Thailand says ‘Wuhan coronavirus’ found in traveler from China

A traveler from China who arrived in Bangkok was infected with the newly identified virus believed to have triggered a pneumonia outbreak in central China, Thai

Zimbabwe’s president meets China’s foreign minister Wang Yi

Zimbabwe’s president Emmerson Mnangagwa praised his country’s relations with China yesterday, after meeting the Asian giant’s foreign minister Wang Yi, who was visiting as part of an African tour

Prague inks partnership with Taipei to Beijing’s ire

The Czech capital, Prague, yesterday signed a partnership agreement with the capital of Taiwan, Taipei - three months after canceling a similar deal with Beijing and angering the Chinese

Briefs | India’s ruling party lawmaker threatens to shoot protesters

The head of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party in the state of West Bengal has threatened to shoot and jail people who protest a

Philippines | Lava gushes from volcano near Manila; tens of thousands flee

Red-hot lava gushed out of a volcano near the Philippine capital yesterday, as tens of thousands of people fled the area through heavy ash and frightening

Fugitive Catalan Puigdemont arrives at EU parliament

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont arrived for his first session as a member of the European Parliament on Monday despite facing an arrest warrant against him in

WikiLeaks’ Assange in UK court fighting extradition

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange made a brief court appearance yesterday in his bid to prevent extradition to the United States to face serious espionage charges. He

Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown

Iranian security forces fired both live ammunition and tear gas to disperse demonstrators protesting against the Islamic Republic’s initial denial that it shot down a Ukrainian jetliner,

Offbeat | FBI is trying to catch a “bad wig bandit” in North Carolina

The FBI is asking the public’s help in catching a so-called “bad wig bandit” who’s been robbing banks in North Carolina. The FBI said in a

This Day in History | 1994 – Duchess of Kent joins Catholic church

The Duchess of Kent has become the first member of the Royal Family to convert to Catholicism for more than 300 years. The duchess was received into the Catholic

‘Bullitt’ Mustang sells for $3.74 million at Florida auction

The Highland Green 1968 Ford Mustang GT featured in the film “Bullitt” was sold last week at a Florida auction house for $3.74 million. The

Bye, Ricky Gervais: Poehler, Fey to host 2021 Golden Globes

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will share host duties for the Golden Globes ceremony in 2021. Poehler herself shared the announcement at a TV critics

Football | Madrid beats Atlético in shootout, wins Spanish Super Cup

Real Madrid beat Atlético Madrid in a penalty shootout on Sunday to win the first edition of the new-look Spanish Super Cup that was held in Saudi

Motorbike racer Paulo Gonçalves dies during Dakar Rally

Portuguese motorbike rider Paulo Gonçalves died on the Dakar Rally after crashing in the Saudi Arabia desert on Sunday. He was 40. Gonçalves fell and

World briefs

AFGHANISTAN-PAKISTAN Severe winter weather has struck parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan, with heavy snowfall, rains and flash floods that left at least 54 people dead,

The Buzz | Rio party launching countdown to Carnival ends in disorder

A massive celebration in Rio de Janeiro Sunday marking the start of the 50-day countdown to Brazil’s world famous Carnival was marred by tear gas, tossed bottles and clashes

Queen agrees to let Harry, Meghan move part-time to Canada

Queen Elizabeth II agreed yesterday to grant Prince Harry and and his wife Meghan their wish for a more independent life, allowing them to move part-time

Our Desk | Primacy of the wet market

I have not had the chance to congratulate my friends and acquaintances in the culinary industry, who have made the food industry of Macau what it currently is today.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 – edition no. 3453

• The move comes amid stiff competition from the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge * Lotus Bridge to soon fall under Macau legal sovereignty * Wuhan coronavirus arrives in Bangkok * The gov’t is not

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