BRIEFS: Multi-million prostitution ring busted

The Judiciary Police (PJ) cracked a large prostitution syndicate based in a hotel in NAPE area yesterday. Six local suspects were arrested and 96 women involved in prostitution were taken

Crackdown on law-violating taxi drivers greeted by association

The Macau Taxi Passengers Association (MTPA) reacted by stating that it is “delighted” at the surge in police enforcement. “The figures show that the total number of tickets issued increased

Interview with professor Zhidong Hao | ‘There’s not a united front in terms of the democracy movement’

Macau Daily Times (MDT) – Several Hong Kong activists and a lawmaker were recently refused entry to Macau. It happened before but is the situation getting worse? Zhidong Hao (ZH) –

Leong: Adjustment in gaming industry ‘under gov’t’s close watch’

Macau government is paying close attention to the impact of a drop in gaming revenue upon the city’s overall economic environment, labor market, and the operational space for small and

Number of fire hazards jumps 10 pct

The Fire Services Bureau (CB) has called on residents to be more aware of household fire hazards after revealing in a press conference on Friday that the number of call-outs

ANALYSIS | US back at the helm of the global economy as employment rises

  The U.S. is back in the driver’s seat of the global economy after 15 years of watching China and emerging markets take the lead. The world’s biggest economy will expand by

Heineken says Timor Leste has good climate for foreign investment

East Timor offers “an excellent climate for foreign investment,” the president of Heineken Asia MTN Pte, Roland Pirmez, said in Dili, who explained that the statement was based on the

Trade between Brazil and China reached USD77.9b

In 2014 Brazilian exports totaled US$40.6 billion and imports from China were USD37.3 billion. In 2013, trade between the two countries reached a record – US$83.3 billion – but the 2014

Travelers open emergency exits to protest flight delay

  Upset by a delayed flight, at least two Chinese passengers decided to open emergency exit doors in protest as the plane was taxiing, forcing it to abort takeoff and landing

Chinese boat stretches lead in Volvo Ocean Race

Charles Caudrelier's crew are aiming to become the first Chinese boat to win a leg in offshore sailing's leading round-the-world race, which was first held in 1973. There would be no

Shanghai nixes famed lantern festival after deadly stampede

  China's financial hub of Shanghai said yesterday it was canceling its famed Lunar New Year lantern festival in the wake of a stampede that left 36 people dead. The announcement illustrates

China plan for unmanned moon landing, Earth return advances

China's bold plan to land an unmanned spaceship on the moon before returning to Earth has moved another step forward with a test craft shifting into lunar orbit to conduct

Sri Lanka | New government to probe alleged coup attempt by ex-president

Sri Lanka's new government will investigate an alleged attempt by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to stage a coup to try to stay in power when results showed he was losing

Flight 8501 | AirAsia flight’s black box found by divers, marked for retrieval

Search teams found the black box from the crashed AirAsia Bhd. jetliner, which will help investigators unlock how QZ8501 plunged into the Java Sea with 162 people on board. Divers identified

Terrorism | 3 attackers killed | Video: Paris grocery gunman claims allegiance to IS group

A video emerged Sunday purporting to show the gunman who killed a French policewoman and four hostages at a kosher grocery, pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group and defending

Al-Qaida in Yemen urges local and international jihad

The al-Qaida offshoot that claimed to have masterminded the bloody rampage in France has been the most active of the terror network's branches in trying to strike in the West. Al-Qaida

Terrorism | Bullets not bombs : Paris gunmen arsenal: Kalashnikovs, rocket launcher, grenade

  Kalashnikov assault rifles. Plenty of ammunition. Molotov cocktails, a grenade, a death-dealing Skorpion machine pistol and a few handguns. Plus a revolving light that could be placed on a car

Arsonists attack German paper that published French cartoons

Police in Germany have detained two men suspected of an arson attack early yesterday against a newspaper that republished the cartoons of French weekly Charlie Hebdo. The newspaper Hamburger Morgenpost said

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