Hong Kong, Singapore travel bubble popped by virus spike Nov 22, 2020 0 49 12345 Hong Kong: A planned travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore was scrapped a day before its launch on Saturday after the southern Chinese city announced a sudden spike in coronavirus cases. The decision is both a blow to the two cities’ battered tourist industries but also for other countries who had been hoping the scheme might be a model to replicate during the pandemic. The two financial hubs have both suffered comparatively mild outbreaks with strict social distancing and border measures imposed soon after the pandemic first emerged. But with small populations and a heavy dependence on links to the outside world they have been hard hit as the global economy collapsed. (AFP) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES G20 leaders meet online to grapple with Covid-19 fallout Nov 22, 2020 0 532 Pfizer/BioNTech file for emergency approval for virus vaccine Nov 22, 2020 0 416 Trump’s son Don Jr tests positive for Covid-19 Nov 22, 2020 0 407 ‘Numbers don’t lie:’ Walls close in on defiant Trump AFP Washington A defiant Donald Trump again falsely insisted he “won” reelection in his first public appearance for a week Friday, as the US president appeared increasingly isolated over his long-shot bid to stay in .. Twitter to hand @POTUS account to Biden on inauguration day Washington: Twitter confirmed on Saturday it will hand control of the presidential @POTUS account to Joe Biden when he is sworn in on inauguration day, even if President Donald Trump has not conceded his election loss. .. Erdogan urges dialogue with EU, says Turkey’s future in Europe Istanbul: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday called on the European Union for dialogue, warning the bloc not to become a tool for enmity during escalating tensions over the eastern Mediterranean. Turkey’s .. Demonstrations held in France against planned security law dpa Paris Several thousand people demonstrated against a planned security law in France on Saturday, with protests taking place in Paris, Lille and Montpellier. The draft legislation, which was passed in part by the ..