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Germany is leading the EU crack down on tax heavens but flagship German bank is the biggest money launderer
It's always the ones with the dirty hands pointing the fingers...
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Numbers don‘t lie. Politicians do.
Hongkongers who challenge Beijing’s authority are separatists, says CY Leung
In five-minute speech, former chief executive says city is not independent like Singapore and any autonomy Hong Kong has comes at China’s discretion.
This is Texas, apparently not a 3rd world state...
The Texas winter storm is expected to be the most expensive weather event in the state’s history, costing insurers over $20 billion. Why are Texans paying the price for the pola...
Teachers divided over liberal studies revamp as school heads call for delay
Surveys by Professional Teachers’ Union and Federation of Education Workers show differing views across Hong Kong’s schools.
First death in HK after receiving Covid-19 jabs
A diabetic man who received the Beijing-made Sinovac vaccine on the first day of the SAR’s inoculation program last Friday died two days later, with health authorities making th...
Court hears Occupy co-founders merely engaged in ‘conspiracy to inspire’
Benny Tai, Chan Kin-man and Chu Yiu-ming are challenging their conviction on conspiracy and incitement charges stemming from their roles in the civil disobedience movement.
Loft conversion ideas – how to create extra rooms in your attic space
Maximise space and value with a smart loft conversion
Aguzin becomes first non-Chinese to head Hong Kong bourse
Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission has approved the appointment of JPMorgan Chase & Co banker Nicolas Aguzin as chief executive of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, t...
Cats are just as disloyal as we always suspected, study confirms
Cats don’t avoid people who upset their owners, proving they’re just as disloyal as we always suspected.
Occupy trio 'conspired to minimize public nuisance'
It was wrong for the three Occupy Central organizers to be charged with conspiracy to commit public nuisance, as their original plan never materialized, the high court heard yes...
5 Trend Movements to Inspire Your Spring Style
Looking for a new style this coming season? Get inspired by one of these growing trends.
Plastic bottle tax pushed to tackle curse
The Environmental Association wants a 50 HK cents "plastic bottle tax" levied when people buy drinks in such containers.
Twitter cracks down on COVID vaccine misinformation with strike system
Accounts with two strikes against them will be locked for 12 hours. Five strikes will get a user permanently banned from Twitter.
Hong Kong probes death of chronically ill man who received Covid-19 jab
Department of Health said the 63-year-old man received the shot on February 26 at Kwun Chung Sports Centre in Jordan, one of the government’s designated vaccination sites.
EU law requires companies to fix electronic goods for up to 10 years
Companies that sell refrigerators, washers, hairdryers, or TVs in the European Union will need to ensure those appliances can be repaired for up to 10 years.
HKU to end outspoken expert's contract
Outspoken liver expert and medical professor Lai Ching-lung will not have his part-time contract renewed by the University of Hong Kong, sources say.
International travel delays could cost the UK economy €30bn
The UK has just announced its plan for leaving lockdown - but experts are predicting huge losses to the economy if international travel is delayed any longer.
Five people suffered food poisoning in Chan Yee Hing Sheung Chiu Lau
Five people suffered suspected food poisoning after having dinner at Chan Yee Hing Sheung Chiu Lau, a Chinese restaurant located on Prince Edward Road West, the Centre for Healt...
Twitter Now Labeling Content for 'Misleading Information' on COVID-19 Vaccines
Back in December, Twitter Safety announced the social media platform would begin prioritizing the "removal of the most harmful misleading information" from users' timelines. Twi...
China says door to Xinjiang 'always open', but UN rights boss should not prejudge
China said on Tuesday that it was discussing a visit to its Xinjiang region by United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet, but that she should not set out with the aim ...
Microsoft Founder Bill Gates Says Android Crushes Apple - via an iPhone App
Bill Gates let on that he preferred phones running the Android operating system to Apple's iOS because they often came pre-installed with software from Microsoft, the Big Tech g...
China's electoral reform 'earthquake' set to upend Hong Kong politics
China’s plan to dramatically reform Hong Kong’s electoral system, expected to be unveiled in a parliamentary session in Beijing starting this week, will upend the territory’s po...
Broadcast boss steps in and exec quits
The new director of broadcasting, Patrick Li Pak-chuen, was greeted with an executive's resignation on his first day in office.
Hong Kong and Shenzhen reach rental agreement for co-locating border checkpoints
Arrangement will follow the model already in place at Shenzhen Bay, and will remove the requirement for passengers to clear two checkpoints.
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