17 June 2021 Security News
Other Security News
- Foreign Disinformation Feeds US Domestic Terrorism, Official Warns VOA 17 Jun 2021 -- Newly unveiled efforts to combat a growing domestic terrorism threat in the United States will have to find a way to overcome a major obstacle: carefully crafted campaigns by foreign countries and terrorist groups to incite violence.
- Takeaways From Biden-Putin 'Cyber Summit' VOA 17 Jun 2021 -- Cybersecurity experts have been poring over the transcripts from Wednesday's news conferences in Geneva to determine whether the U.S.-Russia summit will produce real progress in halting a wave of high-profile ransomware attacks. For most, the answer is: It's too soon to tell.
- US Defense Chief Warns of al-Qaida, IS Rebound in Afghanistan VOA 17 Jun 2021 -- Top U.S. defense officials are sounding a dire warning about the danger Afghanistan's top terror groups will pose to America once the last U.S. and coalition troops leave the country in the coming months.
- Putin Announces Cybersecurity, Strategic Stability Talks After Meeting Biden Sputnik 17 Jun 2021 -- Strategic Stability
COVID-19 Pandemic News
- US Investing Billions in Pills for COVID-19, Other Viruses VOA 17 Jun 2021 -- The United States is investing $3.2 billion in the development of antiviral pills for COVID-19 and other viruses that could spark new pandemics.
- DOD Awards $37.6 Million Contract to Showa Best Glove, Inc. to Increase Domestic Production Capacity of Nitrile Gloves DoD 17 Jun 2021 -- On June 17, 2021, the Department of Defense (DOD), on behalf of and in coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), awarded a $37.6 million contract to Showa Best Glove, Inc. to increase domestic production of nitrile gloves.
- Treasury Issues Additional COVID-19-related Sanctions Authorizations and Guidance US Treasury 17 Jun 2021 -- Today, in order to further aid the global fight against COVID-19, the Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued three general licenses (referred to as the COVID-19-related GLs) to build upon Treasury's existing authorizations for COVID-19-related transactions and activities.
- Press Briefing by White House COVID-19 Response Team and Public Health Officials The White House 17 Jun 2021
- Coronavirus Breaks Out at US Embassy in Afghanistan VOA 17 Jun 2021 -- Dozens of people at the U.S. embassy in Afghanistan have tested positive for the coronavirus, prompting officials to lock down much of the diplomatic mission.
- U.S. Locks Down Kabul Embassy Amid COVID Outbreak RFE/RL Gandhara 17 Jun 2021 -- Staff in the U.S. Embassy in Kabul are being required to telework due to a "significant outbreak" of COVID-19 that has killed one local staffer.
- Chinese scientist: US must be focus of probe into coronavirus origins Press TV 17 Jun 2021 -- More than a year after the COVID-19 pandemic turned into a nightmare that haunted the entire globe, key questions about the origins of the virus still remain unanswered. The United States has been seeking to single out China as the place where the disease was born, with the hypothesis of a lab leak from a Chinese research institute gaining momentum recently. Now the Chinese seem to be pointing the arrow back at Washington, saying the US needs to be pushed for clarity on exactly when the virus started spreading across the country.
- Chinese mainland reports four new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 17 Jun 2021 -- The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported four new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, all reported in Guangdong Province, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Thursday.
- Dominic Cummings leaks Boris Johnson's bombshell text messages Press TV 17 Jun 2021 -- Dominic Cummings, former Downing Street Chief of Staff, has revealed Boris Johnson's private WhatsApp messages in his weblog, sensationally escalating his feud with the British prime minister to new heights.
- Sputnik V Developers to Present Booster Shot Against Delta Variant of Coronavirus Sputnik 17 Jun 2021 -- The developers of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine will soon present a booster shot against the Delta variant of the coronavirus, which was first detected in India, according to the official Twitter account of the vaccine.
- Post-Registration Trials of Second Russian COVID-19 Vaccine to Finish in Late July, Developer Says Sputnik 17 Jun 2021 -- The post-registration clinical trials of Russia's EpiVacCorona vaccine against COVID-19, developed by the Vector State Research Centre of Virology and Biotechnology, will be completed by the end of July, Vector chief Rinat Maksyutov said on Thursday.
- India's Active Caseload declines to 8,26,740; lowest after 71 days India PIB 17 Jun 2021 -- India continues to report a sustained slide in the daily new COVID cases
- COVID-19 Vaccination Update- Day 153 India PIB 17 Jun 2021 -- The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has reached more than 26.86 crore (26,86,65,914) as per the 7 pm provisional report today.
- COVID-19 Vaccination Update India PIB 17 Jun 2021
- COVID-19 UPDATE India PIB 17 Jun 2021 -- India's Active Caseload declines to 8,26,740; lowest after 71 days
- Oxygen Expresses deliver more than 32000 MT of LMO to the Nation India PIB 17 Jun 2021 -- Overcoming all hurdles and finding new solutions, Indian Railways is continuing its journey of bringing relief by delivering Liquid Medical Oxygen(LMO) to various states across the country.
- Iran takes delivery of 1 mln doses of coronavirus vaccines Press TV 17 Jun 2021 -- The Iranian Red Crescent Society (RCS) has taken delivery of one million doses of coronavirus vaccines amid a reported shortage in supplies that has caused delays to giving second shots to the elderly.
- COVID-19 kills 139 more Iranians over past 24 hours IRNA 17 Jun 2021 -- The number of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in Iran increased to 82,619 with 139 more Iranians killed by the deadly disease over the past 24 hours, Iran's Health Ministry announced on Thursday.
- Japan to Ease COVID-19 Restrictions as Tokyo Olympics Near VOA 17 Jun 2021 -- Japan unveiled plans Thursday to slowly ease the coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo and several other prefectures in time for next month's opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics.
- Taiwan health authorities urge elderly people to get COVID-19 shots CNA 17 Jun 2021 -- The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) issued a call Thursday for elderly people in Taiwan to get vaccinated against COVID-19, citing the high mortality rate of the disease among patients over the age of 74.
- U.S. ambassador to U.N. criticizes China's vaccine diplomacy CNA 17 Jun 2021 -- The United States ambassador to the United Nations on Wednesday criticized Chinese use of "vaccine diplomacy" to pressure Taiwan's diplomatic allies, including Haiti, to change their allegiance from Taipei to Beijing.
- Taiwan reports 175 new COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths (update) CNA 17 Jun 2021 -- Taiwan on Thursday reported 175 new cases of COVID-19, all of which were domestically transmitted, as well as 19 deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
- Equatorial Guinea buys more Chinese Sinopharm vaccines People's Daily 17 Jun 2021 -- The central African country Equatorial Guinea said on Wednesday that it has purchased more Chinese Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines which are ready to be shipped to the country.
- Congolese Refugees Look Inward for Support Amid COVID-19 Scourge VOA 17 Jun 2021 -- Uganda, Africa's largest refugee host, is imposing restrictions on movement after another spike in COVID-19 cases, and that's creating an even greater economic struggle for the vulnerable in urban areas. One refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo is finding a way to overcome that struggle and help other refugees.
- Vietnam to Use Japan-Donated Vaccines in Three Epicenters of Fourth COVID-19 Wave Radio Free Asia 17 Jun 2021 -- Vietnam's Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long told state media Thursday that the majority of the one million COVID-19 vaccines donated to the country by Japan this week would be used in the three epicenters of the country's fourth wave of the deadly virus.
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