UK | Gov’t defiant as Parliament takes control of Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government remained defiant after Parliament took partial control of the stalled process of leaving the European Union, arguing yesterday that the

Offbeat | Mix-up: British Airways plane lands in Scotland, not Germany

The flight on Monday seemed to go perfectly well, until passengers realized that their plane had landed in both the wrong city and the wrong country. The

This Day in History | 1989 Millions of Russians go to the polls

Millions of Russian voters have gone to the polls, with early results suggesting that a number of Communist candidates have been rejected by the electorate. The

Football | Europe qualifiers: Ronaldo injured for Portugal; big wins for England, France

An  injury to Cristiano Ronaldo exacerbated Portugal’s frustrating start to its European Championship title defense. Things couldn’t be going much better for free-scoring England and France.

Australian Football League | Aussie rules club produces video to tackle racism

An Australian rules team has taken a stand against racist abuse of players by producing a video that features indigenous leaders at the club explaining why derogatory terms

World briefs

CHINA-FRANCE Airbus secured a USD35 billion jet deal from China during a state visit by President Xi Jinping to the French capital, dealing a fresh blow to Boeing

The Buzz | Uber acquires Mideast competitor Careem for USD3.1 billion

Ride-hailing service Uber announced on Tuesday it has acquired Mideast competitor Careem for USD3.1 billion, giving the San Francisco-based firm the commanding edge in a region with a

Dutch art sleuth recovers Picasso stolen 20 years ago

A Dutch art detective said yesterday that he has recovered a valuable painting by Pablo Picasso 20 years after it was stolen from a wealthy Saudi’s yacht in

Macau Matters | Changing Childhoods

I grew up feral compared to the kids of today, and most of my generation in the developed world could say much the same. Dad worked and mum

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 – edition no. 3257

* Macau Racing Festival Zhaoqing | Greater Bay GT Cup, of course * Japan approves rules for planned casinos * Prosperity stems from love of country, two systems * HK recalls extradition law

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