location

Liu Xia Leaves China After Years of House Arrest: Reactions

Liu Xia left Beijing for Berlin on Tuesday morning, ending the years of extralegal house arrest that followed her husband Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel Peace Prize award in 2010. She is said to be physically frail but in good spirits, in contrast with her reported despair earlier this year. She may atten...

Bottas takes a new Mercedes engine for British GP

SILVERSTONE, England: Valtteri Bottas will have a new Mercedes engine in his car for this weekend's British Grand Prix after problems in Austria last weekend, the Formula One champions said on Friday. The Finn will not pick up any grid penalty, however, because he is still within his allocation of ...

Calls for Attention to Chinese Repression, Freedom for Liu Xia

At The Nation, Rian Thum and Jeffrey Wasserstrom write that people in the West "should pay more attention to Beijing’s repressive actions" such as its treatment of the late Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo and his wife, Liu Xia, its construction of re-education camps in Xinjiang, its eros...

‘Intense rain’ caused flash floods in Bukit Timah area: PUB

SINGAPORE: Intense rain caused flash floods at four locations in central Singapore on Friday morning (Jun 29), national water agency PUB said in a statement.  The flash floods occurred at Lorong Kismis and Bukit Timah Road, as well as Dunearn Road near Watten Estate Road and along Yarwood Avenue...