Indonesia's foreign minister said on Thursday her nation had entered a "new era of bilateral relations" with the United States, as the countries' armed forces launched their biggest ever joint training exercise this week involving 3,000 troops.
Speaking from Washington after meeting U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and other officials, Retno Marsudi welcomed more U.S. engagement in the region and expressed high hopes for closer ties with the administration of U.
Biden to offer temporary 'safe haven' to Hong Kong residents in U.S.
The United States on Thursday plans to offer a temporary "safe haven" to thousands of Hong Kong residents, a senior administration official told Reuters, allowing them to extend their stay in the country in response to Beijing's crackdown on democracy in the Chinese territory.
President Joe Biden is expected to sign a memorandum directing the State and Homeland Security departments to grant Hong Kong residents in the United States an 18-month "deferral of removal," the official said.
Fruit recalled, undeclared SulfitesGolden Natural Products Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Two Dried Apricot Products
Company Announcement Date: August 02, 2021
FDA Publish Date: August 02, 2021
Product Type: Food & Beverages
Reason for Announcement: Undeclared sulfites
Company Name: Golden Natural Product Inc.
Recall Alert: Beef, Fruit, Dietary Supplements
Dietary supplements recalled, found to contain a controlled substanceJe Dois L'avoir Boutique Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of 365 Skinny High Intensity and 365 Skinny Emergency Boutique Due to the Presence of Sibutramine
- Company Announcement Date: August 02, 2021
- FDA Publish Date: August 02, 2021
- Product Type: Dietary Supplements
- Reason for Announcement: Product contains sibutramine
- Company Name: Je Dois L'avoir Boutique
- Brand Name: 365 Skinny
- Product Description: High Intensity Pills and Emergency Boutique
Hanford, California, Je Dois L'avoir Boutique is voluntarily recalling all of the 365 Skinny High Intensity Pills and or 365 Skinny Emergency Boutique, 30 day capsules supply to the retail/consumer level.
Israeli aircraft strike rocket launch sites in Lebanon, military says
Israeli jets struck what its military said were rocket launch sites in Lebanon early on Thursday in response to two rockets fired towards Israel from Lebanese territory, in an escalation of cross-border hostilities amid heightened tensions with Iran.
The rockets launched from Lebanon on Wednesday struck open areas in northern Israel, causing brush fires along the hilly frontier. There was no claim of responsibility for the attack, which came from an area of south Lebanon under the sway of Iranian-backed Hezbollah guerrillas.
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Use of Digital COVID-19 Vaccination Certificates on the Rise
The implementation of "COVID-19 passports" for traveling and to enable the use of commercial establishments has resulted in violent protests across various European nations in recent weeks, but there seems to be a growing consensus with regard to carrying some form of vaccination certificate until the coronavirus pandemic is under control. Paper vaccination cards are the most common certificates being issued, but there is a push towards turning them into digital versions that can be stored in smartphones.