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  • US, Japan committed to meeting zero net carbon emissions by 2050: Biden
  • US, Japan both recognize importance of Taiwan straits: Suga
  • Ontario extends stay-at-home order by 2 weeks, introduces checkpoints at borders
  • NASA planning for 'regularly recurring' human moon missions: Senior Executive
  • SpaceX wins contract to build human mission lander for US return to moon: NASA
  • WTO to hold 12th Ministerial Conference in Geneva from Nov 30 to Dec 3
  • Canada's Ontario could see over 30,000 daily cases by early June: Modeling Data
  • Greek Foreign Minister to Meet With Libyan Presidential Council Head on Saturday
  • Pentagon does not rule out possibility of deploying more capabilities for Afghan pullout
  • Civil war likely if intl forces pull back: Afghan Presidential advisor
  • Raul Castro Resigns as Head of Cuban Communist Party - Official Newspaper
  • EU to dedicate $36Bln to Green Energy Transition in Africa – Official
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US Intelligence warns of National security risk due to Chinese collecting health data of Americans

Washington, Feb 2 (UNI) The United States’ National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) has issued a warning regarding the risks posed to privacy of American citizens and national security of the country due to China collecting genomic and other health care data of Americans.
In a fact sheet published today, the NCSC said, "For years, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has collected large healthcare data sets from the U.S. and nations around the globe, through both legal and illegal means, for purposes only it can control ... The PRC’s collection of healthcare data from America poses equally serious risks, not only to the privacy of Americans, but also to the economic and national security of the U.S.,"
The agency said that China collects data in enormous amounts as it views bulk personal information, including health care and genomic data, as a "strategic commodity to be collected and used for its economic and national security.
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SpaceX wins contract to build human mission lander for US return to moon: NASA

17 Apr 2021 | 2:28 AM

Washington, Apr 16 (UNI) The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has chosen Elon Musk's company SpaceX to build the Human Landing System (HLS) for the first US manned mission to the Moon in half a century, HLS contracting officer Lisa Watson-Morgan told a podcast press conference on Friday.

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WTO to hold 12th Ministerial Conference in Geneva from Nov 30 to Dec 3

17 Apr 2021 | 1:42 AM

Moscow, Apr 16 (UNI) The 12th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) will take place in Geneva from November 30 to December 3, the WTO press service said on Friday.

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Canada's Ontario could see over 30,000 daily cases by early June: Modeling Data

17 Apr 2021 | 1:30 AM

Toronto, Apr 16 (UNI) The Canadian province of Ontario could see a near seven-fold rise in daily COVID-19 case counts by June if the province implements “weak” public health measures and continues with a subdued vaccine rollout, new data from an expert panel advising the provincial government revealed on Friday.

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Civil war likely if intl forces pull back: Afghan Presidential advisor

17 Apr 2021 | 12:36 AM

Kabul, Apr 16 (UNI) Senior adviser to Afghan President Mohammad Mohaqiq warned on Friday that the country may plunge into a civil war if International forces were to pull back.

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Israel will prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons: Foreign Minister

16 Apr 2021 | 11:45 PM

Tel Aviv, Apr 16 (UNI) Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi said on Friday that his country would do everything in its power to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

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