CRIME | Local student loses 48,000 patacas in online sex scam

A local student has fallen victim to an online scam after seeking sexual services through a social network, according to the Judiciary Police (PJ). The PJ

Anti-corruption agency slams gov’t in Ilha Verde Hill probe

Macau’s anti- corruption agency has found that two government departments violated the Urban Planning Law and the Cultural Heritage Protection Law in their conservation and planning

Sidónio Pais café victim of second crash in two months

The Public Security Police Force has confirmed to the Times that a rubbish collection truck crashed into an old cafeteria on Avenida de Sidónio Pais at around

Sulu Sou wants police-demonstrator mechanism

Lawmaker Sulu Sou has asked the government to establish a specific communication mechanism between demonstration organizers and police authorities for future demonstrations, in order to avoid

New taxi law may create monopoly for recording devices

The city’s new taxi law is suspected of creating a monopoly due to its regulations on the installation of voice recording equipment inside taxis. During Macau

Education authority concerned internet corrupting youth values

The influence of the Internet on the values of Macau’s younger generation is a growing concern for officials in charge of the Education and Youth Affairs

Wynn Resorts | Thousands turn out for new Boston casino opening

Massachusetts’ third casino officially opened its doors near Boston on Sunday to thousands of patrons, including some who had lined up in the early morning hours to

Gaming | New poker room opens at Roosevelt Hotel

Macau junket Meg-Star Group has opened its first poker room blending luxury watch viewing with poker games. The new establishment opened June 21 at the

Passengers on alert for EVA Air strike

A total of 10 flights to and from Macau have been canceled due to Taiwanese airline EVA Air’s cabin crew strike, as of yesterday. Passengers are being

Hong Kong | Protesters block gov’t building access, plan new action

Protesters fearing an erosion of Hong Kong’s legal autonomy blocked access to a government office building for nearly two hours yesterday and plan more demonstrations

Guangzhou | Robot employed to help rehab drug addicts

Guangzhou has employed a talking robot to aid the rehabilitation of substance users through human-machine counseling, reports state media agency Xinhua. While robots elsewhere are made to blur the

United States | Drive to legalize sports betting differs by region

In the year since the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for every state to legalize sports betting, a regional divide has opened as states decide whether to

Opinion | The bitter contest for China’s online shoppers

Carrefour SA, Europe’s largest retailer, may be the latest Western company to pull back from China. It’s unlikely to be the last. Over the past few years,

Carrefour sells control of China business at a discount

Carrefour SA has agreed to sell an 80% stake in its China unit for 4.8 billion yuan (USD698 million) in cash to local retailer Co. as

US, China discuss Xi-Trump summit as trade tensions simmer

The U.S. and China are discussing arrangements for the meeting between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit, a

Australia repatriating eight youth from Islamic State families

Eight Australian offspring of two slain Islamic State group fighters had been removed from Syria in Australia’s first organized repatriation from the conflict zone, Australia’s prime minister

New Zealand | Government to start protecting bank deposits of most savers

New Zealand remains one of the few developed countries where people with bank savings have no recourse if their bank fails, but the government said yesterday

Indonesia | Strong quake recorded in Banda Sea, no tsunami

A strong earthquake struck yesterday in Indonesia’s Banda Sea, but authorities said there is no tsunami threat. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 7.3 quake

India | Death toll in encephalitis outbreak rises to 152

India’s Supreme Court yesterday directed state and national authorities to file reports to the court on an encephalitis outbreak in the eastern state of Bihar this

Iran | People say their ‘bones breaking’ under US sanctions

As the U.S. piles sanction after sanction on Iran, it’s the average person who feels it the most. From a subway performer’s battered leather hat

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