The Covid recession brought extreme inequality in 2020

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in lower Manhattan.Spencer Platt | Getty ImagesThe legacy of 2020…

New Year’s festivities muted by coronavirus as curtain draws on 2020

By FRANK JORDANS and DEREK GATOPOULOS Associated Press | Dec 31, 2020 at 9:52 PM This…

Wall Street to kick out Chinese telecom giants

By Justin HarperBusiness reporter, BBC NewsPublishedduration9 hours agoimage copyrightGetty ImagesChina Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom…

India’s love affair with classic British motorbikes

By Justin HarperBusiness reporter, BBC NewsPublishedduration13 hours agoimage copyrightGetty ImagesClassic British motorbike maker BSA announced last…

Massachusetts outlines plan for zero emissions by 2050

AP December 31, 2020 | 3:50 PM BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts has released a plan to…

Watch: Boston Dynamics robots can dance now, because of course they can

They can run. They can open doors. And now, most terrifyingly of all: They can dance…

Retailers brace for flood of returns from online shopping

NEW YORK (AP) — A huge surge in online shopping during the pandemic has been a…

Revised police accountability bill gets House approval

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts House has approved a revised version of a police accountability bill…

Biden picks Connecticut schools chief as education secretary

President-elect Joe Biden has chosen Miguel Cardona, the education commissioner for Connecticut and a former public…

Fox, Newsmax shoot down their own aired claims about election fraud

NEW YORK (AP) — Two election technology companies whose names have come up in President Donald…

Trump downplays Russia in first comments on hacking campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — Contradicting his secretary of state and other top officials, President Donald Trump suggested…

Turo CEO Says Car-Renting App Plans to Go Public in 2021

When the pandemic hit, the chief executive of car-renting startup Turo Inc. thought back to how…

More Wine Tariffs Imposed on France and Germany by U.S.

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration said it will target more French and German wine and spirits with 25%…

Covid-19 Stalked Nursing Homes Around the World

The global toll of Covid-19 has hit one vulnerable population harder than any other: nursing-home residents.…

The Guardian view of Brexit: a tragic national error | Editorial

“And the answer is – we’re out.” Four and a half years have passed since the…

The Guardian view on Covid science: cooperation, not just competition | Editorial

There are many people deserving of praise for selfless acts during the past 12 months. But…

The Guardian view on responding to the Covid-19 surge: not enough | Editorial

The contrast between the good news and the bleak could not have been starker. The UK’s…

The Guardian view on the Brexit debate: no scrutiny, no choice | Editorial

In a damning assessment of Wednesday’s token debate on Boris Johnson’s Brexit trade deal, the Hansard…

The Guardian view on the future of the Union: Britain faces breakup | Editorial

The Covid year has intensified potentially terminal strains within the UK’s four-nation union. When Boris Johnson…

The Guardian view on Britain’s global role: shrinking around Brexit | Editorial

Boris Johnson has a range of political skills, but international diplomacy is not among them. His…

The Guardian view on Britain out of the EU: a treasure island for rentiers | Editorial

When the UK entered the coronavirus age in March, state resources and collective commitment were mobilised…

The Observer view on the Brexit deal | Observer editorial

Any deal is better than no deal. But the agreement that Boris Johnson struck with the…

The Guardian view on Brexit in a time of Covid: Crisis? What Crisis? Editorial

In January 1979, a beleaguered Labour prime minister, James Callaghan, returned from a Caribbean summit to…

The Guardian view on music streaming: the tide is high | Editorial

In Nick Hornby’s late 1990s novel About a Boy, one of the characters lives comfortably from…

China Approves Covid-19 Vaccine as It Moves to Inoculate Millions

Sinopharm, a state-controlled company, said its candidate had a 79 percent efficacy rate in interim late-stage…

China and E.U. Leaders Strike Investment Deal, but Political Hurdles Await

The agreement, which would roll back restrictions on investment, faces some opposition in Europe and objections…

In 2020, We Were There: The Year’s 13 Most Popular Dispatches

The World’s DispatchesEven challenged by extraordinary travel restrictions, our correspondents explored the world’s most compelling places,…

Jobs, Houses and Cows: China’s Costly Drive to Erase Extreme Poverty

China has spent heavily to help its poorest citizens, an approach that few developing countries can…

How to Pretend You’re in Singapore Tonight

While your travel plans may be on hold, you can pretend you’re somewhere new for the…

She Mocked Men’s Bluster. Then Came the Complaints.

Asia Pacific|She Mocked Men’s Bluster. Then Came the Complaints.A stand-up comedian in China suggested that some…

A Flying Elephant, a Teacher’s Hugs: 12 Tales of Pandemic Resilience

The virus has been crushing spirits around the world, but some people refuse to be bowed.…

25 Days That Changed the World: How Covid-19 Slipped China’s Grasp

Beijing acted against the coronavirus with stunning force, as its official narratives recount. But not before…

China Has All It Needs to Vaccinate Millions, Except Any Approved Vaccines

Across the country, local governments plan to inoculate 50 million people against the coronavirus by early…

Hong Kong’s Queen’s Pier may be relocated away from original Central area

Hong Kong /  Politics Revelation by authorities comes after public backlash in separate case involving demolition of…

Carrie Lam lauds security law for helping to bring calm to Hong Kong

Chief executive says her biggest hope for 2021 is social harmony, so government and public bodies…

Hong Kong activists call for release of ‘political prisoners’ on New Year’s Day

Key figures from the group behind some of 2019’s largest extradition bill protests deliver message via…

Hong Kong protests, national security law: high-profile arrests in 2020

In the wake of the anti-government movement of 2019, 2020 was no less turbulent for city’s…

‘This was our 2020’, activists lament changed protest mood under national security law

Double whammy of pandemic and Beijing-imposed legislation has seen 2019’s anti-government movement fizzle out in past…

Hong Kong opposition scraps plans for cross-party cooperation amid threats

The Hong Kong Citizens’ Deliberative Platform had been envisioned as a way to unite the city’s…

Jimmy Lai back behind bars as Hong Kong’s top court allows appeal against bail

Beyond bail issue for Lai, 73, case has put the spotlight on extent of power and…

Quarantine delays court appearance by teenage fugitives back from Shenzhen

Hoang Lam-phuc, 17, and Liu Tsz-man, 18, were among 12 Hongkongers intercepted by Chinese coastguard in…

Did a Chinese court go too far in punishing 10 fugitive Hongkongers?

A Shenzhen court jailed eight defendants guilty of illegal border crossing for seven months, while the…

A look back at six months of Hong Kong’s national security law

Hong Kong /  Politics December saw not only the arrest – and subsequent bail – of 73-year-old…

Hong Kong lawyers concerned after mainland media slams Jimmy Lai bail ruling

Group members, all from society’s governing council, insist they are speaking in their personal capacity rather…

Ten Hong Kong fugitives jailed up to three years by mainland Chinese court

Tang Kai-yin and Quinn Moon, convicted of organising the illegal border crossing, sentenced to three and…

‘Bad feng shui’: why Hong Kong leader Tung Chee-hwa shunned official residence

Government rented property next to Tung’s own second-floor flat in Grenville House for HK$120,000 a month…

British leader advised against attending 1997 handover, archives show

Tensions over Tiananmen Square crackdown and Jiang Zemin’s rise in wake of incident spark last governor’s…

US and EU demand China release Zhang Zhan, who covered Wuhan outbreak

Zhang was jailed on Monday for her coverage of the Covid-19 outbreak in Wuhan, the initial…

Hong Kong fugitives to hear verdict on Wednesday morning in Shenzhen

Diplomats from the US, Britain, Australia, Canada, Portugal and the Netherlands wait outside the Yantian People’s…

What we know about the 12 Hongkongers held in Shenzhen

Shenzhen court will hand down ruling at a later date, and insisted journalists and families attended…