Author: BakChiZai

US President Donald Trump denies there’s any plan to restart family separations

This story is published in a content partnership with POLITICO. It was originally reported by Caitlin Oprysko on politico.com on April 9, 2019.US President Donald Trump on Tuesday claimed that he’s not looking to revive his controversial family separation policy and pushed back against the idea that he’s purging the Department of Homeland Security’s leadership.“We…

What the US will lose in a trade agreement with China, thanks to Donald Trump

As the US and China get closer to a possible trade deal, the World Trade Organisation is set to lose its principal role as an arbiter of disputes. That has significant consequences for global trade, and underlined the re-emergence of bilateral agreements that once hindered global trade and development for decades. It’s no surprise that US…

Kids left confused and crying after scary trailers shown before ‘Peppa Pig’ film

Young children were reportedly frightened and tearful at a screening of Peppa Pig: Festival of Fun at Empire Cinema in Ipswich on Saturday after two trailers were aired before the feature.The trailers shown were for the film Brightburn, which is billed as a “startling, subversive take on a radical new genre: superhero horror” and Ma,…

Kids left confused and crying after scary trailers shown before ‘Peppa Pig’ film

Young children were reportedly frightened and tearful at a screening of Peppa Pig: Festival of Fun at Empire Cinema in Ipswich on Saturday after two trailers were aired before the feature.The trailers shown were for the film Brightburn, which is billed as a “startling, subversive take on a radical new genre: superhero horror” and Ma,…

Telescopes dispute brings US-China trade war into sharp focus with Chinese firms accused of ‘cartel-like behaviour’

In a legal dispute that focuses on some of the driving issues behind the US-China trade war, the last major American telescope brand and distributor is seeking US$180 million in damages from Chinese manufacturers that it alleges acted as a cartel.The antitrust case, which will proceed to trial in the Northern District of California, sees…

Monty Python member Eric Idle sent suspicious powder sparking anthrax scare

The delivery of a suspicious powder to the California home of the British actor Eric Idle is being treated as an attempted anthrax attack.The “certified letter”, which was posted from Thailand, was opened by a member of staff at Idle’s Hollywood Hills home on Monday evening and Los Angeles police, fire and hazardous materials responders…

German woman who joined Islamic State on trial for ‘letting five-year-old slave girl die of thirst’

A German woman who joined Islamic State went on trial on Tuesday accused of the war crime of letting a five-year-old Yazidi “slave” girl die of thirst in the sun.The case against 27-year-old Jennifer W is believed to be the first anywhere in the world for international crimes committed by IS militants against members of…

New Kazakhstan president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev calls for snap elections in June

Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Tuesday called a snap election for June as the Central Asian nation seeks a new leader following the shock resignation of its long-time ruler.Nursultan Nazarbayev, the only leader an independent Kazakhstan had ever known, announced suddenly he was stepping down last month after nearly three decades in office.Nazarbayev, who retained…

Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz writes disturbing love letters from jail to ‘Miley’: I want to name my sons after guns

In childlike scrawl with stick-figure drawings, Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz has been writing love letters from jail to a young woman overseas.In the letters, he proposes marriage, muses about having children and says he wants to name his sons after guns.But he never mentions shooting 34 people in cold blood – killing 17 of them…

Occupy leaders found guilty over role in Hong Kong’s 2014 umbrella movement

Nine democracy leaders responsible for the largest civil disobedience movement in Hong Kong’s history were on Tuesday found guilty over their roles in the 2014 protests.Judge Johnny Chan Jong-herng called the three founders of the city’s Occupy movement – academics Benny Tai Yiu-ting, 55, Dr Chan Kin-man, 60, and Reverend Chu Yiu-ming, 75– “naive” to…