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The Buzz | Ford unveils new Taurus influenced by China

With its newest Taurus, Ford is joining the race to appeal to Chinese business buyers by offering bigger, more luxurious back seats. The Taurus, Ford Motor Co.’s first full-size sedan

World briefs

AFGHANISTAN The Taliban storms a police checkpoint in a northwestern province and kills nine border guards, while a roadside bombing kills six civilians in the country’s southwest. JAPAN Two Japanese Cabinet

Space odissey | NASA releases picture of starry fireworks for Hubble’s 25th

What better way to celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope’s quarter-century in orbit than with cosmic fireworks? Yesterday — one day before the 25th anniversary of Hubble’s launch — NASA released an

Interview | UM student Lisandra Wagan Fesalbon: ‘Encouragement needed for more students to speak English’

University of Macau student Lisandra Wagan Fesalbon outperformed the other 100,000 contestants at the “21st Century Coca-Cola Cup” National English Speaking Competition, taking the top honor. Born in Macau in

Chinese literature remains largely unknown in the West – translators to blame

A lack of good translators and a sense of reluctance among Western publishers to publish non-European literature has been hindering the spread of Chinese literature, said Swedish linguist and sinologist

Fire at UM college, journalist prevented from filming evacuation

A foreign exchange student, dormitory authorities and security guards from the University of Macau (UM) were embroiled in a conflict with a local journalist who attempted to photograph students fleeing

Corruption | DSAT staff took bribes from parking management firms

The case was unveiled by the Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) and involves companies that were granted 70 percent of the local public car parking contracts since 2012. One of the

Hengqin Free Trade zone opens

The Secretary for Economy and Finance Lionel Leong attended the opening ceremony of Guangdong’s pilot free trade zone (Hengqin area) yesterday. Leading Macau’s delegation in Hengqin, he assured attendees that

Arts | ‘Ghost the Musical’ in town this summer

The Broadway musical ‘Ghost,’ based on the 1990 hit movie starring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore, will take center stage at Macau’s Cultural Center (CCM) this summer with a run