October 4, 2019

Prince Harry takes new legal action against the press over ‘illegal interception of voicemail messages’

AdrianHancu/iStock(LONDON) -- Prince Harry's battle against media outlets in the U.K. appears to be growing. Buckingham Palace confirmed Friday that Harry, the Duke of Sussex, has started legal action with regard to "the illegal interception of voicemail messages." The palace did not provide any further details, noting that the "particulars of the claims are not yet public." News Group Newspapers (NGN), the Rupert Murdoch-owned company that publishes The Sun and previously published now-..
October 4, 2019

Ukrainian prosecutor reviewing cases involving company that employed Joe Biden’s son

Grafissimo/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Ukraine's prosecutor general said at a press conference his office is reviewing past criminal cases involving the businessman whose energy company employed Hunter Biden on its board. Ruslan Ryaboshapka said none of the cases under review involve the former vice president's son. The focus of the investigation is on two businessmen, including Mykola Zlochevsky, owner of the energy company Burisma. The review comes amid the impeachment inquiry into Presi..
October 4, 2019

Hong Kong leader bans protesters from wearing face masks, citing ‘serious public danger’

pawel.gaul/iStock(HONG KONG) -- Hong Kong's embattled leader has used a colonial-era emergency law to ban protesters from wearing face masks after four months of anti-government demonstrations that have, at times, turned violent and put the city on edge. Chief executive Carrie Lam announced Friday that she had decided to invoke the Emergency Regulations Ordinance, which dates back to 1922 when Hong Kong was under British colonial rule and gives the city's leader sweeping powers. Lam sa..
October 4, 2019

After a night of rioting, Lam calls on Hong Kong residents to condemn violence

pawel.gaul/iStock(HONG KONG) -- A day after violent protests rocked Hong Kong, its embattled leader called on citizens Saturday to condemn violence and reject the rioters. In a video statement released Saturday afternoon local time, Chief Executive Carrie Lam slammed Friday night's violence, which was prompted in part by a ban on face masks that Lam had announced earlier Friday. "The extreme behavior of rioters caused a very dark night in Hong Kong, semi-paralyzing Hong Kong society, makin..