Kim Jong Un gathers military for four-day lecture, criticizes US military drills


NORTH KOREA (July 31, 2021)--- North Korean leader calls out 'fanatical practices for invasion' ahead of tentative joint U.S.-ROK drills. North Korean state media revealed Friday that Kim Jong Un chaired another big military event in Pyongyang earlier this week, criticizing U.S. military drills during a first-of-its-kind “workshop” for Korean People’s…

United States Seizes Oil Tanker Used to Violate Sanctions Against North Korea


CITY OF WASHINGTON (July 30, 2021)-- A New York federal court today entered a judgment of forfeiture regarding the M/T Courageous, a 2,734-ton oil-products tanker used to make illicit deliveries of petroleum products through ship-to-ship transfers with vessels flagged in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea) and…

Lucas, Science Committee Republicans Request Investigation into COVID Origins


CITY OF WASHINGTON (July 30, 2021)--today, House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Ranking Member Frank Lucas and Republican Committee Members sent a letter to Committee Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson and Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight Chairman Bill Foster requesting an investigation into the origins of COVID-19.  On July 14, 2021, fully…

Minister Guilbeault Announces Ontario’s Final Recipients of Creative Export Canada Funding


GATINEAU, (July 30, 2021)--Canadian cultural industries are unique and admired around the globe. The Government of Canada is committed to helping them expand into global markets and meet their full potential. The Creative Export Canada program was designed to support our creative industries by meeting this international demand and helping…

Outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 Infections, Including COVID-19 Vaccine Breakthrough Infections, Associated with Large Public Gatherings — Barnstable County, Massachusetts, July 2021


ATLANTA, GA (July 30, 2021)--During July 2021, 469 cases of COVID-19 associated with multiple summer events and large public gatherings in a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, were identified among Massachusetts residents; vaccination coverage among eligible Massachusetts residents was 69%. Approximately three quarters (346; 74%) of cases occurred in fully…