Asia Today: South Korea sees 11th day of 3-digit increases

South Korea counted its 11th straight day of triple-digit daily jumps in coronavirus cases Monday and health officials pleaded for people to follow guidelines or risk further restrictions or strains

Bayern proves organizations do win championships

There's something fitting about a German club winning the first major team sports trophy of the COVID-19 era. Maybe a lesson in there, too. Because of the way their countrymen handled

Analysis | Hato to Higos: Lessons learned in being prepared

The passage of super typhoon Hato three years ago exposed the lack of preparedness in facing such weather-related events. Yesterday, on the third anniversary of Hato, social media users shared messages

MOP790 million e-voucher spend recorded in first 20 days

The current round of Macau’s Consumption Subsidy Scheme has injected MOP790 million into the market in its first 20 days of operation, the government announced in a statement. Also known as

Pedestrian footbridge reportedly collapses in Gongbei

Part of a pedestrian footbridge on the Zhuhai side of the Gongbei crossing has collapsed, according to reports by public broadcaster TDM. The incident is understood to have occurred on Saturday

André Cheong declines to conserve old Taipa mills

When questioned about the future of the temporary leisure area in Taipa, Secretary for Administration and Justice, André Cheong, declined to save the large site area of a former factory

Briefs | Indian man masturbates on bus in second sexual harassment incident

  A 32-year-old man from India has recently been charged by the police with two counts of sexual harassment. On July 18, the man was charged with sexual harassment and was

Gaming | Lawrence Ho predicts recovery will be gradual, not V-shaped

The recovery of Macau’s casino sector will be gradual and will take longer than first expected, Lawrence Ho, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Melco Resorts and Entertainment, has said. The

Marshall Hao lawsuit postponed until June 2021

A high-profile lawsuit against casino operator Las Vegas Sands (LVS) has been postponed again, with the trial held in Macau rescheduled to June 16, 2021. The postponement was requested because of

HK cruise ship owner suspends payments to creditors

A cruise ship operator controlled by Malaysian tycoon Lim Kok Thay suspended all payments to creditors, triggering a 36% drop in the company’s shares and denting investor confidence in Lim’s

Courts | TSI rules against former secretary’s non-renewal of residence permit

The Court of Second Instance (TSI) has ruled against former Secretary for Economy and Finance Lionel Leong’s decision not to accept the renewal of the residency permit of a man

Students more accustomed to online lectures than teachers: study

About 60% of higher education students prefer hybrid lectures with online and offline teaching components, in contrast to less than half of teaching staff who said they felt the same

Trade War | US WeChat users sue Trump over order banning messaging app

Some U.S.-based users of WeChat are suing President Donald Trump in a bid to block an executive order that they say would effectively bar access in the U.S. to the

Taiwan | US envoy joins president Tsai at military memorial

The U.S. envoy to Taiwan joined President Tsai Ing-wen at a military memorial service yesterday in a fresh show of warming relations that threatened to add to irritants in Washington’s

South Korea, China reaffirm plans for leaders’ summit

Senior South Korean and Chinese officials this weekend reaffirmed plans to arrange a summit between their leaders “at an early date” once coronavirus concerns subside, Seoul’s presidential office said. At a

This Day in History | 1993 Michael Jackson accused of child abuse

They have refused to give details but it has emerged that two of Mr Jackson’s homes were searched at the weekend following allegations of child abuse. It is reported that the

TRADE WAR spillovers | US faces back-to-school laptop shortage

Schools across the United States are facing shortages and long delays, of up to several months, in getting this year’s most crucial back-to-school supplies: the laptops and other equipment needed

Extra security measures in Paris for PSG’s big game

With Paris Saint-Germain looking to become only the second French club to win the Champions League, around 3,000 police will be deployed on the Champs-Élysées and outside the club’s stadium

The Buzz | EU trade chief under pressure for golf event

The EU’s trade commissioner is coming under intense pressure to step down after attending a golf event despite a ban on public gatherings during the pandemic. The job of Phil Hogan,

Alexi Navalny Comatose Russian dissident visited by wife, aide in Germany

Alexi Navalny’s wife and a top aide visited him yesterday in a Berlin hospital where the comatose Russian dissident is being treated by German doctors after a suspected poisoning. Navalny was

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