New Israeli government or election: Netanyahu faces deadline

Israel’s raucous political world was on edge yesterday, counting down the hours to a midnight deadline to see whether a new government will be formed or

EU divided over top jobs after polls redraw political map

European Union leaders stood divided Tuesday over who to name to the bloc’s top jobs, after elections shredded comfortable old political alliances and raised troubling

Offbeat | Court confirms man’s custody of dog, denies ex-girlfriend

Maine’s supreme court has upheld a ruling granting a man sole custody of his dog, denying his ex-girlfriend’s bid to take the pet. The Supreme Judicial Court

This Day in History | 2001 – French ex-minister jailed over sleaze

Former French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas has been jailed for six months in the country’s biggest sleaze scandal in recent history. The 78-year-old judge and close

College Football | Transfer, play right away? Don’t bank on it, NCAA cases show

A string of recent high-profile transfers gave the college football world the impression it was getting easier for players to switch schools and compete right away. The

Tennis | Nadal, Muguruza post straight-set wins at French Open

Another German qualifier named Yannick, another easy win for Rafael Nadal. Chasing a record-extending 12th title at the French Open, Nadal posted a 6-1, 6-2, 6-4

World briefs

CHINA Fighting to maintain its access to major markets for next-generation communications, Chinese tech giant Huawei is challenging the constitutionality of a U.S. law that limits its

The Buzz | Boris Johnson to face court questions about Brexit claims

A British judge ruled yesterday that former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will be summoned to court over allegations that he lied and misled the public during the Brexit

Louvre reopens after one-day closure due to overcrowding

The Louvre museum in Paris reopened to the public after being shut down for a day when workers complained about overcrowding and walked out Monday. Union

Tenpence | We deserve a good show

This August will stage my first Chief Executive election, having arrived in Macau four years ago. Of course, like most of you, I am just an observer. All

Thursday, May 30, 2019 – edition no. 3300

* PJ holds ‘serious crime’ drill | How to combat terror, gangs * Surprise? Lau drops extradition bill lawsuit * Alexis Tam sees visitor capacity as challenge * Tourists Uber dissatisfied with taxis   DOWNLOAD

Taiwan students decry propaganda exchange

Students from Taiwan have taken to criticizing exchange programs to mainland China and Macau for being merely propaganda aimed at reinforcing thoughts of unification between China

Legislative Assembly to consider Sulu Sou’s appeal in plenary session

The Legislative Assembly (AL) has decided to accept and consider an appeal by lawmaker Sulu Sou regarding the dismissal of a written protest he had made

Opinion | Confrontation hurts both China and the US

This year, China’s foreign trade, although confronted with a complex external environment and many uncertainties, has made progress while ensuring stability. On the one hand, the

New IPIM head reports 40 suspicious immigration cases

The Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) has spotted approximately 40 suspicious applications of major investment immigration and technical immigration, according to Irene Va

Courts | Former HK official says co-defendant was his Macau love interest

A former Hong Kong government official, who is accused of acquiring over HKD500,000 in bribes from a Macau businesswoman, went to trial on Monday to defend allegations

Sai Van wooden promenade proposal shelved

The Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) has shelved Sai Van Lake’s wooden promenade project amid great controversies among residents. According to a report by Cheng Pou, the IAM dropped off

Art Macao to break ground as new type of festival

A cooperation agreement on the multi-month Art Macao festival was signed by the six casino operators and the local government yesterday at a press conference, where

Gaming | Seeing activity uptick, analysts expect growth in May

Gaming analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein and Nomura are forecasting marginal gross gaming revenue growth of between 2% and 4% for May 2019, after data on the

Motorsports | Local racers find podium finishes in Macau GP qualifiers

The Macau Grand Prix qualification races began last weekend with a number of local drivers taking podium finishes at the first event of the 2019

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