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Ex-Cathay Pacific staff arrested in Hong Kong for violating Covid rules

Ex-Cathay Pacific staff arrested in Hong Kong for violating Covid rules

Hong Kong police have arrested and charged two former Cathay Pacific staffers for violating the city’s quarantine rules, underscoring the challenges the city’s flagship airline and its staff face under some of the world’s most restrictive anti-pandemic policies. The government on Monday confirmed the arrests of two former flight attendants, saying that they ran afoul…MORE

Matthew Stafford gets first career NFL playoff win as LA Rams blow out Arizona Cardinals

Matthew Stafford gets first career NFL playoff win as LA Rams blow out Arizona Cardinals

NFL veteran quarterback Matthew Stafford got his first career playoff victory on Monday night as the Los Angeles Rams comfortably beat the Arizona Cardinals 34-11. Stafford, who is in his first season with the Rams after spending his first 12 with the Detroit Lions, threw for 202 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another…MORE

Xi Jinping urges West not to ‘slam the brakes’ by hiking interest rates too quickly

Xi Jinping urges West not to ‘slam the brakes’ by hiking interest rates too quickly

China is urging central banks in the West not to hike interest rates too fast to fight inflation as it goes in the other direction to battle a sharp economic slowdown. Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday called on major world economies to spur growth by coordinating their policies as the world continues to pull…MORE

Rabbi ‘overflowing with gratitude’ as community rallies around his congregation following hours-long hostage standoff

Rabbi ‘overflowing with gratitude’ as community rallies around his congregation following hours-long hostage standoff

Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker’s voice quavered Monday night as he described his emotions since he and three others escaped a hostage situation at his synagogue Saturday. The enormity of the ordeal in Colleyville, Texas — being held at gunpoint for hours and making a bold but terrifying escape — is difficult to process, he said, but…MORE

Australian Open: Tennis Australia says it deeply regrets impact that Novak Djokovic saga had on players

Australian Open: Tennis Australia says it deeply regrets impact that Novak Djokovic saga had on players

The organizer of the Australian Open says the organization deeply regrets the impact that the Novak Djokovic saga has had on players competing in the first grand slam of the tennis season. Djokovic arrived back in Serbia’s capital Belgrade on Monday after his deportation from Australia ended the world No. 1 tennis player’s hopes of…MORE

With many wondering whether Omicron means we’re approaching the endemic phase of Covid-19, Fauci cautions it’s still too soon to tell

With many wondering whether Omicron means we’re approaching the endemic phase of Covid-19, Fauci cautions it’s still too soon to tell

As the US nears the start of a third year of the pandemic, many Americans are wondering when the ever-present disruptions Covid-19 has posed will diminish for good. But Dr. Anthony Fauci has cautioned that despite Omicron appearing to have less severe health implications, it’s too early to predict whether we’re approaching the endemic stage…MORE

Starbucks teams up with Meituan for coffee delivery in China

Starbucks teams up with Meituan for coffee delivery in China

Starbucks is joining forces with Chinese tech giant Meituan to expand delivery options in its second biggest market. The coffee chain announced Tuesday that it has teamed up with the popular food delivery app to roll out new offerings for customers in China. Now, consumers in mainland China will be able to place orders on…MORE

Disney+ debuts trailer for ‘Moon Knight’ series

Disney+ debuts trailer for ‘Moon Knight’ series

On the spectrum of Marvel heroes, don’t expect Oscar Isaac to be a Moon Knight in shining armor. At least, that’s what we can gather from the intense first trailer for the Disney+ series “Moon Knight,’ which debuted Monday night. The series, according to the streamer, tells the story of Isaac’s Steven Grant, a man…MORE

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