"It is somewhat of a liberating feeling,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, Biden's chief adviser, in his first briefing in weeks, following the president's unveiling of measures to battle COVID-19.
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Japan doubles down on Tokyo Olympics, denies report of cancellation
Japan doubled down on its commitment to host the Tokyo Olympics this year and flatly denied reports on Friday of a cancellation, in a move that is unlikely to temper public fears of holding the event during a global pandemic.
Asian markets step back from stimulus-driven record highs
Asian shares eased from record highs on Friday as investors took some money off the table after a recent rally that was driven by hopes a massive U.S. economic stimulus plan by incoming President Joe Biden will help temper the COVID-19 impact.
Bitcoin extends slide, heads for worst week since March 2020
Bitcoin fell heavily on Friday and was heading toward its sharpest weekly drop since last March, as worries over its technology and regulation extended a pullback from recent record highs.
Trapped China gold miners have to wait 15 days for rescue
Workers trapped in a gold mine in China since Jan. 10 may have to wait another 15 days before they can be rescued because of a blockage on their intended escape route, officials said on Thursday.
Biden seeks five-year extension of New START arms treaty with Russia
U.S. President Joe Biden will seek a five-year extension to the New START arms control treaty with Russia, the White House said on Thursday, in one of the first major foreign policy decisions of the new administration ahead of the treaty's expiration in early February.
New China swine fever strains point to unlicensed vaccines
A new form of African swine fever identified in Chinese pig farms is most likely caused by illicit vaccines, industry insiders say, a fresh blow to the world's largest pork producer, still recovering from a devastating epidemic of the virus.
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