Hong Kong protests turn violent as Beijing celebrates the Communist regime’s founding

Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China on October 1, 2019. | Anthony Kwan/Getty Images Police fired on a teenage protester, injuring him in the chest. Pro-democracy protesters and police clashed as demonstrations engulfed Hong Kong in defiance of China’s 70th anniversary celebration of the founding of its Communist regime. The 18th consecutive week of protest in Hong Kong erupted in an even more…

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Watch: Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn takes center stage in the trailer for Birds of Prey

Warner Bros. “The Joker and I broke up. I wanted a fresh start.” Heroism is apparently for the birds: Warner Bros. has released the official trailer for Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) ahead of New York Comic Con, which kicks off October 4. Margot Robbie stars in the film, in her latest turn as the chaotic antihero Harley Quinn, whom she first played in 2016’s Suicide Squad. Now, Quinn…

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The right-wing conspiracy theories behind Trump and Barr’s outreach to foreign leaders

Donald Trump met with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani at the clubhouse of the Trump National Golf Club November 20, 2016, in Bedminster, New Jersey. | Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images The Trump administration is embroiled in scandals stretching from Ukraine to Australia. It all stems from beliefs in debunked right-wing conspiracy theories. President Donald Trump is embroiled in a major scandal that stretches from Ukraine to Australia — all stemming from his belief in…

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48 hours illustrating how Trump’s abuse of power scandal has split Fox News

Fox News personality Sean Hannity at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 18, 2016. | Benjamin Lowy/Getty Images Hannity is pushing Clinton conspiracy theories while the network’s top judicial analyst talks about impeachment. What a difference a few hours makes. Had you tuned in to Fox News for Monday’s edition of Sean Hannity’s show, you would’ve been treated to President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, pushing nonsensical conspiracy theories about prominent…

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Pound euro exchange rate eases, Brexit weighs on UK manufacturing in September

The pound euro exchange rate eased today, with the pairing currently trading around €1.122 after September’s UK Markit Manufacturing PMI failed to emerge from contraction territory at 48.3. Last month saw Brexit uncertainty and the global economic slowdown continue to weigh on the British economy. The pound euro exchange rate eased today, with the pairing currently trading around €1.122 after September’s UK Markit Manufacturing PMI failed to emerge from contraction territory at 48.3. Last month…

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Is eating beef healthy? The new fight raging in nutrition science, explained.

People can “continue their current consumption of both unprocessed red meat and processed meat,” the authors of a new review of red meat’s health effects suggest. | Getty Images How researchers came to a controversial conclusion about the health effects of meat. A group of 14 researchers just set off a firestorm with a new series of studies that upends years of nutrition advice on meat. Their five systematic reviews, published Monday in the journal…

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