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Border Towns Hope for Spending Boost as Canadian, Mexican Residents Can Soon Enter U.S.
Mexican visitors account for 65 percent of retail sales in Del Rio, Texas, and business owners are hoping eased restrictions will lead to economic recovery.Travel across land borders has been largely restricted for 19 months, with allowances primarily made for workers whose jobs are deemed essential. Starting in early November, new rules will allow fully vaccinated foreign nationals to enter the U.S. regardless of reason, and a similar easing of COVID-19 restrictions is set for air travel.
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The US is set to reopen its land borders to nonessential travel in November for people who are fully vaccinated. It comes after 19 months of travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Canada and Mexico have been pushing the US to ease its, which have separated some families. "We are pleased to be taking steps to resume regular travel in a safe and sustainable manner," Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said. The CDC says travelers with any will be allowed to enter, including the AstraZeneca shot widely used in Canada.
Colin Powell: A trailblazing legacy, blotted by Iraq war
WASHINGTON (AP) — A child of working-class Jamaican immigrants in the Bronx, Colin Powell rose from neighborhood store clerk to warehouse floor-mopper to the highest echelons of the U.S. government. It was a trailblazing American dream journey that won him international acclaim and trust. It was that credibility he put on the line in 2003 when, appearing before the United Nations as secretary of state, he made the case for war against Iraq. When it turned out that the intelligence he cited was faulty and the Iraq War became a bloody, chaotic nightmare, Powell’s stellar reputation was damaged. Still, it wasn’t destroyed.
European Union nations pledged $1.15 billion in assistance to Afghanistan during aon Tuesday. “We must do all we can to avert a major humanitarian and socioeconomic collapse in Afghanistan,” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyent said. The international community has been looking for ways to help Afghans financially while circumventing the Taliban government. Global aid to Afghanistan was disrupted when with the country after the Taliban takeover in August. During a conference in Doha on Monday, acting foreign minister for the Taliban, Amir Khan Muttaqi, called on the international community to cooperate with the new government to address insecurity in the country.
Unemployment over vaccination? These public figures paid a hefty price for their decisions.
Employers are requiring the COVID vaccine and high profile coaches, Broadway stars and reporters have quit or been fired for refusing the vaccine.Some were fired or benched, while others decided to quit, as seen in several cases with football coaches, Broadway stars and prominent news reporters.
Arch-foes Iran and Saudi Arabia have been holding talks brokered by Iraq. Iran has asked Saudi Arabia to reestablish diplomatic ties and reopen consulates as a prelude to ending the devastating war in Yemen that both countries are invested in, though on opposing sides. The two regional rivals have quietly held, the last one taking place on Sept. 21. They come as Riyadh looks for regional support to boost its own security after the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, and while international talks over Tehran’s nuclear program have stalled since the election of hardline cleric Ebrahim Raisi. The two countries officially cut ties in 2016 after protesters attacked Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran, following the of a revered Shia cleric in Saudi Arabia.
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