Online gambler “very sorry” for squandering $358,000 worth of COVID relief he got thanks to a clerical error

Online gambler "very sorry" for squandering $358,000 worth of COVID relief he got thanks to a clerical error

Tokyo — A once-placid fishing town of 3,000 on the Sea of Japan is in turmoil — thrust into national headlines by a fiscal error of pandemic proportions. Abu, in Yamaguchi Prefecture, is suing one of its residents for allegedly squandering well over a quarter of a million dollars in COVID-19 pandemic relief funds that he … Read more

Kim blasts pandemic response as North Korean outbreak surges

Kim blasts pandemic response as North Korean outbreak surges

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un blasted officials over slow medicine deliveries and ordered his military to respond to the largely undiagnosed COVID-19 crisis that has left 1.2 million people ill with fever and 50 dead in a matter of days By KIM TONG-HYUNG Associated Press 16 May 2022, 02:45 • 4 min read Share … Read more