Trump finally agrees to Biden transition – but still not conceding

“In the days ahead, transition officials will begin meeting with federal officials to discuss the pandemic response, have a full accounting of our national security interests, and gain complete understanding of the Trump administration’s efforts to hollow out government agencies,” Biden’s transition director Yohannes Abraham said in a statement.

Freedom of Information Act: 103 stories that prove Chris Grayling wrong

76: Hushed up, the taxpayer’s £350,000 legal aid bill for arson couple who killed six of their own children in fire at their home: Daily Mail

Watchdog: Press Freedom in Russia, Iran Under Attack From ‘Digital Predators’

This list, which RSF says is not exhaustive, includes “state offshoots” and government agencies in authoritarian countries. It also covers private-sector companies specializing in targeted cyberespionage that are based in Western countries such as the United States and Britain.

Solomon Systech takes part in the special exhibition organized by the Hong Kong Museum of History and the FHKI

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 12 June 2020 - Solomon Systech Limited will participate in the “Striving and Transforming — The History of Hong Kong Industry” exhibition in Hong Kong, showcasing about 1,200 sets of classic Hong Kong-made products over the past century.  Jointly organized by the Hong Kong Museum of History (“Museum”) and the Federation […]

Bình Sơn Refining and Petrochemical JSC reports $7.4 million Q3 profits

Workers at Dung Quất Oil Refinery in the central province of Quảng Ngãi, operated by Bình Sơn Refining and Petrochemical JSC (BSR). BSR currently trades on the Unlisted Public Company Market (UPCoM) with the code BSR. — Photo bsr.com.vn

Amendmends to enterprise, investment laws must promote SOE efficiency

Workers at the Toyota Việt Nam plant in Vĩnh Phúc Province. The amendments to the investment and enterprise laws should aim at promoting more foreign capital and technology in Việt Nam – VNA Photo Danh LamViet Nam News HÀ NỘI – The amendments to the Law on Enterprise and Law on Investment must include stronger […]

Biden turns to familiar faces for his cabinet: President-elect ‘will name confidant Tony Blinken as his Secretary of State and longtime Democrat adviser Michele Flournoy as Secretary of Defense’

A 43-year-old graduate of Yale, who was also a Rhodes scholar at Oxford and has a reputation as a behind-the-scenes operator, Sullivan took part in secret back channel talks with Iran that led to a 2015 international nuclear deal that Trump subsequently overturned.

10 super cool college campuses

They have an acapella group, dance group, circus group, juggling group, theatre group, erotic journal group, punk music enthusiasts group, a quidditch group, a political group, a filmmakers’ group, environmental group and an ultimate frisbee group.

Hipster Filipino restaurant which supplied Matt Hancock’s civil servants with £50,000 in takeaways during pandemic is forced to CLOSE after being driven out of business by government’s Covid lockdown

It was bought for the UK consul general’s official residence in New York. Separately, the House of Lords spent just over £17,200 on art: £5,258 on an oil painting called the Tank Attack by Frank Brangwyn, £5,000 on a piece called Royal Gallery by Toby Ward, and it commissioned a £7,000 portrait of Lord Fowler, […]

What to Read, Watch, and Listen to Instead of

Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America, by Beth Macy If you’re turned off by Elegy’s depiction of substance abuse and are searching for a more empathetic and researched examination of the opioid crisis, try Macy. A New York Times best-selling author and longtime southwestern Virginia reporter, Macy uses her grounded and […]