Christopher Bodeen Associated Press Published 10:39 PM EDT Jun 14, 2019 Hong Kong – Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam faced calls from both outside and within her government to delay extradition legislation that has spurred massive protests. Some members of the Executive Council, Hong Kong’s Cabinet, said she should perhaps rethink plans to rush the bills’ passage. Meanwhile, a group of former senior government officials on Friday urged her not to force a confrontation by pushing ahead with the unpopular bills, which would allow Hong Kong suspects to be tried in mainland China. “It can be said the government perhaps should consider other options,” said Bernard Chan, a leading member of the Executive Council. He said a delay might be one possibility. One of the legislature’s pro-Beijing members, Michael Tien, said on Facebook that the bill was unneeded. “We’re the laughing stock of the world,” he said. Many in Hong Kong … [Read more...] about Calls mount for compromise over unpopular Hong Kong bill
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Katie Tam, Associated Press Updated 4:50 am CDT, Thursday, June 6, 2019 Angus Leung Chun-kwong, a senior immigration officer, right, and Scott Adams, a same-sex couple who married in New Zealand five years ago, pose for photographers outside the Court of Final Appeal in Hong Kong, Thursday, June 6, 2019. Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal said Thursday the government cannot deny spousal employment benefits to same-sex couples, in a ruling hailed as a major step forward for same-sex equality in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. less Angus Leung Chun-kwong, a senior immigration officer, right, and Scott Adams, a same-sex couple who married in New Zealand five years ago, pose for photographers outside the Court of Final Appeal in Hong Kong, ... more Photo: Kin Cheung, AP Photo: Kin Cheung, AP … [Read more...] about Hong Kong court: Denying same-sex spousal benefits unlawful
Raphael Satter, Ap Cybersecurity Writer Updated 1:16 am PDT, Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Keir Giles, a Russia specialist with Britain’s Chatham House think tank, poses for a photo in central London on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. Giles was one of three people targeted by an undercover agent calling himself Lucas Lambert. An Associated Press investigation has found that the operation appears to have been directed at critics of the Russian antivirus firm Kaspersky Lab. less Keir Giles, a Russia specialist with Britain’s Chatham House think tank, poses for a photo in central London on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. Giles was one of three people targeted by an undercover agent calling ... more Photo: Frank Augstein, AP Photo: Frank Augstein, AP Image 1 of / 12 Caption Close Image 1 of … [Read more...] about AP Exclusive: Undercover spy targeted Kaspersky critics
Monday, April 08, 2019 by: News Editors Tags: Alt-Left, bias, Big Tech, Collusion, corruption, deception, disinfo, Fact Check, fake news, Glitch, Jimmy Wales, left cult, lies, propaganda, tech giants, Wikipedia, Wikipedia scam (Natural News) For some time, I’d heard rumors that Wikipedia was not the open-source knowledge utopia it claimed to be. Despite a comprehensive set of rules replete with checks and balances and a seemingly open democratic editing process, stories of pay-for-play editing, character assassinations, ideologically-driven trolling, and other offenses against public knowledge suggested all was not right in Jimmy Wales’ empire. Authors and public figures in fields as diverse as Complementary and Alternative Medicine and progressive politics (including Deepak Chopra, Rupert Sheldrake, Gary Null, John Pilger, and George Galloway) have complained of persistent negative coverage on Wikipedia despite the site’s vaunted neutrality and the promise … [Read more...] about Wikipedia: Rotten to the core?
When the United States celebrated the release of American pastor Andrew Brunson in October, Kubra Golge was hurt. Like Brunson, her husband, former NASA scientist Serkan Golge, was detained in Turkey on what the U.S. government considers trumped-up charges, locked up during a family vacation. Story Continued Below “I was really disappointed,” she told POLITICO. “He’s still in prison.” In fact, Golge is one of several Americans still being held in Turkey, some for dubious reasons. Several U.S. Consulate workers are also detained. So human rights activists were struck when, a month after Brunson’s release, the Treasury Department lifted sanctions on senior Turkish officials. In exchange, Turkey also agreed to roll back its own penalties on two U.S. Cabinet heads. The move baffled those who say the U.S. has otherwise been working hard behind the scenes to free those still detained in Turkey. “Equal force should have been applied,” said … [Read more...] about ‘He’s still in prison’: Trump lifts Turkey sanctions but Americans remain detained