast, of bungling the response to Covid-19. “I can say this clearly that the central government has deployed a bioweapon,” Sultana said …

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