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Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton said on Thursday that Hungary's "anti-LGBT+" law was "unacceptable and cowardly" ahead of this weekend's Grand Prix in the country.LGBTQ leaders say the "anti-paedophilia" bill stigmatises gay people and aims to shore up Prime Minister Viktor Orban's radical right-wing support ahead of an election next year.
The US economy returned to its pre-pandemic level in the second quarter, data released Thursday showed, giving President Joe Biden a political win as Congress moves closer to passing a long-debated plan to improve the country's infrastructure.5 percent annualized rate of expansion in the April-to-June period was slower than expected, and the Commerce Department report confirmed that inflation spiked as customers vaccinated against Covid-19 returned to businesses that suffered throughout the pand
Wine growers in the Champagne region, home to the world's most exclusive bubbly, on Thursday scrapped a century-old rule governing the distance between vines, sparking fierce resistance from traditionalists.
A renowned New York City sommelier has been charged with setting fire to outdoor dining sheds of rival restaurants, authorities said.
Unhappy about his progression prospects, a printing services company employee misused his firm's resources for his own freelance work, a court heard.
Max Verstappen remained bruised and unhappy with Lewis Hamilton despite clearing the air with him during a phone call following their spectacular crash at the British Grand Prix.The championship leading Dutchman said he had received a call from Hamilton to talk about their opening lap collision, but declined to go into any detail, adding instead that he was more upset by the defending champion's post-race celebrations.
Wall Street stocks climbed early Thursday following another round of mostly strong earnings and US data that showed strong second-quarter growth that lagged expectations.Facebook and Comcast were among the companies whose results topped earnings expectations, although Facebook shares retreated as it forecast cooler growth in the months ahead.
New applications for US unemployment benefits fell slightly in the latest week, while claims for pandemic aid fell sharply, the Labor Department reported Thursday.Despite coming in higher than analysts expected, the decline of 24,000 took initial claims to 400,000, seasonally adjusted, in the week ended July 24.
Over half of respondents optimistic about home prices as pandemic situation improves, despite reduced interest in property ownershipHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 29 July 2021 - Citi Hong Kong conducted a survey in June 2021 on residential property ownership in Q2 2021, examining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on local residents' attitudes towards residential property ownership. According to the survey results:With the COVID-19 pandemic being eased, Q2 2021 witnessed a significant recover
Ricky Rubio scored 26 points as world champions Spain defeated Argentina 81-71 to join Slovenia in qualifying for the quarter-finals of the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday.Spain made it two wins from two going into their game against Slovenia that will determine the winners of Group C.
Beijing on Thursday launched a scathing attack on the BBC, accusing it of broadcasting "fake news" and saying the organisation was "naturally unpopular" over its coverage of devastating floods in central China.
HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 29 July 2021 - Ev Dynamics (Holdings) Limited (the "Company", formerly known as China Dynamics (Holdings) Limited; Stock Code: 476, together with its subsidiaries, collectively "Ev Dynamics" or the "Group"), which provides new energy vehicles and technology integrated solutions, has signed a share swap agreement with Quantron AG ("Quantron"), a Germany-based company engaging in inner city e-mobility and regional passenger and freight transport, in a bid to expand
5 percent annualized in the second quarter, according to government data released Thursday, a far slower recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic than economists had expected.The gain reported by the Commerce Department meant the world's largest economy surpassed its pre-pandemic size, climbing above its level in the fourth quarter of 2019 to $19.
A Singaporean man has successfully applied for a court order against a former employee who defamed him on Facebook, after the Vietnamese woman breached an order to cease posting of defamatory allegations.
World badminton number one Kento Momota will bounce back from his shock exit at the Tokyo Games, Denmark's Viktor Axelsen said Thursday, blaming "so much pressure" on the Japanese star.Momota was eliminated in the first round on Wednesday night, losing to unseeded South Korean Heo Kwang-hee to end his gold medal bid after just two matches.
Former Paralympian skier Elitsa Storey often wonders what her life would have been like had she not had the chance to escape from Bulgaria's much criticised care home system.
Yahoo Esports Southeast Asia recently sat down with Alter Ego Celestè members Tarathiel, enerii, and margeaux.
Malaysia's embattled leader defended his actions Thursday as he faced calls to quit after rare criticism from the king, who accused his government of misleading parliament over coronavirus laws.Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin leads a scandal-plagued coalition that seized power last year without an election, but his government is on the verge of collapse after allies withdrew support.
Singapore Airlines Ltd (SIA) on Thursday posted a S$409 million ($302 million) first-quarter loss, narrower than a year earlier, helped by a strong air cargo market and no major impairments. The airline, like Hong Kong rival Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd , lacks a domestic market and is solely reliant on international travel at a time when most borders remain closed. SIA carried 132,600 passengers in the month of June, an improvement on its June 2020 figures but a 96% fall from the same month two years earlier, before the pandemic hit.
China’s unprecedented crackdown on its technology industry has turned Tencent Holdings from a market darling into the world’s biggest stock loser this month.