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China initiates month******
BEIJING, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) -- China's Ministry of Education (MOE) has launched a month-long recruiting program starting from Saturday to help the country's over 10 million new college graduates in 2022 secure a job.。
Together with 12 major job-hunting agencies, the MOE will hold online recruitment activities and organize at least 10 large-scale national job fairs for key regions, key industries and key groups.。
Meanwhile, employment guidance committees and local governments will hold more than 240 job fairs to provide targeted job information for graduates of related majors.。
China is expected to see 10.76 million new graduates from universities and colleges in the country in 2022, 1.67 million more than this year. Enditem。
Biden considers Judge Childs, among others, for Supreme Court nomination: White House******
US District Court Judge J.Michelle Childs is among those being considered by President JoeBiden for nomination to the Supreme Court, a White Housespokesperson said on Friday.
Childs would replace Stephen Breyer, who announced onThursday he would retire at the end of the court's term in June.
He has promised to pick the first Black woman to serve onthe high court and is expected to pick from a list of about 10or fewer people, meeting with candidates as soon as next week.
Biden nominated Childs last month to the influential US Court of Appeals forthe District of Columbia Circuit but is putting that on holdwhile considering her for the Supreme Court.
Other names expected to be on Biden's list include KetanjiBrown Jackson,a federal judge; Leondra Kruger,a justice on the California Supreme Court; and Sherrilyn Ifill, a prominent civil rights lawyer who heads the NAACP LegalDefense and Educational Fund.
"Judge Childs is among multiple individuals underconsideration for the Supreme Court, and we are not going tomove her nomination on the Court of Appeals while the presidentis considering her for this vacancy," said Andrew Bates, theWhite House spokesperson.
"At the same time, reporting indicating that the presidentis only seriously considering three potential nominees isincorrect."
The spokesperson made the statement after the SenateJudiciary Committee delayed a planned hearing on Tuesday onChilds' nomination to the D.C. Circuit.
Childs, whose federal district court is in South Carolina,has been endorsed by US Representative James Clyburn, themajority whip and third-ranking Democrat in the House ofRepresentatives, who is close to Biden.
The president has tapped a team to help him make the selection, which he plans to announce bythe end of February.
Ukrainian, Russian delegations arrive for talks******
The Ukrainian and Russian delegations arrived at the Ukrainian-Belarusian border for talks on Monday.
Key issues of the talks would be an immediate ceasefire and the withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine, the Ukrainian President's Office said Monday on its Telegram page.
The Ukrainian delegation includes David Arakhamia, head of the Party of Servant of the People; Oleksiy Reznikov, minister of defense and Mykhailo Podoliak, adviser to the Head of the President's Office, the office said.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Sunday that a delegation including representatives of the foreign ministry, the defense ministry and other government agencies has arrived in Belarus.
After a seesaw struggle between the two sides, a ray of hope emerged as Russia and Ukraine agreed to meet for talks.
Russia launched a military operation against Ukraine on February 24.
Japan to ban entry of new foreign arrivals to guard against Omicron variant******
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Monday that the government will ban the entry of all foreign nationals in principle from Tuesday amid concerns over the new Omicron variant of COVID-19.。
Kishida told local media that the decision was made to avoid the worst-case scenario, adding that "It is a temporary measure until information about the Omicron variant becomes clear."。
Japan has already suspended the exemption for people who have recently been to any of nine African countries including Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.。