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World virus cases pass 300,000 as governments call for isolation
It took 90 days to record the first confirmed 100,000 cases. The second 100,000 took 12 days to record. The third 100,000 - recorded today - took just four days.
Italy reported 651 more deaths today - while Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel has gone into isolation after a doctor she'd been in contact with tested positive.
The New York City Mayor has said the lockdown there could last six to nine months.
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Gap exiting malls, to shutter 350 stores by 2024
Closings include 130 Banana Republic sites in North America
Trump Hasn’t Met With Virus Task Force in Months, Fauci Says
It’s been “several months” since President Donald Trump met with the White House coronavirus task force, said Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, who’s faced ...
Toronto: Hong Kong immigrant educates local Canadian women
Hong Kong immigrant calls a Canadian woman disgusting for not wearing a mask. The woman spits on him. He pushes woman off of the bus to where she belongs: the street.
Police issue 1.9 million tickets in crackdown on illegal parking
Errant motorists targeted as officers deployed to protests last year return to normal duties.
Hong Kong allows bigger local tours but business outlook bleak
More than 100 itineraries from 58 tour agents were approved as of Saturday, with groups of up to 30 people, raised from four.
Singapore is now home, but Hong Kong is where the heart is
Hong Kong can grow on you in mysterious ways, with its natural splendour, ease of movement and, most of all, its warm, friendly people. I left with a heavy heart, but I will alw...
Lack of jobs behind drop in expat arrivals, ‘not just national security law’
Travel advisories over new security law ‘only one factor’ expats worry about amid recession.
Hong Kong Airlines cautious on expansion in wake of Cathay Dragon shutdown
Cash-strapped carrier has its own set of problems, but hopes flight-to-nowhere model, pay cuts and government subsidies bring respite.
CSRC Seeks More Mutual Investment Between Mainland, Hong Kong
There should be more mutual investment between China and Hong Kong to boost local markets’ access to capital, a top official at China’s securities regulator said.
Hong Kong ‘retaining its degree of autonomy’ in handling national security cases
City has not seen central government invoking its right to become involved in special instances, law professor tells forum.
Iconic arts, cultural organisations in UK get gov't recovery fund
A total of 35 iconic arts venues and cultural organisations in Britain got an injection of 75 million pounds (about 97.84 million U.S. dollars) from the government's Culture Rec...
The UK is peddling a citizenship pipe dream to naive Hongkongers
Yonden Lhatoo explains why the British government’s offer to take in those from the city with BN(O) status is a political sham that will only bring grief to unwitting victims wh...
China tells UK to 'correct mistakes' after visa offer for almost 3mn in Hong Kong
The Foreign Ministry in Beijing has urged London to reconsider its policy that offers visas for Hong Kongers with British overseas status and paves the way for UK citizenship.
Belgian Foreign Minister Sophie Wilmes in intensive care with COVID-19
Belgian Foreign Minister Sophie Wilmes tested positive for coronavirus after attending an EU summit with her counterparts last week. She led a caretaker government before steppi...
The first 'murder hornets' nest was found, already set to be obliterated
The nest, discovered by scientists in Washington state this week, is set to be wiped out Saturday.
For the first time ever, Time magazine removes logo on cover, replaces it with a plea to 'Vote'
Edward Felsenthal, Time’s editor-in-chief, says the upcoming elections are “ as consequential a decision as any of us has ever made at the ballot.”
Up to 1,000,000 people could arrive in UK from Hong Kong from January
Up to one million people from Hong Kong could emigrate to the UK in the next five years under new visa arrangements, according to official estimates.
As xenophobia rises, Chinese-American communities look out for themselves
In New York and San Francisco, Chinatown residents have formed neighbourhood patrols in response to attacks they say are inspired by the pandemic and rhetoric by US President Do...
Why Trump Will Win
By Isaac Lopez
Donald Trump will win in November because the same forces that propelled him to victory in 2016 are even stronger today in 2020.
In WHO overhaul push, EU urges changes to handling of pandemics
The European Union wants the World Health Organization to become more transparent about how states report emerging health crises, a draft proposal on reforming the U.N. agency s...
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