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Prominent democracy activist flees Hong Kong - BBC News

One of Hong Kong's most prominent young democracy activists has fled the territory after China imposed a sweeping, controversial security law. Nathan Law, a one-time student leader and local legislator who spent time in prison after 2014's "Umbrella Protests", said he would continue his advocacy work from abroad. He announced he had left two days after China brought in its new security law. Activists say it erodes freedoms but Beijing has ... Full story

Man who went to Lake Elsinore, California, party warned others before dying of coronavirus

Sharing his regret on Facebook, Thomas Macias was focused on his loved ones. “Because of my stupidity I put my mom and sisters and my family’s health in jeopardy,” the California truck driver wrote in a post his family shared with The Washington Post. He’d gone out to a party where no one wore masks, his niece Danielle Lopez said, only to learn afterward that someone knowingly attended with the novel coronavirus , apparently reasoning — ... Full story

Merkel: Right of asylum available to all, including people of Hong Kong

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, hold a joint news conference via video conference to mark Berlin taking over the EU's rotating presidency from July 1 until the end of the year, in Berlin, Germany, July 2, 2020. Kay Nietfeld/Pool via Reuters. BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany plans no specific measures to allow Hong Kong citizens affected by the Chinese region’s new administrative law to ... Full story

Timeline of Russia’s bounties on U.S. soldiers and Trump’s response

Support our journalism. Subscribe today. There has been intense debate within the intelligence community, dating back to March, about how to respond. Three months later, though, the Trump administration still hasn’t responded. In the intervening period, Trump has described Russia and Putin as friends of the United States, has sent humanitarian aid to Russia and has continued to push for its inclusion into the Group of Seven summit. Since the ... Full story

Café Rouge and Bella Italia owner falls into administration

The owner of High Street restaurant chains Café Rouge and Bella Italia has gone into administration. Ninety one Casual Dining Group outlets will close immediately, and 1,900 of the firm's 6,000 staff will lose their jobs. Administrators Alix Partners are seeking offers for all or parts of the remaining business. There have been thousands of job losses announced this week as the coronavirus continues to batter the UK economy. Casual Dining ... Full story

Zuckerberg: Advertisers will be back to Facebook 'soon enough'

As the ads boycott grows, Mark Zuckerberg shows no sign of backing down. "My guess is that all these advertisers will be back on the platform soon enough" the Facebook chief executive has said. Campaigners accuse the tech firm of being too slow and reluctant to remove some hateful content. But Zuckerberg added: "We're not going to change our policies or approach on anything because of a threat to a small percent of our revenue.". The comments ... Full story

Boeing to pull the plug on its 747 jumbo jet: Bloomberg News

FILE PHOTO: The Boeing logo is pictured at the Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition fair (LABACE) at Congonhas Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker. (Reuters) - Boeing Co ( BA.N ) is pulling the plug on its 747 jumbo jet, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday. The 747 democratized global air travel in the 1970s but fell behind modern twin-engine passenger jets. The last 747-8 will roll out of a ... Full story

Who is Ghislaine Maxwell, the Epstein confidant detained by the FBI?

(Reuters) - Ghislaine Maxwell, the former girlfriend and longtime associate of the late accused sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, was detained by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation in New Hampshire on Thursday, two sources told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Ghislaine Maxwell, longtime associate of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, speaks at a news conference on oceans and sustainable development at the United Nations in New York, U.S. June 25, ... Full story

Tesla Q2 2020 Vehicle Production & Deliveries

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In the second quarter, we produced over 82,000 vehicles and delivered approximately 90,650 vehicles. Production. Deliveries. Subject to lease accounting. Model S/X. 6,326. 10,600. 14. %. Model 3/Y. 75,946. 80,050. 4. %. Total. 82,272. 90,650. 5. %. While our main factory in Fremont was shut down for much of the quarter, we have successfully ramped production back to prior levels. Our net ... Full story

Italy marines 'have immunity' in India fishermen shooting case

Image caption Massimiliano Latorre (centre-left) and Salvatore Girone (centre-right) have been allowed to return to Italy. Two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in February 2012 are entitled to immunity from prosecution, a court has ruled. Judges at the Hague-based Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) made the decision by three votes to two. But the panel also said India was entitled to compensation. Salvatore Girone and ... Full story

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