Italy faces parliamentary showdown on govt survival

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi speaks during the inauguration of the Business Forum at the International Conference Center in Algiers on July 18, 2022. (AFP) ROME – Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi will address the upper house Senate on Wednesday on a political crisis that could bring down his government...

1,500 cases expected, SSP lockdowns end

Hong Kong is expected to report more than 1,500 new Covid cases on Saturday, sources have told RTHK. It would be another record following the 1,325 confirmed infections reported on Friday. Officials said they identified more coronavirus cases during overnight lockdown operations at buildings on two public housing estates in...

Tai Po, Kwai Chung blocks locked down

Health authorities on Wednesday sealed off Tsui Wo House in Tai Po for an overnight lockdown, after detecting preliminary positive coronavirus cases there. Residents will have to stay home and get tested. The operation in Tai Wo Estate is expected to end at around 7am tomorrow. Anyone who stayed there...

Housing and land expected to be policy address focus

Measures on housing and land are expected to feature prominently in the Chief Executive Carrie Lam's fifth Policy Address. Lam's blueprint later this morning could include ways to free up more land in the New Territories. Mainland officials have spoken about the need to tackle the city's housing shortage, and...

Signal 3 expected to stay in place overnight

The observatory says the Strong Wing Signal No 3 is expected to remain in place overnight and for some time on Wednesday morning, though the chance of a higher warning level is believed to be relatively low. The No 3 signal was issued at 4.25pm on Tuesday as a tropical...