Japan defense chief urges higher security after drone video of warship posted on China social media

Japan's defense chief Friday called for the bolstering of its anti-drone capability after a drone footage posted on Chinese social media showed a Japanese aircraft carrier docked at a restricted

February GGR hits MOP18.5 billion 

The gross gaming revenue (GGR) of Macau's casinos increased by 79.1% year-on-year in February, reaching MOP18.49 billion. This figure fell slightly short of the projections made by JP Morgan

Gov’t terminates Macau Jockey Club’s horse-racing concession

The SAR government has terminated, through a mutual agreement, the horse-racing concession with the Macau Jockey Club. From April 1, horse-racing activities will cease from that date, as announced in a

Gaming ops to increase investments as casino revenues hit MOP183b in 2023

Macau's casino revenues hit MOP183.06 billion for the whole year of 2023. Data from the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau shows that gross gaming revenues in December reached MOP18.6 billion. The result

The lion, the wig and the warrior. Who is Javier Milei, Argentina’s president-elect?

His legions of fans call him "the crazy" and "the wig" due to his ferocity and unruly mop of hair, while he refers to himself as "the lion." He thinks

SMG announces possibility of T9 as Koinu regains intensity

  The weather bureau has issued a warning that there is a medium possibility of hoisting Typhoon Signal No. 9, as Typhoon Koinu is slowly advancing and approaching the SAR.

Macau to raise T8 as Koinu alters track

As Typhoon Koinu adjusted its trajectory, Typhoon Signal No. 8 will be hoisted at 4:30 p.m. today, the weather bureau has announced. Hong Kong Observatory, meanwhile, hoisted the same

Residents hunker down as Super Typhoon Saola closer

The Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) will hoist typhoon signal number 8 at 2 p.m. today as the city grounds to a near standstill today with classes and

Macau to ban import of live, fresh food from Japan over nuclear wastewater discharge

Macau today (Tuesday) announced a ban on the import of live and fresh food products from 10 prefectures and regions of Japan over concerns about food safety and public health following Tokyo’s announcement of nuclear-contaminated water discharge.

China removes its foreign minister, no reason given: CCTV

China removed outspoken Foreign Minister Qin Gang from office yesterday and replaced him with his predecessor, Wang Yi, in a move that has already fueled rumors over political rivalries of

Typhoon Talim halts Monday activities but without significant harm

  The passage of typhoon Talim through Macau today has halted most of the city's activities, bringing it to a standstill, but otherwise not much harm was caused by the

SMG to issue T3 during ‘nighttime’ 

Typhoon Signal No. 8 may be replaced by T3 tonight, according to the Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG). At 4 p.m. today, Typhoon Talim was located about 230 km

Typhoon Talim brings city to standstill as T8 signal to remain up until afternoon

Tropical Cyclone Signal No. 8 will be hoisted until afternoon, according to the Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG), bringing the city to a standstill. T8 was initially hoisted at 5:30

Charles III crowned in ancient rite at Westminster Abbey

Britain's King Charles III receives The St Edward's Crown during his coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey, in London, Saturday May 6, 2023. (Andrew Matthews/Pool via AP)   King Charles III

US guardsman arrested in leak of classified military documents

A Massachusetts Air National Guard member was arrested today [Macau time] in connection with the disclosure of highly classified military documents about the Ukraine war and other top national security issues, an alarming breach that has raised fresh questions about America’s ability to safeguard its most sensitive secrets.

Ignoring experts, China’s sudden zero-Covid exit cost lives

When China suddenly scrapped onerous zero-COVID measures in December, the country wasn’t ready for a massive onslaught of cases. Hospitals turned away ambulances, crematoriums burned bodies around the clock, and relatives hauled dead loved ones to warehouses for lack of storage space.

Macau casino revenues surge 33% in February as recovery continues

Macau’s gross gaming revenue surged to MOP10.32 billion in February as the sector is benefits from the city's easing of restrictions since early January. The figure is up 33.1% year-on-year, according

Macau lifts Covid-19 entry restrictions

Macau is slated to lift entry restrictions from Jan. 8, Sunday, ending a nearly three-year long Covid-19 restriction, the government announced in a press conference today (Thursday). The city's borders have

No turning back on reopening amid pandemic peak: Ho Iat Seng

There would not be any backtrack on the reopening of the city as the easing of restrictions was aimed at “opening up, so everyone could soon resume their normal

Quarantine measures to slightly loosen on foreign entrants

  Non-mainland entrants will have three days on a yellow health code after five days of mandatory quarantine upon entry to Macau, pulmonologist Alvis Lo, director at the Health Bureau (SSM),

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