Beijing rejects US claim of unsafe aerial intercept

China rejected U.S. claims that its fighter jets maneuvered unsafely when they intercepted an American Navy reconnaissance plane over the South China Sea, and demanded that the U.S. end such

Hong Kong | Zhang Dejiang slams independence calls

A top Chinese official visiting Hong Kong warned against heeding calls for independence for the semiautonomous Chinese region. Zhang Dejiang, who is the Communist Party’s No. 3 official and responsible for

India | Train brings water to a drought-hit central region

Many trains pull into Latur’s railroad station, but none is as eagerly awaited as the train that pulls into the parched town in the dead of the night. That train —

EgyptAir Flight 804 | Plane crashes in Mediterranean with 66 on board; terror attack possible

An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo with 66 passengers and crew on board crashed into the Mediterranean Sea off the Greek island of Crete yesterday, Egyptian and Greek officials

Golf | British Open host Muirfield votes ‘no’ to female members

Muirfield will no longer be used as a host venue of the British Open golf tournament after the Scottish club voted against admitting women as members. The Honourable Company of Edinburgh

Allan Zeman Entrepreneur | ‘The numbers in Macau were great but not real’

Allan Zeman, known as the “Father of Lan Kwai Fong,” is a Hong Kong business magnate who sits on the board of Wynn in Las Vegas and also serves as

Human Resources Office to merge with DSAL

The Human Resources Office will merge with the Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) on May 28, the Executive Council (ExCo) announced yesterday during a press conference. After merging, the DSAL will

Gaming | VIPs wooed to tropical isles as Macau tightens rules

Macau’s gaming promoters are betting they can make money bringing high rollers to casinos in Southeast Asia and other tropical destinations as increased government control crimps casino revenue in the

Macau Gaming Show | Cocktail reception held ahead of show

The Macau Gaming Equipment Manufacturers Association (MGEMA) held a networking cocktail reception last night at the Conrad Hotel. The event forms part of the body’s international relations program, which was

Cultural Revolution| Garbage picker in military attire sings Mao’s praises

Zhao Shunli’s transformation takes place several times a week in a simple bedroom filled with Mao Zedong memorabilia, its concrete walls lined with posters portraying the founder of the communist

Hong Kong | City in lockdown as Zhang Dejiang attends meeting

Hong Kong authorities stepped up security for a top Chinese government official’s appearance at a business conference yesterday, preventing pro-democracy protesters from getting anywhere close to the venue. As many as

Afghanistan | Medical charity urges US to pay Kunduz hospital victims

A leading medical charity that suffered massive losses when U.S. helicopter gunships mistakenly struck its clinic in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz is criticizing the United States for failing

US-North Korea | Trump says he’d speak with Kim Jong Un over nukes

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he’s open to speaking with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to halt the communist nation’s nuclear program. “I would speak to him,

UK | Sugar tax, spaceports meet pageantry in Queen’s Speech

Queen Elizabeth II donned an ermine-trimmed robe and diamond-studded crown  yesterday to announce government promises to put Britain at the cutting edge of technology and social progress in the 21st

Football | United beats Bournemouth 3-1, finishes fifth in EPL

Manchester United beat Bournemouth 3-1 in an English Premier League game hastily rearranged because of a bomb scare, sealing fifth place and a spot in the Europa League group stage

Foreign-language periodicals | Qing dynasty used Macau press for intelligence on foreigners

The European Union Academic Program – Macau (EUAP-M) organized a talk last week at the University of Macau (UM) on the development of the press in the territory during the

Canidrome renewal | IACM conducts regular inspections, no comment on greyhound treatment

The Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) has clarified that it conducts regular inspections of the greyhounds housed at Macau’s Yat Yuen Canidrome facility, though it would not comment on

G2E Asia | Experts optimistic about region’s gaming market

The G2E Asia 2016 Conference commenced yesterday at The Venetian, welcoming over  180 exhibitors, 800 VIPs, and buyers from across the globe. The event’s opening ceremony brought together local government,

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