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Netherlands, Ukraine take Russia to European rights court
he Netherlands and Ukraine argued Wednesday that a top European court should hear their cases that seek to hold Russia responsible for human rights violations in eastern Ukraine including the 2014 downing of a passenger jet that killed all 298 people on board.
Okinawa’s love-hate relationship with U.S. base jobs still continues
With its beautiful green grass and views overlooking the clear blue ocean, a picturesque golf course stretches out over some high ground in what is now the city of Nanjo near the southern tip of Okinawa Prefecture’s main island. But until the United States returned this land two years after the prefecture reverted to Japanese control, this course in what was then the town of Tamagusuku had been the site of Camp Chinen -- a U.S. military base.

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China less worried about global criticism these Olympics
With more political, economic and military clout than it had in the 2008 Summer Olympics, China appears to be worrying less about global scrutiny this time. And the COVID-19 pandemic has given it even more control over the Olympics.
DODEA-Pacific adds another week to pause on sports
U.S. bases on Okinawa and in Japan remain in Health Protection Condition Bravo and Korea in Bravo-plus – one step away from HPCON-Charlie where schools and sports would be shuttered and remote learning would resume as was the case in spring 2020.

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