In Kinmen, Taiwan, people hope for calm amid tensions in China | Political news

Kinmen Islands, Taiwan – A storm is raging on the small Taiwanese island of Kinmen. On an empty beach along the west coast of the island, strong waves hammer a line of rusting defensive piles, set in concrete foundations, which run like the spikes on a hedgehog’s back along the coast rocky. Further up the … Read more

New Langya virus infects dozens in eastern China: study | Health info

The Langya virus, which can cause fever, fatigue and nausea, has been found in 35 people in eastern China, researchers said. Asian scientists have identified a new virus that can cause high fever and was likely transmitted to humans from animals in eastern China. Henipavirus Langya (LayV) was found in 35 people in China’s Shandong … Read more

Abortion Safety Plan Requests by Female Showrunners Rejected by Studios – Deadline

Hours away from the late July deadline set by hundreds of leading female writers and showrunners on Abortion security protocols, most of Hollywood’s biggest studios and streamers today choose to bypass the specifics. In a response letter full of boilerplate remarks about sharing “your concerns about the health, safety and well-being of our dedicated employees … Read more

China’s trade restrictions on Taiwan after Pelosi’s visit fall into the ocean

Beijing’s new trade blocs against Taiwan affect about 0.04% of their bilateral trade, making them more political than economic. Beijing took action against Taiwan after Visit of United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the island earlier this month despite warnings from Beijing. This included suspensions of imports of Taiwanese citrus fruits, frozen fish, candies … Read more

Why Scott Perry Stands Out in FBI Investigations of Trump Allies

“Representative Perry asked us to cooperate with the Department of Justice to ensure that he gets the information he is entitled to, but also to protect the information to which he is not entitled, including protected communications in under the Speech and Debate Clause of the United States Constitution and communications with attorneys,” Irving said. … Read more

Chicago Bears remove Roquan Smith from PUP list

The Chicago Bears returned to practice Wednesday at Halas Hall to prepare for Saturday’s preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Soldier Field. Here are three things we subsequently learned from players. Linebacker Roquan Smith (58) watches practice Aug. 9, 2022, during the Chicago Bears Family Fest training camp at Soldier Field. (Brian Cassella/Chicago … Read more

Exclusive: US rethinks Chinese tariff measures following Taiwan response – sources

WASHINGTON, Aug 10 (Reuters) – China’s war games around Taiwan have led Biden administration officials to recalibrate their thinking on whether to scrap some tariffs or potentially impose others on Beijing , putting those options aside for now, according to sources familiar with the deliberations. President Joe Biden’s team has been struggling for months with … Read more

Disney overtakes Netflix on streaming subscribers and sets higher prices

LOS ANGELES, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co. (DIS.N) beat out Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) with a total of 221 million streaming customers and announced it would raise prices for customers who want to watch Disney+ or Hulu without ads. The media giant will increase the monthly cost of ad-free Disney+ by 38% to $10.99 … Read more