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Waitress who stopped SF tech CEO's racist rant at Carmel Valley restaurant shares what happened
A Carmel Valley waitress wasn't having it when San Francisco tech CEO Michael Lofthouse went on a racist rant over the Fourth of July holiday weekend at Lucia restaurant. She st...
This New High-Tech Face Mask Can Translate Your Voice Into 9 Languages
With a Covid-19 vaccine still a ways off, face masks are going to be part of our everyday lives for the foreseeable future. Because of that, one Japanese startup is trying to ma...
I’d like to offer a warning about radicalization
The debate currently raging about “cancel culture” is a byproduct of an ongoing process of radicalization and tearing of our social fabric which has been underway for some time....
Hong Kong third wave: finance chief warns of new coronavirus blow for businesses
Financial Secretary Paul Chan says Hong Kong needs to strike a balance between tackling coronavirus pandemic and keeping economy running. Return of virus means Hongkongers will ...
Broker Huatai International brings zero fee trading to Hong Kong, piles pressure on smaller rivals already struggling with thin margins
Hong Kong arm of China’s third-largest broker is no longer charging commissions and platform fees for stock trades, but just a $1 monthly fee. About 23 of Hong Kong’s brokers ha...
Two former French spies jailed for sharing secrets with China
One former agent was recalled from his post in Beijing after having an affair with the French ambassador’s Chinese interpreter, whom he later married. The other had never been p...
‘Exodus’ from Hong Kong? Those who fear national security law mull best offers from welcoming countries
Sharp rise in inquiries to migration consultants, with nurses among those most keen to leave. Hongkongers take wait-and-see attitude as Britain, Australia open doors to more mig...
China’s Hainan free-trade port plan draws approval, and scepticism, as questions linger over implementation
Chinese businesses are heading to Hainan after Beijing last month unveiled plans to turn the island into a ‘free-trade port’. But some investors and locals are taking a wait-and...
UK: 'Risk not politics' will decide border restrictions
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said any move to place restrictions on visitors from England to Scotland would be based on risk, not politics.
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...
Daily Mail blasts BBC for interviewing a Ghislaine Maxwell ‘fantasist’… despite paper itself recently citing her as a ‘confidante’
It was “baffling” that news outlets gave credence to a convicted stalker claiming to be friends with Ghislaine Maxwell, said the Daily Mail, forgetting that it too was among man...
Creative Destruction: A High-Risk Idea That Nobody Wants to Test
The U.S. is usually better than Europe at reshaping its economy after recessions, partly because it’s easier for American entrepreneurs to streamline their business by firing wo...
NY: Statue of Virgin Mary vandalized outside Catholic school in 'an act of hatred'
A VIRGIN Mary statue was vandalized outside a Catholic school in Queens in an act described as “disgraceful”. The word "idol" was daubed in black paint across the statue, by a v...
American Passports Are Worthless Now (Map)
Oh the places you can’t go
5th corruption case agaisnt Canadian PM Justin Trudeau: His mother, brother and wife were paid "to speak at WE Charity events", after WE award of government contract worth £531 million
Members of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's family were paid a total of nearly $300,000 over the last four years to speak at WE Charity events just after Justin Trudeau awarded ...
Cathay Pacific averts financial collapse with distress call to tap the HK$4 trillion war chest of Hong Kong’s financial tsar
The Hong Kong government wanted to dress up the bailout dubbed Project Apollo as a “short-term investment” amid political scrutiny. Bailout size grew during negotiations to rest...
National security law marks turning point for HK's education: HKSAR chief executive
Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam said on Saturday that the promulgation and implementation of the law on safeguarding national s...
Hundreds visit Leeds United ground to remember Jack Charlton
Bouquets and tributes at Elland Road show how much Big Jack was admired in the city and beyond. They came in their hundreds, paying homage to the man known across the world as B...
Qantas Pulls International Flights Through 2021
Qantas seems to be taking one of the most aggressive approaches when it comes to cancelling future international flights, which I can’t blame the airline for, given Australia’s ...
Seven men arrested over robbery of HK$1 million in gold from jewellery store in Hong Kong
Gang who carried out the crime used hammers to smash display cases at Tin Shui Wa store. They grabbed the valuables in about 45 seconds and fled in stolen car that was later fou...
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