EU says Belarus’ Lukashenko not legitimate president

EU says Belarus' Lukashenko not legitimate president

By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) – President Alexander Lukashenko is not the legitimate president of Belarus, the European Union said on Thursday, saying his abrupt swearing-in on Wednesday went directly against the will of the people. “The so-called ‘inauguration’ … and the new mandate claimed by Aleksander Lukashenko lack any democratic legitimacy,” the EU’s 27 … Read more

Billionaire Property Heir Has Big Bets on Troubled Hong Kong

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(Bloomberg) — From building Hong Kong’s largest shopping mall to constructing a sprawling $3.9 billion sports center, Adrian Cheng has been one of the most aggressive property investors in town. It’s a costly expansion strategy that’s now poised to test one of the city’s oldest real-estate empires. Cheng, 40, became chief executive officer of New … Read more

76ers open to trading if they hire Mike D’Antoni

76ers open to trading if they hire Mike D’Antoni

The 76ers said they wouldn’t trade Joel Embiid or Ben Simmons. Which makes it confounding they reportedly want to hire Mike D’Antoni as coach. D’Antoni has typically succeeded with teams that can play small to spread the floor and pressure opponents through speed… and struggled otherwise. Post-based Embiid and non-shooting Simmons don’t fit D’Antoni’s demonstrated … Read more

China to let in more foreigners as virus recedes

A woman wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus walks past a shopping mall on a rainy day in Beijing, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. Even as China has largely controlled the outbreak, the coronavirus is still surging across other parts of the world. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

BEIJING (AP) — Foreigners holding certain types of visas and residence permits will be permitted to return to China starting next week as the threat of coronavirus continues to recede. The new regulation lifts a months-long blanket suspension covering most foreigners apart from diplomats and those in special circumstances. Beginning Monday, foreign nationals holding valid … Read more

Chinese EV Maker Nio To Announce New Rapid Charging Service Friday

Chinese EV Maker Nio To Announce New Rapid Charging Service Friday

Close on the heels of bigger rival Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) announcing breakthrough developments at its Battery Day, Chinese EV maker Nio Inc – ADR (NYSE: NIO) is gearing up for unveiling product enhancements this Friday.Nio's Charging: Nio will announce at the forthcoming Beijing International Automotive Exhibition 2020 an upgrade plan for its destination rapid … Read more

Week 3 Backfield Report

Week 3 Backfield Report

NFL depth charts are always changing, whether it’s due to injuries, coaching decisions, or performance-related issues. The running back position, in particular, can be tough to stay on top of throughout the season, as the vast majority of teams have gone with some sort of committee approach, featuring two and sometimes even three backs. With … Read more

China running 380 detention centres in Xinjiang: researchers

China running 380 detention centres in Xinjiang: researchers

China’s network of detention centres in the northwest Xinjiang region is much bigger than previously thought and has been expanded in recent years, according to research presented by an Australian think tank Thursday. The Australian Strategic Policy Institute said it had identified more than 380 “suspected detention facilities” in the region — where China is … Read more

For Heat, the day was equal parts jubilation, frustration

For Heat, the day was equal parts jubilation, frustration

The words rolled off Tyler Herro’s lips as easily as the clutch buckets released from his fingertips on a career night when asked why he selected “Black Lives Matter” on his jersey nameplate. “Because Black lives matter,” he responded without a hint of sarcasm or annoyance but with the same force that was necessary and … Read more