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Keir Starmer contacted by police after collision with cyclist in London

Rider taken to hospital after incident involving car said to be driven by Labour’s leader

Trump taunts Biden over ‘George’ stumble

Social media lights up with claims that Joe Biden confused Donald Trump with a previous occupant of the Oval Office. But many posts omit a critical detail.

Canadian officer feared Meng Wanzhou ‘would put up a fight’ during arrest

The officer said Meng was not arrested on-board a plane when she arrived at Vancouver’s airport because of concerns about ‘what she was capable of’.

Jack Ma Wealth Surges Above Walmart Heirs’ With Record Ant IPO

Jack Ma, the former English teacher who co-founded Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. with $60,000, is poised to become the world’s 11th richest person after Ant Group Co. priced shares for a record initial public offering.

Giving senior roles to mainland academics will damage HKU, students say

Installing the two professors who hold positions at Tsinghua University in Beijing will jeopardise academic freedoms, union says.

Cathay Pacific flight attendants threaten collective action over new contracts

Union says it has full support of membership and will ‘act fast’ if necessary after general meeting where some broke down in tears.

Digital yuan will not compete with WeChat Pay or Alipay

China’s digital yuan will not compete with private apps like WeChat Pay and Alipay, but it may have to contend with counterfeit digital wallets.

China wooing investors to Shanghai, with HSBC, Goldman answering

Central bank chief Yi Gang tells Bund Summit that the country’s focus on domestic economy does not mean it is shutting the door on the rest of the world.

Mandatory sex education amendment sparks debate on sexuality in China

From 2021, schools should conduct ‘age-appropriate sex education for minors’, helping them protect themselves against abuse and sexual harassment.

Hong Kong: new ‘rural villas’ smack of illegal deals with developers, group says

Lands Department says it will investigate as smart designs, walled estates, security guards among signs these aren’t village ‘small houses’.

Amy Coney Barrett Confirmed To Supreme Court, Takes Constitutional Oath

The 48-year-old judge solidifies the court's conservative majority, filling Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat just about a week before Election Day.

Airline industry carnage hits families but billionaires are sitting pretty

Billionaires’ wealth has increased during the pandemic while the aviation industry is mired in crisis. The thousands employed at Hong Kong airport and in tourism appear set for even more hardship, unlike the city’s mega rich.

'I was born for that': Hillary Clinton says she'd handle Covid-19 better, but Trump & Russian media 'stole' election from her

Failed 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is claiming Trump “basically stole the election" from her four years after her loss, a statement that is earning her plenty of ridicule on social media.

Sanitary products non-essential? Wrong! Welsh government replies to shoppers after they share their shock on Twitter

People in Wales have been left confused and angry as shops and supermarkets interpret the government’s new lockdown rules banning the sale of ‘non-essential’ items.

Parents defend UK headmistress after she was forced to apologize for lesson on Black History Month, but won’t give their names

Parents have stepped up to defend the head teacher of a Kent boarding school after her groveling apology for offending students by tracing the roots of the UK’s Black History Month to a 1926 US observance of ‘Negro History Week’.

Former UK Brexit secretary reveals ‘disaster’ test and trace companies don’t face penalties for failures

Ex-Brexit Secretary David Davis has slammed the ‘systemic problem’ that protects ‘test and trace’ companies from financial penalties despite criticism over the failing system.

‘We’re not there yet’: British health minister dashes hopes AstraZeneca vaccine could be ready before Christmas

The British minister of health has rebuffed claims that a UK vaccine could be widely distributed in 2020, adding that his “central expectation” is for roll-out in the first half of 2021.

Amazon gets on ‘secretive’ UK government panel on post-Brexit supply rules while benefiting financially from own ‘advice’ – report

Online retail giant Amazon is ensuring a lucrative future in UK government contracts, guiding a “secretive” Cabinet Office panel on making policy on post-Brexit procurement of goods and services, a fair tax advocate has revealed.

China moves to legalise digital yuan, ban competitors with new draft law

Head of the central bank’s digital currency research institute acknowledges potential problems with digital yuan, but says these reinforce the need for central bank oversight.

Zoom Deleted Events Discussing... Zoom-Censorship

The action follows the company canceling an event at San Francisco State University where Leila Khalid was meant to give a talk.

Google was forced to remove apps from its app store after they violated children's data collection laws

Google removed the Princess Salon, Number Coloring and Cats & Cosplay apps

Microsoft quietly prepares to avoid spotlight under Biden

Microsoft senior executives have donated more to Biden during the primaries than any other large tech company

China to impose sanctions on US arms suppliers to Taiwan - Boeing, Lockheed Martin

Chinese-U.S. relations have plunged to their lowest level in decades amid disputes about security, technology, the coronavirus pandemic and human rights

Greece’s Top Anti-Corruption Prosecutor Faces Removal

The job of Greece’s top anti-corruption prosecutor, Eleni Touloupaki, has faced an uphill battle to hold on to her position following a change in government in July of 2019, which brought a political party to power that includes several officials she was actively investigating.

Therapy patients blackmailed for cash after clinic data breach

Many patients of a large psychotherapy clinic in Finland have been contacted individually by a blackmailer, after their data was stolen.

Research Shows Big Tech Avoided $2.8 Billion in Tax to Developing Countries

Twenty countries across Asia, Africa, and South America are missing out on as much as US$2.8 billion in tax revenue from Facebook, Apple, and Google alone, new research by the organization ActionAid revealed on Monday. 

Apple supplier Foxconn looks to counter a rising Chinese competitor

Foxconn, the world’s largest electronics contract manufacturer, is increasingly wary of Chinese competitor Luxshare, which could eat into its business with Apple.

Jared and Ivanka threaten to sue over ‘malicious’ billboards

The Lincoln Project ads link US President Donald Trump’s daughter and son-in-law to country’s almost 225,000 coronavirus deaths.

Putin rejects Trump’s criticism of Biden family business

Russian leader marks out disagreement with one of Donald Trump’s attack lines in the US presidential election.

Parkland victim's wife and son reflect on viral 2018 hug from Joe Biden

A video of Vice President Joe Biden comforting Corey Hixon, the son of slain Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School athletic director Chris Hixon, during a memorial service in Parkland, Florida, is going viral more than two years after it was shot. Corey and his mother speak to CNN's John Berman about their experience.

Bitcoin has 'considerable' upside as it better competes with gold as alternative currency, JPMorgan says

Bitcoin's 2020 surge could be set to continue as the digital cryptocurrency better competes with gold as an "alternative" currency, JPMorgan said in a note on Friday.

Kamala Harris caught on hot mic checking rally location: 'Are we in Cleveland?'

A hot mic appeared to catch Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris checking her location before addressing supporters Saturday.

The Pandemic Election Has The Two Presidential Campaigns Living In Different Universes

Donald Trump rallied in a town that canceled its beloved pumpkin festival because of the coronavirus. The biggest crowd Kamala Harris saw was a long line of voters.

London’s war on motorists isn’t helping anybody

Late one evening in Yangon in Myanmar a few years ago, I noticed a grey Morris Minor van patrolling the streets. It had an old-fashioned double--ended trumpet loudspeaker on its roof blaring out an amplified voice. ‘What’s it saying?’ I asked my guide. ‘It tells the people “It’s late! Stop drinking and go to bed! You have a busy day tomorrow!”’

Time to Reset Expectations for World Economy With Virus Untamed

Investors banking on a coronavirus vaccine to save the world economy in 2021 need to temper their ambitions as scientists increasingly warn of a long and difficult road ahead.

Apollo Investor Revolt Swells Over Black’s Epstein Ties

It keeps getting worse for Leon Black.

Foreigners Are Snapping Up China Government Bonds Like Never Before

They came for the yield and stayed for the currency: foreigners are buying Chinese bonds like never before even though domestic investors keep dumping the notes.

China’s New Growth Plan May Push Economy Past U.S. Within Decade

Communist Party officials gather in Beijing this week to map out the next phase of economic development, just days before one of the most contentious U.S. elections in history will produce a president resistant to China’s ascent no matter who wins.

Adversaries call for reform of Big Tech after Justice Department sues Google

Calls for increased regulation of Big Tech have been amplified following the Justice Department's filing of a landmark antitrust suit against Google this week.

What Brexit will do to the City of London

THE FORTUNES of financial centres may swing less wildly than the markets they host, but swing they do. In the 2000s London threatened to knock New York off its perch as the world’s top financial centre. Michael Bloomberg, then mayor of the Big Apple, commissioned McKinsey to study how his city could repulse the attack in 2007.

Biden Accuses Trump Of Waving "White Flag Of Defeat" Over Pandemic

"It was a candid acknowledgement of what President Trump's strategy has clearly been from the beginning of this crisis: to wave the white flag of defeat and hope that by ignoring it, the virus would simply go away. It hasn't, and it won't," Joe Biden said in a statement.

Facebook deploys aggressive measures to combat election unrest

Facebook executives are implementing emergency measures reserved for "at-risk" countries in a company-wide effort to bring down the online temperature.

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump threaten to sue Lincoln Project

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump have threatened to sue the Lincoln Project, if the anti-Trump Republicans do not remove two huge billboards from Times Square in New York City, in which they accuse the senior White House advisers of showing “indifference” to Americans suffering and dying under Covid-19.

HKSAR gov't official urges youth to participate in Greater Bay Area development

The development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area has provided young people in Hong Kong with a new runway for career, and they should make good use of the platform, Matthew Cheung, Chief Secretary for Administration of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government said Sunday.

Hong Kong's GDP decline will narrow markedly in Q3

The decline in Hong Kong's GDP in the third quarter should narrow significantly from the roughly 9-percent decline in the first two quarters of this year, Paul Chan, financial secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government, said Sunday.

Rishi Sunak’s new youth job scheme attacked as ‘sticking plaster’ that will fail to prevent mass unemployment

‘The numbers don’t stack up to the scale of the challenge. There will still be large-scale youth unemployment’

Jack Ma urges financial regulation reform on eve of Ant Group IPO

Jack Ma urges financial regulation reform on eve of Ant Group’s ‘biggest IPO in history’

Global rallies call for release of 12 Hongkongers detained in mainland China

Speaking at London’s Tower Bridge, activist Nathan Law demands ‘democracy and autonomy’ in first public speech since fleeing city.

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