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Harvard, MIT sue Trump administration over foreign students' visa withdrawal order

Massachusetts/IBNS: Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have moved to sue the Donald Trump administration after the latter passed an order to not allow international students to take online-only courses in the United States for the upcoming semester.

'International students are welcome,' says US a day after announcing withdrawal of visas

Washington/IBNS: The United States on Tuesday said all international students seeking educational courses can visit the country, a day after announcing the White House may withdraw visas for foreign students if their classes get shifted to the online medium.

US notifies UN chief of withdrawal from WHO effective July 6, 2021: Spokesman

United Nations/Sputnik: Washington has officially notified UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres about its withdrawal from the World Health Organization (WHO) effective July 6, 2021, UN Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said in a statement on Tuesday.

Canada: NHL and NHLPA have agreed on protocols to resume games

Ottawa/IBNS: Agreement has been reached by the National Hockey League (NHL) and NHL Players' Association regarding protocols on training camps for resuming  games this summer,  NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told The Canadian Press,  media reports said.

U.S. nightclub shooting leaves 1 dead, 3 wounded

Washington/Xinhua: A man was killed and three others wounded in a shooting on early Saturday at a sports bar in the southern US state of Mississippi, local authorities have said.

Donald Trump administration warns U.S. businesses against contributing to China’s human rights abuses

Washington: The U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are issuing a joint advisory urging U.S. companies to monitor their activities in China, particularly in the Xinjiang region, where the Chinese government is harshly repressing its own people and is committing human rights abuses.

US approved 4 COVID-19 vaccine candidates for clinical trials: FDA Head

Washington/Sputnik: The United States has approved four coronavirus vaccine candidates for clinical trials, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) head Stephen Hahn told reporters.

US Federal Communications Commission classifies Chinese companies ZTE, Huawei as security threat

Washington/IBNS: The US Federal Communications Commission has said Huawei and ZTE pose a national security threat to the integrity of the country's communications networks and communications supply chain.

US National Security Advisor slams China, calls Xi Jinping a successor of Joseph Stalin

Washington: US National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien recently launched an attack on China and likened the country's president Xi Jinping to dictator Joseph Stalin.

Shooting at Walmart distribution centre leaves 2 dead, 4 injured in California

Washington, June 28 (Sputnik) Two people are dead and four injured following a shooting at a Walmart distribution center in Red Bluff, California on Sunday, media reports said.

US places China in Tier 3 category in TIP report

Washington: In its Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, the US has claimed that  the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the state-owned companies are making their employees work in  "horrendous conditions" on Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) projects.

Chinese Embassy calls on US to lift visa restrictions imposed over situation in Hong Kong

Moscow/Sputnik:  The Chinese Embassy in the United States called on Washington on Saturday to lift the newly introduced visa restrictions for Chinese officials over the situation in Hong Kong.

Many U.S. states halt reopening amid sudden surge of COVID-19 infections

Washington/Xinhua: Many states in the United States have moved to halt or backtrack their economic reopening following a sudden surge of new COVID-19 infections this week.

US sanctions against international court staff a ‘direct attack’ on judicial independence

New York/IBNS: The decision by the United States to authorize sanctions targeting staff at the International Criminal Court (ICC) is “a direct attack to the institution’s judicial independence”, UN human rights experts said on Thursday.

Canada: Alberta RCMP fines 7 Americans for stopping to sightsee in Banff National Park

Alberta/IBNS: Seven tickets were issued by Alberta Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to Americans who stopped in Banff National Park in Alberta to see the sights last week despite Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)'s current rules which bans non-essential travel between Canada and the United States till July 21, media reports said.