Obituary | Maradona, soccer icon who led Argentina to glory, dies at 60

Diego Maradona, arguably the best soccer player ever whose wild swings in fortune came to personify the flux of his home nation Argentina, has died. He was 60. Maradona suffered a

US: Biden expected to nominate Blinken as secretary of state

President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate Antony Blinken as secretary of state, according to multiple people familiar with the Biden team's planning. Blinken, 58, served as deputy secretary of state

Macau ‘King’ Huff dethroned by Stewards’ decision

British touring car racer Rob Huff got a late penalty handed by the racing Stewards panel which resulted in the loss of his 10th Macau Guia Race victory, after finishing

Charles Leong wins first-ever F4 race in Macau

Macau racer Charles Leong confirmed the prospects and won the Macau Grand Prix Formula 4 (F4) race. Leong showed clear dominance all over the weekend in both the practice and qualifying

Hong Kong pro-democracy legislators hand in resignations

Hong Kong's pro-democracy legislators began resigning in protest today (Thursday), one day after the government ousted four members of their camp. The 15 remaining members of the bloc have said they

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

Evergrande scraps China listing, strikes more investor deals  

China Evergrande Group scrapped plans for a backdoor listing and struck deals with more investors to avoid a wave of repayments, capping a four-year saga that had recently raised fears

Many world leaders express hope, relief after Biden win

World leaders congratulated U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on his victory, cheering it as an opportunity to fortify global democracy and celebrating the significance of Americans having their first female vice

US Election: Biden defeats Trump for White House, says ‘time to heal’

Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday and offered himself to the nation as a leader who "seeks not

Asia Today: India’s virus cases jump on New Delhi resurgence

India's coronavirus outbreak rose by more than 50,000 cases Thursday amid a resurgence of infections in the capital. The Health Ministry also reported another 704 fatalities in the past 24 hours

Control of Senate at stake as Trump’s allies face Democrats

Control of the Senate was a razor-close proposition in Tuesday's election as Republicans fought to retain their majority against a surge of Democrats challenging President Donald Trump's allies across a

Trump or Biden? Big turnout, few hiccups as voters choose

Millions of voters braved coronavirus concerns and occasional long lines today (Tuesday, U.S. time) to choose between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden in an epic election that

New Russian infections soar; UK, Germany widen testing

Coronavirus cases hit new daily highs this week in Russia, and Germany and the U.K. announced plans  Tuesday to expand virus testing as European countries battled rapidly increasing COVID-19 infections

China stops Jack Ma’s $35 billion Ant IPO from going ahead

China halted Ant Group Co.’s $35 billion share sale, shocking investors who’d lined up for a piece of what was expected to be the world’s biggest initial public offering. Authorities

Nation by nation, the world watches US Election Day

For four years, the world's nations have watched as a very different American president engages with the international community — or doesn't. Longtime alliances have been strained, agreements wiped away, tariffs

Sean Connery, the ‘original’ James Bond, dies at 90

Sean Connery, the charismatic Scottish actor who rose to international superstardom as the suave secret agent James Bond and then abandoned the role to carve out an Oscar-winning career in

Asia Today: Virus arrives in once-clear Marshall Islands

The Marshall Islands has reported its first cases of the coronavirus after two people who flew from Hawaii to a U.S. military base tested positive. The small Pacific nation had been

Asia Today: S.Korea reports 110 cases, half in Busan hospital

South Korea has reported 110 new cases of the coronavirus, half of them linked to a hospital in Busan. The numbers released by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency on

Police raided Hong Kong media tycoon’s private offices, executive says

Media tycoon and activist Jimmy Lai said Hong Kong police raided one of his private offices, months after he was arrested under a new national security law and the

Weather bureau to lower signal to T3 at 7pm

The Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) will lower the current typhoon Signal No. 8 to Signal No. 3 at 7 p.m. tonight, after nearly 12 hours of hoisting the higher

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