Kremlin: Putin won’t congratulate Biden until challenges end

Russian President Vladimir Putin won't congratulate President-elect Joe Biden until legal challenges to the U.S. election are resolved and the result is official, the Kremlin announced early today (Macau time). Putin

CRIME | Counterfeit banknotes continue to be used by money exchange scammers

Money exchange gangs who are active in local casinos have been using training notes to trick gamblers, the Judiciary Police (PJ) reported yesterday during the joint police press conference. As Macau’s

Lawyers raise doubts over online legal help platform

The Macau Lawyers Association (AAM) is assessing the legality of online legal advisory platform “eAskLaw,” said the president of AAM, Jorge Neto Valente, during an interview with TDM Radio. The assessment

Health authorities defend Carrie Lam’s quarantine exemption following controversy

The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center has defended its decision to exempt Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam from quarantine, arguing that the her delegation for the ongoing Boao

Some foreigners permitted to enter the SAR from December

Foreigners satisfying certain criteria can apply to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention from today for permission to enter Macau from December 1. The decision was announced as an

Briefs | Guangdong tests health code with Hong Kong

The Guangdong government authority has been testing a health code recognition system between Guangdong province and Hong Kong, according to the Guangdong government’s official WeChat mini program. The authority has

Boao Forum | 5G technology brings new opportunities worldwide

The fifth generation of wireless communication (5G) and how this technology is promoting new opportunities in both developed and developing countries was the topic of discussion at the first session

Short Film Festival to showcase 160 short films

The Macau International Short Film Festival, despite challenges raised by the Covid-19 pandemic, will showcase 160 short films and nine musical videos between December 2 and 7 at the Dom

Locals left with limited choices for travel to Europe

Locals and foreign workers in Macau may now find themselves racking their brains as they run out of options for air services and ways to fly out to Europe. The Times

Roadway revamp urged following Taipa bus accident

  The bus crash in Old Taipa last Saturday afternoon, which injured seven people and razed a storefront, has served as a wake-up call about the pressing need to review the

A worried Asia wonders: What will Joe Biden do?

As Asia comes to terms with the reality of a Joe Biden administration, relief and hopes of economic and environmental revival jostle with needling anxiety and fears of inattention. From security

China holding off sending congratulations in US election

China said yesterday it has taken note of Joe Biden’s declaration of victory in the U.S. presidential election but is holding off on sending any message of congratulations. Foreign ministry spokesperson

Hong Kong | Pro-democracy lawmakers threaten to resign

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy lawmakers said yesterday that they would resign en masse from the city’s legislative council if the central Chinese government in Beijing disqualifies any of them. The announcement from

This Day in History | 1980 Michael Foot is new Labour leader

The Labour Party has chosen the outspoken left-wing MP Michael Foot as its new leader. In the second round of voting by party MPs Mr Foot defeated his main

US | Trump faces calls to work with Biden team on transition

President Donald Trump is facing pressure to cooperate with President-elect Joe Biden’s team to ensure a smooth transfer of power when the new administration takes office in January. The General Services

Giant Pharma | Pfizer’s Covid vaccine prevents 90% of infections in study

The Covid-19 vaccine being developed by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE prevented more than 90% of infections in a study of tens of thousands of volunteers, the most encouraging scientific

Football | Leicester ends on top after weekend of changing EPL leaders

Leicester 1, Wolves 0 With a trio of unfamiliar leaders, what lightheartedly became “Stop The Count” weekend in the Premier League ended with Leicester on top. Teams and disbelieving fans were riffing

Rugby Australia signs three-year broadcasting deal with Nine

Rugby Australia is set to end a 25-year partnership with Foxtel after negotiating a three-year broadcasting deal worth 100 million Australian dollars ($73 million) with Nine Entertainment Co. that will

The Buzz | Shanghai finds a local Covid case after months of no infections

Shanghai’s city government said it has found a single domestic case of Covid-19 after months of zero local infections. The confirmed case, a 51-year-old man, works as a porter at Shanghai

Beijing noodle restaurant remembers Biden’s 2011 visit

The Yaoji Chaogan noodle restaurant beneath Beijing’s 600-year-old Drum Tower knows Joe Biden. Management has hung up photos of the U.S. president-elect from when, as vice president, he stopped by for

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