Travelog | Dutch farmers to tourists: Don’t trample our tulips

Dutch farmers have a message for tourists: Please don’t trample upon our tulips. Bulb fields close to the Netherlands’ North Sea coast are a major tourist

Tariff war | US trade negotiators arrive in Beijing for resumed talks

U.S. trade negotiators arrived in Beijing yesterday to start a new round of talks aimed at ending a tariff war over China’s technology ambitions as officials hint they

Chinese viewers balk at ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ film censorship

A huge fan of rock legends Queen, Peng Yanzi rushed to see “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the biopic about the band’s late lead singer, Freddie Mercury, while he was

Taiwan | Tsai confirms request to buy new US fighters, tanks

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said her government has asked to purchase advanced new fighter jets and tanks from the U.S., a request that if approved, could

Li sees sound economy at home, risk of downturn abroad

Premier Li Keqiang said China’s domestic economy showed signs of stability amid targeted stimulus support, although new threats were arising from weakness in global demand. “China’s

Thailand | Election Commission faces criticism in vote count

Thailand’s Election Commission held a sudden news conference yesterday to release full preliminary results of the country’s recent general election, though some of the data was

UN rights envoy says Laos focus on big projects hurting poor

A United Nations human rights expert has urged communist-ruled Laos to focus less on foreign-invested dam and railway contracts and devote more resources to helping its children

Brexit | May offers to step down once EU divorce finalized

British Prime Minister Theresa May was making a final push yesterday to save her European Union withdrawal deal after her promise to step down gained the

Trump Tower meeting figure: Russia probe ‘not a witch hunt’

The music publicist who brokered a meeting between the Trump campaign and a Russian lawyer says Robert Mueller’s Russia probe wasn’t a “witch hunt.” Rob Goldstone

This Day in History | 1971 Manson sent to gas chamber

Charles Manson and three members of his hippy cult have been sentenced to death in Los Angeles. They were found guilty of the August 1969 murders of

Offbeat | New York City councilman named as world’s tallest politician

A 6-foot-10 (208 centimeters) New York City councilman from Brooklyn has been named tallest politician in the world. Robert Cornegy Jr. (picture, right) was honored for that

Football | Solskjaer stays at the wheel in his dream job at Man United

In his 99 days as interim manager at Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer delivered a record-breaking set of results, restored the team’s identity and swagger, and

Boxing | Unified cruiserweight champ Usyk moves to heavyweight

The undisputed world cruiserweight champion, Oleksandr Usyk (pictured), is finally moving up to heavyweight. The Ukrainian fighter said he’s vacated the WBA cruiserweight title rather than fight challenger

The Buzz | Homemade explosive at north China police station injures three

Three people were injured yesterday when a homemade explosive device was set off at a police station in China’s northeast, authorities said. After setting fire to the

Saris stand out on Indian fashion runway

Before the styles debut on the runway lie days of planning, fittings and hair and makeup sessions to experiment with looks, poses and choreography. Just days

World Briefs

HONG KONG’s traditional banks are set to face one of their biggest challenges yet: a new breed of financial technology firms estimated to snare as much as

Kapok | Liveable tourism

When designing or even reviewing policy-making, the whole process is bound to start with a discussion of sort. Whether it is a subdued exchange of views or a

Friday, March 29, 2019 – edition no. 3259

* Internet in Greater Bay area Pro-Beijing businessmen call for free access * Airasia entering China via Macau * Health bureau stocks up on measles vaccines * Over 550 troublemakers barred from casinos   DOWNLOAD

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