July 9, 2021

Spectators barred from Tokyo 2020 amid state of emergency to curb Covid surge

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be held without spectators due to the state of emergency that is to be enforced to curtail a surge in coronavirus cases, the Olympics minister Tamayo Marukawa confirmed Thursday. […]
July 9, 2021

US speeds Afghanistan withdrawal as Biden sets August deadline

President Biden says peace in Afghanistan can only come through renewed talks with Taliban even as fighting escalates. […]