In other news, the World Health Organization (WHO) says the Delta variant of COVID-19 is now the dominant strain globally and will easily pick off people who aren't vaccinated. Go get a shot!
Meanwhile, the SEC is investigating whether publicly-traded companies hit by Russia's SolarWinds hack appropriately notified investors as required by law.
Finally, the Biden administration is imposing sanctions on Belarus in response to the state-sponsored hijacking of a Ryanair flight to arrest a journalist.
The U.S. Treasury Department in a statement said it blacklisted 16 people and five entities in response to the Lukashenko government's "escalating violence and repression," including nthe forced landing of the flight.
The U.S. action targeted close associates of Lukashenko, the Treasury said, including his press secretary and the chairperson of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly, the Belarusian Parliament’s upper house.
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