Breaking News: Las Vegas Sands sells its properties in USD6.25b deal

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) today (Wednesday) announced that it has entered into definitive agreements to sell its Las Vegas real property and operations, including The Venetian Resort Las Vegas

Breaking News | BioNtech mRNA vaccine arrives in Macau

The Pfizer/BioNtech mRNA vaccine produced in Germany, and distributed in cooperation with Fosun, arrived this afternoon (Saturday) in Macau and it will be made available to the public from March

Breaking News: China opens visa applications for Macau foreign residents

The Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China in Macau SAR will gradually start to accept China's mainland visa applications for

Hong Kong: Two plead guilty as leading  activists go on trial

Two former Hong Kong lawmakers pleaded guilty to illegal assembly charges today (Tuesday), as a trial opened for them and seven other prominent democracy activists in what is seen as

CE New Year Message: Accelerate economic diversification to speed post-pandemic recovery

In his annual new year message, welcoming the Year of the Ox, Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng emphasized the need to accelerate Macau’s economic diversification for a quicker post-pandemic recovery. In

Biden in call with China’s Xi raises human rights, trade

Joe Biden had his first call as president with Xi Jinping, pressing the Chinese leader about trade and Beijing's crackdown on democracy activists in Hong Kong as well as other

Gaming | MGM records 78% revenue drop in 2020

MGM China saw revenue fall by 78% to approximately HKD5.1 billion in 2020, with a negative adjusted EBITDA of approximately HKD1.4 billion, the gaming operator announced in a statement. The gaming

UN experts: North Korea using cyber attacks to update nukes

North Korea has modernized its nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles by flaunting United Nations sanctions, using cyberattacks to help finance its programs and continuing to seek material and technology overseas

Investigation: Sitting on billions, Catholic dioceses amassed taxpayer aid

When the coronavirus forced churches to close their doors and give up Sunday collections, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte turned to the federal government's signature small business relief program

Macau’s GGR up 2.6% in January on premium mass, luck volatility: experts

Macau’s gross gaming revenue (GGR) advanced 2.6% in January this year, month-to-month, to MOP8.02 billion, the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) released the city’s up-to-date gaming statistics yesterday. The January

Exit poll: Incumbent Rebelo de Sousa wins Portugal’s presidential election

Portugal's president appeared poised to win a second term in office Sunday, in an election held amid a devastating COVID-19 surge that has made the European country the worst in

Portugal chooses a president amid a severe pandemic surge

Portugal held a presidential election today (Sunday), with the moderate incumbent candidate strongly favored to earn a second five-year term as a devastating COVID-19 surge grips the European Union nation. The

Analysis | How to stay safe with a fast-spreading new coronavirus variant on the loose

A fast-spreading variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has been found in at least 22 U.S. states, and people are wondering: How do I protect myself now? We saw what

Portugal halts flights to UK over virus variant

Portugal is stopping flights to and from the United Kingdom from tomorrow (Saturday), blaming a COVID-19 variant first identified in the U.K.

USA | Biden sworn in as nation’s 46th president

Joe Biden has officially become the 46th president of the United States. Biden took the oath of office just before noon today (Wednesday) during a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol. The

Pompeo says China’s policies on Muslims amount to ‘genocide’

On his way out the door, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lashed out anew at China today by declaring that its policies on Muslims and ethnic minorities in the western

WHO team arrives in Wuhan to investigate pandemic origins

A global team of researchers arrived today (Thursday) in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic was first detected to conduct a politically sensitive investigation into its origins amid uncertainty

Sheldon Adelson passes away at 87

The Las Vegas convention visionary and philanthropist spearheaded a major project to bring the Sands name to Macau, opening the first Las Vegas-style casino in May 2004. Las Vegas Sands Corp.

Portugal’s president, 72, tests positive for coronavirus

The office of the Portuguese president says that Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has tested positive for the coronavirus although the veteran politician has no symptoms. Rebelo de Sousa is 72. He

Hong Kong police arrests 53 activists under national security law

Hong Kong police arrested 53 former lawmakers and democracy proponents today (Wednesday) for allegedly violating the new national security law by participating in unofficial election primaries for the territory's legislature

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