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Angela Merkel criticized Twitter’s decision reg President Donald Trump
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MPs handed ‘dossier’ on HSBC links
An inquiry will look at allegations that a Chinese exec was protected from accusations of sexual assault by his role as a senior Communist Party official.
Hong Kong police obtain financial records of arrested democracy activists
Hong Kong authorities are scrutinizing the financial records of pro-democracy activists as they crack down on political opposition, according to some activists and a senior bank...
Twitter acquires newsletter publishing service Revue
Announcement comes just a day after Twitter rolled out its 'Birdwatch' pilot program
Hong Kong mask supplier sued over HK$100 million paid to import face covering
Authorities in March 2020 hired the supplier to procure 32 million masks from Japan, but some face coverings it received were not made there.
Wirecard executive fled by private jet to Belarus as firm collapsed
Jan Marsalek, Wirecard’s ex-COO who is on Interpol’s most-wanted list, fled in June shortly before Wirecard filed for insolvency.
Hong Kong lockdown: how effective was city’s harshest Covid-19 measure?
Experts say the percentage of infected people detected was higher than that found during mass testing last year.
iOS 14: Here’s Why There’s An Orange Dot On Your iPhone
Is there an orange dot at the top of your iPhone since upgrading to iOS 14? You’re not alone, here’s why it’s appeared.
Aircrew quarantine to cost HK$400 million, force more flight cuts, Cathay says
Hong Kong government plans to impose 14-day quarantine and seven-day medical surveillance on all aircrew, and airline says move could have dire consequences for passenger and ca...
Let’s Face It, Crazy Times Call for Crazy Tights
There’s a certain time and place for austerity, minimalism, and reservedness, but I would argue that in the total chaos and instability of 2021, well, now is not it.
South Korean actress Song Yoo-jung dies aged 26
Known for the MBC series Make Your Wish, Song Yoo-jung died on January 23 and is another bright young light from the South Korean entertainment scene extinguished before her time.
Apple hit with another European class action over throttled iPhones
A third class action lawsuit has been filed in Europe against Apple seeking compensation — for what Italy’s Altroconsumo consumer protection agency dubs “planned obsolescence” o...
US rejects Hong Kong request for ‘Made in China’ panel at WTO
Hong Kong vowed to sue the US after former president Donald Trump changed export status in response to Beijing’s imposition of national security law.
WhatsApp facing up to €50M privacy fine
The draft penalty would be one of the largest under the European Union’s data protection rules.
Surrounded by a Marshy Forest, This Fortress-Like Home
The current owner spent two years updating the glassy interior to create a timeless, modernist look.
Apple Confirms Serious Problem For iPhone 12 Users: it’s dangerous
Apple’s iPhone 12 range is expected to break sales records when the company announces its financial results this week. But now Apple has warned millions of iPhone 12 owners that...
Turn snitch and get rich: Texas teen gives his own dad in to the FBI, pays his way through college
A Texas teenager has turned his father in to the FBI for taking part in the Capitol Hill riot, and pocketed tens of thousands of dollars from liberal admirers in the process.
Federal authorities say NYT and The Guardian columnist was a secret agent for Tehran
The man charged wrote pro-Iran columns for major the New York Times, The Guardian and other major publications.
Mega-rich recoup COVID-losses in record-time yet billions will live in poverty for at least a decade | Oxfam
The 1,000 richest people on the planet recouped their COVID-19 losses within just nine months, but it could take more than a decade for the world’s poorest to recover from the e...
Special Address by Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China | DAVOS AGENDA 2021
Special Address by President of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping
Google vs DuckDuckGo
Ultimate comparison between DuckDuckGo and Google is here listing all the reasons why you should switch from Google Search to DuckDuckGo.
A Mom of Three Masters Chic Child-Friendly Design at Her Family’s Home in Rotterdam
Parent and interior design newcomer Eva Goedegebuur’s Scandinavian-inspired home proves that good design is for kids and adults alike.
The Best Model Street Style at Milan’s Fall 2021 Menswear Shows
It’s been a year since street style lived up to its pre-pandemic exuberance. In a “normal” Fashion Week, we’d post hundreds of images documenting the energy and expressive style...
Google is shutting down Loon, balloons project to deliver internet connectivity to remote areas from the stratosphere
Begun nearly a decade ago, Loon was one of the company’s high-profile, cutting-edge efforts. But it was difficult to turn into a business.
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