Courts | Prosecution drops Costa Nunes Kindergarten sexual abuse case

The Public Prosecutions Office (MP) has decided to drop the case of the alleged sexual abuse of children at the D. José da Costa Nunes Kindergarten,

Foreign business in banking sector falls

The proportion of international business in the local banking sector dipped in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to the latest information released by the Monetary

Turkish university has used copycat Macau emblem for a decade

A Turkish university has been using a logo almost identical to the Macau emblem for more than a decade. The blue version of the lotus flower-based emblem

Crime | PJ investigating case of dead man in Cotai hotel as homicide

The Judiciary Police (PJ) are investigating the case of the man found dead in a Conrad hotel room in Cotai on Sunday as a homicide, the PJ

Gov’t abolishes 15-year poultry import ban

The local government has lifted the 15-year ban on the import of poultry products from Korea, Vietnam, Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Taiwan, Guangxi, Hubei and Hunan,

Gaming | Amax gives up on Greek Mythology, offloads shares for cheap

Amax International Holdings is offloading a 24.8 percent share in the defunct Greek Mythology casino for HKD38,000, when it is believed to be valued at more than

Macau, HK, Shenzhen, Guangzhou | The four cores of the Greater Bay Area

China’s State Council has unveiled its ambitious vision for the Greater Bay Area, linking Macau and Hong Kong with cities in southern China to create a high-tech

China wants to build the first power station in space

China’s space ambitions are shifting into a higher orbit. Following its successful and world-beating trip to the far side of the moon, China is preparing

Huawei | Washington accused of blocking progress

BEIJING accused Washington yesterday of trying to block its industrial development after Vice President Mike Pence said tech giant Huawei and other telecom equipment suppliers are a

Corporate Bits | Accorhotels raises RMB630,000 for environmental fund

AccorHotels Greater China announced that it raised over RMB630,000 through the Give a Tree campaign, a four-month fundraising and awareness campaign, to support the environment.

Police seize USD1.5 billion in online lending crackdown

Chinese police have investigated 380 online lenders and frozen USD1.5 billion in assets following an avalanche of scandals in the huge but lightly regulated industry,

Sports deal gone sour touches a USD3.3 trillion market in China

The high-profile failure of a European sports-rights agency has sent ripples into an opaque Chinese market for investment products that’s come under increased regulatory scrutiny. China

Population | Leaders want more babies, but local officials resist

Facing a future demographic crisis and aging society, China’s leaders are desperately seeking to persuade couples to have more children. But bureaucrats don’t seem

Health | For sake of pupils’ pupils, Beijing to ban homework on apps

An eastern Chinese province plans to ban teachers from assigning homework to be completed on cellphone apps as part of efforts to preserve students’ eyesight.

India | Kashmir tensions increase as seven killed in fighting

Tensions escalated in the aftermath of a suicide attack in disputed Kashmir, with seven people killed yesterday in a gunbattle that broke out as Indian

Maldives | Former president arrested over money laundering

A Maldives court ordered the arrest and detention of former Maldives President Yameen Abdul Gayoom yesterday for alleged money laundering. The criminal court in Male, the capital, ordered

Australia | PM blames ‘state actor’ for hacking political parties

A “sophisticated state actor” was behind a cyberattack on the Australian Parliament’s computing network that also affected the network used by major political parties, the prime minister said

Japan | Abe declines to say if he backed Trump for Nobel Prize

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declined to say whether he nominated Donald Trump for a Nobel Peace Prize, while praising the U.S. President for “decisive” efforts to resolve the

Holocaust | Netanyahu’s Nazi remark prompts Poland to nix Israel summit

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s off-hand comment about Poland and the Holocaust has overshadowed a summit of central European leaders this week in Israel and yesterday Poland

Venezuela crisis | US senator Rubio warns soldiers to let aid enter

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio visited a border staging point for U.S. aid to Venezuela yesterday and warned soldiers loyal to socialist President Nicolas Maduro that

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