Corporate Bits | Westlife to hold concert in July

Westlife is set to bring “Westlife The Twenty Tour in Macau” to The Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena on July 27, 2019, Sands China Ltd. announced in a statement. The tour is

US, Chinese negotiators said to further talks on cloud access in trade deal

U.S. and Chinese negotiators are discussing adding a concession on cloud computing to their trade agreement that would give foreign companies greater access to the USD12 billion

Defense: Accused in Chinese scholar’s death denied proper care

Lawyers for a former University of Illinois student accused of killing Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang say university counselors didn’t offer him adequate care when he sought

SOUTH CHINA SEA | US sends Beijing signal with F-35-laden warship in disputed sea

The U.S. sent a fighter- jet-carrying warship to join drills near the disputed Scarborough Shoal for the first time, sending a pointed message to China as

Politics | North Korea’s parliament to open as Kim mulls US strategy

North Korea’s Supreme People’s Assembly is expected to convene tday to formally approve leader Kim Jong Un’s latest economic policies and possibly endorse a shift in

Japan | Ghosn’s lawyers appeal to Supreme Court over detention

The lawyers for Nissan’s former Chairman Carlos Ghosn, who was sent back to detention while out on bail, filed a protest with the Japanese Supreme Court

Malaysia | Former first lady hit with fresh corruption charge

The wife of Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Najib Razak was hit yesterday with a new corruption charge over a solar energy contract. Rosmah Mansor pleaded not

UK | May to ask EU for Brexit delay; long extension expected

Just days away from a potentially calamitous no-deal Brexit, European Union leaders are meeting to discuss granting the United Kingdom a new delay — possibly of

Israel | Netanyahu appears headed toward 5th term as PM

Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to be headed toward a historic fifth term as Israel’s prime minister yesterday, with close-to-complete unofficial election results giving his right-wing Likud and

This Day in History | 1957 – Britain agrees to Singapore self-rule

The British government is to allow the island colony of Singapore to govern itself under a new constitution agreed in London. The Singapore Constitutional Conference ended today

Offbeat | Prince Harry, Oprah work on mental health program for Apple

Kensington Palace says Britain’s Prince Harry will be partnering with Oprah Winfrey to create a documentary series on mental health for Apple’s new streaming service.

Football | Son gives Tottenham CL lead over Man City after Kane injury

With Tottenham’s Champions League quarterfinal scoreless and oozing intensity, Harry Kane launched into a challenge to block Fabian Delph’s run, clattering into the Manchester City opponent and

Football | Brazilians score decisive goals in Asian Champions League

A trio of Brazilian forwards scored decisive goals in the Asian Champions League yesterday. Talisca got the first two for Guangzhou Evergrande in a 4-0 win over

Japan Olympic minister resigns over disaster gaffe

Japan’s Olympic minister resigned yesterday after making remarks deemed offensive to the people affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, a gaffe that had questioned his credentials.

The Buzz | Man wins over USD110k, breaks single-day record on ‘Jeopardy!’

A 34-year-old professional sports gambler from Las Vegas won more than UDD110,000 on “Jeopardy!” yesterday (Macau time), breaking the record for single-day cash winnings on the

Rose Marie Bentley | Woman lived to 99 with most organs on wrong side of body

Rose Marie Bentley was an avid swimmer, raised five kids, helped her husband run a feed store, and lived to the ripe age of 99. It

World Views | We’re not even close to the next great recession

What’s all the fuss about? Maybe the world economy isn’t in such terrible shape after all. New projections from the International Monetary Fund, published this week, show

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TRADE WAR U.S. and Chinese negotiators are discussing adding a concession on cloud computing to their trade agreement that would give foreign companies greater access to the USD12

Thursday, April 11, 2019 – edition no. 3268

* Over the border | Hengqin property deals surge on Delta Bridge * Leong meets with financial regulators * Illegal tour guides hard to combat under current law * Crown shares

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