Lam defends security law as Hong Kong police granted new powers
Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam has said China's new national security law does not spell "doom and gloom" for the city as her government used the legislation to grant police sweeping new powers, including the authority to intercept communications and conduct searches without a warrant. Lam on Tuesday called the new law "mild" and said…
Why cancel culture can’t take a joke
OpinionLike all censorious establishments, the elite-sponsored Black Lives Matter movement is using fear to silence those who laugh at its absurdities.Parnell Palme McGuinnessColumnistThe trouble for cancel culture, is that the excesses it inspires are so side-splittingly silly.Last week a statue in Copenhagen fell victim to the global wave of vandalism and violence against problematic things.…
Afterpay auction heads to $66, deal ‘covered through range’
Street TalkUpdated Jul 7, 2020 – 3.57pm, first published at 2.59pmAfterpay's $900 million share auction appears likely to be done at $66 a share, following an update from the company's brokers ahead of the close.Citi and Goldman Sachs' desks told clients the deal was "covered through the range" heading into the 5pm close.The range was…
Man with shotgun killed by police after threatening officers at Milwaukee VA hospital, officials say
MILWAUKEE — A man carrying a shotgun was shot and killed as he tried to enter the Milwaukee VA Medical Center on Monday night.Around 8:40 p.m. the man was stopped by VA police outside the east entrance of the hospital, according to VA officials. Police told the man to drop his weapon, but he refused.After the man…
China launches political policing task force: State media
China has launched a special task force to ramp up political policing to maintain social stability, according to the official Procuratorial Daily. It is latest move to rein in dissent over Beijing's handling of the coronavirus and protests in Hong Kong. The task force should "crack down on all kinds of infiltration, subversion, sabotage, violent…