BAFTAs 2019 nominations: Rising Star Award shortlist includes Avengers Endgame star

It’s been confirmed that Jessie Buckley, Cynthia Erivo, Barry Keoghan, Lakeith Stanfield and Letitia Wright are the lucky five. The EE Rising Star Award is voted-for by the public, and it was Daniel Kaluuya who netted it in 2018, hot on the heels of the hugely acclaimed Get Out. So who will take it this […]

Fears over freedom in Hong Kong are rising as an Australian researcher reveals he was followed and profiled by a Communist Party tabloid

PHILIP FONG/AFP/Getty Images) One of Hong Kong’s fiercely pro-Beijing mastheads, Wen Wei Po, has revealed itself as the stalker of an Australian academic, nearly four days after he began tweeting evidence that he was being tailed around Hong Kong. Dr. Kevin Carrico, a Chinese studies lecturer at Australia’s Macquarie University, has been doing research in […]

China to crack down on extravagant weddings & rising ‘bride prices’

Plans for a Chinese bride’s dream wedding, as marvelous as her groom can afford, may have to be put on hold. Authorities say that extravagant and pricey ceremonies do not fall in line with national moral values. The government is concerned about rising ‘bride prices’ in particular – a goodwill gesture between the two families, […]

The US and Japan finished their ‘largest and most complex’ military exercise, amid rising tensions with China

US Navy/Mass Comm. Specialist 3rd Class Erwin Jacob V. Miciano The US and Japan were joined by Canadian forces for Keen Sword 19, which ended this week. The exercise was the biggest and most sophisticated the US and Japan have carried out. It comes amid growing tension with China in the seas and airspace of […]

Stocks fall after jobs report shows wages are rising at the fastest pace in nearly a decade

Brendan McDermid/Reuters Stocks fell Friday for a fourth day on the back of trade optimism. The US added more jobs than expected in October, and wages rose at the fastest pace in nearly a decade. Follow the US indexes in real time here. Stocks stumbled Friday as the latest signs of a tightening labor market […]

Trump fired a new warning shot at the Fed over rising interest rates

President Donald Trump accused Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell of getting joy out of raising interest rates in an interview with The Wall Street Journal published on Tuesday. Trump has made clear he sees rising interest rates as a threat to the broader US economy. When asked whether he regrets nominating Powell to chair the […]

Why rising bond yields are playing on stockholders’ nerves

THE FIRST full-length film made by Steven Spielberg features an unusual lead. So indeed does much of his more celebrated work. But the star of “Duel”, his 1971 debut, is nothing as exotic as a man-eating shark or cloned velociraptor. It is a tailgating lorry. In a nerve-shredding journey across the California desert, it torments […]