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President Trump Delivers Remarks Upon Departure
Trump left a note for his successor, Joe Biden, according to a person familiar with the matter — a modern Inauguration Day tradition for presidents leaving office. The contents of the note weren't immediately clear.
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The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.
Hong Kong authorities probe death, hospitalizations that occurred days after people received Sinovac Covid jab
Hong Kong officials are investigating a death and two medical episodes reported days after individuals were given China’s Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine. So far no links have been est...
Oprah: Queen and Prince Philip weren’t behind racist Archie comments
Prince Harry has not revealed who “was a part of those conversations”
200 civil servants say no to pledge
Around 200 people are set to leave the civil service after refusing to sign a declaration pledging allegiance to the Basic Law, according to Secretary for Civil Service Patrick ...
Video: Meghan and Harry: ‘Palace had concerns about Archie’s skin tone’
Buckingham Palace was left struggling to contain the fallout from a series of bombshell allegations from Harry and Meghan in their much-anticipated interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Customs arrests 22 for selling fake goods
Customs officers have seized about 2,700 counterfeit items with an estimated value of HK$1.8 million from online purchasing agents and live broadcasters between November and Feb...
People (in UK, not N. Korea!) must prove valid reason for travel abroad from Monday - or face £200 fine
The Department for Transport said from Monday, people traveling abroad from England will need to complete and carry a declaration to travel document. "Going on holiday is not a ...
Another sanctioned cop pays off mortgage
Police director of national security Frederic Choi Chin-pang, one of the Hong Kong officials sanctioned by the United States, has fully repaid a bank mortgage for his Fo Tan flat.
Latin America turns to Russia for Covid-19 vaccines
Russia's Sputnik V has seen rising popularity across Latin America as more countries announce shipments and deals to purchase the Covid-19 vaccine.
Stand on your own feet, ex-Hong Kong leader Tung Chee-hwa urges loyalists
Former chief executive says Beijing is well aware of the existence of vested interests in the city and will properly handle proposed changes.
As the world vies for vaccines, Cuba's making its own
Cuba may be on the verge of a coronavirus vaccine breakthrough and not a moment too soon, as deaths and cases spike on the communist-run island.
Beijing top official says the problem is subversion, not democracy
The topic at hand is subversion, not democracy when the central government plans electoral changes in Hong Kong, Beijing's top official on the city's affairs said.
Find out which countries are welcoming US tourists back
Once one of the world's most powerful travel documents, the might of the United States passport has been diminished during the pandemic. With US Covid-19 cases near the 29 milli...
Two in ICU after Covid jabs
An 80-year-old man and a 72-year-old woman are in critical condition after receiving Covid-19 vaccination.
Billionaire MacKenzie Scott remarries, tying the knot with a Seattle schoolteacher
Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, one of the world's richest people, has re-married after her 2019 divorce from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
Let's get back on track, says Elsie
Hongkongers have only themselves to blame for failing to carry out political reforms over the past two decades, former secretary for justice Elsie Leung Oi-sie says.
Businessmen accused of Ukraine money laundering gave millions to New York charities
Dozens of New York’s Jewish organizations have had their bottom lines bolstered by two businessmen accused of laundering billions for a Burisma-connected Ukrainian oligarch, pub...
stars and family pay tribute to actor
Actor Stephen Chow Sing-chi yesterday paid a low-profile tribute to his long-time costar Ng Man-tat in a vigil.
Millions vanish into crypto world in high-yield bond scam
Sophisticated British criminals exploited vulnerabilities in Australia’s search engine and cryptocurrency infrastructure to dupe small investors, lured by the promise of high-yi...
Gas station staff fell into coma after being sandwiched between car and pillar
A 52-year-old gas station staff was fighting for her life in the hospital after she was sandwiched between a car and a pillar at a Sha Tin gas station today.
Bitcoin Storm Brewing Over Trump’s Anti-Money Laundering Push
The Biden administration will soon have to settle a Bitcoin fight it didn’t even start, and its decision could have far-reaching implications for the virtual currency industry.
More politicians quit affiliation amid bail appeal
Carol Ng Man-yee, one of the 47 pro-democracy defendants charged with subversion, has stepped down from the position as chairwoman of the Confederation of Trade Unions.
There’s No Real Reason to Eat 3 Meals a Day
Your weird pandemic eating habits are probably fine.
Fewer consider studying in mainland and Taiwan
Hong Kong DSE takers who are interested in advancing their studies on the mainland and Taiwan dropped four percentage points from a year ago, according to a survey of 1,768 stud...
Covid-19 jobs squeeze forces some Hongkongers to explore new careers
Desperate job-seekers lower expectations, while others sign up for training courses.
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