Procurator indicts former stats bureau director Wang for bribery

Wang Baoan, former head of China’s National Bureau of Statistics, was indicted on suspicion of accepting bribes, the official Xinhua News Agency reported yesterday. Wang

Thai gov’t approves purchase of USD393M submarine from China

Thailand’s government has approved the purchase of its first submarine in more than half a century, the country’s top defense official said yesterday, calling the USD393

South China Sea | ASEAN leaders likely to go soft on sea feud in Manila summit

Southeast Asian leaders will express serious concern over territorial disputes in the South China Sea when they gather in an annual summit in Manila this

Australia | Turnbull looking forward to meeting Trump

Australia’s prime minister said yesterday he is looking forward to meeting soon with U.S. President Donald Trump, three months after their heated telephone conversation over

Nepal | Scant progress in rebuilding 2 years after quake

The paved alleys are still lined by the skeletons of homes once filled with families. Shop shelves are empty, and the water well in the center

Internet | Google targets ‘fake news,’ offensive search suggestions

Google has sprinkled some new ingredients into its search engine in an effort to prevent bogus information and offensive suggestions from souring its results. The changes

USA | Trump administration sanctions 271 in Syrian chemical attack

The Trump administration issued sanctions yesterday on 271 people linked to the Syrian agency responsible for producing non-conventional weapons, part of an ongoing U.S. crackdown on Syrian

This Day in History | 1984 – Reagan arrives in China

The US President, Ronald Reagan, has landed in China at the start of a six-day visit - the first by an American president since Nixon in 1972.

Offbeat | Torrents of juice flood Russian town after factory accident

A flash flood of fruit juice from a beverage plant in southern Russia has flowed into a town’s streets and into the River Don. The Prosecutor’s Office

Football | Manchester Derby: Guardiola coming up short in the big games

Friday, 3:00am Man City v Man United H 1.92, D 3.8, A 4.4 It’s at this stage of the season, when games seem to

Auto racing | NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire at end of season

Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR’s most popular driver, announced yesterday that he will retire at the end of the season. The two-time Daytona 500 winner set an afternoon news

World briefs

CHINA’s conversion of coal into natural gas could prevent tens of thousands of premature deaths each year. But there’s a catch: As the country shifts its use

Netanyahu cancels meeting with German foreign minister

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday canceled a meeting with the visiting German foreign minister over the latter’s plans to sit down with Israeli rights groups, sparking a

The Buzz | Eurozone deficit down to lowest level since early 2008

Following years of budget restraint, particularly in Greece, government deficits across the 19-country eurozone has fallen to its lowest level since before the most acute phase of the

Macau Matters | Another way of supporting new small and medium enterprises

Rightly so, Macau government policies support the creation of new small and medium enterprises. Successful new businesses can create more jobs and wealth if they have an international

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 – edition no. 2790

* Seoul: N. Korea stages large-scale artillery drill to mark anniversary * Returning visitors challenge * Kirby recalls boston marathon run * Polling stations to be increased by six   DOWNLOAD