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Israeli jets launched air strikes on Gaza overnight Thursday to Friday after militants in the Palestinian territory again set off incendiary balloons into southern Israel, the army and AFP journalists said.
Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka, with 24 Grand Slam titles between them, both withdrew from Wimbledon on Thursday with the Spanish star also pulling out of the Tokyo Olympics in a bid "to prolong my career".
Global stocks were mixed on Thursday as traders digested the Federal Reserve's move to bring forward its forecasts for hiking interest rates as the economy recovers.
Beijing said on Wednesday it did not fear the relationship between the United States and the European Union after the two sides announced they would set up a body to write economic rules and take other steps to face rising competition from China. A statement by the Chinese diplomatic mission at the EU said China was standing up and was not afraid of threats, saying the EU-US summit had gone far beyond the “norm of developing bilateral relations … It is filled with an outdated cold war mentality
The PLA’s largest sortie into Taiwan’s air defence identification zone marked another step forward by the Chinese military because it was the first of its kind on the eastern side of the island, according to military analysts. That side is the furthest from mainland China and hosts two major airbases that could play a key role in any invasion and are sheltered by the mountain ranges in the centre of the island. Derek Grossman, a senior defence analyst at the Rand Corporation, a US think tank, sa
Browsing property ads? From exaggerated headlines like "Over 90% units sold!" to too-good-to-be-true prices under market value, here are 6 things to look out for when shopping for a new home.
The Kremlin was guarded about future dialogue with Washington on Thursday, a day after the first face-to-face meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US counterpart Joe Biden.
A reporter with a pro-Beijing newspaper in Hong Kong accused of making a false statement when accessing a government car registry has been let off the hook after prosecutors agreed to drop the charge on condition of a binding-over order. The prosecution’s decision stood in marked contrast to the justice department’s handling of a case last year involving an RTHK contributor accused of the same act, prompting Principal Magistrate Ivy Chui Yee-mei to question the difference in approach at Thursday
China and other nations were attempting to “seize control” of strategically important international organisations so they could be “weaponised”, a new report by the UK parliament’s influential Foreign Affairs Committee said. The report, published Thursday, accused China in particular of “bullying” states to back their position or their candidates for top jobs, using measures including financial leverage “to shift policies away from the cooperation the organisations were created to promote”. The
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Former Taiwanese president Ma Ying-jeou has called on the government to listen to public opinion and allow civilian groups which have different political leanings to the ruling Democratic Progressive Party to import much-needed Covid-19 vaccines. Taiwan, which is battling a surge in cases, has struggled to secure vaccines although it has signed deals to buy 10 million doses from AstraZeneca, 5 million from Moderna and more than 4.7 million doses via the Covax Facility, which is supported by the
Washington will use its leverage in the United Nations to counter China’s harmful influence, stem Beijing’s strategic grip over UN agencies and build an alliance to investigate the source of Covid-19 and address human rights abuses in Xinjiang, a senior US official told Congress on Wednesday. “They exert enormous influence in the United Nations, and it’s malign … influence that promotes an authoritarian approach to multilateralism,” US ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield told the House
Hong Kong police have for the first time determined the publication of certain newspaper articles to be a national security crime as they arrested the editor-in-chief, publisher and three other executives of Apple Daily whom they held accountable for more than 30 reports calling for foreign sanctions. The force on Thursday cited the publication of the articles – understood to be mostly commentaries and opinion pieces, including several written by the tabloid’s jailed founder and opposition activ
Japan said on Thursday it will make a vaccine passport available from next month for Japanese travellers, as governments around the world experiment with ways to relaunch tourism and business trips.
The scientific community should find ways to overcome political divides and push for more collaboration in space exploration, as well as solve global problems by making use of China’s new space station, a Hong Kong-based space expert says. Professor Quentin Parker, head of the Laboratory for Space Research at the University of Hong Kong, made the remarks ahead of China’s first crewed space flight in nearly five years, with three astronauts expected to travel to its new Tiangong space station for
The World Bank rejected a request from El Salvador for assistance in its bid to adopt bitcoin as a currency, a spokesperson for the Washington-based development lender said Thursday.
China’s output of integrated circuits (IC) in May reached an all-time, single-month high as the country pulled out all stops to produce chips amid a severe global shortage of semiconductors, according to data released by the central government on Wednesday. China’s IC output in May surged 37.6 per cent from a year ago to 29.9 billion units, the National Bureau of Statistics data showed. Separately, the nation’s automobile output for last month slid by 5 per cent year on year, according to the bu
Hong Kong immigration officials will renew the visas of all of Cathay Pacific’s expatriate pilots, but its large contingent of foreign cabin crew will be denied extensions permitting them to remain based in the city, the airline has said. The decision leaves Cathay’s foreign cabin crew at risk of losing their jobs, with the airline saying it would offer the same voluntary redundancy package to affected staff that it offered to others in late April. In its memo on Thursday, Cathay expressed regre
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Only five of the 60,000 fuel rods at a nuclear plant in southern China have been damaged, the country’s safety regulator said on Wednesday, insisting there was no danger to the public or environment. Concerns over the Taishan plant in Guangdong province mounted this week after CNN reported that the French nuclear company, Framatome, which helps operate the plant, had warned of an “imminent radiological threat” and reached out to the US government over a gas leak at the plant. CNN also reported t