New Zealand | Lawmaker accuses opposition leader of corruption

New Zealand’s conservative opposition party was in turmoil yesterday after one of its own lawmakers accused leader Simon Bridges of corruption for hiding a donation from

Saudi Arabia | Mike Pompeo meets King Salman over Khashoggi’s disappearance

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met yesterday with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman over the disappearance and alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, who vanished two

UK | Ending austerity ‘incompatible’ with budget plan

The British government will have to spend an extra 19 billion pounds (USD25 billion) a year on public services by the year 2022-23 if it’s to

This Day in History | 1968 Black athletes make silent protest

Two black American athletes have made history at the Mexico Olympics by staging a silent protest against racial discrimination. Tommie Smith and John Carlos, gold

Offbeat | Cattle roundup over: Last cow caught weeks after truck crash

Officials say a cow that hoofed it for two weeks on the lam after a livestock truck overturned on a busy interstate junction north of Atlanta

Motorsport | Rosberg expects F1 merger with electric series

Highlighting fresh concerns about global warming, Nico Rosberg foresees an eventual merger between the fuel-guzzling Formula One championship and the more environmentally friendly, electric motorsport

Cricket | Zaman makes 94 on debut, Pakistan rallies to 204-6 at tea

Fakhar Zaman scored 94 on debut and helped Pakistan recover to 204-6 against Australia after Nathan Lyon took four wickets in six deliveries on the first day

The Buzz | Facebook requires UK political ad buyers to reveal identity

Facebook says that anyone who takes out a British political ad on the social media platform will now be forced to reveal their identity, in a bid to

World Briefs

SAUDI ARABIA U.S. President Donald Trump has suggested that “rogue killers” could be responsible for the mysterious disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, an explanation offering Saudi

Global warming to leave us crying in our costlier beer

Add beer to chocolate , coffee and wine as some of life’s little pleasures that global warming will make scarcer and costlier, scientists say.

Macau Matters | Is loneliness an issue for Macau

As I have noted previously, I like reading The Economist because it often contains articles that stimulate me to consider issues I have not thought about before. A

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 – edition no. 3151

* China says internment camps for Muslims lead them to ‘modern’ life * Exhibition showcases ‘raw’ bridal shots * Tam visits ipm taipa campus works * Trade fair kicks off tomorrow   DOWNLOAD

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