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  1. A top government adviser and barrister said on Tuesday a journalist's desk should be defined as a private area, and clarification should be sought during a police search, a day after a raid of Hong Kong's Apple Daily.The raid followed the arrest of the tabloid-style newspaper’s founder, Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, under the national security law, and sparked an outcry over its implications for press...
  2. US President Donald Trump said his presidential nomination acceptance speech would be held at either the White House or the Gettysburg battlefield, site of the American Civil War’s bloodiest battle and one of President Abraham Lincoln’s most famous speeches.“We have narrowed the Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speech, to be delivered on the final night of the Convention (Thursday), to two...
  3. The grandson of Singapore’s founding leader Lee Kuan Yew and nephew of the current prime minister said on Tuesday he will pay a fine for a Facebook post that questioned the independence of the city’s judiciary.Li Shengwu, an academic at Harvard University and based in the United States, was ordered to pay a S$15,000 (US$10,900) fine or serve a week in jail by the High Court last month over the...
  4. When interviewer Jonathan Swan held Donald Trump’s feet to the fire over the fact that more than 1,000 Americans were dying of Covid-19 each day, the man who claimed that the pandemic made him “a wartime president” a few months ago responded that “it is what it is”.Trump’s performance, resembling a mafia don claiming to know nothing about the bodies buried in his nephew’s backyard, will have no...
  5. Japan has signed a 36.6 billion yen (US$345 million) loan agreement with Vietnam to provide the Southeast Asian country with six patrol boats to boost its maritime law enforcement capabilities, as Beijing steps up its claims in the South China Sea.The deal comes as the United States has toughened its stance against China over what Washington says is Beijing’s “completely unlawful” maritime...
  6. The company controlled by the husband of Hong Kong’s Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah, who was sanctioned by the US government, has sold its business in New York citing US-China tensions.Engineering firm Analogue Holdings, which is 63.48 per cent owned by Otto Poon Lok-to, revealed the sale of a 2 per cent interest in a majority-owned joint-venture called Transel Elevator & Electric,...
  7. Ghislaine Maxwell, facing sex-trafficking charges of underage girls tied to her former boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein, said she is being held under “onerous” conditions at a federal jail, including weeks of extra scrutiny under suicide watch.Maxwell is asking to be moved out of solitary confinement in a Brooklyn, New York, lock-up and into the jail’s general population so she can prepare for trial....
  8. Goods made in Hong Kong for export to the United States will have to be labelled “Made in China” after September 25, according to a draft US government notice.The move, in accordance with the suspension of the Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992 and the invoking of US President Donald Trump’s executive order on “Hong Kong Normalisation”, will see Hong Kong companies subjected to the same trade war...
  9. Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, who was arrested on Monday under the national security law, was taken to his yacht by Hong Kong police on Tuesday as part of the ongoing investigation after spending a night in jail.An unmarked police car carrying the 72-year-old drove into Hong Kong Marina in Sai Kung at around 11am.A police source said officers from the new National Security Department...
  10. A Japanese ship that ran aground on a reef off Mauritius two weeks ago has now stopped leaking oil into the Indian Ocean but the island nation must still prepare for “a worst-case scenario” in case it breaks up, Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth said.Conservationists said they were finding dead fish as well as seabirds covered in oil, increasing fears of an ecological catastrophe despite a massive...