Trade War | Beijing eyes Trump’s 2020 strategy for clues on deal

As the U.S. and China  Pessimism dominated in conversations last week with about a dozen bureaucrats, government advisers and researchers in China’s capital following the latest

US prosecutor: Death penalty warranted in scholar’s killing

The legal battle over whether a former University of Illinois doctoral student should live or die for the kidnapping and slaying of a Chinese scholar began with

Qiao Jianjun | Swedish court will not extradite fugitive sought by China

Sweden’s top court said yesterday it won’t extradite a fugitive to China, saying he risks the death penalty, torture or degrading treatment that would violate the European

Indonesia returning 57 containers of developed world’s waste

Indonesia is sending dozens of containers of waste back to Western nations after finding it was contaminated with used diapers, plastic and other materials, adding to

Sri Lanka | Gov’t to slash airline charges to help boost tourism

Sri Lanka’s government announced yesterday it will reduce ground handling charges for airlines and slash aviation fuel prices and embarkation fees to help the country’s

Trade | Japan says it won’t discuss or retract S. Korea export rules

Japan said yesterday it does not plan to retract or renegotiate its stricter controls on high-tech exports to South Korea, a day after the South Korean

USA | Wealthy financier charged with molesting dozens of girls

In a startling reversal of fortune, billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein was charged yesterday with sexually abusing dozens of underage girls in a case brought more than

Facebook US data transfer case goes to Europe’s top court

An Austrian privacy campaigner’s long-running legal battle against Facebook over its data transfers to the U.S. reached the European Union’s highest court yesterday. The European

Offbeat | Philly got Patti LaBelle’s name wrong on honorary street

Philadelphia honored singer Patti LaBelle with her very own street last week. Unfortunately, the signs didn’t get her name right. The city’s Streets Department didn’t capitalize the “b’’ in

This Day in History | 1940 Luftwaffe launches Battle of Britain

The German Air Force, the Luftwaffe, has mounted a series of attacks on shipping convoys off the south-east coast of England. It is the first major assault

Life & Style | Alaska Native girl leads animated kids TV show in US first

Princess Daazhraii Johnson grew up eating dried salmon and moose-head soup — foods labeled weird by other kids who had no understanding of her culture and

Basketball | China’s World Cup team sees Summer League as opportunity

China’s national team came to the NBA Summer League looking for education. They’re learning plenty — and got a win as well. Summer League is

Football | US victory most-viewed match this year but down from 2015

The United States’ 2-0 victory over the Netherlands in the FIFA Women’s World Cup final averaged nearly 15.6 million U.S. viewers on English- and Spanish-language television.

World briefs

Sri Lanka  Prosecutors have asked police to locate three key witnesses in the 2006 killings of five ethnic Tamil students, days after a

The Buzz | US State Department proposes $2 billion sale of arms to Taiwan

The State Department is proposing the sale of USD2.2 billion in arms to Taiwan, including 108 Abrams tanks and 250 Stinger surface-to-air missiles, sidestepping protests from China.

Fans mourn João Gilberto at Rio de Janeiro funeral

Fans from around the world honored bossa nova pioneer João Gilberto yesterday , filing past his coffin at his funeral in Rio de Janeiro. A

Macau Matters | A comedy of errors

To fulfill some family commitments, my wife and I flew to the US on a recent Sunday morning. To avoid the pain and stress of getting up at

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 – edition no. 3329

* A rampant subletting trend at MOP150 per night * Chui Sai On said yesterday Macau should pursue a ‘free trade’ climate with the Lusophone world under the Belt and Road

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