Singapore hotels see best month in years amid Hong Kong turmoil

By Aradhana Aravindan and John Geddie | Reuters

A man jogs past the skyline of Singapore

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore’s hotel occupancy rates have climbed to their highest in over a decade as travellers and business events switched from Hong Kong, where pro-democracy protests have slammed tourist numbers and wider business sentiment.… read the full article

Coming Soon to a Battlefield: Robots That Can Kill

Tomorrow’s wars will be faster, more high-tech, and less human than ever before. Welcome to a new era of machine-driven warfare.

By ZACHARY FRYER-BIGGS, CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY | The Atlantic

Wallops island—a remote, marshy spit of land along the eastern shore of Virginia, near a famed national refuge for horses—is mostly known as a launch site for government and private rockets.… read the full article

China’s Xi says country facing a period of ‘concentrated risks’

By Reuters

FILE PHOTO: G20 leaders summit in Osaka

BEIJING (Reuters) – China is entering a period where it faces “concentrated risks” – economically, politically and diplomatically – and the country must be able to fight and win against those who challenge China’s bottom lines, President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday.… read the full article