Dems show surprising strength; control of Congress unclear

Control of Congress hung in the balance today (Wednesday) as Democrats showed surprising strength, defeating Republicans in a series of competitive races and defying expectations that high inflation and President

Bangladesh balances energy needs with climate, conservation

Fish, rice, mangrove trees and the lush delta wetlands where the massive Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Meghna rivers drain into the Bay of Bengal. It's not luxury. But for the farmers and

Social Affairs and Culture with PIDDA projected execution rate at only 28.4%

The lawmakers who comprise the Follow-up Committee for Public Finance Affairs of the Legislative Assembly (AL) have raised concerns over the poor project execution rate for

Gov’t drops entry permit requirement for non-residents

The government has lessened the requirements for non-resident workers and diplomats to return to the SAR amid its adherence to Beijing’s zero-Covid policy. A

Residential property prices continue to drop amid economic headwinds

The overall residential property price index for July - September 2022 decreased by 1.7% over the previous period (June - August 2022) to 250.4 as the

Lawmakers propose to clarify codes on privately managed parking lots

The government should clarify regulations concerning parking lots operated privately on private land, which may consequentially increase the number of such facilities in older districts,

Caritas Bazaar estimated to have raised over MOP5 million this year

The annual Caritas Bazaar that took place last weekend at the Nam Van Lake leisure area probably raised between 5 and 6 million patacas for

Air show seeks to position China as global competitor

China is displaying its latest generation fighter jets and civilian aircraft this week as it looks to carve a larger role for itself in the global

Cleaning services’ revenues increase to MOP1.32b

In view of an increase in demand for cleaning services among industries, income for cleaning services went up by 6.8% year-on-year to MOP1.32 billion in 2021. Expenditure rose

Public finance committee turns spotlight on investment loses

The Follow-up Committee for Public Finance Affairs of the Legislative Assembly (AL) has raised several questions over the way public money is being invested. The

Design and cost for new court building confirmed

Without having publicly announced any tender details, the Land and Public Works Bureau (DSOP) has confirmed the design firm and the construction company for part of

Despite zero news on a return to normality, tourism board to start targeting foreign markets

The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) will start attracting tourists from foreign countries next year, although “the last mile” still lingers. The Tourism Development Committee

Cases soar in Guangzhou; Residents in Shandong clash with police over rules

Police in northeastern China said that seven people have been arrested following a clash between residents and authorities enforcing COVID-19 quarantine restrictions. The violence comes

Renault, Geely announced powertrain joint venture

Renault SA and China’s Geely announced plans yesterday for a jointly owned venture to produce gasoline-powered and hybrid powertrains, adding to a series of partnerships between

North Korea denies US claims it sent artillery shells to Russia

North Korea has denied American claims that it’s shipping artillery shells and ammunition to Russia for use in its war against Ukraine, and yesterday accused the United

Extortionist threatens to publish customer data

An extortionist has threatened to make Medibank customer data public within 24 hours after Australia’s largest health insurer refused to pay a ransom for the personal

Zelenskyy: Talks with Russia possible on Ukraine’s terms

Ukraine’s president has hinted at the possibility of peace talks with Russia, a shift from his earlier refusal to negotiate with President Vladimir Putin that came

1989 Berliners celebrate the fall of the Wall

The Berlin Wall has been breached after nearly three decades keeping East and West Berliners apart. At midnight East Germany’s Communist rulers gave permission for gates along

Italian EV startup takes on US, Chinese rivals with design

Elon Musk’s Tesla paved the way nearly two decades ago. Now, the global transition to fully electric vehicles is littered with startups, inspired by a new

Blatter says picking Qatar as World Cup host was a ‘mistake’

Picking Qatar to host the World Cup was a mistake 12 years ago, FIFA’s president at the time Sepp Blatter said yesterday, again citing a meeting between

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