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New York is finally catching up to the rest of the world and moving away from its iconic MetroCard. But there's one glaring problem with the replacement

New York is finally catching up to the rest of the world and moving away from its iconic MetroCard. But there's one glaring problem with the replacement

10 hours ago   |   Business Insider

The New York City subway will soon have something much of the world has had for years: tap-to-pay fares. The new OMNY system will debut on May 31, and roll out to the entire...
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Starbucks licenses Thai operations to Charoen-backed venture

19 hours ago   |   Reuters

Starbucks Corp said on Thursday that a company controlled by Thai billionaire Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi and a Hong Kong-based firm had won an exclusive deal to operate and...
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Architect Jeanne Gang Remembers Modernist Master I.M. Pei

20 hours ago   |   Time

Most people will remember i.m. pei for his cultural and commercial works, like the glass pyramid at the Louvre in Paris and the Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong. But in my...
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How Cricket Has Become More Than Just a Game For Hong Kong's Filipina Domestic Helpers

How Cricket Has Become More Than Just a Game For Hong Kong's Filipina Domestic Helpers

22 hours ago   |   Time

It's 7:00 a.m. and Cherry Octaviano's workday is about to begin. There's breakfast to be made-fruit, juice, sandwiches and eggs-and a round of cleaning to be done before she...
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Data Sheet-How Trump's China Trade War Is Morphing Into a Tech War

1 day ago   |   Fortune

Good morning. Clay Chandler in Hong Kong, filling in for Adam. Shares in Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology, the world's largest manufacturer of surveillance equipment, and...
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Germany grants asylum to 2 Hong Kong pro-democracy activists

1 day ago   |   ABC News

Germany has granted asylum to two Hong Kong activists, in a sign of growing concern about how China deals with dissent in the territory
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In a Possible First for Hong Kong, Activists Wanted by Police Gain Protection in Germany

2 days ago   |   NY Times

The activists faced charges related to a 2016 street brawl. Germany's move is a growing recognition of the erosion of individual freedoms in Hong Kong.
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AJ Shorts wins human rights press award in Hong Kong

2 days ago   |   Al Jazeera

Digital documentary Growing up too Fast in Afghanistan was recognised in the short video category.
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Ex-Philippine judge says she was held at Hong Kong airport

2 days ago   |   Miami Herald

A former Philippine Supreme Court justice who accused Chinese President Xi Jinping of crimes against humanity before the International Criminal Court said she was barred for...
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Tesla is facing scrutiny for its cars catching on fire, but electric cars could actually end up being safer than gas-powered cars

Tesla is facing scrutiny for its cars catching on fire, but electric cars could actually end up being safer than gas-powered cars

2 days ago   |   Business Insider

Several Tesla vehicles have caught fire recently , spurring concerns that the cars and their batteries are hazardous. The statistics about electric-vehicle fires aren't...
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Trump calls for declassifying Russiagate probe docs

Trump calls for declassifying Russiagate probe docs

President Donald Trump has ordered his attorney general to declassify information about what prompted the Russiagate investigation - and ordered the heads of the intelligence... Read more ...

Trump reveals $16B farm aid package amid trade war with China

Trump reveals $16B farm aid package amid trade war with China

WASHINGTON - President Trump announced $16 billion in fresh aid to help farmers and ranchers who have been hurt by his year-long trade war with China. “We will ensure that the... Read more ...

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange charged with publishing classified info

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange charged with publishing classified info

The new charges go far beyond an initial indictment against Julian Assange made public last month that accused him of conspiring with former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea... Read more ...

Feds say a sixth migrant child died while in the care of authorities in...

Feds say a sixth migrant child died while in the care of authorities in September

The girl, whose death was not reported publicly for nearly eight months, is now the sixth migrant child known to have recently died after journeying to the U.S. Read more ...

Kawhi Leonard pours in 35 as Raptors nip Bucks to take series lead

Kawhi Leonard pours in 35 as Raptors nip Bucks to take series lead

MILWAUKEE - Kawhi Leonard scored 35 points and the Raptors beat the Bucks 105-99 on Thursday night to take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference finals. Leonard showed no... Read more ...

Senate passes bill cracking down on robocalls

Senate passes bill cracking down on robocalls

The legislation would impose stiffer fines of as much as $10,000 per call on robocallers. Read more ...

NBA playoffs 2019: 3 takeaways from Raptors' Game 5 road win over Bucks

NBA playoffs 2019: 3 takeaways from Raptors' Game 5 road win over Bucks

Toronto traveled to Milwaukee for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals and defeated the Bucks 105-99. Read more ...

‘American Taliban' released from prison after 17 years

‘American Taliban' released from prison after 17 years

The man who became known as the “American Taliban” after his battlefield capture in Afghanistan in 2001 is being released from prison. Read more ...

Giolito throws 4-hit gem, White Sox blank Astros 4-0

Giolito throws 4-hit gem, White Sox blank Astros 4-0

HOUSTON - Lucas Giolito pitched a four-hitter for his first major league shutout, rookie Eloy Jiménez hit his third homer in two games and the Chicago White Sox beat the... Read more ...

NBA playoffs 2019: Raptors take series lead over Bucks after...

NBA playoffs 2019: Raptors take series lead over Bucks after come-from-behind Game 5 win

Toronto was able to erase a double-digit deficit behind a 35-point night from Kawhi Leonard. Read more ...