Survey shows respect for US democracy in decline globally: SCMP

US starts inoculating children 5-11 against COVID-19 CIA chief's Moscow visit a sign of engagement Up to 70% of job seekers turn down offers over lack of flexibility US pressured on saving biodiversity US stocks rise after Fed's tapering announcement Survey shows respect for US democracy in decline globally: SCMP Democrats jolted by state polls Forum: Politics affecting global supply chains US has no coherent plan to end COVID-19 pandemic: magazine NASA to deflect asteroid in test of 'planetary defense' Widespread COVID-19 infection found in US deer: NYT Racial segregation inflicts huge economic loss upon US, CNN says US COVID-19 death toll tops 750,000 US withdrawal from Paris Agreement wastes world 5 years to tackle climate change: Chinese envoy Action urged to combat wildfire threats Chip, growth shares lift S&P 500, Nasdaq to record highs US Fed to start tapering asset purchases later this month amid elevated inflation concerns US submarine commander fired after crash into sea mountain Biden calls for an end to inaction in Congress after brutal elections