Chinese government planned Galwan incident, says US top panel

The Chinese government had “planned” the June Galwan incident even as Beijing ramped up its multiyear coercion campaign against its neighbors, provoking military or paramilitary standoffs with countries from Japan to India, the United States top panel said in its report released on Wednesday. Read More | Source: Times…

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CNN looks into how China plans to ship Covid-19 vaccines

CNN received exclusive access to the infrastructure preparations at Shenzhen Airport in southern China where Alibaba’s logistics and shipping unit, Cainiao, has prepared climate-controlled storage chambers and aircraft cabins to distribute Covid-19 vaccines to parts of the Middle East, Africa and Latin America as soon as China’s Central Government approves…

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Tanden-tious: Biden’s Indian-American cabinet pick meets storm of criticism

Tanden also tangled often with supporters of Democrat Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders who did not regard her as progressive enough, although Republicans claim she is a “liberal hack.” With the US Senate currently at 50-48 (and 50-50 if Democrats win the run-off for two Georgia seats), Tanden would need the…

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Joe Biden weighs Rahm Emanuel for transportation secretary

Biden’s selection of his nominee to lead the Transportation Department is not believed to be imminent, and Emanuel is among multiple candidates in the running for the Cabinet position, according to people familiar with the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the private deliberations. Read…

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Biggest questions for Kentucky, Jalen Suggs’ stardom and a Champions Classic preview

Slow starts with new faces have not been unusual for Kentucky, but John Calipari has some unique questions to answer with this group of Wildcats. Read More | Source: ESPN…

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Indian national gets 20-year jail for running call centers that defrauded US citizens

A US court Monday sentenced an Indian national to 20 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for his role in operating and funding India-based call centers that defrauded American people of millions of dollars between 2013 and 2016. Hitesh Madhubhai Patel (44) of Ahmedabad was sentenced…

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