The Buzz | First Japanese rocket with commercial payload launched

The Mitsubishi Heavy Industries rocket took off at 3:50 p.m. from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launch pad on the island of Tanegashima, off Japan’s southernmost main island of Kyushu. It

Portugal’s Socialists to take power, backed by radicals

Portugal’s president announced yesterday he is inviting Socialist Party leader Antonio Costa to form a government backed by the Communist Party and radical Left Bloc, despite doubts over those parties’

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NEW ZEALAND A court hearing in New Zealand on whether to extradite Kim Dotcom and three others who helped run the website Megaupload to the United States ends after nine

2016 Policy Address | Sonia Chan asked to introduce measures to lift civil servant morale

A letter by the late Commission Against Corruption investigator’s wife was brought into the legislature’s debate yesterday afternoon by lawmaker José Pereira Coutinho, shining the spotlight on the alleged pressure

Widow’s letter denounces management, CCAC reiterates suicide thesis

“In the report, the only persons that were investigated were the ones in contact with my deceased husband during the week prior to his death. (…) Why weren’t other persons

Extended working hours and more staff for public healthcare

Alexis Tam also revealed some of the plans related to health, namely regarding the new Islands Hospital and the expansion of services in the current public hospital. According to the Secretary

Alexis Tam says moving schools from housing complexes is priority

The Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Alexis Tam, says that it is a priority to move schools from housing building podiums to specific “open space” locations built specifically for

USJ delegation visits Foreign Affairs Ministry

A delegation of over 60 professors, staff and students from the University of St. Joseph (USJ) visited the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China

Int’l clean energy forum this Dec

The International Forum for Clean Energy (IFCE) will host its fourth session in Macau from Dec. 15 to Dec. 17. Scientists from the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Chinese Academy of

Chow Tai Fook net falls 42 percent as China slowdown hurts luxury

Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Ltd., the world’s largest publicly traded jewelry chain, reported first- half profit plunged 42 percent amid weak demand in Hong Kong and Macau as China’s economic slowdown