Beijing criticizes US effort to reduce Iran oil sales

China, one of Iran’s biggest oil export markets, yesterday criticized Washington’s decision to tell Beijing and other governments to stop buying crude from Tehran or face sanctions.

Easter Sunday Terror | Seven suicide attackers behind six Sri Lanka blasts

The coordinated Easter Sunday bombings that ripped through Sri Lankan churches and luxury hotels were carried out by seven suicide bombers, a government investigator said yesterday.

A Catholic town at the center of deadly attacks

The seaside Sri Lankan fishing town of Negombo has long been called “Little Rome,” a reference to its abundance of churches and its place at the

Spain | Rural regions become fierce battleground for votes

Spanish politicians are swapping campaign buses for tractors, buddying up with hunters and inspecting home-grown tomatoes in Spain’s often-neglected rural regions as they hunt for

Ukraine | No joke: Comic Zelenskiy wins presidential vote in landslide

With nearly all the votes counted in Ukraine, TV star Volodymyr Zelenskiy is projected to win the country’s presidential runoff vote in a landslide. The

Offbeat | Snakes in office force Liberia’s president to work from home

A spokesman says Liberia’s president is working from home after two snakes were found in the building that contains his office. Deputy press secretary Smith Toby

This Day in History | 1984 – Scientist finds Aids virus

The discovery of a virus which may cause Aids, the fatal disease sweeping through America, has been hailed as a “monumental breakthrough” in medical research. The

Football | Ronaldo becomes first player to win Europe’s top 3 leagues

The breakthrough under Alex Ferguson at Manchester United. Then the coronation at Real Madrid. And now another title at Juventus. If ever there was a

Opinion | On Basketball: This first round sorely lacks playoff drama

If there was a silver lining for Indiana fans after the Pacers were the first team to be bounced from the 2019 NBA playoffs, it’s this: They won’t

World briefs

THE PHILIPPINES was struck by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake yesterday evening that shook buildings in the capital and prompted the evacuation of thousands onto the streets of Manila.

The Buzz | Homeless activists outside Notre Dame demand ‘a roof too’

Dozens of public housing advocates are protesting outside the gutted Notre Dame in Paris to demand that France’s poorest be remembered after donors pledged USD1 billion to rebuild

Royal FAQ | Everything you wanted to know about Harry and Meghan’s royal baby

The time is drawing near for the impending birth of the first child for Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex. The couple

Our Desk | Online Media: Legalize or shut them down

The boom of the Internet, and mostly the striving Era of the Social Networks has brought up the phenomenon of the so-called “online media.” Although the definition

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 – edition no. 3275

* Heritage protection | Lessons from Notre-Dame * NPC reviews Ho Iat Seng withdrawal * Animal rights activists take fight to China * Taiwan to repel ‘certain’ Macau newsmen   DOWNLOAD

Hong Kong | Carrie Lam disappointed after extradition bill’s first legislative hurdle

The Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Carrie Lam, is disappointed with the Legislative Council of Hong Kong because the council, in its first meeting, failed to elect

Taiwan to review travel permits for some Macau, HK media

The Mainland Affairs Council of Taiwan has said that it will strengthen the immigration examination mechanism for those who work within specific Hong Kong and Macau media

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