UK | May seeks Brexit deal changes, but EU stands firm

British Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday won a few weeks to salvage a Brexit deal but headed toward a clash with the European Union by promising

Germany slashes growth outlook on Brexit, trade fears

The clouds darkened over Europe’s slowing economy as the German government slashed its growth forecast and said concerns about a chaotic Brexit and trade tensions were

USA | Intel heads list North Korea, not border, as threat to US

Directly contradicting President Donald Trump, U.S. intelligence agencies told Congress yesterday that North Korea is unlikely to dismantle its nuclear arsenal, that the Islamic State group

This Day in History | 1983 British drivers ordered to belt up

Drivers and front seat passengers must wear seatbelts under a new law which came into force at midnight. The Department of Transport says 30,000 people

Offbeat | Christina Aguilera to launch Las Vegas residency in May

Christina Aguilera is joining the growing number of musicians launching residencies in Las Vegas. The singer announced this week that “Christina Aguilera: The Xperience” will open at Zappos

Football | Man City’s title hopes dented, Solskjaer’s winning run ends

NEWCASTLE 2, MAN CITY 1 Rafa Benitez never won the Premier League in his six years with Liverpool but he has done his old team a

Rugby | Top officials discuss new global competition

Rugby’s world governing body says “positive and productive” meetings have taken place between officials from the sport’s top nations regarding the introduction of a new global competition.

The Buzz | US urges China to release jailed human rights lawyer

The Trump administration is calling on China to immediately release a jailed human rights lawyer who was convicted of subverting state power. The State Department says in

Organized crime | Kate del Castillo glad to not testify in ‘El Chapo’ trial

Kate del Castillo said she’s relieved she wasn’t called to testify in the New York trial of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. But

Made In Macao | The DON’Ts for CNY

For many people, especially ladies, every weekend is shoe shopping time. But in the last week of the lunar year, there are even more reasons

World Briefs

PHILIPPINES A grenade was thrown into a mosque in the southern Philippines where Muslim teachers were sleeping early yesterday morning, killing two of them and injuring four, authorities

Thursday, January 31, 2019 – edition no. 3221

* New aviation services ‘here to stay’ • Company picks Macau for fixed base operation * Bangkok shuts hundreds of schools over air pollution concerns * Expert calls for easing of license acquisition *

Education | Private school regime considered unfair to school operators

The Second Standing Committee of the Legislative Assembly (AL) members consider the regime of the System Framework for Private School of Non-tertiary Education unfair to schools

Crime | PSP dismantles drug selling spot in Toi San

The Public Security Police Force (PSP) spokesperson told the media at a press conference this week that a selling point of the drug known as ‘ice’

Health Bureau notes difficulties inspecting illegal smoking in VIP rooms

A representative from the Health Bureau (SSM) said yesterday that its smoke inspectors face difficulties when inspecting certain areas of the gaming venues, especially inside VIP rooms. “The

Legislative Assembly | HKZMB connections and traffic issues take over AL session

The commencement into operation of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HKZMB) in late October last year, which added traffic congestion pressure to an area already suffering from

Gaming | Nevada regulators to fine Wynn Resorts over sex allegations

Nevada gambling regulators announced a settlement yesterday with casino mogul Steve Wynn’s former company over allegations that former executives failed on multiple occasions to investigate claims of

Xi Jinping to attend MSAR’s 20th anniversary

President Xi Jinping is set to visit Macau to mark the 20th anniversary of the SAR’s handover, Guangdong’s security chief revealed. A South China Morning

Briefs | GBA railway network plan expected in 2019

The unveiling of a railway network plan for the Greater Bay Area (GBA) is expected to be introduced in the first half of this year, according to Ge

Zhuhai property market is underestimated, real estate agent says

Zhuhai’s real estate market has been underestimated and there is no room for the city’s housing prices to go down, according to Roy Ho, director of Centaline

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