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Most Prisoners Can't Vote, But They're Still Counted In Voting Districts

For the redrawing of voting maps, some states are making a little-known change to their census numbers that is expected to shift political power away from rural, predominantly white prison towns.

Is Facebook leading us on a journey to the metaverse?

Nick Clegg will on Monday set out the tech giant’s vision of a virtual world where you can work, shop and ‘live’. But the move is prompting new fears over privacy

Some in Hungary and Poland talk of EU pullout

When Hungary and Poland joined the European Union in 2004, after decades of Communist domination, their citizens thirsted for Western democratic standards and prosperity.

5.7-Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Philippines' Manila

Leonardo Tristan, a disaster officer in Looc town on Occidental Mindoro island, said the force of the quake sent some residents rushing outside.

UK to offer more than 10,000 foreign workers temporary visas to tackle supply chain crisis

Up to 10,500 lorry drivers and poultry workers are to be offered temporary UK visas in an attempt to avoid supply chain disruptions ahead of Christmas, the government has said in a statement.

Crypto exchange giants stop taking China users

Two of the world’s largest bitcoin exchanges have halted new registrations for Chinese users, taking one of the first actions to comply with Beijing’s latest cryptocurrency ban.

Ransomware shame: More than half of business owners conceal cyber-breach

The ransomware scourge may be even worse than widely believed as most business executives hide cyberattacks, a new survey says.

Bitcoin.org Domain Disabled After Alleged Cybersecurity Breach

The direct URL for the Bitcoin white paper (its technical description) on Bitcoin.org shows either "404 Not Found" or "This site can’t be reached".

Fuel supply: UK suspends competition law to get petrol to forecourts

The government is to suspend competition law to allow oil firms to target fuel deliveries at petrol stations following recent panic buying.

Labour leadership rule changes pass after last-minute Unison backing

Narrow victory at conference after members had torn into Starmer’s plan ends difficult week for leader

Canada, China and US were all doomed to lose in Meng Wanzhou’s case

Analysis: After the Huawei chief’s detention, the saga rapidly turned from a narrow legal dispute into an escalating battle

Hungary is a society under God

Much as the world is widely becoming liberal, Hungary seems to maintain its stand on many cultural and Christian values

US should stop intervening Hong Kong affairs

The 102 examples of the United States’ interference listed in a fact sheet published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs showed that the US tried to use Hong Kong to hold back China's development, Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po said.

Immigration system 'not meeting' Scotland's needs

Scottish ministers have called for urgent action from the UK government on immigration as the system is "not meeting" the needs of Scotland.

Boris Johnson to consider using army to supply petrol stations

Ministers to discuss emergency plan Operation Escalin after BP reveals a third of forecourts have shortages

Facebook ‘overpaid in data settlement to avoid naming Zuckerberg’

Lawsuit alleges settlement in Cambridge Analytica case driven by desire to protect founder

Central bank welcomes Moody's decision to upgrade Hungary's rating

The National Bank of Hungary welcomes the decision of Moody's Investor Service to upgrade Hungary's sovereign rating to Baa2 from Baa3, the central bank said after the ratings agency issued its decision late on Friday.

SPD narrowly ahead in exit polls for Germany's landmark election but final result uncertain

Germany's left-leaning Social Democratic Party (SPD) celebrated a narrow lead in exit polls published after voting ended in Germany's federal election, but the final result of the closely fought contest remains uncertain.

Should capitalist Hong Kong worry about Beijing’s common prosperity drive?

State media has denied any Chinese version of a Robin Hood-style approach to wealth inequality, but message to city is loud and clear: it cannot rely on real estate to be its engine for future development.

Why hard work alone isn't enough to get ahead

We're constantly taught the recipe for getting ahead is to put our heads down and outwork everyone else. But that's not quite right.

Octopus to take on failed Avro Energy’s 580,000 stranded customers

Supplier appointed by Ofgem also at centre of speculation that it could bid for rival challenger Bulb

Spyware ‘found on phones of five French cabinet members’

Mediapart claims indicate that devices were targeted by NSO’s Pegasus spyware

Orbán: 'Provinces should get what they are entitled to' | The Budapest Times

Hungary's provinces should finally get what they are entitled to, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in Sarospatak, in northeast Hungary, on Saturday.

3 Russian Fighter Jets Escort US Bomber In Pacific Ocean: Report

The bomber had subsequently moved away from the border, while the Russian jets had returned to their bases, says report

Switzerland votes to make same-sex marriage legal by near two-thirds majority

Switzerland agreed to legalize civil marriage and the right to adopt children for same-sex couples by a nearly two-thirds majority in a referendum on Sunday, making it one of the last countries in Western Europe to legalise gay marriage.

Female police officer charged with assault for allegedly beating helper

Police reveal the officer was suspended from duty after her arrest in July.

Stanlow oil refinery ‘on brink of collapse’ as crisis talks continue

Essar Energy locked in negotiations with HMRC over VAT payment delayed because of pandemic

Zoom meetings mean you have to face your own face

Is that little flickery square in the corner of the screen the real me? By Eva Wiseman

Government to increase defence spending by 30 percent next year

Hungary's government considers it important to boost the country's defence capabilities and will therefore spend 30 percent more resources on defence in 2022 than this year, state secretary at the Foreign Ministry Tamas Menczer said in Nagykovacsi on Saturday.

Singapore Reports 1,939 Covid Cases, Highest Since April Last Year

A recent rise in cases after the relaxation of some COVID-19 measures has prompted Singapore to pause further reopening

Iceland elects Europe's first-women majority parliament

Iceland looked to have elected a woman-majority parliament but a recount of votes on Sunday showed there will still be more men than women in the chamber, state broadcaster RUV reported.

Hong Kong slow on the draw for Covid-19 booster shots. Here’s why

With no local cases for more than a month, third vaccine dose will bring little benefit, experts in Hong Kong agree.

‘Militant cyclist’ lists fuel tax lobbyist’s home as petrol station on Google Maps

FairFuelUK’s Howard Cox says he got 70 calls from panic buyers and accuses unknown environmentalist of prank

Pope Francis gives private audience to Cardinal Erdo

Pope Francis gave a private audience to Cardinal Peter Erdo on Saturday, nearly two weeks after his visit to the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Norbert Nemeth, Rector of the Papal Hungarian Institute of Rome, told MTI.

Myanmar Junta Blames Internet Blackouts On Anti-Coup Fighters

Post-coup Myanmar is no stranger to internet blackouts, with the junta imposing one in the early hours of February 1 as soldiers arrested Suu Kyi

Spice Girl among stars to begin phone-hacking claims against Murdoch empire

Melanie Chisholm, Boyzone’s Shane Lynch and S Club 7’s Hannah Spearritt latest to allege voicemail interception

Hong Kong man charged in connection with HK$130 million crystal meth bust

Police uncover 200kg of the drug in a vacant store in a Hung Hom shopping centre in the force’s largest meth bust of the year.

Confusion over Labour’s energy policy after Starmer rules out nationalising big six

Leader blindsides Miliband by ditching pledge to support common ownership, and defends push to change Labour rules

David Olusoga: ‘Black people were told that they had no history’

The historian and TV presenter on the story of former slave Olaudah Equiano and the significance of Black History Month

DAB calls on government to boost supply of public, subsidised flats by half

The call to action comes as something of a shot across the current administration’s bow ahead of next week’s policy address.

When will women feel safe on UK streets?

The murder of Sarah Everard shone a spotlight on a culture of male harassment and violence against women and girls, sparking protests and calls for reform. Now the killing of Sabina Nessa has appalled the nation

How a culture bureau can help Hong Kong regain its mojo

A renewed focus on art and culture, backed by government support, will build on the resurgence in interest in Canto-pop and Hong Kong identity. Tapping the potential of the creative industries will not only benefit Hong Kong’s economy, but also offer young people new opportunities.

Hundreds rush to macau border as zhuhai resumes quarantines

More than 100 people gathered at Qingmao Port after midnight to wait for their test results as Zhuhai requested arrivals from Macau to undergo a 14-day quarantine from 6am yesterday.

National Games comes to a close

Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor will attend the closing ceremony of the 14th National Games tonight after visiting local athletes in the National Games Village in Xi'an, Shaanxi.

Differences between China and U.S. speeches at UNGA

At the first day of the UN General Assembly, both Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Joe Biden made speeches to the world. As political commentator Einar Tangen explains, while Biden talked about competition, Xi emphasized cooperation.

Youths no longer keen to vote

The number of young people from 18 to 30 who registered to vote dropped 6.5 percent this year, which is 48,000 fewer than a year ago.

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