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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 t...
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'...
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 showin...
Australia demands answers after women taken from Qatar Airways flight and strip-searched
Australia demands answers after women taken from Qatar Airways flight and strip-searchedGovernment says treatment of women after newborn found abandoned at Doha airport was ‘offensive’ and ‘grossly inappropriate’
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’
Pope Francis includes first black American, a noted Trump critic, among 13 new cardinals
Pope Francis has announced 13 new cardinals, the most notable of which is Washington DC Archbishop Wilton Gregory, the first black American prelate to earn the honor.
Black Lives Matter: Co-founder Alicia Garza on the future of the movement
BlackLivesMatter co-founder Alicia Garza talks to #Newsnight about the movement’s future, social justice and her debut book, The Purpose of Power.
UK: Dad protests in PANTS at Tesco over Wales 'non-essential' items rule
Chris Noden, 38, was stopped by security staff as he tried to push his trolley into the Tesco store in Newport, south Wales wearing just his boxers and a face mask.
4 tips to help you rent out a room in your home
For some people, it’s just not going to happen. The thought of renting out a room is utterly uninviting. For others, it’s a match made in heaven. It brings some much-needed cash into the home, while there can also be social benefits (al...
12 U.S. Drugstore Beauty Steals That French Makeup Artists Love
The French pharmacy leaves nothing to be desired. From prestige-quality skin tonics, like luxurious allover dry oils and magical micellar waters, to chic hair baubles invoking that Gallic effortlessness, it's easy to while away hours in ...
Covid-19, Britain’s strategy
Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee dies after long illness
Lee Kun-hee, the chairman of South Korean electronics giant Samsung, died Sunday at the age of 78, the company said. He had been comatose since suffering a heart attack in 2014.
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 repeated criticism from the president.
This Scary Statistic Predicts Growing US Political Violence
Two researchers claim that a single number they call the “political stress indicator” can warn when societies are at risk of erupting into violence. It’s spiking in the US, just like it did before the Civil War.
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.
With 10 days to go, time and history are not on Donald Trump's side
Covid has tanked the gains he made in the economy and any new stimulus could be too late
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Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing.
Snapchat cofounders net $2.2B in one week as coronavirus boosts usage
SNAP now boasts 249 million daily active users.
A Leaked Internal Report Reveals The Wall Street Journal Is Struggling With Aging Readers And Covering Race
The report, obtained by BuzzFeed News, was dated the same month that ongoing tensions between news and opinion sections at Rupert Murdoch’s broadsheet spilled into the public.
The Easy Fall Layering Trick for All of Your Sleeveless Dresses
As the temperatures continue to drop, it can be easy to push your summer-y, sleeveless dresses to the back of your closet. But if you’re looking for a way to wear them into fall, a few layering tricks will help. The latest crop of street...
The best home fragrance: Our 10 favourites
Looking for the best home fragrance? We've compiled the ultimate list of home fragrances that will help conjure up the right atmosphere.
Judge again blocks Trump administration push to ban WeChat in the US
The government has not presented enough evidence that WeChat is a security risk, the judge ruled.
Meet the 5 Young Designers in Teen Vogue’s Generation Next Program
The five designers participating in Teen Vogue’s Generation Next program for young talent represent a new, potent vision for fashion’s future, one that prizes community and heritage alongside commerciality.
The best pillows: 7 pillows for dreamy nights
Sleep more comfortably with one (or two) of the best pillows behind you
The Best Clay Masks at Every Price Point
Say goodbye to excess oil.
The best outdoor rugs: 6 picks to create an instant outdoor living space
Our round up of the best outdoor rugs are the perfect end of summer addition to your garden
And the winner of the presidential election is … Ohio bakery that called the last 9 races says it has the 2020 victor
Ohio and its hefty Electoral College votes matter a lot to the two presidential contenders as they swing it out in regular visits to the Buckeye States and others across the Midwest.
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 stepping down as PM earlier this month.
The Biden ‘Family Legacy’
Joe Biden has a problem, and his name is Hunter. Because the former vice president hasn’t had to answer any questions on this topic—and continued to refuse to do so in Thursday’s debate—that problem could soon become America’s.
How to Wear Chanel Pumps and Not Look Like 'Emily in Paris'
Just because they're classic doesn't mean they have to look basic.
Top Designers Reveal How to Create the Most Serene Home Ever
Reducing anxiety, one room at a time.
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.”
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 says, following criticism of China's initial handling of the ...
Trump's Twitter hacked after Dutch researcher claims he guessed password
Donald Trump’s Twitter account was allegedly hacked last week, after a Dutch researcher correctly guessed the president’s password: “maga2020!”, Dutch media reported.
Uber and Lyft must reclassify drivers as employees, appeals court finds
In a blow to Uber and Lyft, a California appeals court said Thursday that the companies must reclassify their drivers as employees rather than independent contractors, affirming an earlier court decision.
Some Countries On "Dangerous Track" In Pandemic: World Health Organization
World Health Organization Director-General said too many countries are now seeing an exponential increase in coronavirus infections.
Joe Biden Pledges Free Covid Vaccine For "Everyone" In US If Elected
Joe Biden said that if he is elected he would be focused on bringing the pandemic to heel, and to help struggling Americans with the costs.
Should the Professional Be Political?
A Silicon Valley controversy raises questions about the role of activism in the workplace.
Full Giuliani Borat clip shows him touching Maria Bakalova and asking for her number before fleeing
The full clip of Rudy Giuliani in the Borat sequel shows him asking for the number and home address of actress Maria Bakalova, before attempting to flee from Sacha Baron Cohen.
The New Borat Movie Is Less a Satire Than an Exposé
The bumbling provocateur who stormed the United States in 2006 has now become an unlikely voice of reason.
What If Friendship, Not Marriage, Was at the Center of Life?
“Our boyfriends, our significant others, and our husbands are supposed to be No. 1. Our worlds are backward.”
Facebook, Twitter Chiefs to Testify Before Senate on Nov. 17
The chief executive officers of Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. have agreed to testify on Nov. 17 before a Senate panel looking into restrictions their companies put an on article about the son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
Amid the pandemic recession, a global pensions crisis is building
The pandemic-induced recession has led to reduced pension contributions and higher government debt. Billions around the world, including in Hong Kong, face the prospects of working longer or having less income in retirement.
China threatens to stop recognising BN(O) passports after Britain’s visa move
Beijing hits back after Britain announces creation of new special class of visa for Hongkongers holding BN(O) passport.
6 fintech trends that will redefine the future of finance
November’s fully virtual Hong Kong FinTech Week features expert speakers, who will share their insights into Fourth Industrial Revolution
The gospel of separation according to Malcolm X
So determined was Malcolm X on black resistance and separatism that he even met secretly with the KKK, according to Les and Tamara Payne
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