Gunmen seize businessman in southern Philippines

Gunmen seized a businessman in front of his wife and son Wednesday in the southern Philippines and government forces were trying to track down the abductors and their victim, police

Asia Today: Vietnam to resume international flights

Vietnam will resume international commercial flights to several Asian destinations starting Friday, after a monthslong shutdown to curb the coronavirus outbreak. The flights, however, are reserved for Vietnamese nationals, diplomats, experts,

Lawmaker urges gov’t not to force foreign designers to hire local architects

Lawmaker Au Kam San has urged the government not to force foreign design contractors to hire local architects, which he says could impact the quality of the projects. Au voiced his

Briefs | 11th MGM Macau Eco TrailHiker canceled

  The 11th MGM Macau Eco TrailHiker has been canceled this year due to the impact of Covid-19 and the continuation of social distancing measures in the Macau SAR. “We would

Fate of new Zone D to be decided by the public

The future of Zone D, one of the new land reclamation areas, has not yet been decided, Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng said yesterday on the sidelines of the groundbreaking

Ho Iat Seng to visit Hainan for Pan-Pearl River Delta meeting

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng will lead a delegation to Sanya, Hainan province from today until September 18 to attend the 2020 Pan-Pearl River Delta (PPRD) Regional Cooperation Executive Chiefs

IPM sets foundation stones for new library building

The Macao Polytechnic Institute (IPM) launched yesterday the foundation stones of its new library and administration building. The new building will have a total of 15 floors and includes an underground

Eight animal welfare associations jointly petition Chief Executive

Eight local animal welfare organizations joined together and submitted a petition letter to the Chief Executive yesterday to request that the government adopt the widely used Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) mode of

Analyst warns gaming sector will see ‘winners and losers’

A Malaysian-based gaming analyst has warned that Macau’s upcoming facilities such as the Grand Lisboa Palace and The Londoner will “not likely grow in overall demand” in the short term

Ho Iat Seng hopes to reopen the border to Asia in Q4

The government is hoping that more Asian countries will soon be in a situation that will allow Macau’s borders to be reopened to their citizens. These countries need to have brought

Briefs | Tak Chun boss acquires 21% stake in Macau Legend

  An entity controlled by Chan Weng Lin, the chief executive of Macau junket operator Tak Chun Group, has acquired a 20.65% stake in David Chow’s Macau Legend Development. Citing information

Opinion | More than any time, we need the United Nations

The UN General Assembly has adopted an “omnibus” resolution to encourage international cooperation in response to COVID-19. The resolution, which was adopted with a vote of 169 to 2 with

Hong Kong | No information on reported detentions in Taiwan: Lam

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said yesterday that Taiwan has not disclosed information about the reported detentions of five Hong Kongers who may have attempted to flee there by boat

US envoy accuses China of insincerity toward Southeast Asia

A U.S. official accused China yesterday of bullying and insincerity in its dealings with Southeast Asian nations, but said Washington isn’t forcing the region to choose sides between the two

This Day in History | 1958: Historic Sheerness docks to close

The government has announced the closure of one of the oldest naval dockyards in the UK. All 2,500 jobs at Sheerness Docks on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent are in

Chinese consumers join industrial recovery from Covid-19

China’s economic recovery from Covid-19 accelerated, spurred by a rebound in consumption as virus restrictions eased and larger-than-expected gains in industrial output. Retail sales rose for the first time this year

Hong Kong will launch new round of virus stimulus measures

Hong Kong will launch a new round of its virus relief fund, as the city’s economy continues to suffer from a recession that was prompted by pro-democracy protests and worsened

Football | Stunner from James helps big-spending Chelsea to opening win

BRIGHTON 1, CHELSEA 2 After a spending spree of $250 million on some of Europe’s most exciting stars, Chelsea was indebted to a wonder strike from one of its homegrown players

The Buzz | World isn’t meeting biodiversity goals, UN report finds

A decade-long global effort to save Earth’s disappearing species and declining ecosystems has mostly stumbled, with fragile habitats like coral reefs and tropical forests in more trouble than ever, researchers

World Views | Europe needs to recognize the threat from Russia

During two decades as Russia’s leader, Vladimir Putin has rarely concealed his contempt for Western-style democracy and the rule of law. The poisoning of Russian political activist Alexei Navalny, amid a widening

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