Hong Kong diaspora says billboards in Australia are Beijing propaganda and spreading lies

Hongkongers in Melbourne and Sydney say billboards claiming Hong Kong has entered a “new era” of stability, prosperity and opportunity are “blatant lies” and “deeply disturbing”. Most important points: Hong Kongers in Australia say billboards advertising Hong Kong as stable and prosperous are Beijing propaganda Hong Kong non-profits have filed complaints about the ads, arguing … Read more

Big Climate Bill: Big New Expenses to Boost Green Energy

By SETH BORENSTEIN, MATTHEW DALY and MICHAEL PHILLIS August 11, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/technology-science-congress-climate-and-environment-f084d23d61ebb068068d4aa92c82fdbb WASHINGTON (AP) — After decades of inactivity in the face of escalating natural disasters and ongoing global warming, Congress hopes to make clean energy so cheap in all aspects of life that it is almost irresistible. The House is about to pass … Read more

Monkeys don’t give people monkeypox, WHO says, so don’t attack them

““What people need to know very clearly is the [monkeypox] transfer that we see takes place between people to people. They are certainly not allowed to attack animals.”” That said the spokesman for the World Health Organization, Margaret Harris, during a press conference in Geneva with reporters on Tuesday. She warned that while cases of … Read more

‘Let’s make money’: Tunisian companies demand radical change | political news

Tunis, Tunisia – System change is needed to tackle Tunisia’s economic crisis, level the playing field and support entrepreneurial Tunisians, small businesses have told Al Jazeera as the country faces a tumultuous period following the adoption of the country’s new constitution in a referendum on July 25. The 2011 revolution ended the kleptocratic dictatorship of … Read more

PACT Act: Biden Signs Bill to Expand Health Care for Veterans Exposed to Toxic Burns

The bill is a major two-pronged victory for Congress and addresses an issue that is personal to the president. Biden has said he believes there may be a link between the brain cancer that killed his 46-year-old son, Beau Biden, and the burns Beau was exposed to during his military service. Fire pits were commonly … Read more

China’s trade restrictions on Taiwan after Pelosi visit are a drop in the ocean

Beijing’s new trade blockades against Taiwan affect about 0.04% of their mutual trade, making them more political than economic. Beijing took action against Taiwan after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited the island earlier this month, despite warnings from Beijing. That included suspensions of imports of Taiwanese citrus, frozen fish, sweets and biscuits and exports … Read more

US believes Russians have started training on Iranian drones

“For the past few weeks, Russian officials have been providing training in Iran as part of the agreement for UAV transfers from Iran to Russia,” a US official told CNN. The official said the information about the training was recently released. CNN has contacted the Russian embassy in Washington for comment. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov … Read more

Trump says FBI executed search warrant at his home in Mar-a-Lago

FBI agents executed a search warrant on Monday at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort and home in Palm Beach, Florida, according to a statement from the former US president. Trump said in a statement released to reporters and on his social media platform Truth Social that his “beautiful home” was “besieged, raided and occupied by a … Read more

Pentagon Admits Sending Previously Undisclosed Anti-Radar Missiles To Ukraine

Colin Kahl, the defense secretary for policy, said at a news conference that the US had sent “a number” of missiles without specifying how many the US supplied or when they were shipped. Kahl did not explicitly say what type of anti-radiation missile was sent. A defense official told CNN that the type of missile … Read more