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Boyu Capital Moves Operations Out of Hong Kong Amid Suspected Political Infighting: Report

Boyu Capital, a fund company owned by China’s former leader Jiang Zemin’s family, is moving its business from Hong Kong to Singapore and Shanghai, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) re……

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Harris Won’t Overrule Senate Parliamentarian on Minimum Wage, White House Chief of Staff Says

Vice President Kamala Harris will not attempt to overrule the Senate parliamentarian if she rules that a federal minimum wage increase cannot be enacted through a process known as……

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Cuomo’s Office Responds to Aide’s Sexual Harassment Claims

The office of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Feb. 24 responded to sexual harassment claims from a former female member of his administration, who accused him of making inappropriat……

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A2 Milk Shares Spill After Chinese ‘Personal Shopper’ Market Collapses

A2 Milk shares have plummeted to a two-year low after the company revealed a large fall in profit caused by COVID-19 restrictions.The latest interim report for the company (pdf) ……

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Palm Beach County Refuses to Lower Flags for Rush Limbaugh

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.—Palm Beach County defied Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday, refusing to lower its courthouse flags to half-staff in honor of the late conservative broadcaster R……

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Canada’s Visa Centres with Built-In CCP Organs Have No Data Security Breaches: VFS Global

VFS Global, a technology service company that manages Canada’s visa application process abroad, said it is able to ensure the security of personal data received in China, amid gro……

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Washington, D.C. Attorney General Sues AT&T, Alleging Overcharges

WASHINGTON—Washington, D.C., Attorney General Karl Racine filed a lawsuit against AT&T Mobility National Accounts, alleging that the company overcharged the city millions of d……

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Biden Revokes 7 Trump Executive Orders, Offers No Explanation

President Joe Biden revoked seven executive orders on Feb. 24 issued by President Donald Trump between 2017 and 2021. The White House offered no explanation for the revocation in ……

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GOP Reps. Urge IG to Investigate NIH Relationship With Wuhan Lab

A group of Republican Representatives sent a letter on Tuesday to Health and Human Services (HHS) Deputy Inspector General Christi Grimm requesting an investigation into the Natio……

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Biden’s OMB Nominee Neera Tanden Lacking Confirmation Votes: Bernie Sanders

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) told reporters at the Capitol on Wednesday that her two confirmation hearings were postponed because she “didn’t look like she had the votes.”“I think……

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Biden Revokes Trump Immigration Restriction Issued Amid Pandemic

President Joe Biden late Wednesday issued a proclamation to revoke an immigration restriction issued by former President Donald Trump in 2020 amid the CCP virus pandemic.In April……

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Disturbing Uptick in Reports of Online Child Enticement in 2020, Says Tipline

A record number of reports of suspected online child enticement were made to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) in 2020.Online child enticement is com……

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Orange County Supervisor Candidate Tests Positive for COVID-19

A frontrunner for the Orange County Board of Supervisor’s vacant District 2 seat has tested positive for COVID 19.Former Sen. John Moorlach “has mild symptoms and remains in high……

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Irvine’s ‘Hero Pay’ for Grocery Workers Begins in March 

A pay boost for eligible Irvine grocery workers will go into effect next month after city council on Feb. 26 finalized its hero pay ordinance.Beginning March 25, grocery store wo……

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Costa Mesa’s Illegal Cannabis Dispensaries Could be Committing Tax Fraud: Mayor

As Costa Mesa prepared to move forward with its retail cannabis plans Feb. 23, its mayor called out illegal dispensaries operating within the city.Speaking during a special study……

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McConnell Questions Legitimacy of Pelosi’s Commission to Probe Capitol Breach

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) proposed commission to investigate the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Cap……

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Tiger Woods Will Not Face Charges in Crash

LOS ANGELES—Tiger Woods will not face criminal charges in the car crash that left him with serious injuries, the Los Angeles County Sheriff said on Wednesday, as the golf great re……

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Republicans Can Win 2022 by Following Trump’s Lead: Lindsey Graham

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) urged Republicans on Tuesday to unify and get behind former President Donald Trump in order to win both House and Senate majorities in 2022.“If we co……

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Australia Chosen as Preferred Candidate for 2032 Olympics

Brisbane has been chosen as the preferred candidate by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to host the 2032 Olympic Games.The IOC will start exclusive negotiations, or the ……

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UK and Australia Collaborate on World First Space Bridge

Australia and the United Kingdom (UK) space agencies have strengthened their ties further by signing the worlds first “Space Bridge” arrangement to increase connection, exchange, ……

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Australia Passes ‘World First’ Google, Facebook Media Payment Law

The contentious “world-first” media payment law that spurred Facebook to censor news content in Australia will soon be in force after the Australian federal Parliament ratified it……

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Tustin Crash Kills 24-Year-Old Woman 

A 24-year-old Anaheim woman is dead following a Feb. 23 suspected impaired driving-related crash in Tustin.The woman was a passenger in a BMW sedan heading southbound on the 55 F……

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Qantas Suffers $1 Billion Loss in Pandemic

Australia’s flagship airline Qantas suffered a billion dollar-plus loss in profits in the first half of its trading year, dogged by both domestic and international travel restrict……

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BOQ Acquires ME Bank to Become Sixth Largest in Australia

Bank of Queensland (BOQ) has signed an all-cash deal to acquire Members Equity Bank (ME) for about $1.3 billion (US$1.03 billion).Announced on Feb. 22, the deal will see the BOQ ……

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Canada, Australia Agree on Efforts to Regulate Digital Giants Like Facebook

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has agreed with his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison to continue “coordinating efforts” to ensure digital giants will pay publishers fo……

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China Emits More Carbon in 2 Weeks Than Australia Does in One Year: Think Tank

China emits more carbon dioxide in 16 days than Australia does in one year, according to new research published by a free-market think tank.Australia’s net-zero emissions target ……

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South Australian Lower House Passes Abortion Law

South Australia is on the way to decriminalising abortion and moving the issue under the general health law after the lower house of the state Parliament passed the bill, followin……

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COVID-19 Quarantine Compliance Officer Charged With Extortion, Sexual Assault

TORONTO—A quarantine screening officer who allegedly demanded cash from a woman before sexually assaulting her at her home faces related charges, police said on Wednesday.The acc……

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Biden Signs Executive Order to Fortify Critical Supply Chains

President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Feb. 24 to bolster the resilience of supply chains for four critical industries following a slew of recent production shortages th……

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China Will Exploit Paris Climate Accord to Undermine US: Expert

After the Biden administration rejoined the Paris Climate Accord on Feb. 19, reversing the policies of the previous administration, experts warned that it will benefit China and t……

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