China’s parliament approves Hong Kong national security bill

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang cast their votes on the national security legislation for Hong Kong [Carlos Garcia Rawlins/ Reuters] China’s parliament on Thursday overwhelmingly approved directly imposing national security legislation on Hong Kong to tackle secession, subversion, “terrorism” and foreign interference. The National People’s Congress voted 2,878 to 1 in favour…

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SpaceX counts down to historic Crew Dragon astronaut launch

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s rocket company, SpaceX, is just hours away from becoming the first-ever commercial entity to launch humans into orbit and then take them to the International Space Station (ISS). “We’re continuing to tick off our pre-flight readiness checklist,” said Kathryn Lueders, program manager for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, at a news conference…

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