Asia Today: India, Singapore see record numbers of new cases

BANGKOK (AP) — India and Singapore announced their biggest single-day spikes in new coronavirus cases on Monday, as the crisis intensifies in parts of Asia. India's spike came after the government

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A gunman disguised as a police officer shot people in their homes and set fires in a rampage across the Canadian province of Nova Scotia that killed 16 people, the

Lawmaker wants more paid training courses

  Lawmaker Leong Sun Iok has asked the local government to expand the government paid training program to more sectors. In Leong’s interpellation to the SAR government, the lawmaker pointed out

ExCo completes discussion on amended 2020 budget

The Executive Council (ExCo) has completed discussions on the draft of the amended 2020 budget. The total expenditure amount of the MSAR integrated budget for the economic year of 2020 has

Foreign reserves fall 2.3% from a month earlier

The Monetary Authority of Macao has announced that the preliminary estimate of the SAR’s foreign exchange reserves amounted to 176.6 billion patacas at the end of March 2020. The reserves decreased

School resumption back on track for senior students

Secondary schools will resume in May in a two- phased approach, the director of the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ), Lou Pak Sang, announced yesterday during the daily press

Government confident in affordable housing supply

The Macau SAR government is confident in its ability to supply more affordable housing units to local residents in the long-term. The First Standing Committee of the Legislative Assembly (AL) had

IKEA store to hold soft opening Thursday

Swedish furniture brand IKEA will hold the soft opening for its first Macau store on Thursday. Located in the shopping mall of the Nova Grande residence, next to the Central Park

Analysis | Policy Address: After health crisis victory, some question if HIS has will to save economy

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng (HIS) has satisfied the public with his handling of the novel coronavirus outbreak, riding on a wave of popularity in his first four months leading

Gaming | Sands suspends $2.37 billion dividend, seeks acquisitions

  With the casino industry shut down by the coronavirus, Sheldon Adelson is suspending Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s dividend. He’s also looking to purchase existing resorts from others for the first

G2E Asia postponed again, this time to December

Annual gaming industry event G2E Asia will be again postponed, this time to December 1 to 3 this year, its organizing bodies have announced. The organizing bodies, the American Gaming Association

Analysis | With new virus plan, Trump passes buck to states

President Donald Trump’s guidelines for states to reopen their economies had the hallmarks of a permission structure. But what he really created was a blame structure. On Friday, he emphatically embraced

Japan | New wave of infections threatens to collapse hospitals

Hospitals in Japan are increasingly turning away sick people as the country struggles with surging coronavirus infections and its emergency medical system collapses. In one recent case, an ambulance carrying a

The workers who keep Spain going under lockdown

As Spain hunkers down after five weeks of confinement, the brave few keep the country going during a coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 20,000 of their fellow citizens. These

This Day in History | 1972 Apollo 16 safely on Moon after engine crisis

The Apollo 16 mission has landed on the Moon after a seven-hour crisis that nearly aborted the mission altogether. Astronauts John Young and Charles Duke became the fifth team to step

Fair to furlough? Massive UK job-saving plan prompts pushback

Britain’s bailout battle is heating up before the first penny has even been paid in an unprecedented effort to save jobs amid the coronavirus pandemic. While more than half of U.K.

UK youth orchestra plays ‘Ode to Joy’ alone but together

A nationwide lockdown didn’t stop Britain’s National Youth Orchestra from making music — alone but together. With the country in its fourth week of isolation to slow the spread of the

NBC’s Peacock launching in July with ‘handful’ of originals

  NBCUniversal says its video-streaming service Peacock will launch nationally in July as planned, even though just a handful of its original series will be ready. The service was meant to have

The Buzz | Millions of orchids discarded by top world exporter

As global tourism collapses, so does the orchid industry in top exporter Thailand, where the flowers are regarded as a symbol of hospitality. Global demand for cut flowers, from Thai orchids

Hong Kong | US, UK condemn arrests of democracy advocates

The United States condemned the arrests of at least 14 veteran pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong on charges of joining massive anti-government protests last year, saying the police action jeopardizes

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