Tenacity and Carnage – Serialpressit (News)

ALINGAR, Afghanistan — Under the shade of a mulberry tree, near grave sites dotted with Taliban flags, a top insurgent military leader in eastern Afghanistan acknowledged that the group had suffered devastating losses from...

China to set individual privacy rights in first civil code – Serialpressit (News)

The legislation is part of China‘s first civil code, a sweeping package of laws that is being deliberated during the annual meeting of parliament, which began on Friday after a delay of more than...

China’s Military Vows to Defend the Country’s Interests in Hong Kong – Serialpressit (News)

The commander of China’s military garrison in Hong Kong said in an interview posted Tuesday that forces stationed there would “resolutely” protect the country’s national security interests, a pointed reminder of Beijing’s ultimate power...

HTC’s former CEO is making a risky bet on a new VR headset and...

XRSpace, a company led by former HTC head Peter Chou, plans to launch a new virtual reality headset later this year. The headset is dubbed the Mova, and it’s supposed to ship in the...

AAP bidders likely to shed jobs at newswire service, if they can save it...

Jobs cuts appear likely at a pared-back Australian Associated Press focused on its fundamental newswire service, if a consortium of investors and philanthropists is able to save the newswire from closure next month.But Peter...

Australian media face trial over Pell sex abuse case reporting – Serialpressit (News)

MELBOURNE – Dozens of Australian journalists and publishers are set to face trial in November over coverage of ex-Vatican treasurer George Pell’s child sex abuse conviction in 2018, facing charges that they breached an...

Macao gaming tycoon Stanley Ho has died at 98 – Serialpressit (News)

HONG KONG — Stanley Ho, the Macao casino tycoon who was considered the father of modern gambling in China, died Tuesday in Hong Kong, his daughter Pansy Ho said. He was 98. Known...

Pessimism Among German Exporters Eases With Economy Past Trough – Serialpressit (News)

Confidence among German exporters improved in May after officials within the country and around the world eased lockdown measures.An Ifo gauge measuring trade expectations among manufacturers jumped by a record but remained below zero,...

WHO warns risk of reigniting coronavirus outbreaks complicating efforts to fend off additional misery:...

BANGKOK — The risks of reigniting coronavirus outbreaks are complicating efforts to fend off further misery for the many millions who have lost jobs, with a top health expert warning that the world is still...

Stanley Ho, who built Macao’s gambling industry, dies at 98 – Serialpressit (News)

HONG KONG — Stanley Ho, the Macao casino tycoon who was considered the father of modern gambling in China, died Tuesday in Hong Kong, his daughter Pansy Ho said. He was 98.Known as the...

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