The inaugural meeting of the U.S.-E.U. Trade and Technology Council was nearly derailed by French anger over a U.S. decision to provide Australia with nuclear-powered submarines, a move that cost Paris a lucrative order for less-capable diesel models.
After the 9/11 attacks, most Americans believed the nation had been badly traumatized but had also been jolted into a sense of common purpose and indeed had been changed for the better. But over time, that sentiment has flipped.
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said the restrictions are set to end after nearly six months, allowing restaurants and bars to resume more flexible hours in an effort to jump-start the country’s economic recovery.
At San José State University, students are back. But virtual classes are not going away. The trend toward online teaching, fueled by covid concerns, appears to be making deeper headway in higher education.