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Florida City Official Calls Out Mayor for COVID-19 Response
A brave and honest city official called out the mayor for trying to cut off people’s power during a pandemic.
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A fool isn’t someone who is wrong, a fool is someone who is afraid of being wrong.
You Can Bet on Who Will Be Named First by Ghislaine Maxwell in Federal Epstein Case - See Full Odds
Ghislaine Maxwell has been arrested as part of the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking federal case. Odds on who she could implicate in testimony are out.
NYPD limits retirement applications amid 400 percent surge this week
New York’s Finest are putting in for retirement faster than the NYPD can handle - while citing a lack of respect and the loss of overtime pay.
Why China chose now to crack down on Hong Kong
On July 1, China implemented an authoritarian national security law aimed at stifling dissent and protests in Hong Kong, breaking its treaty with Britain.
Banks in Hong Kong nervously eye US sanctions
Banks in Hong Kong are urgently auditing their clients to identify who could be impacted by new US sanctions. Hong Kong's national security law makes it illegal to comply with U...
What is Signal (WhatsApp secure-alternative), and why is it suddenly popular in Hong Kong?
The messaging app saw a surge in downloads after a new national security law came into force. End-to-end encryption is a key feature of the privacy-conscious app
TikTok has officially pulled out of Hong Kong, but you can still use it if you try
TikTok vanished from Hong Kong app stores following the new national security law that could require tech companies to hand over user data. The app now blocks users based on a p...
Another Indian tool to detect Chinese apps gets removed from Google Play
Chinese App Detector racked up more than 500,000 Android installs before Google takedown. Google previously banned another app designed to remove Chinese apps from smartphones
Li Ka-shing’s US$1.2 billion scheme to build 3,500 homes on former royal dockyard site in London gets green light after 15 years
CK Asset’s US$1.26 billion Convoys Wharf project in Deptford, southeast London which will comprise houses, hotels, shops and restaurants. The company has been embroiled in plann...
Hong Kong police raid office of poll organisers involved in Saturday’s opposition primary, over suspected data leak from 2013 project
Force warns of suspected data leak concerning residents and officers, tied to 2013 project conducted by founder of Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute. Opposition member...
Hong Kong’s local infections hit daily record high, triggering return to tighter social-distancing rules
Restaurants, bars and some leisure venues must adopt stricter preventive steps on Saturday after 34 community infections emerge. Most of the latest cases are tied to three clust...
Hong Kong to require passengers from ‘high-risk’ countries to test negative before flying as city records 38 new Covid-19 cases
Local health officials have classified Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh and South Africa as high-risk due to their low testing rates. There are an estimated 5,000 Hongkongers ...
Older non-white men with prior illness at much higher risk of Covid-19 death, British study finds
People from black and minority ethnic backgrounds are much more likely to have ‘bad outcomes’ from the disease but researchers say it’s not clear why. The Hong Kong government h...
Singapore’s PAP chief and PM Lee Hsien Loong says results ‘show clear desire for diversity of voices
People’s Action Party has formed government, winning almost 90 per cent of 93 seats contested. Workers’ Party secures record 10 seats, making it first time opposition presence i...
Chinese university students weigh options after US visa rule change amid coronavirus pandemic
International students must take in-person classes to stay in the US despite Covid-19, says a rule being challenged in a lawsuit by two elite universities. For many, it’s a toug...
US backs Chinese-language news site in Australia as battle of the narratives heats up
Decode China will operate under an arrangement with the US Department of State and the London-based Institute for War & Peace Reporting. The venture has been linked to critics o...
UK economy to slump over 10%, debts to surge: Moody's
Britain will suffer the sharpest peak-to-trough economic slump of any major economy this year, rating agency Moody's warned on Friday, and the coronavirus crisis will push up na...
WHO warns coronavirus is 'getting worse' as quarantine is relaxed
The World Health Organisation has warned that the coronavirus pandemic has yet to reach its peak – as lockdown measures continue to be relaxed.
EasyJet 'using sickness record to decide job cuts'
EasyJet has been accused of intending to use pilots' sickness records when drawing up plans for over 700 job cuts.
Hundreds of UK police officers have convictions for serious crimes including assault and drug possession – media report
Over 200 serving law enforcement officers in the UK have convictions for assault, drug possession and burglary, according to a report. It comes after a London Met police officer...
Kazakhstan health ministry rejects Chinese claim of ‘unknown, deadlier pneumonia’
Ministry says Chinese embassy misunderstood official count, which includes unspecified cases. WHO says it not aware of new emerging disease circulating in the Central Asian nation
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