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Op-Ed: Britain vs debt vs Brexit vs trade vs revenue — Not too hilarious

London - The Johnson government has been borrowing on huge levels. Revenue is likely to be hit hard with falling trade and relocations of businesses outside the UK. This is not a facetious issue. It’s a real problem.

'Violent' ducks? Hong Kong clothing brand cartoons rile China

Fpo - Cute cartoon animals have been at the heart of Hong Kong clothing brand Chickeeduck since 1990, displayed on everything from t-shirts and tote bags to baby rompers and pillows.

China's big tech 'rectification' continues after Alibaba record fine

Bejing - A record fine, public penitence from a tech giant and a 'who's who' of digital firms warned to "rectify" their ambitions within a month -- state regulators are showing no one is bigger than Beijing in Xi Jinping's China.

Oscars set to flop in China as Hollywood, politics collide

Shanghai - The Oscars are the glitziest night of the year in Hollywood and millions across the globe tune in, but they threaten to be a dud in China after the nomination of a Hong Kong protest documentary.

More needs to be done for Identity Management Day Special

Identity Management Day provides a timely reminder to strengthen our digital identity. This relates to information used by computer systems to represent an external agent, and it is the process by which we verify who we are to external providers.

Telecoms urged to use new suppliers after Huawei’s 5G exit Special

A new report recommends that the UK government must ensure that smaller telecoms equipment makers become key suppliers of Britain’s 5G mobile phone networks once kit from Huawei is stripped out of the infrastructure.

Review: Women carve their own path in this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include a vividly fantastic getaway for two humdrum, middle-aged women; a brutal depiction of the witch trials that doesn’t shy away from any of its hypocrisy; and a richly animated tale about a girl’s search for home.

Olympics 'difficult' after virus spikes, Japan medical group warns

Apo - Holding the postponed Tokyo Olympics this summer will be "really difficult" given a spike in coronavirus infections across Japan, the head of the Tokyo Medical Association has warned.

Turkish 'kingmaker' edges Erdogan further right

Ankara - Some call him Turkey's ultranationalist kingmaker, others see him pulling the strings of the state's security policy.

'Immunised' Muslim pilgrims in Mecca as Ramadan begins

Mecca - Pilgrims immunised against Covid-19 circled Islam's holiest site in Saudi Arabia's Mecca city Tuesday as they performed the year-round umrah pilgrimage on the first day of the fasting month of Ramadan.

Biden sends unofficial US delegation to Taiwan

Taipei - President Joe Biden sent an unofficial delegation of former US officials to Taiwan on Wednesday in a signal of support for the democratic island as it faces increasingly hostile moves by China.

Report on Capitol Hill riot criticizes police preparation, response

Washington - Capitol Police had more intelligence than was previously known ahead of the January 6 riot at Congress but were instructed not to use their most aggressive tactics to repel the mob, a report cited late Tuesday by US media said.

Myanmar protesters throw red paint in the streets as death toll mounts

Yangon - Anti-coup protesters in Myanmar sloshed red paint in the streets on Wednesday to symbolise the blood spilled and more than 700 lives lost in a brutal military crackdown.

Germany to give different second jab to AstraZeneca recipients under 60

Berlin - People aged under 60 who have been given a first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine in Germany will receive a different jab for their second dose, federal and regional health ministers agreed Tuesday.

Brett Kissel opens up about 'What is Life?' country album Special

Canadian country star Brett Kissel chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about his reflective new album "What is Life?"

Suez megaship owner haggles over $900m release demand

Apo - The Japanese owner of a megaship seized after blocking the Suez Canal has said it is negotiating with Egyptian authorities after they demanded $900 million in compensation for its release.

Review: Samuel Ray is a beauty and lifestyle guru to watch in 2021

Makeup artist Samuel Ray is the up-and-coming "beauty and lifestyle guru to watch" on the Internet. Digital Journal has the scoop.

Inaugural Soap Con Live fan event to take place virtually

The inaugural Soap Con Live fan event will take place remotely on May 1, which will reunite soap stars (past and present). Digital Journal has the scoop.

By rail, road or on foot, migrants flow across Mexico towards US

Pizaco - Greyssi Venegas devours her first meal in three days at a Mexican shelter near the railroad where migrants risk their lives clinging to freight trains on their grueling journey north to the United States.

Castillo and Fujimori, rivals vying for Peru's presidency

- Far-left unionist Pedro Castillo and rightwing populist Keiko Fujimori will vie for the presidency of Peru in a runoff election on June 6, after the results of Sunday's first round showed them pulling ahead of the other 16 candidates.Who are they?
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