Is figure skating becoming acrobatics on ice?

There are times when Brian Boitano marvels at what he sees on the ice. And there are times — far too many times nowadays — when he shakes his head and

The Buzz | China denies cybertheft following Equifax accusations

China denied involvement in any hacking activities yesterday after the United States indicted four members of the Chinese military for allegedly breaking into the computer networks of the Equifax credit

Fitch confident Macau banks better prepared than in 2003

Banks in the two special administrative regions are “more insulated” from declines in property prices than they were during the SARs period, according to the latest report by credit rating

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THAILAND Health authorities have barred a cruise ship from docking that has already been turned away by the Philippines, Taiwan and Japan out of concern over a new virus, although

Oscars 2020 | Obama-backed documentary on Ohio factory wins Academy Award

The Oscar for best feature-length documentary has gone to “American Factory,” the first documentary released by Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company. The Netflix film is about an Ohio auto glass

USA | Trump hosts governors, claims credit for their performance

President Donald Trump claimed some of the credit yesterday as he congratulated America’s governors for what he said is the “tremendous” yet sometimes difficult job they’re doing leading their

This Day in History | 1990 Freedom for Nelson Mandela

Leading anti-apartheid campaigner Nelson Mandela has been freed from prison in South Africa after 27 years. His release follows the relaxation of apartheid laws - including lifting the ban on leading

Offbeat | British Airways flight crosses Atlantic in less than five hours

For the first time in years, a commercial passenger plane has flown across the Atlantic in less than five hours. A British Airways flight landed early Sunday morning at Heathrow Airport

The Buzz | Conservationists attacked in refuge for Mexican porpoise

Conservationists on a Sea Shepherd vessel out to protect the endangered vaquita porpoise came under gun fire in the upper Gulf of California over the weekend by men in small

Xi’s absence from Wuhan draws public attention

Chinese President Xi Jinping visited the Chaoyang district in Beijing yesterday, according to state-run media Xinhua, which published photos of Xi wearing a mask and having his temperature taken. The

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EU The European Union commissioner for crisis management says the new virus that emerged in China creates a “worrisome” situation that will be discussed during a special meeting of health

World Views | How to navigate your most dangerous decade

Losing a job is almost always traumatic. In your 50s, job loss can be devastating — and devastatingly common. More than half the workers who entered their 50s with stable, full-time

Syrian troops gain territory in push to control key highway

Syrian government forces captured new areas from insurgents in their efforts to control a key highway in the northwest Saturday, as Turkey sent more reinforcements into the war-torn country, state

Israel blocks Palestinian exports in escalating trade crisis

The Israeli military blocked Palestinian agricultural exports yesterday in the latest escalation of a monthslong trade war that comes amid fears of renewed violence as well. Following Defense Minister Naftali Bennett’s

This Day in History | 1952 India passes first test of democracy

The Congress Party of India, led by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, has won an outright victory in the country’s first general election. The party has won 249 of the 489 seats contested

Offbeat | Puppy in crime: Deputies take man, dog into custody in theft

A Florida man and his furry “accomplice” were taken into custody by authorities who said the man shoplifted from a store. Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said Logan Wilson was arrested Wednesday

Crypto sphere begins to feel ill effects of virus

The coronavirus outbreak in Asia is starting to ripple through the cryptocurrency world in some unanticipated ways - the cancellation of conferences and even the shuttering of facilities that process

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HONG KONG has lifted a quarantine on the World Dream cruise ship after clearing all crew members of the new virus. The ship has been placed under quarantine since it

Xinhua: Xi talks with Trump over phone on novel coronavirus outbreak

Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke over phone with U.S. President Donald Trump this morning (Friday). Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus epidemic, the Chinese government and people have been making

USA | Impeachment loses its constitutional gravity in Trump case

Years from now, will you remember where you were and what you were doing when President Donald Trump was impeached? Have you forgotten already? The country has been on a constitutional

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