Philippines | Foreign Secretary assures Vietnam of fair probe on dead fishermen

The Philippine government said yesterday a Vietnamese fishing vessel initiated “very dangerous maneuvers” and slammed into a Filipino navy boat during a chase, prompting its sailors to

Germany | Merkel faces tricky ‘Jamaica’ coalition option to form gov’t

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was embarking yesterday on a complicated quest to form a new government for Europe’s biggest economy and find answers to the rise

Iraq | Kurds vote in referendum on independence from Baghdad

Iraqi Kurds were casting ballots yesterday in Iraq’s Kurdish region and disputed territories on whether to support independence from Baghdad in a historic but non-binding vote

Offbeat | After 66 million years, creature wins state dinosaur honor

It took about 66 million years, but a duck-billed creature has finally won recognition as California’s state dinosaur. Gov. Jerry Brown announced over the weekend the

This Day in History | 1984 – UK and China agree Hong Kong handover

Britain and China have finalised an agreement which will end more than 150 years of UK rule in Hong Kong. The proposal - which will hand

Macau Squash Open 2017 | Double Egyptian delight as Abouelghar and Gohar win

It was a double Egyptian delight as second seeds Mohamed Abouelghar and Nouran Gohar took top honours at the rain-interrupted finals of the Macau Squash Open 2017. Rain caused

Trump’s criticisms spark more protests at NFL games

President Donald Trump’s criticism of players who kneel during the national anthem sparked angry protests around the National Football League Sunday, as about 200 players sat, knelt

World briefs

NORTH KOREA’s top diplomat says President Donald Trump’s tweet that leader Kim Jong Un “won’t be around much longer” was a declaration of war against his country by the United

The Buzz | Philippines accepts Malaysia’s rejection of ASEAN statement

The Philippines said yesterday it respects Malaysia’s decision to dissociate itself from a statement on Myanmar’s Rakhine state issued by Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano as chairman of

Airbnb launches NYC tours with Sarah Jessica Parker

Airbnb is launching local tours and other experiences in New York City this week, with one listing promising “an unforgettable shoe-shopping experience” led by a New Yorker

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 – edition no. 2895

* TIS University Fair: More local students looking at Australian schools * Fashion designers showcase * World Press Photo in Macau until 2020 * Shinzo Abe to call snap election   DOWNLOAD

Our Desk | Bureaucracy and the ‘rule of three’

Bureaucracy is equally as astonishing and stifling in Macau, as it seems to be everywhere else in the world. Or at least that’s what I thought until

Another fire at Grand Lisboa Palace adds fuel to arson theory

Another fire raged through the construction site of the Grand Lisboa Palace in the early hours of yesterday morning, the second such case after a similar incident

Gov’t subsidy encourages local designers to pursue ambitions in the industry

The collections of two local designers, Akina Lei and San Lee, are currently being showcased at the Macau Fashion Gallery. The exhibition is part of the final

IC lists 15 elements of intangible cultural heritage

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) announced on Friday the official inventory of Macau’s intangible cultural heritage, as required by the provisions of the Cultural Heritage Protection Law.

Education | UM awards scholarships to outstanding students

The University of Macau (UM) recently awarded scholarships to outstanding students at the UM Scholarship Presentation Ceremony 2017. The 131 awardees received scholarships worth a total of

Gov’t proposes labor law changes

The Macau government’s intended amendments to the Labor Law will add “flexibility, negotiability and functionality” to the current legal regime by establishing seven priority changes, the Labor

Science Center reopens this week

The Macao Science Center (MSC) will reopen on September 29, although the repair works following the damage caused by Typhoon Hato are still incomplete. “The center

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