L’Oreal shuts Hong Kong shops amid protests over China ‘kowtow’

L’Oreal SA closed shops throughout Hong Kong as hundreds of demonstrators protested the French cosmetic maker’s decision to cancel a concert by a pro-democracy singer after Chinese consumers called for

Social Security | Employers and workers to be equally responsible for pension fund

The Executive Council (ExCo) announced yesterday that the discussion on the Non Mandatory Central Provident Fund Scheme proposal has concluded. Employers as well as employees can participate in the scheme

Football | France 2016: New finalists, familiar title contenders at expanded Euros

The European Championship enters a new era with Spain seeking to reassert its old supremacy. Invincible between 2008 and 2012 while claiming back-to-back European titles and finally tasting World Cup glory

Aviation Authority: ‘No information on new airports’

The Civil Aviation Authority of Macao (AACM) has stated in an email to the Times that they “do not have information about the opening of new airports in the Pearl

Well-being | Fans celebrate International Yoga Day on Sunday

Two yoga practitioners in the city are set to hold an outdoor yoga session on Sunday to celebrate the upcoming second International Yoga Day which takes place every June 21. Kerill

Britain’s EU vote | June 23 referendum will have consequences for generations to come

The debate over the referendum that will determine whether or not the United Kingdom remains in the European Union “is probably the biggest strategic, political, economic and business decision that

Beijing plans oceanic ‘space station’ in South China Sea

China is speeding up efforts to design and build a manned deep-sea platform to help it hunt for minerals in the South China Sea, one that may also serve a

Papua New Guinea | Police and students clash; 23 injured

Police in Papua New Guinea fired gunshots yesterday to quell a student protest demanding the prime minister’s resignation, the government said. The country’s police commissioner said nearly two dozen people

US primaries | Clinton claims historic victory as battle with Trump begins

Hillary Clinton declared herself the victor in the Democratic nominating race, becoming the first woman to run as the presidential candidate of a major U.S. political party, and immediately launched

Index | Domestic consumption satisfaction declines

The Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD) of the Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST) yesterday published their Consumer Satisfaction Index of 2016. Between May 4 and May 16, 876

Public utility tender halted at court’s order

The Environmental Protection Bureau’s (DSPA) public tender for a wastewater treatment plant located at Areia Preta, which was supposed to be announced yesterday morning, has been suspended. The suspension comes as

Residents allegedly tricked | Fouled Zhuhai property buyers petition CE

The Macau Civil Servants Association (ATFPM) yesterday led a group of local residents who bought properties in Zhuhai to deliver a letter to the Chief Executive (CE), Chui Sai On,

Brexit or Bremain? | Brits in Macau want to stay in EU, though many cannot vote

The lingering question of whether the United Kingdom will remain in the European Union will be at least partially decided by the referendum to be conducted on June 23, although

PH consulate celebrates independence day

Pagkakaisa, Pag-aambagan, Pagsulong” (Unity, Participation and Progress) is the theme of the 118th anniversary of the declaration of Philippine Independence, which was celebrated in the city yesterday. The celebration is momentous

Hong Kongers accuse France’s Lancome of kowtowing to Beijing

French cosmetics company Lancome has sparked a backlash in Hong Kong after it canceled a promotional concert featuring a singer known for pro-democracy views, with many accusing it of caving

China pledges to cut steel glut, avoid race to devalue yuan

China promised yesterday to rein in steel production that is flooding global markets and to work with Washington to enforce anti-nuclear sanctions against North Korea, but the two sides ended

Japan | Woman breaks silence among Fukushima thyroid cancer patients

She’s 21, has thyroid cancer, and wants people in her prefecture in northeastern Japan to get screened for it. That statement might not seem provocative, but her prefecture is Fukushima,

Diplomacy | Is the Obama-Modi friendship real? In India, many doubt it

It’s a friendship between two powerful men that transcends politics, transcends diplomacy. It certainly looked like genuine affection when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pulled President Barack Obama into a bear

USA Elections | Sanders focus on California; Clinton has sufficient backing

Facing elimination, Bernie Sanders vowed yesterday to win primaries in California and beyond even as Hillary Clinton secured the commitments of enough delegates to become the presumptive Democratic presidential

Chess | Obituary: Victor Korchnoi, Soviet-born chess grandmaster, dead at 85

Chess grandmaster Victor Korchnoi, a former Soviet champion who defected to the West and was considered among the best players never to win a world championship, died yesterday , his

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