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China threatens countermeasures if US boycotts Beijing Olympics

NYC to impose vaccine mandate on private sector employers

Mayor Bill de Blasio says all New York City employers will have to mandate Covid-19 vaccinations for their workers by Dec. 27.

India’s HCL Tech to hire 12,000 people in US over 5 years

Indian software services exporter HCL Technologies said on Monday it will create 12,000 new jobs in the United States through the next five years as part of a plan to shore up business.

US secy of state Blinken calls Myanmar’s conviction of Aung San Suu Kyi affront to democracy and justice: Statement

US, five other countries urge Ethiopia to cease illegal detentions

Trump-linked stocks get a boost after social media venture raises $1 bln

Shares of a clutch of companies linked to former US President Donald Trump rose in premarket trading on Monday, after his new social media venture said it had raised nearly $1 billion from a group of unidentified investors.

Kremlin calls US-Russia ties ‘quite lamentable’ on eve of Putin-Biden call

The Kremlin on Monday described the state of US-Russia relations as ” quite lamentable” on the eve of a video call between President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Joe Biden when the two will discuss tensions around Ukraine.

Police to question artist linked to studio where parents of Michigan school shooting suspect found

Detectives plan to interview an artist connected to the Detroit studio where the parents of a 15-year-old accused Michigan school shooter were found following a manhunt, a local sheriff said on Sunday.

Omicron variant found in nearly one-third of US states

The Omicron variant of the coronavirus has spread to about one-third of US states, but the Delta version remains the majority of Covid-19 infections as cases rise nationwide, health officials said on Sunday.