If your woke friends are mindful about the carbon footprint as you are, here’s a list of eco-friendly products that may bring a smile to your fellow eco-warriors’ faces this Christmas.
Britain may pull its judges out of Hong Kong's highest court, a move that could deal a blow to the city's legal reputation. The presence of foreign judges serving in Hong Kong is enshrined in its Basic Law, the mini-constitution that guarantees the city's freedoms under Chinese rule. UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Monday (November 23) that pulling the judges would be in response to recent actions by Beijing in the city. The UK sees a new law for Hong Kong imposed by China this summer as a breach of guarantees made before the city was handed back to Beijing in 1997. Promises of Hong Kong's freedoms and autonomy included keeping up common law from its time under British rule. The new national security law came after a year of sometimes violent protests. It allows for a crackdown on what the authorities broadly define as secesssion, sedition, and collusion with foreign powers. London has also objected to new rules from mainland China to disqualify elected legislators in Hong Kong. Raab wrote in a report on the city that "This has been, and continues to be, the most concerning period in Hong Kong's post handover history." He said he was considering whether it was appropriate for British judges to sit on Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal. Raab's comments came just hours after Hong Kong's most prominent pro-democracy campaigner Joshua Wong, and two fellow activists, were remanded in custody, after pleading guilty to charges of organising and inciting an unauthorised assembly. Hong Kong's government has hit back at Raab's remarks, calling them sweeping attacks and groundless accusations.
Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday, encouraged by news on the development of coronavirus vaccines and more assurance for a transition of power in the U.S. to President-elect Joe Biden. The U.S. federal government recognized Biden as the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election, giving the green light for cooperation on a transition of power despite efforts by President Donald Trump to overturn the election. Hong Kong's Hang Seng inched up less than 0.1% to 26,500.81, while the Shanghai Composite slipped 0.5% to 3,398.47.
In Pennsylvania, if you’re having friends over to socialize, you’re supposed to wear a mask — and so are your friends. In response, elected officials are imposing restrictions that, with some exceptions, fall short of the broad-based stay-at-home orders and business shutdowns seen in the spring.
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 — World Bank Malaysia has issued a report on the country’s employment rate for those aged 50 to 74, revealing that more than half in that group struggle to secure a proper...
Television director Tristram Shapeero is taking responsibility for his comment during a virtual audition that was recently shared by "Euphoria" actor Lukas Gage. In the video clip, which went viral earlier in the week, Shapeero can be heard saying, "These poor people live in these tiny apartments. Like I'm looking at his, you know, background […]
India coach Ravi Shastri acknowledged his team lack Australia's pink-ball experience but is convinced their "fabulous five" pacemen can bowl the tourists to a second successive test series victory Down Under. Australia have played seven day-night tests, the most by any country, since 2015 and won each of them. India were late to embrace the innovation and played their only pink-ball test against Bangladesh in Kolkata last year.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 — Bukit Gasing assemblyman Rajiv Rishyakaran today announced that his office is making private Covid-19 testing available for a lowered price of RM70 to the entire Malaysian...
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 — Six SMK Kuala Besut students in Terengganu made Malaysia proud when they came out tops in an international short video competition. Hebat Anak Kuala...
There is a laundry list of issues that Jet Airways and its new owners, Kalrock Capital and Murari Lal Jalan, will need to deal with in the near future.
She says 26-year-old tried controlling her life even after she ended relationship. This article, Teen Singapore singer says she was sexually groomed, controlled by former manager, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company.
When Kuwait emerged from a monthslong coronavirus lockdown, hundreds of Kuwaitis flocked to reopened stores, the lines clogging malls, snaking through hallways and spilling onto sidewalks. The jewelry-store rush by Kuwait's long-coddled citizens is a symptom of a looming disaster. Kuwait, one of the world’s wealthiest countries, is facing a debt crisis.
The 2021 CAF Confederation Cup kicks off this week with 19 preliminary round first legs and former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder Alex Song is a probable participant.
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 ― Legendary Hollywood actor James Hong, who is known for playing a variety of East Asian roles since the 1950s, has been inducted into the Asian Hall of Fame. The 91-year-old,...
David Dinkins, who broke barriers as New York City’s first African-American mayor, but was doomed to a single term by a soaring murder rate, stubborn unemployment and his mishandling of a race riot in Brooklyn, has died. Dinkins died Monday, the New York City Police Department confirmed. Dinkins, a calm and courtly figure with a penchant for tennis and formal wear, was a dramatic shift from both his predecessor, Ed Koch, and his successor, Rudolph Giuliani — two combative and often abrasive politicians in a city with a world-class reputation for impatience and rudeness.
Officials in the nation’s largest county will discuss a possible stay-home order just days before Thanksgiving after a spike of coronavirus cases surpassed a threshold set by Los Angeles public health officials to trigger one. An “impressive and alarming surge” of more than 6,000 new cases put Los Angeles County over a five-day average of 4,500 cases per day, said Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said Monday.
While all eyes have been on Boko Haram in Nigeria northeast, the northwest of the country has also been unraveling spiking food insecurity risk
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 — Umno supreme council member Datuk Mohd Puad Zarkashi today said the current Perikatan Nasional (PN) government is on rocky ground due to the absence of honest politics....
Hundreds of flights at one of China's busiest airports were cancelled Tuesday as Shanghai raced to bring a local coronavirus outbreak under control.