South Korea | Ex-president requests temporarily release

Imprisoned former South Korean President Park Geun-hye yesterday requested a temporarily release so she can be treated for health problems her lawyer says are causing “burning” and

Indonesia | Widodo set for second term as president

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has won a second five- year term, preliminary election results showed yesterday, in a victory for moderation over the nationalistic rhetoric of his

Trump vetoes measure to end US involvement in Yemen war

President Donald Trump vetoed a resolution passed by Congress to end U.S. military assistance in Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen. The veto — the second in

This Day in History | 1955 – Albert Einstein dies

Albert Einstein has died in hospital in Princeton, New Jersey, aged 76. The eminent scientist and originator of the theory of relativity was admitted to

Offbeat | 100-year-old yoga instructor keeps moving, dancing

A 100-year-old yoga instructor has no plans to stop practicing and teaching. On a spring day in Hartsdale, a northern suburb of New York City

Rugby Academy | Rain doesn’t stop play for Macau Bats

Last Saturday, the Macau Bats hosted their 5th annual Rugby Festival at The International School’s (TIS ) playing field in Taipa. Despite the inclement weather, 50

Football | Ajax wins at Juventus to reach Champions League semi

Cristiano Ronaldo shook his head as he walked off the field, while the Ajax players and staff celebrated with their fans long after the

Champions League | Messi ends United’s hopes of another Camp Nou comeback

BARCELONA 3, MAN UNITED 0 Lionel Messi made sure there was no memorable Champions League comeback for Manchester United at Camp Nou this time.

The Buzz | US allowing suits against foreign firms in Cuba

The Trump administration is opening the door for lawsuits against foreign firms operating on properties Cuba seized from Americans after the 1959 revolution. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Fashion capital New York considers banning sale of fur

A burgeoning movement to outlaw fur is seeking to make its biggest statement yet in the fashion mecca of New York City. Lawmakers are pushing a

Made In Macao | The fengshui of putting up pictures

One day, a non-Chinese friend asked me for advice on where he should hang a painting. I am no interior designer, but on a large empty wall in

World Briefs

CHINA-US High on the list of President Donald Trump’s priorities as he tries to close a trade deal with counterpart Xi Jinping is making sure China faces

Thursday, April 18, 2019 – edition no. 3273

* Trade Union Law | Coutinho high hopes on Chui’s 7 * Widodo poised to win Indonesia’s massive vote * Mass market revenue climbs at vip expense * The spectacle gets Guinness world

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