US, South Korea cut short meeting over sharing defense costs

U.S. and South Korean officials yesterday publicly acknowledged the allies remain far apart in negotiations for increasing South Korea’s contributions to the costs for maintaining the American military presence on

Germany’s Merkel urges more investment in African nations

German Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday urged more investment in African countries to improve their living standards and help prevent migrants from coming to Europe as part of the Compact with

This Day in History | 1995 Diana admits adultery in TV interview

Diana, Princess of Wales, has spoken openly for the first time about her separation from the Prince of Wales in a frank interview for the BBC’s Panorama programme. During her hour-long

Offbeat | Camel, cow, donkey found roaming together along Kansas road

Authorities discovered a camel, a cow and a donkey roaming together along a Kansas road in a grouping reminiscent of a Midwestern Christmas Nativity scene. The Goddard Police Department asked for

Italy’s white truffle hunters worry about climate change

Rising global temperatures are worrying truffle hunters around the Italian town of Alba, where the most prized specimens can fetch twice the price of gold. This particularly warm October, eight out

Football | Italy has swagger back with winning streak and glut of goals

ITALY 9, ARMENIA 1 Italy’s impressive form is posing problems for coach Roberto Mancini. Who to leave behind next year for the European Championship? The Azzurri signed off their qualifying campaign in style

The Buzz | Macau lawmakers losing importance in the legislative process: Paulo Cardinal

Lawyer Paulo Cardinal, who has served for more than 25 years in the Legislative Assembly (AL), said that lawmakers have been losing legislative capacity since the handover in 1999. The legislators

Interview | Google VP worries about online content, too

Google Vice President Jacqueline Fuller says the company is having “a lot of conversations” internally amid worries about the tech giant’s bottomless appetite for consumer data and how it uses

World Briefs

TAIWAN Chinese attempts to interfere in Taiwan’s presidential election campaign are happening “every day,” the island’s leader, Tsai Ing-wen, said yesterday. Tsai gave no details, but she said China was

Macau Matters | Teaching an old dog new tricks

Based on research from Rutgers University, Solidia Technologies ( or Solidia Video) is commercializing a new way to make concrete which can dramatically reduce the environmental impact of this major

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 – edition no. 3420

  * Shelve it! • Pro-democrats demand cancelling of facial recognition trial * Historical sources online ‘to change perspective’ * The tunnel to Hengqin’s UM campus undergoes repair to fix long-lasting water leaking problems *

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