Australia promises more money for overwhelmed spy agency

A government minister on yesterday promised an unprecedented funding increase for Australia’s main spy agency, which is struggling to meet demands posed by the nation’s new

Dior apologizes to China over map excluding Taiwan

Christian Dior SE became the latest company to face a backlash in China over political sensitivities, after making a presentation at a university that included a map of the country

UK, EU reach tentative Brexit deal that still needs ratification

Britain and the European Union finally reached a new tentative Brexit deal yesterday hoping to escape the acrimony, divisions and frustration of their three-year divorce battle. British

Offbeat | Musicians Hall of Fame to honor group with New Jersey roots

Seven years after hitting the road to perform and share their stories of recording with some of the biggest names in pop music, a New Jersey-based group of

This Day in History | 1963 – Aristocrat is new prime minister

A Scottish Earl has won one of the most bitterly-fought leadership contests in the history of the Conservative Party to become Britain’s next Prime Minister. As Lord

Macau’s Golden Grandfather

  * Movies: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil * Books: The Guardians: a Novel by Doubleday, by John Grisham * Music: Almost Daylight by Chris Knight * Food: Cookbook serves up TV, movie foods   DOWNLOAD

In ‘Mistress of Evil,’ Maleficent plays mom

For a moment, “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” seems poised to turn into a wonderful take on “Father of the Bride” only with fangs and wings. Princess

Grisham’s ‘The Guardians’ is suspenseful thriller

In John Grisham’s latest novel, “The Guardians,” a former priest named Cullen Post works for an organization called Guardian Ministries that scours court transcripts and personal letters

Chris Knight snarls out an album that fits the times

In his first release in more than seven years, Kentucky-born country rocker Chris Knight has snarled out an album that’s gruff, uncompromising and perfect for the times.

Biography | The life and times of Pedro Lobo

Pedro José Lobo was one of the most important figures in the modern history of Macau. He headed the Economic Affairs Department for 27 years, negotiated with

You CAN try this at home: Cookbook serves up TV, movie foods

Andrew Rea’s YouTube video series “Binging with Babish” was born in 2016 when he attempted to recreate the “fussy little burger” described in elaborate detail by

Life & Style | Hollywood ‘Tarzan’ actor Ron Ely’s wife killed; son shot by deputies

Tarzan actor Ron Ely’s wife was stabbed to death in their California home by their 30-year-old son, who was then shot and killed by sheriff’s deputies, authorities

Rugby World Cup | Uncertainty cloaks latest match in England-Australia rivalry

Saturday, 15:15 England v Australia H 1.36, D 34, A 3.75 New Zealand v Ireland H 1.22, D 41, A 5.5

Boxing | Patrick Day dies of brain injuries 4 days after fight

Boxer Patrick Day died yesterday , four days after sustaining head injuries in a fight with Charles Conwell. Promoter Lou DiBella said Day died at

World briefs

The Buzz | Da Vinci’s ‘Vitruvian Man’ drawing can go on loan to Louvre

An Italian court has ruled that Leonardo Da Vinci’s iconic “Vitruvian Man” drawing can be loaned to France’s Louvre Museum, solving an ongoing cultural dispute between Italy and France.

HK protest demands are unrealistic, Singapore PM says

Protesters in Hong Kong are making unrealistic demands in an effort to take down the government, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said. “Those are

Bizcuits | Snakes, rants and witch-hunts – symbols of change

The University of Macau presents as a pragmatic and grounded institution that gets on with the business of education and research. Said to be guided by five values

Friday, October 18, 2019 – edition no. 3397

• A financial expert said Macau could be testing ground for carbon credits trading * Surprise Grand Prix lineup announced after major dropouts * Macau's Golden Grandfather * A cybercrime bill detailing a

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