Governments Struggle With Reopening Amid Rise in Coronavirus Cases


As coronavirus cases around the world top 11.5 million, governments are struggling with how to reopen their economies, leading some to reimpose shutdowns or scale back previous reopening plans.    In Australia, officials announced Monday the closure of the border between Victoria and New South Wales, the country’s two most populous states, after a spike […]

Facebook, Others Block Requests on Hong Kong User Data


HONG KONG – Social media platforms and messaging apps including Facebook, WhatsApp, Telegram, Google and Twitter will deny law enforcement requests for user data in Hong Kong as they assess the effect of a new national security law enacted last week. Facebook and its messaging app WhatsApp said in separate statements Monday that they would […]

US Universities Brace for Big Decline in International Students


Universities preparing for big declines in international enrollment and revenues will be further depressed by a federal decision to strip students of their visa status if they do not attend college and university in person this fall.  “Active students currently in the United States enrolled in such programs must depart the country or take other […]

La Soka Gakkai se joint à l’OIBT pour soutenir la restauration des forêts au Togo en Afrique de l’Ouest


TOKYO, 6 juillet 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Le 1er juillet 2020, Minoru Harada, président de l’organisation bouddhiste Soka Gakkai, a rencontré Dr Gerhard Dieterle, directeur général de l’Organisation internationale des bois tropicaux (OIBT), pour la signature d’un protocole sur le lancement d’un projet de reforestation apportant des opportunités de revenus à des groupements de femmes dans deux zones […]