US blocks seafood from Fiji ship accused of enslaving crew
A tuna fishing boat based in the Pacific island nation of Fiji that has been accused of essentially enslaving its crew was blocked Wednesday from importing seafood into the United States, part of an increasing effort to keep goods produced with forced labor from entering the country.
Head of UN health agency seeks vaccine booster moratorium
The head of the World Health Organization is calling for a moratorium on administering booster shots of COVID-19 vaccines as a way to help ensure that doses are available in countries where few people have received their first shots.
Japan to limit hospital care as COVID-19 cases hit new high
Japan’s government is introducing a contentious new policy in which coronavirus patients with moderate symptoms will isolate at home instead of in hospitals, as new cases surge in Tokyo to record levels during the Olympic Games.
Grieving and angry, Lebanese mark year since horrific blast
Lebanon has marked one year since the horrific explosion at Beirut's port that further plunged the small Mideast country into a downward spiral and traumatized a nation already reeling from an unprecedented political and economic crisis.
Turkey's Erdogan faces mounting criticism over wildfires
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government is facing increased criticism over its apparent poor response and inadequate preparedness for large-scale wildfires that have left eight people dead and forced thousands to flee their homes.