September 13, 2021: Biden COVID measures, North Korea missile, vaccine passports
Reuters, 13 Sep 2021
Five stories you need to know for September 13, 2021: Biden COVID measures, North Korea missile, U.S. budget bill, vaccine passports
1. President Joe Biden will announce new COVID-19 measures ahead of a U.N. General Assembly, the U.S. surgeon general said.
2. North Korea tested its new long-range cruise missile, state media said. Analysts say the weapon has possible nuclear capability.
3. U.S. Senator Joe Manchin asked for more time for a slimmer budget bill, saying he could support a smaller $1.5 trillion bill.
4. The UK has scrapped plans for vaccine passports. Prime Minister Boris Johnson will set out plans on Tuesday to manage the COVID-19 pandemic in the winter months.
5. The Taliban says women can study at universities, but that the classes must be segregated by gender. The Islamic dress code will be mandatory.
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