In Kazakhstan, Pompeo warns of China’s growing reach

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo yesterday pressed Kazakhstan to be wary of Chinese investment and influence, urging the Central Asian nation and others to join calls demanding an end

Brexit no detour for migrants hoping to cross Channel to UK

Migrants and refugees waiting by the French side of the English Channel say Brexit hasn’t derailed their determination to cross over to pursue better lives in Britain. Mingled alongside police officers

This Day in History | 1966 – Soviets land probe on Moon

The Russians have made the first controlled landing of a spacecraft on the Moon. Luna 9 made its “soft” landing at 2145 Moscow time (1845 GMT). The probe immediately began taking pictures

Offbeat | Florida man mistakenly pumps gas onto the deck of his boat

Mistakenly inserting a fuel nozzle into a fishing pole slot, a Florida man pumped $60 worth of gasoline onto the deck of his boat and the ground of a gas

Football | La Liga: Madrid stays ahead in Spain with win over Atlético in derby

With Zinedine Zidane making all the right moves, Real Madrid added to its dominant run by defeating city rival Atlético Madrid and increasing its Spanish league lead on Saturday. Zidane’s changes

The Buzz | 20 dead in stampede at Tanzania church service

Twenty people have died and a dozen others were injured in a stampede during a church meeting in the northern Tanzanian city of Moshi, the government said yesterday. The stampede was

Panic turns mainland cities into ghost towns

This Spring Festival holiday, ghost towns have become the norm across the entire mainland, even in the most populous of provincial capitals. Usually, during the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday, Chinese

World Briefs

AUSTRALIA Dozens of homes were destroyed overnight in Australia’s southeast but the wildfire threat had diminished by yesterday across New South Wales state and around the national capital Canberra, officials

Rear Window | Macau delivers

Even though we cannot project the outcome of the global public health crisis developing by the minute, as we pen this column we may evaluate how the MSAR government has

Monday, February 3, 2020 – edition no. 3463

• UM researchers develop game-changing 30-minute tests for coronavirus * Gov’t counting case number eight as imported * No signs of forced leave in casinos says regulator * Medical workers in Hong

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