US charges North Korean computer programmers in global hacks

The Justice Department has charged three North Korean computer programmers in a broad range of global hacks, including a destructive attack targeting an American movie studio, and in the attempted

Briefs | Foreign exchange reserves amount to MOP197B

  The preliminary estimate of Macau SAR’s foreign exchange reserves amounted to MOP195.4 billion at the end of January 2021, according to data issue by the Monetary Authority of Macao. The

Immigration law | AL president requests to pass bill by September

The Third Standing Committee of the Legislative Assembly has received a request from the parliamentary head, Kou Hoi In, to finish compiling its opinions on an immigration bill by April,

New law mandates employment agencies to pay a guarantee of MOP300,000

The new regulation, that warrants employment agencies to pay a guarantee fee of MOP 300,000, will take effect on March 15, according to an official gazette released yesterday. The gazette also

CNY | Tourist arrivals fail to meet gov’t’s forecast

Macau welcomed a total of 77,383 tourist arrivals during the first six days of the Chinese New Year (CNY) between February 11 to 16, down 68.2% year-on-year, according to the provisional

Gaming | Spring Festival’s GGR continues to be curtailed as expected: JP Morgan

Macau’s casino gross gaming revenue (GGR) is expected to stand at MOP3 billion for the first 15 days of February, equivalent to an average daily number of MOP200 million —

CE visits members of the public from different sectors during CNY

Chief Executive (CE) Ho Iat Seng visited a number of neighborhoods during the Lunar New Year in a bid to gain a better understanding of business conditions in the city. On

Crime | Three cases of domestic violence recorded over the holiday period

According to the PJ, three new cases were recorded in the last few days involving both physical and psychological abuse among family members. The most prominent case involves a 27-year-old grandson

Crime | Five stranded TNR scammed over job search

Five former non-resident workers (TNR) from the Philippines, currently stranded in Macau, have been defrauded by another Filipino over an alleged job referral scheme, the Public Security Police Force (PSP)

MGTO to launch water tours at Barra ferry terminal in Q1

  The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) is set to roll out water tour activities at the Barra ferry terminal, which is slated to open in the first quarter (Q1) of

Covid-19 | 2,000 people registered to get inoculated on first day

Next Monday will be the commencement of the Covid-19 vaccination for the public and as of yesterday afternoon 2,200 people have booked to get their shots on the first day,

Education | UM alters postgraduate fees for international students

Tuition fees for postgraduate international students at the University of Macau (UM) in the upcoming 2021/2022 academic year will be similar to what students from mainland China, Taiwan and Hong

Analysis | Pentagon rethinking how to array forces to focus on China

The Biden administration faces a conundrum as it rethinks the positioning of military forces around the world: How to focus more on China and Russia without retreating from longstanding Mideast

Beijing steps up online controls with new rule for bloggers

Ma Xiaolin frequently wrote about current affairs on one of China’s leading microblogging sites, where he has 2 million followers. But recently, he said in a post, the Weibo site

This day in history | 1954 McCarthy hunts ‘army Communists’

The Secretary of the US army has ordered two generals, subpoenaed by anti-Communist senator Joseph McCarthy, to ignore the summons. The move by Robert T Stevens came on the first day

Australia | News media ‘large and small’ discuss Google deals

Google is quickly negotiating generous deals with big and small Australian media companies to pay for news as lawmakers consider forcing digital giants into such agreements, Australia’s treasurer said yesterday. Seven

Pharma | Taiwan concerned China may have blocked vaccine purchase

Taiwan’s attempts to purchase 5 million doses of BioNTech SE’s Covid-19 vaccine fell apart at the last minute, Taiwan’s health minister said, voicing concern that political pressure from Beijing may

The Art of Giving | 2021, a year to REcommit

The 2019 global Covid-19 pandemic has put foward a series of pressing challenges that few of us anticipated. It is likely that there will be many consequences after a period

Gaming | Crown’s crisis deepens as regulator recommends Perth probe

The crisis enveloping Crown Resorts Ltd. deepened after a state regulator recommended an inquiry into the company’s fitness to run its Perth casino. Hours after Crown was formally found unsuitable to

The Buzz | Australia’s second largest city comes out of third lockdown

Melbourne, Australia’s second largest city, will relax its third lockdown yesterday and allow spectators to return to the Australian Open tennis tournament after a five-day absence. Rod Laver Arena will be

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