The country administered 86.16 lakh (86,16,373) vaccine doses in a single day on Monday, according to the Health Ministry. India recorded 42,640 new coronavirus cases (lowest in 91 days) and 1,167 deaths in the last 24 hours.
A senior North Korean official ridiculed American hopes for talks on Tuesday, as the United States and South Korea agreed to consider scrapping a controversial working group established to coordinate their policy toward Pyongyang. Kim Yo Jong, a senior official in the ruling party and sister of leader Kim Jong Un, released a statement in state media on Tuesday saying the United States appears to be interpreting signals from Pyongyang in a way that would lead to disappointment. She was responding to U.S. National Security adviser Jake Sullivan, who on Sunday said he saw as an "interesting signal" in a recent speech by Kim Jong Un on preparing for both confrontation and diplomacy with the United States.
Starlink, the satellite internet unit of Elon Musk's SpaceX, expects to be able to provide continuous global coverage by around September but will then need to seek regulatory approvals, its president Gwynne Shotwel said on Tuesday. "We've successfully deployed 1,800 or so satellites and once all those satellites reach their operational orbit, we will have continuous global coverage, so that should be like September timeframe," she told a Macquarie Group technology conference via webcast.
(Bloomberg) -- A key spread between monthly oil futures contracts has blown out to the widest level in seven years as traders bet that U.S. crude inventories are about to get a whole lot tighter.The premium traders are placing on West Texas Intermediate crude for September delivery over October contracts touched $1.12 a barrel on Monday. Before this, the gap between the third- and fourth-closest contracts had only traded above $1 over two periods in the past 13 years -- in 2008 and from mid-2013
Taliban fighters took control of a key district in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province Monday and encircled the provincial capital, police said, as the insurgent group added to its recent battlefield victories while peace talks have stalemated. The Taliban's gains came as the Pentagon reaffirmed the U.S. troop withdrawal was still on pace to conclude by early September. Fighting around Imam Sahib district began late Sunday and by midday Monday the Taliban had overrun the district headquarters and were in control of police headquarters, said Inamuddin Rahmani, provincial police spokesman said.
The return of athletes and officials to Australia after the Tokyo Olympics could lead to a loosening of travel restrictions for people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19, the Australian team's medical director said on Tuesday. Australia will be sending about 480 athletes to Japan for the Games in July and August and they, along with more than 500 officials and media, will be forced into mandatory hotel quarantine for 14 days when they get back home. Dr David Hughes told a media briefing that such a large group would provide the government with a good idea of the risk of community infection from vaccinated people entering the country.
(Bloomberg) -- Asian stocks rose Tuesday, tracking a U.S. equity rebound, as the prospect of gradual policy tightening tempered concerns over the Federal Reserve’s hawkish tilt. Treasuries and the dollar stabilized after a retreat.Japanese shares outperformed, helping a gauge of Asia-Pacific stocks to the biggest climb in about three weeks. S&P 500 contracts edged up after the index rallied overnight, aided by a revival of the value trade in sectors like energy and financials. European equity fu
“Wow, where did all these people come from?,” asked Jimmy Kimmel. “That’s very nice, I appreciate it. The late-night host was welcoming back an audience for the first time in 15 months. It wasn’t quite the same as the 400-strong crowd that recently returned to The Late Show as only 89 audience members were allowed […]
(Bloomberg) -- Yields on longer-dated Treasuries rebounded in the U.S. session Monday after collapsing to multi-month lows during a broad risk-off move earlier in Asia trading, as American stocks rebounded and reflationary bets began to return.The yield on the benchmark 30-year bond ended the day up close to 10 basis points at around 2.11% after diving to 1.93%, a level unseen since February. Yields on the 10-year note saw the third largest intraday swing of the year after plummeting to 1.35% in
On The Bachelorette Monday night, Katie Thurston revealed a very personal and emotional story during one of her group dates, in which she asked the men to be open and vulnerable. After asking all the men to share a personal story they are not proud of, Katie wanted to open up in return. "What I'm gonna tell you, a lot of people actually don't know, including my own mom. I know you see me today as this very sex-positive woman who's very confident, but she hasn't always been here. Ten years ago, it was New Year's Eve, and I had been drinking, and I was involved in a situation where there wasn't consent," Katie bravely shared. "That is not something I wish upon anybody," said Katie. "I was in denial about what happened. So much so that I tried to form a relationship with him because I didn't wanna believe what actually had happened. And when that didn't work out, for years, I had a very unhealthy relationship with sex. I didn't want to have sex, which affects the relationship. I didn't like talking about sex. And it's taken me a long time to get to where I am now in being open and comfortable talking about it and loving myself and accepting things that I can no longer control." Katie went on to say that she has come a long way over the last decade, and has learned how important consent and communication is. "How important it is to not guilt trip somebody for not having enough sex with them, guilt trip them for not having sex with them in general. And so that is something that… really big that has happened in my life that in some ways has really shaped me to who exactly I am today," stated Katie. Later in her confessional, Katie admitted, "What I shared with the group today is something I never really talked about. For a long time, I felt responsible for being too drunk, too irresponsible, too stupid. But it's not my fault, because consent is important, and I did not give it that night."
Gold prices edged higher on Tuesday, as a slight retreat in the dollar offered support to the safe-haven metal, ahead of U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's testimony to Congress later in the day. "Gold rose overnight as the U.S. dollar retreated and that (upbeat) sentiment continues in Asia this morning, as regional investors hurry to New York's overnight lead," said Jeffrey Halley, senior market analyst at OANDA. All eyes are now on Powell, who will appear before Congress at 1800 GMT.
Media outlets in Hong Kong must not "subvert" the government, the city's leader said Tuesday, rejecting US criticism of recent action against a pro-democracy newspaper under a powerful new security law.
Boeing Co's veteran lobbyist and political strategist, Tim Keating, who helped steer the U.S. planemaker through its worst-ever crisis following fatal 737 MAX crashes, has left the company, it said on Monday. An internal memo from Chief Executive Dave Calhoun to government operations employees, and a separate statement to media, confirmed Keating's departure and the search for a permanent replacement, but offered no explanation or further details for what appeared to be an abrupt exit. Marc Allen, Boeing's chief strategy officer, would also take over Keating's role until a permanent replacement is found, Calhoun said.
Bobby Bradley and Josh Naylor homered, helping the Cleveland Indians overcome the loss of Aaron Civale during a 4-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Monday night. Civale, who leads the majors with 10 wins, exited with two out in the fifth inning because of a right middle finger injury. The right-hander had a 3-2 count on Eric Sogard when he was visited by manager Terry Francona and a trainer.