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Hong Kong’s subway operator says it will shut down service at signs of violence

Hong Kong’s subway operator says it will shut down service at signs of violence

Hong Kong’s subway operator says it will crack down on violence at its train stations. MTR’s announcement comes amid heavy criticism of the company from Chinese state media, which has accused it of helping participants of the city’s pro-democracy protests. The subway system has also been disrupted by demonstrations over the past several weeks. The…MORE

Overstock CEO: FBI asked me to pursue a romantic relationship with Maria Butina

Overstock CEO: FBI asked me to pursue a romantic relationship with Maria Butina

Former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne said Thursday that the FBI directed him in the summer before the 2016 election to pursue a “romantic relationship with Maria Butina,” the Russian woman who was accused of seeking to win influence in powerful Republican circles at the behest of her country’s government. The claim, made in a live,…MORE

27 people were injured in an incident on a Sacramento train

27 people were injured in an incident on a Sacramento train

Twenty-seven people have been injured in a light rail train incident late Thursday night in Sacramento, the Sacramento Fire Department said. There were no life-threatening injuries and no fatalities associated with the incident, but 13 people have been transported to two local hospitals, said Capt. Keith Wade during a press briefing. The incident took place…MORE

Will Trump blow up the G7 summit?

Will Trump blow up the G7 summit?

The biggest question clouding this weekend’s G7 summit in France is whether the President of the United States will blow it up. It is a measure of the gulf between America and its allies and of how President Donald Trump has imposed his disruptive character on the world that everyone in Biarritz is bracing for…MORE

DOJ office sent news briefing to employees with link to racial and anti-Semitic content

DOJ office sent news briefing to employees with link to racial and anti-Semitic content

A Department of Justice office sent its employees, including immigration judges, a daily news briefing that included a link to a blog featuring racial and anti-Semitic slurs, according to a letter sent by an immigration judges union. The department’s Executive Office for Immigration Review sent an office-wide collection of “news” items on Monday — which…MORE

Asian markets edge higher before Powell’s speech; yuan tumbles further

Asian markets edge higher before Powell’s speech; yuan tumbles further

Asian markets mostly moved cautiously higher Friday as investors awaited Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s speech for clues on whether the US central bank will cut interest rates in the future. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index advanced 0.6%, while China’s Shanghai Composite Index also gained 0.6%. Japan’sNikkei rose 0.2%, while South Korea’s Kospi was flat.…MORE

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