Heavier penalties for phone use, no seat belt when driving

The Transport Bureau (DSAT) has proposed a public consultation on the amendment of the road traffic law. According to DSAT Director Lam Hin San,

Music | OM to play Valentine’s Day concert

The Macao Orchestra (OM) will present the “Valentine’s Day Concert - Piano in Love” on February 16 at 8 p.m. at the Macau Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium.

Corporate Bits | Sands holds carnival for children with special needs

Around 60 Sands Cares Ambassadors assisted children with special educational needs and their families at The Venetian Macao’s Cotai Expo Sunday for an afternoon of fun activities at the

China | Provinces slash growth goals as slowdown hits home

Chinese provinces are downgrading their targets for economic growth in 2019 as exports and consumption slow, pointing to a lower national goal likely to be agreed in

Gaming | US: Luxor Capital to own Atlantic City’s Ocean Resort Casino

A New York hedge fund that lent money to Atlantic City’s Ocean Resort Casino is assuming ownership of it. Luxor Capital Group was identified as the new owner in

East Timor | Non-oil economy expected to grow by 5 percent

The growth rate of East Timor’s non-oil economy is expected to be around 5.0 percent by 2019, after two years of political uncertainties that have negatively affected

Angola wants to be self-sufficient in food products

The Angolan government wants the Program to Support National Production, Export Diversification and Import Substitution (Prodesi) to be the turning point for increasing domestic production and making

Trade War | US charges against Huawei could inflame China talks

The Trump administration’s unveiling of criminal charges against the Chinese tech giant Huawei has complicated high-level talks set to begin today in Washington that are intended

Beijing to Washington: Stop ‘unreasonable crackdown’

China called on Washington yesterday to “stop the unreasonable crackdown” on Huawei after the U.S. escalated pressure on the tech giant by indicting it on charges of stealing

Duke moves to reassure grad students after Chinese complaint

Duke University moved quickly yesterday to offer apologies, launch an investigation and reassure a core group of graduate scholars after a medical school administrator sent

Canada’s foreign minister says why China envoy fired

Canada’s foreign minister said yesterday the country’s ambassador to China was fired because he expressed views that were contrary to the federal government’s position on

Pakistan | Top court upholds acquittal, frees Christian woman

Pakistan’s top court yesterday upheld its acquittal of a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy, clearing the last legal hurdle and freeing Aasia Bibi to leave

Al-Araibi | Australian PM asks Thailand to free detained soccer player

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has urged Thailand to stop the extradition to Bahrain of a detained soccer player who has refugee status in Australia, his office

Malaysia | Mahathir suggests China-backed rail plan may be axed

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said yesterday that proceeding with a multi-billion-dollar China-backed rail link project would “impoverish” the country, saddling the government with excess debt for

Exclusive | US Nobelist was told of gene-edited babies

Long before the claim of the world’s first gene-edited babies became public, Chinese researcher He Jiankui shared the news with a U.S. Nobel laureate who objected to

USA | Trump hits Venezuela with oil sanctions to pressure Maduro

The Trump administration yesterday sanctioned Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, ratcheting up pressure on socialist President Nicolas Maduro to cede power to the U.S.-backed opposition in the

Brexit | British Jews apply for German nationality as deal looms

Simon Wallfisch grew up in London as the grandson of an Auschwitz survivor, who had sworn to never return to the country that murdered her parents

This Day in History | 1965 Last farewell to Churchill

Silent crowds lined the streets to watch the gun carriage bearing Sir Winston’s coffin leave Westminster Hall as Big Ben struck 0945. The procession travelled slowly

Offbeat | Michael Jackson family condemns new documentary on accusers

Michael Jackson’s family members said yesterday that they are “furious” that two men who accuse him of sexually abusing them as boys have received renewed attention because of

Super Bowl | Atlanta braces for plunging temperatures, ice, maybe snow

Atlantans awoke to relatively mild weather yesterday, but forecasters warned that streets could still become icy as fans arrive for the Super Bowl, with temperatures

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