Month: September 2019

Indonesian journalist shot in the face will request Hong Kong Police to launch criminal probe into incident

An Indonesian journalist who was shot in the face while covering a protest in Hong Kong on Sunday will request the city’s police commissioner to launch a criminal probe into the incident, her lawyer said on Monday.Veby Indah’s legal representative, Michael Vidler, also alleged the officer involved fired from a low angle and potentially lethal…

British PM Boris Johnson on defensive again, this time over groping claim

Britain’s Boris Johnson is known for his colourful love life, but the accusation he grabbed a young woman’s thigh when he was a magazine editor risks a scandal as he seeks to unite his party over Brexit.The prime minister, who is attending his Conservative party’s conference in Manchester, northwest England, is accused of giving a…

Facebook’s Libra poses a threat to China’s financial sovereignty, plans to use yuan overseas, analysts say

Facebook’s planned digital coin Libra poses a serious threat to China’s financial sovereignty, its capital control regulation and its plans to promote more use of yuan overseas, meaning Beijing must take bolder steps in its currency reforms, analysts said.China has been developing its digital currency electronic payment (DCEP) for some time, and is it believed…

What’s worse than Justin Trudeau’s blackface scandal? The mindless rage it has triggered

Someone asked me if I was outraged by Justin Trudeau’s blackface scandal; I told them I was, but I was also outraged by the incessant outrage.Trudeau’s gaffe has ignited a firestorm of discussion the world over. The Canadian prime minister may be facing the most serious challenge to his political career after photos and videos…

What’s worse than Justin Trudeau’s blackface scandal? The mindless rage it has triggered

Someone asked me if I was outraged by Justin Trudeau’s blackface scandal; I told them I was, but I was also outraged by the incessant outrage.Trudeau’s gaffe has ignited a firestorm of discussion the world over. The Canadian prime minister may be facing the most serious challenge to his political career after photos and videos…

What’s worse than Justin Trudeau’s blackface scandal? The mindless rage it has triggered

Someone asked me if I was outraged by Justin Trudeau’s blackface scandal; I told them I was, but I was also outraged by the incessant outrage.Trudeau’s gaffe has ignited a firestorm of discussion the world over. The Canadian prime minister may be facing the most serious challenge to his political career after photos and videos…

Why are Hong Kong protesters urging one another to tuck in their shirts, roll up their trousers and schedule messages ahead of National Day

Hong Kong’s protesters have taken the unusual step of announcing a new dress code ahead of expected clashes on National Day on Tuesday: tuck your shirt in.The messages, widely circulated on social media and encrypted platforms such as Telegram, claim such a fashion choice would make it harder for undercover police to hide revolvers or…

Rudy Giuliani claims Trump did not pay for his trips across the globe to push for probe into election rival Joe Biden

Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, says he met Ukrainian officials in Madrid, Paris and Warsaw this year as he pushed an investigation into one of Trump’s main political rivals in the 2020 presidential election, former vice-president Joe Biden.Giuliani has emerged as a central figure in a scandal that has now engulfed Trump and…