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An American journalist detained almost five months in military-ruled Myanmar is being prosecuted for an offense allegedly carried out by a news service for which he had stopped working more than half-a-year previously, his lawyer said Friday.

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Russia is highly supportive of declaring end to Korean War, diplomat says
Russia’s official stance on North Korea has been similar to that of China’s, in that both express a desire for peace on the peninsula. However, the two trading partners for North Korea have slow-walked U.N. sanctions against the communist regime and stymied U.S. efforts to penalize Pyongyang for its weapons program.
Navy announces discharge details for coronavirus vaccine refusers
Active-duty sailors who are not fully vaccinated against the coronavirus after Nov. 28 without a pending or approved exemption request will be forced out of the Navy for failing to obey a lawful order, according to the statement. For Navy Reserve sailors, the deadline is Dec. 28.
Thailand ends quarantine for some visitors to rescue tourism
Air travelers from the U.S., U.K, China, Germany and Singapore will be exempted from quarantine on arrival starting Nov. 1, Taweesilp Visanuyothin, a spokesman for the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration, said at a briefing on Thursday.

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