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House Passes Resolution Condemning Beijing’s Ongoing Supression in Hong Kong

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution on April 19 condemning the communist Chinese regime’s continued trampling of freedoms in Hong Kong. The resolution, passed by a vote of 418-1, was intended to “send a strong bipartisan message demanding that the Chinese and Hong Kong governments respect the will of the Hong Kong people,” […]

Pandemic drives traditional burning of Swiss snowman into Alps

The Boeoegg, a snowman made of wadding and filled with firecrackers, burns in a bonfire on the landmark of Devil’s Bridge in the Schoellenen Gorge near the Alpine resort of Andermatt, Switzerland April 19, 2021. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann April 19, 2021 ANDERMATT, Switzerland (Reuters) – The coronavirus pandemic saw a traditional Swiss annual rite of spring, […]

Exclusive: Fearing foreclosure crisis, U.S. watchdog cracks down on mortgage servicers

FILE PHOTO: A “Price Reduced” sign is displayed on a home for sale in northern Virginia suburb of Vienna, outside Washington, October 27, 2010. REUTERS/Larry Downing/File Photo April 19, 2021 By Koh Gui Qing, Katanga Johnson and Chris Prentice NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. consumer watchdog is scrutinizing mortgage servicers’ compliance with pandemic relief […]

Exclusive-China’s Ant explores ways for Jack Ma to exit as Beijing piles pressure – sources

FILE PHOTO: Jack Ma, founder and executive chairman of China’s Alibaba Group, speaks in front of a picture of SoftBank’s human-like robot named ‘pepper’ during a news conference in Chiba, Japan, June 18, 2015. REUTERS/Yuya Shino/File Photo/File Photo April 19, 2021 By Julie Zhu HONG KONG (Reuters) -Ant Group is exploring options for founder Jack […]

U.S. agencies probe fatal Tesla crash believed to be driverless

The remains of a Tesla vehicle are seen after it crashed in The Woodlands, Texas, April 17, 2021, in this still image from video obtained via social media. Video taken April 17, 2021. SCOTT J. ENGLE via REUTERS April 19, 2021 By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Two U.S. agencies on Monday said they were investigating […]

Judge Criticizes Rep. Maxine Waters for ‘Confrontational’ Remarks During Chauvin Trial

The judge presiding over the murder trial for former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin made a critical comment about Rep. Maxine Waters’ (D-Calif.) recent remarks that protesters should “get more confrontational” if a guilty verdict isn’t delivered against the former officer. Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill on Monday responded to a comment made by […]

Philippines’ Duterte would send navy ships in South China Sea to assert claim over resources

FILE PHOTO: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures during his fourth State of the Nation address at the Philippine Congress in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, July 22, 2019. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez/File Photo/File Photo April 19, 2021 MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday he was prepared to send his military ships in the […]

North Korea’s coronavirus lockdown shows signs of easing as China trade soars

FILE PHOTO: Trucks cross Friendship Bridge (L) from China’s Dandong, Liaoning province (foreground), to North Korea’s Sinuiju September 12, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo April 19, 2021 BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s exports to North Korea in March rose to a six-month high, with outbound shipments to its neighbour that month nearly 400 times more than January-February […]

Baidu expects to supply self-driving system to 1 million cars in 3-5 years

FILE PHOTO: A logo of Baidu is seen during the World Internet Conference (WIC) in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province, China, November 23, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo April 19, 2021 SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese technology giant Baidu Inc expects to supply its Apollo autonomous driving system to 1 million cars in the next three to five years, […]

Coca-Cola posts sparkling quarter, warns of rocky recovery as COVID-19 cases surge

FILE PHOTO: Bottles of Coca-Cola are displayed at a supermarket of Swiss retailer Denner, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Glattbrugg, Switzerland June 26, 2020. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo April 19, 2021 By Nivedita Balu (Reuters) -Coca-Cola Co thumped estimates for quarterly results on Monday as sales in Asia picked up following […]