WORLD VIEW: Haiti Hostage Drama, Biden's Woes, Japan's Success, China's Slowdown, More – The St. Kitts-Nevis Observer

Oct 18, 2021
Mike Corder
The Hague, Netherlands
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US, Haiti seek release of 17 missionaries snatched by gang
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — U.S. officials are working with Haitian authorities to try to secure the release of 12 adults and five children with a U.S.-based missionary group who were abducted over the weekend by a gang notorious for killings,…Read More
Crunch time: Biden faces critical next 2 weeks for agenda
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is entering a crucial two weeks for his ambitious agenda, racing to conclude contentious congressional negotiations ahead of both domestic deadlines and a chance to showcase his administration’s accomplishm…Read More
Vaccines, masks? Japan puzzling over sudden virus success
TOKYO (AP) — Almost overnight, Japan has become a stunning, and somewhat mysterious, coronavirus success story. Daily new COVID-19 cases have plummeted from a mid-August peak of nearly 6,000 in Tokyo, with caseloads in the densely populated ca…Read More
Jury selection to start in trial over Ahmaud Arbery’s death
Hundreds of people were ordered to report for jury duty Monday in Georgia for what could be a long, laborious effort to find jurors to hear the trial of three white men charged with fatally shooting Ahmaud Arbery as he was running in their neig…Read More
China’s economic growth weakens amid construction slowdown
BEIJING (AP) — China’s economic growth sank in the latest quarter a a slowdown in construction and curbs on energy use weighed on its recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The world’s second-largest economy grew by 4.9% over a year ago in the…Read More
Sites where Germans killed Jews are dedicated in Poland
WOJSLAWICE, Poland (AP) — The Polish witnesses of the German crime in Wojslawice lived for decades with the memories of their Jewish neighbors executed in 1942. They remembere…Read More
Afghan Taliban’s victory boosts Pakistan’s radicals
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — In Pakistan’s rugged tribal regions along the border with Afghanistan, a quiet and persistent warning is circulating: The Taliban are returning. Pak…Read More
Volunteers in the sky watch over migrant rescues by sea
ABOARD THE SEABIRD (AP) — As dozens of African migrants traversed the Mediterranean Sea on a flimsy white rubber boat, a small aircraft circling 1,000 feet above closely monit…Read More
Coast Guard: 1,200-foot ship dragged California oil pipeline
Investigators believe a 1,200-foot (366-meter) cargo ship dragging anchor in rough seas caught an underwater oil pipeline and pulled it across the seafloor, months before a le…Read More

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