No entry for Taiwanese dentist

Apart from Emily Lau, a dentist from Taiwan was also refused entry by the Macau authorities last Friday. According to Taipei Times, Shih Shu-hua participated in Taiwan’s Sunflower Movement as

Malaysian minister reportedly vouched for Paul Phua

Malaysian Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has written a letter to the deputy director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States, claiming that Paul Phua

Public consultation on land reclamation zones to be launched in Q1

A public consultation on land reclamation zones A and B will be launched during this year’s first quarter, the newly sworn-in head of the Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau

Compensation bill needed but not priority, Sonia Chan says

Last May, a bill granting outgoing top officials lavish compensation and pension schemes sparked some of Macau’s biggest protests in recent years. The newly appointed Secretary for Administration and Justice

Samsung takes Google software challenge to TVs after phone flop

Samsung Electronics Co.’s challenger to Google Inc. software is moving from phones to big-screen TVs as the South Korean company tries to capitalize on the burgeoning interest in smart homes. The

Portuguese group EDP sells 50 pct of EDP Asia to ACE Asia

Portuguese power group EDP – Energias de Portugal has sold 50 percent of its stake in EDP Asia – Investimento e Consultoria, Ltda. to ACE Asia, a subsidiary of CWEI

Photo Shop | Macau and Taipa welcome 2015

One of the biggest countdown parties in town was the Macau Countdown Concert 2014 at the Sai Van Lake Plaza in front of Macau Tower. Organized by the Civic and

Photo Shop | Huge New Year’s Eve celebrations at Sands Resorts Cotai Strip

The New Year’s According to a press release issued by Sands China, “a huge crowd turned up at The Venetian Macao to enjoy the festivities and party atmosphere, saying goodbye to

Shanghai stampede | Witnesses: Sequence of errors led to accident

On New Year’s Eve of 2013, Shanghai authorities sent about 6,000 city police officers and requested help from military police to manage a 300,000-strong crowd that filled the city’s famed

Shanghai stampede | China targets critics

The Shanghai government took measures at the weekend to prevent public criticism of its role in the New Year’s Eve stampede that left 36 people dead, including banning interviews with

Australia | Wildfire threat eases as cool front moves in

Cooler conditions yesterday were helping hundreds of firefighters working to contain a massive wildfire that had forced thousands of people to flee their homes in southern Australia. A dozen homes have been destroyed

Indonesia | Prayers held as divers thwarted from AirAsia site

Around 100 family members of AirAsia Flight 8501 crash victims sought strength yesterday, one week after the disaster, while bad weather again prevented searchers from reaching a large object on

US warns about threat against banks, hotels in Surabaya

The U.S. Embassy in Jakarta has issued a warning to Americans about a potential threat against U.S. associated banks and hotels in Indonesia’s second-largest city, Surabaya. An embassy spokesperson said yesterday

N. Korea blasts US for sanctions over Sony attack

North Korea yesterday criticized the United States for slapping sanctions on Pyongyang officials and organizations for a cyberattack on Sony Pictures — the latest fallout from a Hollywood movie depicting

Vietnam | Ship sinks off Vietnam, only 1 of 19 crew rescued

A Norwegian cargo ship with 19 Filipino crew members sank off the coast of southern Vietnam with only one man known to have survived, officials said yesterday. Two bodies have been

USA | Officers salute police boss, mayor at wake for slain officer

  Mayor Bill de Blasio drew salutes from some officers at the wake for a second slain New York Police Department officer after the city’s police commissioner urged his ranks to

Obama looks past Republicans in promoting his 2015 agenda

Obama is expected back in Washington today. His approach for the new year appears to look straight past newly emboldened Republicans who take full control of Congress tomorrow. Fresh from a two-week

This Day in History | 1985 – Israel ends major Ethiopian rescue mission

Operation Moses, which has been taking place in secret since 21 November 1984, has been suspended since news of the covert airlift became public. Press leaks have forced the Israeli Government

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