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Japan drops ban on inbound flight bookings after confusion

TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan reversed on Thursday a ban on new inbound flight reservations, revealing confusion between government agencies and the public over Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's strategy to keep out the Omicron variant of coronavirus.

First Omicron case in U.S. fuels global alarm over virus variant

TOKYO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Fears over the impact of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus rose on Thursday after the first case was reported in the United States and the Japanese central bank warned of economic pain as countries respond with tighter containment measures.

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U.S. Congress will pass voting rights bills, Stacey Abrams says

(Reuters) -Democratic politician Stacey Abrams is bullish that the U.S. Congress will pass two key bills to protect voting rights https://www.reuters.com/legal/government/back-future-voting-rights-2021-06-15 - even though her party has already failed to advance voting rights legislation four times this year.