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Biden overhauls policy on marijuana, pardons prior federal offenses

President Joe Biden took steps to overhaul U.S. policy on marijuana on Thursday by pardoning thousands of people with federal offenses for simple marijuana possession a

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Global droughts kneecap world’s largest economies

Heatwaves and major droughts in the U.S., China, and Europe are threatening the world’s biggest economies, especially impacting energy generation, agriculture, and manu

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Japanese PM Kishida tests positive for COVID-19

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has tested positive for COVID-19 and is recuperating at his official residence, his office said on Sunday.They said Kishida had sl

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Japan's daily COVID-19 cases top 100,000 for the third straight day

Over 105,500 new daily COVID-19 cases were reported in Japan on Sunday, topping 100,000 mark for the third straight day, the Kyodo News reported.Japan is facing a seven

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U.S. economy contracts by 1.5% in Q1

The U.S. economy shrank by 1.5 percent in the first three months of the year as weak business and private investment failed to offset strong consumer spending, the U.S.

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China's April industrial output, retail sales plummet amid COVID-19 resurgence

China's latest economic data on Monday mirrored how seriously the COVID-19 pandemic has hit the country's industrial and service sectors.Industrial output declined by 2

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Health authority: Over 1.25b Chinese people fully inoculated against COVID-19

Over 1.25 billion people in China, or 88.74 percent of the country's total population, had been fully inoculated against COVID-19 as of Thursday, a Chinese health offic

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