CPU members hold varied opinions on Urban Master Plan

A total of 19 members of the Urban Planning Committee (CPU) submitted to the CPU yesterday their opinions on the draft of the Urban Master Plan. In the sixth plenary meeting

‘Synergy of Macau’ submits nominations

The Association of Synergy of Macau, a group led by Ron Lam which aims to court professional voters, yesterday submitted its nomination committee for the upcoming Legislative Assembly Election. The group

Strict Gov’t anti-pandemic measures stressful for cross-border casino staff 

Ever since a series of more stringent anti-pandemic measures came into force this week, Macau’s cross-border casino employees have been subjected to great physical and financial pressures, Cloee Chao, president

Man arrested for trying to sexually assault stranger on the street

  A man was arrested by the Public Security Police Force (PSP) on allegations of sexual harassment against a woman on Rua do Campo, the police department announced yesterday. The suspect is

Changes to health code causing disruption, elderly and children most affected

Yesterday’s implementation of stricter guidelines, enforcing more rigorous health code checking in most establishments, including hotels, restaurants and food and beverage establishments, bars and similar venues as well as on

Briefs | Tuen Ng rice dumplings pass gov’t hygiene check

  The Municipal Affairs Bureau and the Consumer Council have performed joint inspections on Dragon Boat Festival rice dumplings sold in local restaurants, bakeries and retailers. All 30 samples yielded satisfactory

Courts | LVS may face billions loss in coming lawsuit 

The U.S. casino conglomerate Las Vegas Sands (LVS) is facing a USD 12 billion lawsuit from a former partner, Asian American Entertainment Corporation (Asian American), in a Macau court, according

End to SLOT monopoly on sports lottery

  Macau SLOT Co. Ltd. (Macau SLOT) has lost its monopoly on the city’s football and basketball betting markets, according to an official gazette published yesterday. The official document stipulated that Macau SLOT has

Australia says WTO should punish Chinese economic coercion

The World Trade Organization should penalize “bad behavior when it occurs,” Australia’s prime minister said yesterday ahead of a Group of Seven leaders’ meeting in Britain where he hopes to

Covid-19 | Over 800M doses of vaccines administered in mainland

More than 800 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in China as of Tuesday as the country steps up its inoculation drive. A total of 808.96 million doses of

China denounces US bill aimed at boosting competitiveness

Beijing has denounced a U.S. bill aimed at boosting U.S. technology to improve American competitiveness, calling it a thinly veiled attack on China’s political system and an attempt to hinder

Japan, Australia share Beijing concerns, raise defense ties

Foreign and defense ministers from Japan and Australia agreed yesterday to strengthen their security ties as China becomes more assertive in pressing its claims to contested areas in the Asia-Pacific

This day in history | 1967 Israel ends six-day war

Within the last six days Israeli troops have taken territory many times larger than Israel itself and united the holy city of Jerusalem for the first time since 1948. Israeli Prime

Russia expected to outlaw opposition leader Navalny’s groups

A Moscow court is expected to outlaw the organizations founded by Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny — part of authorities’ efforts to muzzle critics ahead of a crucial parliamentary election

Tourism | EU lawmakers OK virus pass, boosting summer travel hopes

European Union lawmakers yesterday endorsed a new travel certificate that will allow people to move between European countries without having to quarantine or undergo extra coronavirus tests, paving the way

Property | Trump-linked tycoon to take Dubai developer DAMAC private

The billionaire founder of one of Dubai’s largest developers, DAMAC Properties, announced yesterday his intention to take the company fully private by buying its publicly traded shares in a move

Euro 2020 | Spain’s debutants beat Lithuania, France wins over Bulgaria

Spain 4, Lithuania 0 Spain’s group of young debutants beat Lithuania 4-0 in a warm-up match for the European Championship yesterday (Macau time). The Spain team was made up of players from

Football | Wolves hire former Benfica coach Bruno Lage as manager

Wolverhampton Wanderers hired former title-winning Benfica coach Bruno Lage as manager yesterday, the Premier League club said. It marks a return to England after the 45-year-old Lage spent time as Carlos

The Buzz | Malta customs seizes 740 kg of cocaine hidden among bananas

The customs department in Malta intercepted 740 kilograms of cocaine yesterday in a record-breaking drug seizure for the Mediterranean island nation, officials said. The drugs, with an estimated street value of

EU report: Illicit drug sales moved online during lockdowns

Illegal drug production on European soil increased during the coronavirus pandemic last year as lockdowns helped move drug sales from streets to encrypted online platforms, according to an analysis of

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