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In encrypted chats, Hong Kong protesters find support from mainland China

In chats hidden from all but those who know where to look, Chinese internet users are openly siding with Hong Kong protesters, questioning Xi’s leadership and lamenting the stiff societal controls of ...

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A Hong Kong ‘Troublemaker’ With a Clean Conscience

Jimmy Lai, alone among the territory’s elite, supports the protests and refuses to pay even token obeisance to Beijing, which calls him a “black hand” and a C.I.A. agent.

YouTube takes action on campaigns targeting Hong Kong protests

The move follows similar action by Twitter and Facebook, which said China was behind the campaigns. Google, YouTube's parent company, said VPNs and other methods were used to disguise the origin of th...

Japan's Abe decries Seoul ending intelligence deal

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says South Korea has damaged trust by ending an intelligence-sharing agreement. He said he would work closely with the US for regional peace.

'Our house is burning': Macron urges G7 action on Amazon fires

French president's call for G7 action on record Amazon blazes prompts sharp rebuke from Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro.

Italy: President offers politicians more time to avert snap elections

A snap election hangs in the balance as President Sergio Mattarella has agreed to meet party leaders again next week. Squabbling has beset Europe's third-largest economy and plunged the government int...

Ford government reveals health services to be delisted from OHIP

The Ontario government released a list of 11 changes to the Ontario Health Insurance Plan on Thursday that are supposed to save money and protect patients from the risks that can come with ‘unnecessar...

A New Literary Timeline of African-American History

We asked black writers to bring overlooked moments of history to life — in poetry and prose. With contributions from Jesmyn Ward, Barry Jenkins, Rita Dove and more.

Beyond the HeadlinesImportant stories from below the fold.


Beyond the HeadlinesImportant stories from below the fold.

Embattled Illinois welfare agency praised for training lab

The troubling scene inside the dingy Chicago apartment seems real: dangling exposed wires, open pill bottles near a sleeping baby and a kitchen strewn with dog feces and...

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Greek Prime Minister on FRANCE 24: Iranian oil tanker 'not headed for Greece'

Ahead of his meeting today with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Élysée, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis sat down with FRANCE 24 to talk about some of the pressing issues confronting h...

Two Years Ago, They Fled Myanmar Into Squalor. Home Still Looks Worse.

Fear of more ethnic cleansing has kept hundreds of thousands of Rohingya from returning. But both Bangladesh and Myanmar have kept up the claim that all is clear.

White House scraps plan to seek return of unspent foreign aid

After pressure from Capitol Hill, the Trump administration backed off a proposal that drew criticism from both Democratic and Republican lawmakers.

Science and TechnologyBehind the scenes of our daily lives.


Science and TechnologyBehind the scenes of our daily lives.

DoorDash unveils new tipping policy and pay model designed to give drivers more money

DoorDash has announced more concrete details about its updated tipping policy, which the company says it’s been testing this month and plans to roll out to all of its delivery contractors starting nex...

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Porsche finally shows the interior of its new electric car

Yet another tease of the hottest electric car of 2019.

The last single-stick Delta rocket launched Thursday, and it put on a show

Like, seriously.

Netflix’s Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance builds on the original film’s strengths

The initial 10-episode season of Netflix’s prequel series deepens the world and leans on terrific villains, voiced by Mark Hamill, Simon Pegg, Andy Samberg, and the Harry Potter movies’ Jason Isaacs.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus review: should you spend for the stylus?

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Garbage Wars: where does the world's trash go?

You may not know it, but your trash probably travels more than you do. The moment a plastic container ends up in your recycling bin marks the beginning of a long trip halfway across the world.

Did Venus Williams Ever Get Her Due?

How the first Williams sister changed the course of women’s tennis.

BusinessMoving finance and global economics today.


BusinessMoving finance and global economics today.

Hong Kong unions urge Cathay Pacific to end 'white terror'

Cathay Pacific Airways , which is caught in the crosswinds between authorities in Beijing and anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, must put an end to "all forms of white terror", trade unions in t...

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Tim Cook has found the 'recipe' for a positive relationship with Trump, says Yale's Jeff Sonnenfeld

Apple CEO Tim Cook has found the "recipe" for a positive relationship with the president, management expert Jeffrey Sonnenfeld told CNBC on Thursday.

Dynamic career women from Africa coming together in Germany

Eight female founders from Ghana, Kenya and South Africa are currently in Berlin as part of the Female Tech Business in Africa program. They want to network and push for digitization throughout Africa...

Thyssenkrupp, Kloeckner in talks over co-operation in materials trading: sources

Thyssenkrupp is in talks with Kloeckner & Co over future cooperation in materials trading, but is not exploring a near-term takeover of the metals firm, three people familiar with the matter said.

SportsHeadlines from international leagues and competitions.

SportsHeadlines from international leagues and competitions.

Source: Ruiz agrees to bout in Saudi Arabia

Unified heavyweight world titleholder Andy Ruiz Jr. has agreed to go to Saudi Arabia to face Anthony Joshua in their much-anticipated rematch, a source with direct knowledge of the discussions told ES...

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Friday's Premier League news conferences

Updates as nine Premier League managers face the media, including Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola, plus updates on Bury's fight for survival.

Raiders, Pack play on 80-yard field due to issues

The Raiders-Packers preseason game Thursday night was played on an 80-yard field due to issues in the original end zones of IG Field in Winnipeg.

Flores: Jay-Z songs intended to 'challenge' Stills

Dolphins coach Brian Flores explained that his motive behind playing eight Jay-Z songs during Tuesday's practice wasn't to troll receiver Kenny Stills, but to challenge him to "perform regardless of w...

EntertainmentNews from the world of music, TV and cinema.


EntertainmentNews from the world of music, TV and cinema.

What You Need To Know About The Amazonian Fires: 'The Climate Crisis Is Here, Now, Today'

According to experts, taking action includes "standing up for the land rights of the indigenous people who live there"

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Taylor Swift's Lover Album Lyrics Decoded: Paper Rings, Church Bells and a London Boy

Attention, Swifties! Taylor Swift just dropped her highly-anticipated new album, Lover. The Grammy winner's seventh studio album, released at midnight, is comprised of 18 songs,...

Rocketman's Taron Egerton joins 'Bohemian Rhapsody' star Lucy Boynton for VR film

Not the 'Rocketman'-'Bohemian Rhapsody' crossover we were hoping for, but it'll do.

Big Brother recap: Another eviction shakes the house loyalties

One of the original Six, Christie or Sis, heads home