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Canada: Alberta's delayed fund dispersal for oil clean up results in slow boost in oil and gas sector

Alberta/IBNS:  Alberta's delayed dispersal of funds to oil and gas workers to clean up oil wells to keep oilfield service companies afloat has resulted in the slow recovery of the oil and gas industry sectors, media reports said.

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.

China 'Aggressively' Seeks US Officials' Support for Its COVID-19 Response - FBI

Washington/Sputnik: The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has learned that China has been aggressively attempting to influence US federal and local officials into defending Beijing’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, most recently by asking a state senator to introduce a resolution on the matter, FBI Director Christopher Wray said on Tuesday.

COVID-19: US to withdraw visas for foreign students whose classes move online  

Washington: Amid COVID-19 crisis, the United States government on Monday said it would not allow foreign students to remain in the country in case their classes have been shifted online.

US woman admits retaining secret defence information, kidnapping: Justice Department

Washington/Sputnik: A woman from the US state of West Virginia has admitted illegally retaining secret defense information and kidnapping her daughter to Mexico, the Department of Justice announced in a news release.

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.

Canada expresses concern over Beijing's move of passing national security legislation for Hong Kong

Ottawa: The Canadian government has expressed its concern over China's move of passing national security legislation for Hong Kong.

China's secrecy, deceptions led to COVID-19 spread worldwide: Donald Trump

Washington/IBNS: United States President Donald Trump launched yet another attack on China while addressing the second ''Salute to America'' rally on the nation's 244th Independence Day, alleging that Beijing's secrecy and deceptions have allowed the deadly coronavirus to spread across the world.

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.

PLA drills on South China Sea: Philippines warns Beijing of 'severest response'

Manila:  The Philippine foreign secretary has warned China that it might face severe response in case the ongoing Chinese military exercises in the disputed South China Sea spill over to Philippine territory.

Alabama shooting leaves 8 year-old child dead: Police

Moscow/Sputnik: A 8-year-old child has been killed during a shooting incident that took place in the city of Hoover, Alabama, local police 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.

Canada: RCMP arrest an armed man who gained access to Rideau Hall grounds in Ottawa

Ottawa/IBNS: Police on Thursday morning arrested an armed man who had gained access to the grounds at Rideau Hall, the Governor General's official residence in Canada's Ottawa, media reports said.