HIGHER EDUCATION | City U and Florida International University enhance partnership in 2015

A partnership between City University of Macau (City U) and the Florida International University (FIU), established in 2011, is set to be enhanced next year as both institutions explore new

MEDIA | BSkyB to create multinational European TV network

London-based pay TV network BSkyB has agreed to take control of its sister companies in Italy and Germany, creating a multinational European broadcaster. The deal could have a wider impact

Google triples deal spending to USD4.2b in 2014 first half

Google Inc. more than tripled spending on acquisitions in the first half of the year to USD4.2 billion, as the Internet company ramps up investments to expand its services. The world’s

Corporate Bits | Macau Cable TV awards 10 winners during fifa World Cup

  The duo “Alan & Hacken,” comprising Hong Kong music legend Alan Tam and Cantopop superstar Hacken Lee, played at the Cotai Arena at The Venetian Macao on Saturday. They performed

10TH CPLP SUMMIT | Lusophone countries plan to study joint oil production

The group will study joint exploration and production of oil and gas in the CPLP area and set up a consortium for onshore oil exploration in Timor-Leste, open to companies

China certifies 31 Portuguese dairy product companies

China has certified 31 Portuguese dairy product companies, which can now start exporting to the Chinese market, said the Portuguese deputy prime minister, Paulo Portas in Angra do Heroísmo after

Feature In Chinese shadow, Hong Kong fights for its future

As skyscrapers around Hong Kong harbor erupted into a reverie of laser beams and giant digital displays during their synchronized nightly light show, one innocuous 28-story building near the water’s

China carrying out more drills across East, South China Seas

China begins five days of drills in the East China Sea on July 29, the Ministry of National Defense said in a statement on its website. Those exercises, which the

US expands trade penalties on solar imports from mainland, Taiwan

The U.S. Commerce Department proposed expanded penalties on some Chinese solar-energy imports in a victory for the U.S. unit of SolarWorld AG, which accused China of shifting production to Taiwan

Typhoon Matmo kills 13 people in China

A typhoon has killed 13 people in China and left thousands in need of basic living supplies, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said Sunday. Typhoon Matmo dumped heavy rain on Taiwan

North Korea marks war anniversary

The 1950-53 Korean War ended in an armistice, meaning the two Koreas remain technically at war. But in North Korea, the anniversary of the agreement ending the hostilities is commemorated

PHILIPPINES | Soldiers clash with Muslim militants, 5 dead

Philippine troops attacked a Muslim militant hideout on southern Basilan island, triggering a clash that killed three Abu Sayyaf members believed to have been involved in the 2011 kidnapping of

MYANMAR | UN envoy worried over displaced Muslims

The new U.N. human rights envoy for Myanmar expressed serious concern about the conditions in camps for more than 100,000 mostly minority Muslims displaced by violence led by Buddhist extremists,

UKRAINE | Regular troops launch offensive to retake Donetsk

Ukrainian officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk as they try to retake the stronghold held for months by pro-Russia rebels. The move

This Day in History: 1965 US orders 50,000 troops to Vietnam

Monthly draft calls will increase from 17,000 to 35,000 - the highest level since the Korean War, when between 50,000 and 80,000 men were called up each month. It will take

Offbeat | Surgeons in India remove 232 teeth from teen

They said the 17-year-old from a small village in western India had been suffering from jaw pain and swelling for more than 18 months. Surgeon Dr. Vandana Thoravade said Ashik Gavai

UK Deputy PM wants Russia stripped of World Cup

Britain's Deputy Prime Minister wants Russia stripped of the right to host the 2018 World Cup to punish President Vladimir Putin for "belligerent behavior" in the Ukraine crisis. While calling for

RUGBY | Australian roundup Manly moves ahead as upsets reign in NRL

Manly extended its lead to four points atop Australia's National Rugby League table as it achieved a hard-fought 22-12 win over the New Zealand Warriors in the weekend's 20th round

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