Asia Today: SKorea orders doctors to stop strike amid crisis

Health officials in South Korea ordered thousands of striking doctors to return to work as the country counted its 13th straight day of triple-digit jumps in coronavirus cases. Health Minister Park

Hong Kong to relax social distancing rules as virus cases drop

Hong Kong will relax social distancing rules from Friday, allowing evening dining at restaurants and the removal of masks during outdoor exercise, as Covid-19 cases in the city dwindle. Hong Kong

Covid-19 | First confirmed re-infection said to be seen in HK

A man caught the coronavirus after recovering from an initial bout in April in what scientists said was the first case showing that reinfection may occur within a few months. The

Briefs | Fire service, police welcome new officers

  The Fire Services Bureau (CB) and the Public Security Police Force (PSP) have recently held graduation ceremonies for their new officers. The CB will have 47 graduates officially joining the

Chinese big tech companies present at upcoming Macau job fair

  Four of China’s largest technology enterprises will be at an upcoming employment expo held by the Labor Affairs Bureau, the Macao New Chinese Youth Association and the General Association of

Tourism board chief says quarantine here to stay

The government expects that quarantine upon arriving in Macau will be enforced for a relatively long time, the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes said

Interview | Exchange program, financial aid inspires student to pursue study in UK

Local universities in the Macau SAR are offering short-term exchange programs, allowing students to have the opportunity to learn about new cultures and enhance personal development. Many students prefer to stay

CESL Asia launches drawing contest to enrich children’s stay-at-home summer

Local energy and environment firm CESL Asia is organizing a drawing contest for children this summer to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its CESL Asia Social Investment Program. Themed “How to

Briefs | OM, MGM to host Beethoven concert this weekend

  To celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday and the 50th World Earth Day, the Macao Orchestra and MGM are staging two concerts this weekend at the indoor plaza, The Spectacle, at MGM

Lawmakers unhappy with landlords’ right to veto tenant business

Lawmakers of the Second Standing Committee of the Legislative Assembly (AL) are unhappy with one of the provisions in the new Hotel Business Law. It states that to request a

Beijing starts European diplomatic blitz to counter US influence

China is looking to turn on the charm in Europe to push back against a U.S. campaign for allies to shun cooperation with Beijing. Foreign Minister Wang Yi kicked off a

China, US discuss economic coordination in trade meeting

U.S. and Chinese trade envoys discussed strengthening coordination of their countries’ economic policies during a phone meeting yesterday, the Ministry of Commerce announced. The announcement gave no details of the meeting

This Day in History | 1994 Man gets ‘bionic’ heart

A man has been given the world’s first battery-operated heart in a pioneering operation in Britain. The patient, an unnamed 62-year-old from the south of England, is now in a stable

Melania Trump taking Rose Garden turn to pitch her husband

When Melania Trump addresses the Republican convention from the White House, it will be the most that many Americans have seen of their first lady since the beginning of the

Butcher-turned-gambling billionaire fights for his casino empire

Billionaire Johann Graf has never had to fight on so many fronts at the same time. The ordinary-man’s gambling company, Novomatic, the 73-year-old Austrian butcher-turned-tycoon created four decades ago, is raking

Galaxy participates in sports event for the disabled

The Macau Special Olympics (MSO) recently invited Galaxy Entertainment Group’s Volunteer Team to join their students at the 2020 Macau Sports Day for the Disabled hosted by the Sports Bureau. The

25 employees graduate from MGM diploma program

A total of 25 MGM employees graduated from the MGM High School Diploma Program, making it the largest group of graduates ever since the school started collaborating with local gaming operators. Five

Basketball | Sweet! Parker has cupcakes made to raise voter awareness

Candace Parker was a freshman at Tennessee the first time she voted in a U.S. election. It left a lasting impression on her ,and now 16 years later she’s hoping to

The Buzz | Australia blocks Kirin’s $430M sale of business to Chinese company

Australia’s government announced yesterday it proposed to block Kirin Holdings Co.’s 45.6 billion yen ($430 million) sale of its Australian beverage unit to a Chinese company in a development likely

Military’s top cyber official defends more aggressive stance

The U.S. military’s top cyber official is defending the government’s shift toward a more aggressive strategy in cyberspace, saying the mission has evolved over the last decade from “a reactive

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