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Full text: Cui Tiankai's interview at the 2020 Aspen Security Forum
On August 4, Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai was invited to attend the 2020 Aspen Security Forum and had an online interview with Mr. Nicholas Burns, executi...
American democracy seeks to reinvent itself
If something is common and normal in the politics of the United States, it is that there is nothing common and normal in the politics of that country. On Tuesday, August 11, ano...
Google's new system will turn phones into earthquake detectors
Google announced this Tuesday the launch of an earthquake alert system, which will allow Android phones to act as seismographs.
Google Maps returns to Apple Watch and gets important CarPlay feature
Google has announced its latest update for Google Maps on iOS, bringing two important features: support for CarPlay’s latest and greatest feature, as well as the return of an Ap...
Hong Kong pro-democracy press mogul Jimmy Lai released on bail
Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai was released on Tuesday more than a day after being detained under a national security law imposed by China, according to AFP sources.
Biden chooses Kamala Harris as his running mate for US elections
The Democratic White House candidate Joe Biden confirmed on Twitter this Tuesday that he chose Kamala Harris as a running mate, positioning this senator to be, in the event of a...
As Russia announces coronavirus vaccine, mainstream media suddenly discovers the meaning of skepticism
As Russia rolls out its new coronavirus inoculation ahead of complete clinical tests, the western media has suddenly come full circle on vaccines. Russia, it seems, could cure c...
Joe Biden names Kamala Harris as US vice-president pick, first Black woman
US has never had a woman vice-president; Biden’s move comes four years after first female presidential nominee from major party lost her White House bid. Trump’s campaign immedi...
Russia reportedly completes world's first COVID-19 vaccine human trials
Has Russia become the first country to develop a COVID-19 vaccine? Moscow says it has successfully completed trials on humans,... yet no further details on when the vaccine wil...
BVI FSC to invite applications for fintech "sandbox"
“Digitalisation is our ticket,” Jennifer Potter-Questelles, deputy managing director of corporate services at the Financial Services Commission, said last week during the FSC’s ...
Pro-democracy press mogul Jimmy Lai and well-known Hong Kong activist Agnes Chow arrested
Hong Kong press mogul Jimmy Lai and prominent pro-democracy figure Agnes Chow were arrested on Monday, August 10, in application of the controversial national security law impos...
WHO urges governments to act to eliminate the coronavirus
The director of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus asked governments and citizens on Monday to do everything possible to eliminate the transmission of the ...
The world is spending nowhere near enough on a coronavirus vaccine
Consider the following thought experiment. If you fail to eat a pizza within an hour, you will die from hunger. What do you do? Most people would immediately order a pizza-and n...
How many years of life did lockdown save – or destroy?
It’s official – lockdown will eventually have a greater impact on our lives and health than Covid-19 itself. That, at any rate, is the conclusion of a study by the Department fo...
BVI targets digital asset space as key growth driver
Q&A with Simon Gray, Head of Business Development & Marketing, BVI Finance
Pressure mounts on Spain to pursue ex-king on corruption charges
SPAIN’S former king Juan Carlos is believed to have taken up residence in the United Arab Emirates following his secretive departure from Spain last week. The trip, which also f...
Pair of glasses belonging to Gandhi left in auctioneer's letterbox
A pair of spectacles belonging to Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi will go on sale this month after being left in a local auctioneer's letterbox. Employees of East Bris...
CDC Data Shows 200,700 'Excess Deaths' During Coronavirus Pandemic, Far Eclipsing 160,000 Confirmed Death Count
According to a New York Times analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there have been 200,700 excess deaths in the United States during the coronavirus pand...
Simon Cowell breaks his back while testing electric bicycle
The music mogul, 60, was trying out the bike in the courtyard of his Malibu home when he fell off.
Beirut Explosion Rocks Church During a Wedding
A Lebanese couple’s wedding day was ruined as the Beirut explosion tore through the venue, leaving guests panicked and confused. One guest was even captured on camera making the...
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