Day: July 31, 2019

Tensions high as Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters face court

Dozens of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters appeared in court Wednesday after being charged with rioting, setting the stage for further unrest in a weeks-long crisis that has rocked the global financial hub. The announcement on Tuesday night that 44 people had been charged with rioting — an offence […]

In a first, Miss Venezuela ditches contestants’ measurements

For the first time in its history, the Miss Venezuela contest will not publish the 24 contestants’ waist, bust and hip measurements, organizers said — as pageants face criticism for their primary focus on physical appearance. The event, which will take place in Caracas on Thursday, has been […]

Sanders, Warren fight with moderates over ‘Medicare for All’

DETROIT — The signature domestic proposal by the leading progressive candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination came under withering attack from moderates in a debate that laid bare the struggle between a call for revolutionary policies and a desperate desire to defeat President Donald Trump. Standing side by […]

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