Special Report: Hong Kong’s top cop overshadows embattled leader Lam as China cracks down

Bolstered by the new law, the 55-year-old Tang is moving to douse any efforts to revive a movement that began as a protest against an extradition bill and morphed into a call for greater democracy, posing the biggest popular challenge to the Chinese Communist Party since the 1989 Tiananmen uprising. With his aggressive tactics, he […]

Special Report: China expands amphibious forces in challenge to U.S. beyond Asia

U.S. expeditionary flotillas, packed with marines, all their heavy equipment and air support, are a potent reminder of American power. A raw demonstration came in the tense period in 1999 when an Australian-led United Nations peacekeeping force intervened to stop violence in what was then Indonesian-controlled East Timor. American forces didn’t become heavily involved on […]

Coronavirus Report: The Hill’s Steve Clemons interviews Michelle McMurry-Heath

Steve Clemons: Each day we’re interviewing consequential leaders and innovators in the battle against the coronavirus. Science may have been put on the back burner in certain corners, but researchers and scientists are working around the world and around the clock to study COVID-19 in a search to find a treatment or cure. While many […]

AI-powered tool that transforms pixelated images into clear photos is accused of racial bias after it appears to be unable to process Black faces and makes Barack Obama appear white

A developer, who goes by the name Bomze on Twitter, used the system to develop Face Depixelizer and shared it on the social media site over the weekend. ‘Given a low-resolution input image, model generates high-resolution images that are perceptually realistic and downscale correctly,’ reads the post

Central banks have thrown many tools at coronavirus. What do they have left?

Such options remain taboo to some extent but policymakers have come mighty close to them during the latest shock. The idea isn’t new; it was coined back in the 1960s by Milton Friedman as an option to battle deflation, and sounds like a plausible option given stubbornly low inflation.

Special Report: As world approaches 10 million coronavirus cases, doctors see hope in new treatments

Reporting by Nick Brown in New York, Deena Beasley in Los Angeles, Gabriela Mello in São Paulo and Alexander Cornwell in Dubai.; Additional reporting By Alistair Smout in London, Matthias Blamont in Paris, Emilio Parodi in Milan, Lisa Barrington in Dubai, Rocky Swift in Tokyo and Sangmi Cha in Seoul.; Editing by Michele Gershberg and […]

Special Report: As world approaches 10 million coronavirus cases, doctors see hope in new treatments, lessons learned

Dr. Andrew Staricco, chief medical officer at McLaren Health Care, which operates 11 hospitals across Michigan, recalls the urgency to obtain remdesivir early on. He got an email from Michigan’s health department on May 9, a week after the U.S. Food & Drug Administration authorized the drug for use in treating COVID-19. The health department […]

IIF unveils new legal tool to ease G20 debt relief process

Many private sector loans include terms that allow creditors to declare a default if circumstances – such as payments to official creditors – change. Private sector lenders have said they would be willing to waive those clauses on a case-by-case basis, but borrowers would need to request such a step.

Google to overhaul advertising policies after growing boycott

First, Google itself is going to tighten its policies around what can live on its platforms, and what subset of that content can support advertising on it. “Starting today, we’re taking a tougher stance on hateful, offensive and derogatory content,” Schindler says. The company is also ensuring that fake creators – those who impersonate other […]

The Hill’s Morning Report – Officials crack down as COVID-19 cases soar

In New York, Jamaal Bowman, a progressive upstart, could finally unseat Rep. Eliot EngelEliot Lance EngelColorado GOP Rep. Scott Tipton defeated in primary upset Overnight Defense: Democrats blast Trump handling of Russian bounty intel | Pentagon leaders set for House hearing July 9 | Trump moves forward with plan for Germany drawdown Democrats hit Trump […]