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America’s pandemic election: what could go even more wrong?
America’s 2020 presidential election will be a contest like no other. From the effects of mass mail-in voting to the threat of disinformation and delayed results - how ugly could it get?
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Glenn Greenwald resigns from The Intercept over Biden cover up
Prize-winning journalist who broke Edward Snowden story accuses news outlet he founded of censorship after it refuses to publish his factual piece about Biden’s corruption.
The false dichotomy of Chinese autocracy and American democracy
The success of Beijing’s pandemic response and and the failure of Washington’s seem to suggest authoritarian rule is superior to liberal democracy. But such a verdict is based o...
Mahathir sparks uproar with claim Muslims ‘have right to kill millions of French’
The 95-year-old’s controversial response to Macron’s plan to clamp down on radical Islam comes as three people are killed at a church in Nice in a suspected terror attack. ...
China would prefer Biden stability to Trump chaos, ex-US envoy says
Ahead of next week’s US presidential election, former American ambassador to China Max Baucus says Joe Biden represents a break from a ‘president that doesn’t work with his advi...
Asian-Australian podcasts show Asians they’re not alone
A growing wave of Asian-Australian podcasts, including Lemon and Shoes Off, discuss topics from dating to pop culture, reaching out to listeners who share in the minority experi...
Trump Administration Proposes Scrapping Computerised Draw For H-1B Visas
H1-B Visa: "Prioritisation and selection based on wage levels better balances the interests of petitioners, H-1B workers, and U.S. workers," the DHS said.
US Rejection Throws World Trade Body Leadership Race Into Confusion
Just six days before the US. election in which trade is a hot topic, Washington struck another blow at the WTO, which US President Donald Trump has described as "horrible" and b...
Philippine President Orders a National Corruption Probe
Rodrigo Duterte, the president of the Philippines, has ordered his country’s Department of Justice to pursue a government-wide probe of corruption.
These Stars Get Paid Obscene Amounts of Money To Post One Picture
Major celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Selena Gomez can make a killing off a single Instagram post. But stars from reality TV shows like “The Bachelor” and the “The Real Housew...
Ambani vs Bezos: Reliance's retail ambitions hit Amazon roadblock
Reliance Industries' aggressive expansion, fueled by investments from big global names, has hit a speed bump with Jeff Bezos's Amazon.com winning an interim injunction on an imp...
US election: Trump's China policy is here to stay, no matter who wins
In mid-2018, just as Donald Trump was launching his first broadsides in a trade war against China, I arrived in Beijing on a semiregular trip to try to grasp how the country's p...
Hong Kong says Germany harbouring a criminal after granting asylum to protester
Meeting called with Germany’s consul general to lodge objections in what Hong Kong regards as ‘internal matters’ to China
Congress GRILLS Twitter CEO: How to battle lies and fake news
The CEO of Twitter simply lie to the congress under oath, claim the company's content moderation practices is not manipulated nor politically motivated, lying under oath that tw...
CEOs of Google, Twitter and Facebook grilled in Senate hearing
Ted Cruz yelled. His Democratic colleague Brian Schatz called the hearing in which he was speaking "a sham." Committee chair Roger Wicker couldn't pronounce the last name of Goo...
Ari Fleischer: Biden is 'taking advantage of' a 'broken-down media' that is 'biased against Trump'
The Biden campaign is "taking advantage" of the media bias against President Trump to keep the controversy surrounding former Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter out of the sp...
Germany and France announce new national lockdowns, saying they have lost control of the coronavirus
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron each announced month-long national lockdowns Wednesday, saying health authorities have lost control of skyro...
Facebook, Twitter CEOs struggle to name a single liberal who has been censored on their platforms
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey struggled to name a single liberal person or entity who has been censored by their social media platforms on Wednesday d...
'Offensive and embarrassing': Senators struggle to pronounce Google CEO Sundar Pichai's name correctly
Senators questioning Google CEO Sundar Pichai alongside Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter's Jack Dorsey couldn’t pronounce his name correctly.
CNN Poll: Biden continues to hold nationwide advantage in final days of 2020 race
With the race for the presidency approaching its end amid a raging pandemic, Democratic nominee Joe Biden maintains a substantial lead over President Donald Trump nationwide, ac...
London Heathrow loses its crown to Paris as passenger numbers plummet
London Heathrow has lost the title of Europe's busiest airport to Charles de Gaulle in Paris and is downgrading its forecasts for passenger numbers this year and next as the out...
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