US leaving UN’s Human Rights Council, cites anti-Israel bias

The United States is leaving the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, which Ambassador Nikki Haley called “an organization that is not worthy of its name.” It’s the latest withdrawal

Venezuela | Construction boom suddenly emerges in Caracas

You can still find a place to enjoy a nice steak dinner in Las Mercedes, the Caracas district once known for discos and beer-by-the-bucket pubs. Mostly,

Offbeat | Theft of mammoth proportions: Agency seeks stolen tusk

A federal agency wants its wooly mammoth tusk back. The Bureau of Land Management in Alaska on Tuesday asked the public’s help in recovering an approximately 10,000-year-old tusk

This Day in History | 1945 – US troops take Okinawa

The Japanese island of Okinawa has finally fallen to the Americans after a long and bloody battle. The island, situated 550km south of the Japanese mainland,

Volgograd provides the proper perspective at World Cup

Nearly 60 years since it changed its name to Volgograd, the Russian city once called Stalingrad and its bloody history loom large even in the midst of

World Cup | Ronaldo scores in Portugal’s 1-0 win, Morocco eliminated

Cristiano Ronaldo made European football history by scoring in Portugal’s 1-0 win over Morocco yesterday, a result that makes the North African team the first to be

Preview | France hopes luck won’t be needed to get past Peru

The pre-tournament favorites at this World Cup have struggled so far. France is no exception — but at least it has a win. Les

World briefs

CHINA One in five foreign companies in China feels compelled to hand over technology for market access, a business group said yesterday, highlighting a key irritant in an

The Buzz | Atlantic City’s Ocean Resort Casino (ex-Revel) seeks license

Eight days before it plans to open, Atlantic City’s Ocean Resort Casino will go before state gambling regulators to seek a casino license. The New Jersey Casino

Giant crackdown against wildlife crime in 92 countries

Nearly 100 countries took part in a globe-spanning crackdown on the illegal wildlife trade, seizing tons of meat, ivory, pangolin scales and timber in a monthlong bust

Girl About Globe | Ye gots! The rise of ‘got it’.

‘Got it’ culture is upon us. You will surely have encountered ‘got it’. A recent example in my life came on Twitter.  When I logged in, I was

Thursday, June 21, 2018 – edition no. 3072

* Ka Ho facilities revamp complete * Chui Sai On visits greater bay area cities * Trailhiker with a new 20km category * Us leaving human rights council   DOWNLOAD

Gaming | Chinese resorts quietly setting up baccarat tables in Hainan

They’re not quite casinos, but they’re pretty close - and they could be coming to China sooner than some expected. On the tropical island of Hainan,

Japan to check concrete walls after Osaka quake deaths

Japan’s government has ordered an emergency inspection of cinder-block walls at schools nationwide, a day after an earthquake in Osaka killed five people, two of whom were

Taishan nuclear power plant operation starts

Taishan nuclear power plant in Guangdong province begun its operation earlier this month,  the Unitary Police Service confirmed yesterday. “Data from the International Atomic Energy

Tourism | Tiny Penghu archipelago is one of Taiwan’s best kept secrets

Invited by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Macau, a group of 20 local media representatives have visited the Penghu archipelago in Taiwan. 

Tapei encourages citizens to boycott some airlines

Taiwan will encourage its people to boycott airline companies that list the island as a Chinese territory on their websites, the Financial Times (FT) reported. Such

Chui affirms importance of public’s opinions

The Chief Executive (CE) Chui Sai On said on Monday that the suspension of the public consultation of the amendment of the Road Traffic Law demonstrates

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