Biden signs executive orders to boost food benefits, workers’ rights as part of Covid relief push

President Joe Biden signed two executive orders Friday designed to reduce hunger and bolster workers' rights…

Democrats to target IRS in probe of tax-exempt pro-Trump groups that organized rally before Capitol riot

Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump battle with police at the west entrance of the Capitol…

Trump’s Senate impeachment trial will start the week of Feb. 8, Schumer says

Schumer said the Senate will "continue to do other business" such as confirming executive branch nominees…

Capitol rioter Jeffrey Sabol dragged cop to be beaten with a flagpole ‘in a fit of rage,’ prosecutor says

A Washington, D.C., police officer was beaten during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot by Peter Stager…

Biden asks agencies for threat assessment on domestic terrorism after deadly Capitol riot

President-elect Joe Biden's nominee to be Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines speaks at his transition…

Senate confirms Lloyd Austin as America’s first Black secretary of Defense

Gen. Lloyd Austin, nominee to be Defense secretary, attends the inauguration before Joe Biden was sworn…

Shadowy PAC once funded by Trump ally Mercer promoted march that led to violence

Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump participate in a "Stop the Steal" protest outside of the…

Pro-Trump dark money groups organized the rally that led to deadly Capitol Hill riot

A web of pro-Trump dark money groups helped organize the rally that led to a deadly…

Pence will attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration

Vice President Mike Pence presides over a Joint session of Congress to certify the 2020 Electoral…

Donald Trump Jr. video shows happy family, friends backstage at rally prior to Capitol riot that killed 5

A video apparently taken by Donald Trump Jr. shows his family and friends laughing and joking…

11 Republican senators, led by Ted Cruz, push to delay certification of Biden victory

Eleven GOP senators and senators-elect will push to delay the certification of President-elect Joe Biden's victory…

Georgia early vote turnout surpasses 3 million as U.S. Senate control hangs in the balance

Georgia Democratic Senate candidates Raphael Warnock (R) and Jon Ossoff (L) bump elbows during a "It's…

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…

First volume launched in HK$780 million ‘Chronicles of Hong Kong’ project

Hong Kong /  Politics Organisers deny scheme – which aims to publish a total of 30 million…

Shenzhen court ends ‘open trial’ of Hong Kong fugitives; families decry lack of access

Judgment on illegal border crossing charges will be announced at later date, judicial body says The…

Ex-Hong Kong lawmaker charged with leaking secrets of anti-graft inquiry

The Independent Commission Against Corruption arrested Lam Cheuk-ting over alleged disclosure of details of investigation into…

Staff members at Hong Kong church targeted in money-laundering probe resign

More than 20 workers at Good Neighbour North District Church, known for work with protesters, quit…

‘Not the right time’ for Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble

Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Edward Yau revisits scrapped plans for world’s first such agreement…

Fleeing activists and a city leader with no bank account: Hong Kong’s political year

The Post looks at 10 events that have redefined Hong Kong’s political landscape in a roller-coaster…

Beijing mouthpiece slams court for granting ‘dangerous’ Jimmy Lai bail

The state-run People’s Daily has suggested the bail decision ‘severely hurt Hong Kong’s rule of law’,…

Families of detained Hongkongers in Shenzhen condemn closed-door hearing

The families accuse mainland Chinese authorities of conducting secret trials and disregarding basic human rights The…

Beijing silent on reported changes to Hong Kong’s political system

After days of speculation about potential moves to blunt opposition influence, China’s top legislative body concludes…

With fate of Hong Kong’s district councils in doubt, spotlight now on their history

Critics say opposition councillors’ aggression and political agenda after landslide victory at polls to blame for…

Jimmy Lai to return to Hong Kong court on Thursday for prosecutors’ jail bid

Lai was released on HK$10 million bail earlier this week and placed under house arrest, while…

Beijing treating case of detained Hongkongers ‘seriously’, delegate says

Lawyers appointed by mainland authorities for the 12 were told on Christmas Day the closed-door trial…

Hong Kong prosecutors in urgent bid to have tycoon Jimmy Lai sent back to jail

Senior prosecutor said his team was ready for a court battle as soon as possible, ‘including…

As Hong Kong wages war on Covid-19, political battles loom for Lam

Analysts say chief executive feeling weight of expectations by central government and pro-Beijing camp to control…

In reshaping Hong Kong’s opposition, Beijing seeks to snuff out political uncertainty

Hong Kong /  Politics China’s top legislative body now meeting in the capital could endorse measures that…

Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai heads home after bid to overturn bail fails

The 73-year-old media tycoon had been held in jail for 20 days, charged with collusion with…

Hong Kong police broke privacy law with public display of ID card: inquiry

Privacy Commissioner criticises officer for revealing personal data of Ronson Chan during streaming coverage of demonstration…

Beijing takes aim at freezing opposition out of Hong Kong politics: sources

China’s top legislative body could begin process to scrap 117 committee seats decided by district councillors…

Hong Kong’s Government Flying Service lands on US commerce department blacklist

The service, one of 103 Chinese and Russian entities on list, oversees airborne firefighting and law…

Hongkonger rejected by US consulate reveals he was protester shot last year

Tsang Chi-kin, who was turned away after seeking refuge at the US consulate in October, appears…

Hong Kong activist Nathan Law applies for political asylum in Britain

Ex-lawmaker, who has been in self-imposed exile in London for six months, says he wants to…