Hong Kong is too big to fail, even as protests and police violence rock the city to the core

Hong Kong is too big to fail, even as protests and police violence rock the city to the core

HONG KONG—Storefronts closed for weekend demonstrations are now shuttered, for weeks or even permanently. Protesters are occupying major roads, rail tracks, bridges and tunnels, cutting off critical thoroughfares for commuters and commerce on a daily basis. Universities are telling students not to come back for the rest of the semester. Nearly six months into the […]

Rock stars: Birt's P.E.I. rink wins record-setter over N.B. at Scotties

Rock stars: Birt's P.E.I. rink wins record-setter over N.B. at Scotties

SYDNEY, N.S. — After a blanked first end, nobody was predicting a record score in the game between Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick Tuesday afternoon at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.  But after that cautious start, a back and forth of granite blows led to the highest scoring game in Scotties history.  Suzanne Birt’s team from […]