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Global COVID-19 Death Count Exceeds 4 Million: Report

Global COVID-19 Death Count Exceeds 4 Million: Report

Reuters | Friday June 18, 2021

Coronavirus-related deaths worldwide passed a grim milestone of 4 million on Thursday, according to a Reuters tally, as many countries struggle to procure enough vaccines to inoculate their populations.

World's Third Largest Diamond Unearthed In Botswana

World's Third Largest Diamond Unearthed In Botswana

Reuters | Friday June 18, 2021, Gaborone

A 1,098-carat diamond believed to be the third-largest gem-quality stone ever to be mined has been discovered in Botswana, according to a joint venture between Anglo American's De Beers and the government.

5 Chinese Scientists Face US Visa Fraud Charges

5 Chinese Scientists Face US Visa Fraud Charges

Reuters | Friday June 18, 2021

The United States Department of Justice in late 2018 launched the "China Initiative" to stem the theft of trade secrets by Chinese entities and keep technology developed at U.S. universities secure.

Chinese Apps Could Face Subpoenas Or Bans Under Biden Order: Report

Chinese Apps Could Face Subpoenas Or Bans Under Biden Order: Report

Reuters | Friday June 18, 2021

Joe Biden's executive order aimed at safeguarding Americans' sensitive data would force some Chinese apps to take tougher measures to protect private information if they want to remain in the US market, according to people familiar with the matter.

Chinese Apps Could Face Subpoenas Or Bans Under Biden's Executive Order: Report

Chinese Apps Could Face Subpoenas Or Bans Under Biden's Executive Order: Report

Reuters | Friday June 18, 2021

President Joe Biden's executive order aimed at safeguarding Americans' sensitive data would force some Chinese apps to take tougher measures to protect private information if they want to remain in the U.S. market, according to people familiar with t