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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

United States of America - President Addresses UN General Debate, 76th Session

Joe Biden, President of the United States of America addresses the general debate of the 76th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations (New York, 21-27 September 2021).

“US military power must be our tool of last resort, not our first,” United States President Joe Biden told world leaders at the UN General Assembly adding in “today, many of our greatest concerns cannot be solved or even addressed through the force of arms.”

China - President Addresses United Nations General Debate, 76th Session (English)

Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China, addresses the general debate of the 76th Session of the General Assembly of the UN (New York, 21-27 September 2021).

Chinese President Xi today told the General Assembly, “Democracy is not a special right reserved to an individual country, but a right for the people of all countries to enjoy,” adding that recent global developments show once again that “military intervention from the outside and so-called democratic transformation entail nothing but harm.”

"Solid foundation” built for border reopening in Shenzhen-Hong Kong meeting

A “solid foundation” for creating favorable conditions for border reopenings has been built in an “earnest discussion” between Hong Kong and Shenzhen officials this afternoon.

Some 100 private estate residents jabbed by outreach team for the first time

Outreach vaccination teams administered Covid-19 jabs to 100 residents in Ma On Shan today, the first time such services were made available at a private estate, Secretary for Civil Service Patrick Nip Tak-kuen said.

Eight imported cases recorded today and a woman from Hong Kong confirmed with Covid-19 in UK

Authorities yesterday announced eight new imported Covid-19 cases, including four males and four females, 13 to 64, from Czech Republic, the United States, the Philippines, the Maldives and Spain.

Smuggling speedboats swarm under the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge

Dozens of suspected smuggling speedboats were seen approaching the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, according to a video posted by former foreign police officer Les Bird on Facebook.

HK officials visit Shenzhen for border reopening talks

Principal officials including Chief Secretary for Administration John Lee Ka-chiu and Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan Siu-chee are among a delegation to Shenzhen today for border reopening discussions.

Covid-19 plays havoc with airport reopening plans in Asia

Things were looking up for the aviation sector in Asia in the middle of this year.

Evergrande got a free pass of sorts from Chinese authorities

It was coddled for long beyond the limits of regulatory prudence

Cathay Pacific's 75th anniversary: a glimpse into the airline's achievements

From a small regional carrier to the world-leading airline, Cathay Pacific has yet proven it’s here to stay and forge a premium lifestyle brand. Cathay Pacific has now driven 75 years of glorious history with an ambitious spirit to create meaningful human connections and span the globe from Hong Kong.

Healthcare workers are burned out by the Covid-19 pandemic and need care themselves. But who will help the helpers?

Amid alarming reports about the number of medical staff in the UK who are in need of support, RT asks two experts about the impact of the health crisis on those on the frontline and what can be done to offer them aid.

Huawei Executive Gets Hero's Welcome In China, Hails "Strong Motherland"

Meng Wanzhou was released from legal detention in Canada after striking a deal with the US prosecutors over a bank fraud case

Moody's upgrades Hungary's rating on strong rebound in boon for Orban

Ratings agency Moody's late on Friday raised Hungary's sovereign credit rating to 'Baa2' from 'Baa3' on the economy's strong rebound from the pandemic, which comes as a boon to Prime Minister Viktor Orban amid a campaign for early 2022 elections.

Semiconductor chip shortage to cost global automakers $210 billion this year – report

A new report by consulting firm AlixPartners has suggested the ongoing semiconductor chip shortage is expected to cost the global automotive industry an estimated $210 billion in revenue in 2021.

‘War criminal! Out!’ Protesters greet Hillary Clinton as she becomes chancellor of university in Northern Ireland

Former US top diplomat and failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton became the first female chancellor of Queen’s University in Belfast, but her triumphant entrance was picketed by hecklers protesting her as a “war criminal.”

Soldiers arrive in Scotland to drive ambulances

Soldiers will begin driving ambulances in parts of Scotland this weekend in a bid to alleviate pressure on the NHS.

‘Finally, I am home’: Meng Wanzhou lands in China to hero’s welcome

Chinese state media has portrayed her return as a sign of a strong, resilient country and a diplomatic victory for Beijing.