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Aug 07 2021 - 03:05 PM
Daily News From Around the World: 8/7/21

Good afternoon! Here are a few of today’s headlines, courtesy of Freedom Forum’s “Today’s Front Pages” exhibit, which we have summarized for you:


The Wall Street Journal, Published in New York, NY

Job Gain Is Best in Nearly a Year


Payrolls increased by 943,000 last month, bringing the unemployment rate down to 5.4%. The steady pace of job growth is the best the economy has seen since the bounce back of last summer.


The Washington Post, Published in Washington, DC

Taliban Fighters Overrun Afghan Provincial Capital


Taliban forces took the capital city of the southwest province of Nimruz without a fight. According to an Afghan member of parliament, Afghan National Army forces stationed in the city shed their uniforms and fled to Iran as the Taliban approached.


The Afghan National Army continues to disintegrate as the Taliban overrun the country


The Japan Times, Published in Tokyo, Japan

Polish Envoy Hopes Asylum Case Raises Awareness


On Monday, Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya received a humanitarian visa from the Polish embassy in Japan. She is now residing in Warsaw. Tsimanouskaya was very nearly forcibly returned to Belarus by its Olympic Committee after she voiced support for free and fair elections in the authoritarian country.


The New York Times, Published in New York, NY

Cuomo Accuser Files Complaint


An unnamed executive assistant has filed a criminal complaint against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for groping her. Eleven women so far have come out and accused Cuomo of having sexually harassed them. With mounting evidence against him, many within his own party -- including President Biden, the overwhelming majority of New York’s county chairs and the state legislature, including the Speaker of the Assembly -- and 70% of the people of New York, according to a recent Quinnipiac poll, believe he should resign.


Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has been accused of sexual harassment by 11 women


The Guardian, Published in London, UK

Johnson Refuses to Isolate After Aide Contracts Covid


Despite an aide in his entourage on his trip to Scotland testing positive for Covid Boris Johnson has refused to isolate, continuing on with his tour.


Images

Afghan National Army, courtesy of Wikimedia

Cuomo, courtesy of Wikimedia

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