Hundreds of thousands attend protest in Hong Kong over extradition bill

Hundreds of thousands attend protest in Hong Kong over extradition bill

A new bill would allow for extradition to China. At least 240,000 (and maybe as many as 1.03 million) people marched in protest. Hundreds of thousands of people — perhaps even more than 1 million — took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday, to protest a government bill that would open the door to criminal extraditions to mainland China. According to the protest’s organizers, a total of 1.03 million people took part in…

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Poll: Biden is ahead in Iowa, but Warren and Buttigieg are coming up strong

Poll: Biden is ahead in Iowa, but Warren and Buttigieg are coming up strong

A new Des Moines Register/CNN poll finds Biden’s lead eroding as challengers like Warren and Buttigieg gain ground. The race to be the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee is growing increasingly competitive according to a new Des Moines Register/CNN poll that suggests former Vice President Joe Biden’s position as the race’s frontrunner is not as secure as some other polls have suggested. The poll — conducted by Des Moines-based pollster Ann Selzer, who is widely respected…

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Chernobyl’s stellar finale makes a case for the show as science fiction

Chernobyl’s stellar finale makes a case for the show as science fiction

It also cements the show’s status as one of the best TV shows of the year. Every week, we pick a new episode of the week. It could be good. It could be bad. It will always be interesting. You can read the archives here. The episode of the week for June 2 through 8 is “Vichnaya Pamyat,” the fifth and final episode of the HBO miniseries Chernobyl. The most chilling scene in the final…

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Is ease of borrowing pushing millennials towards a debt trap?

Millennial borrowers are financing their lifestyle spending by taking short-term loans and swiping their credit cards at will. Nilanjana Chakraborty and Disha Sanghvi ask experts how millennials can borrow safely, without risking their financial future Get the latest news and analysis on business, finance, politics from Livemint, the website of the Mint newspaper, one of India’s leading business and financial dailies Powered by WPeMatico

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