EU to ban Russian gold imports in new sanctions package

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks during a press conference on the EU membership applications by Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels on June 17, 2022. (KENZO TRIBOUILLARD / AFP) BRUSSELS / MOSCOW / KYIV / TEHRAN - The European Commission on Friday adopted a proposal...

John Lee’s manifesto to come on Friday

Chief Executive candidate John Lee is expected to announce his manifesto on Friday morning. Sources told RTHK on Wednesday that the policy platform will be released at a press conference at the Convention Centre at 11am. A deputy director of Lee's campaign office, Raymond Tam, said the manifesto has "basically...

Nominee to replace John Lee yet to be approved: CE

Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Friday confirmed that she had nominated someone to replace John Lee as chief secretary, saying the appointment is pending Beijing's approval. Lee tendered his resignation on Wednesday and announced his intention to run in the upcoming chief executive election. Xinhua News Agency reported on Friday...

Thousands to return as nine flight bans end

Hong Kong was expecting more than 2,000 residents who've been stranded abroad for months to arrive back in the SAR on Friday as flight bans on nine territories came to an end. People had been banned from flying to Hong Kong from countries including Britain, the United States and Australia...

Woman charged over death of two-week-old baby

Police said on Friday that they have arrested and charged a woman in connection with the death of a two-week-old baby girl. The force said the baby girl was found lying under a footbridge in Sham Tseng in the early morning hours, and was pronounced dead later in hospital. An...

CHP cancels schedule testing after move to RATs

The Centre for Health Protection on Friday said scheduled testing, concerning specified places as announced on or after 21 February, had been cancelled. The move came as the government on Friday said it would start distributing rapid antigen test (RAT) kits, instead of issuing compulsory testing notices, to streamline procedures...

CE’s Office reports another preliminary infection

A cleaner who works at the Chief Executive’s Office on Friday tested preliminary positive for Covid-19. It is the second such infection reported from Carrie Lam's office in four days. In a statement, the office said the contract cleaner last attended work on Friday morning. It stressed she wore a...