UK royals to keep Prince Andrew out of spotlight

Britain's Prince Andrew appears at the Royal Chapel at Windsor, following the death announcement of his father Prince Philip, April 11, 2021, in England. (STEVE PARSONS/POOL PHOTO VIA AP, FILE) LONDON – Britain's Prince Andrew will not attend some parts of a royal ceremony later on Monday after a "family...

Govt proposes heavier fines for job safety breaches

Labour minister Law Chi-kwong on Sunday said it's high time that Hong Kong introduces tougher penalties for employers who breach occupational safety laws, noting that it's been more than two decades since changes were made to the relevant legislation. A bill on the matter is to be put to lawmakers...

Regina Ip backs govt changes; Tik Chi-yuen hesitant

Third Side legislator Tik Chi-yuen on Saturday said he's not convinced by CE-elect John Lee's plan to add three deputy secretaries to the incoming administration, but New People's Party lawmaker Regina Ip threw her weight behind the proposal. The restructuring package that will add new deputies to the chief secretary,...

Govt plans law changes requiring early passenger info

The government on Wednesday said it plans to change laws in the second half of this year to require airlines to send information on inbound travellers to the authorities before flight departures. In papers submitted to the legislature, the Security Bureau said new subsidiary legislation related to immigration laws passed...

I’d work to speed up land supply: John Lee

Chief executive election candidate John Lee on Sunday visited two grassroots families living in subdivided flats in Yau Ma Tei, saying he is aware of the Hong Kong people's keen demand for housing. Lee said the residents told him their living conditions are poor and they would like to be...

Finnish parliament begins NATO debate

A picture taken on Nov 20, 2019 shows a NATO flag at the NATO headquarters in Brussels, during a NATO Foreign Affairs ministers' summit. (KENZO TRIBOUILLARD / AFP) HELSINKI - Several Finnish speakers on Wednesday stressed keeping the same pace with neighboring Sweden on the issue of joining NATO as...

CE: three day self-test push to gauge Covid picture

Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Saturday that all residents would be encouraged to test themselves daily for three consecutive days in the coming week as officials seek to better gauge the SAR's Covid situation. The announcement came as officials began the distribution of Covid packs containing rapid tests kits,...