Angola | Gov’t approves 30 percent increase in minimum wage

The national minimum wage for the private sector in Angola has been increased by 30 percent, pending publication of the respective presidential decree in the country’s official

FAQ | Another ceasefire: Can the US and China end their trade war?

Relief swept across world financial markets Monday after President Donald Trump pushed back a March 2 deadline in a trade dispute with China. But the respite

Survey | American companies worry ties with the Chinese will worsen

American companies want President Donald Trump’s negotiations with Beijing to win them real improvements in their access to Chinese markets, not just a smaller overall

Huawei exec pokes fun at US spying, Snowden at tech show

A top executive at Chinese tech supplier Huawei poked fun at U.S. intelligence yesterday as he sought to reassure people attending the world’s biggest mobile industry fair that

Hanoi Summit | Kim readies for Trump after marathon journey, warm welcome

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un spent the eve of his summit with Donald Trump traveling around Hanoi in his armored limousine yesterday, his squad of encircling bodyguards

Hanoi Postcard | Summit inspires entrepreneurs

For North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump, this week’s summit in Hanoi is a chance to advance the cause of world peace.

Border tensions | India strikes inside Pakistan after deadly Kashmir attack

Pakistan says India launched an airstrike on its territory yesterday that caused no casualties, while India said it targeted a terrorist training camp in a pre-emptive strike

Australia | Cardinal Pell convicted of molesting two choirboys

The most senior Catholic cleric ever charged with child sex abuse has been convicted of molesting two choirboys moments after celebrating Mass, dealing a new blow to the

Offbeat | Nielsen: 29.6 million viewers for Oscars, up from 2018

The Oscars ended its four-year streak of dwindling viewership, reaching 29.6 million to beat last year’s audience by 12 percent, but it still represents the second-smallest audience

This Day in History | 1999 – Nigerians vote to break with military

Voters have been thronging to polling booths in Nigeria to elect a civilian president and end 15 years of military rule. Queues formed at polling stations

What to see midweek in Europe’s main football competitions

SPAIN With Barcelona boosted by another brilliant performance from Lionel Messi and Real Madrid reeling from two disappointing displays, the teams meet today with a spot

Tennis | Federer wins in Dubai to begin latest bid for 100th title

Roger Federer’s latest attempt to win his 100th ATP singles title made a shaky start at the Dubai Championships where he overcame Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4, 3-6, 6-1

World briefs

HUAWEI The U.S. gov’t fight to ban Chinese tech giant Huawei from next-generation internet networks appears to be flagging. The two sides faced off yesterday at the

Hungary stepping up campaign against EU leaders on migration

The Hungarian government is stepping up its campaign against the leadership of the European Union, repeating its accusations that it seeks to promote mass immigration into the continent.

Suburbia | Mother and daughter are charged in deaths of five relatives

Police found a Pennsylvania woman and her adult daughter in an apartment with the bodies of five relatives they had killed, including three children, authorities said

Macau Matters | A Tale of Several Pizzas

When teaching, I am a firm believer in starting with the “big picture” and only then looking into various details. For learning to be meaningful and relevant to students

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 – edition no. 3237

* Australia | Cardinal George Pell convicted of molesting choirboys * Water gate | Heavy traffic delays asbestos pipes’ removal * Crime report: hike in child sexual abuse * An education in Brunei *

Briefs | Over 70 arrested for usury

More than 70 people were arrested for their involvement in a usury group, the Judiciary Police (PJ) reported yesterday. Sixteen of the total are Macau residents, five of

Gaming | Casino taxes helping to fill gov’t coffers

2018 brought good things to Macau’s government coffers. According to data published by the Financial Services Bureau, the government collected MOP106.8 billion (USD13.21 billion) in direct

Power cut downtown under investigation

Public electricity company Companhia de Electricidade de Macau (CEM) told the Times yesterday that it is still investigating an electrical failure on Saturday that led to a

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