Macau billionaire set for US trial in January

Macau real estate developer and billionaire Ng Lap Seng and his assistant will face a federal trial in the U.S. in January on charges of bribing former president of the

Event will run untill Sunday | Book Carnival 2016 offering many bargains

The Macau Book Carnival 2016 opened last week at the Macao Polytechnic Institute, offering a total of approximately 30,000 books, magazines, CDs and other items, according to information published on

20 dead in train crash in southern Italy

Two Italian commuter trains collided head-on yesterday in the southern region of Puglia, killing at least 20 people and injuring scores more, officials said. At least two passengers were pulled

Thousands welcome home champions

Tens of thousands of people have greeted Portugal on arrival in Lisbon a day after the team won the European Championship for its first major trophy. Dozens of airport staff gathered

Portugal victory celebrations extend to Macau

Portuguese nationals and fans of the country’s football team celebrated Portugal’s victory against France in the UEFA Euro Championship yesterday morning in Macau at the Portuguese Institute of the Orient

Labor | Filipino workers in Macau want consulate open on Sundays

The opening of the Philippine Consulate General in Macau on Sundays for services to the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and the abolition of the Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) constitute two

Five Macau residents granted asylum abroad

At least five people from Macau were granted asylum abroad in 2015, according to the United Nations Refugee Agency’s (UNHCR) latest “Global Trends Report.” The report, which is compiled from government

Peacekeepers killed in South Sudan as civil war looms

Two Chinese peacekeepers were killed in South Sudan’s capital as the deaths of hundreds of people over the weekend raise the specter of the oil-producing African nation’s return to all-out

Crime | 70 Filipinos say swindler tricked them with Macau job offers

Some 70 Filipinos are accusing a man for allegedly swindling substantial amounts of money – ranging from MOP3,000 to MOP35,000 – in exchange for job offers and documents such as

Japan | Ruling coalition wins election, promises revival

Japan’s ruling coalition was a clear winner in Sunday’s parliamentary elections, preliminary results and Japanese media exit polls indicated, paving the way for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to push ahead with

Lifestyle | HK whiskey buyers seek Macau’s ‘mature market’

A new magazine, called Whiskey Magazine, has launched in Hong Kong seeking to educate and support the growing trend of whiskey consumption across the two SARs. Whiskey Magazine is the

Lusophone connection | Former president says local Cape Verdeans are ‘living agents’

Former Cape Verde president Pedro Pires was in Macau last week attending an event celebrating the friendship and cooperation between Macau and Cape Verde. This year marks the 40th anniversary of

Environment | Typhoon Nepartak batters China’s coast, killing at least 2

At least two people were dead and 17 others missing after Typhoon Nepartak battered China’s coast with heavy rain and strong winds that toppled homes and triggered landslides, officials in

Animal rights | Australian states announce greyhound racing ban

Two Australian states yesterday took the decision to ban greyhound racing, adding extra pressure to a crumbling industry. Shortly after New South Wales (NSW) agreed to end the sport by

Euro 2016 | Ronaldo leads Portugal to 2-0 win vs Wales, into second final

Cristiano Ronaldo had just propelled Portugal into another European Championship final when he made for Gareth Bale, shared a long conversation with his Real Madrid teammate and gave him a

Macau Legend partners with Setúbal municipality to build resort, marina

David Chow’s Macau Legend Development Limited (MLD) signed agreements yesterday that aim to specify the company’s offerings in a new integrated resort to be built in the Portuguese coastal city

CCAC accuses two IACM chiefs of abuse of power

The Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) is investigating both a current and a former chief from the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) for abuse of power. Reportedly, the two public servants

Environment | High tide of plastic waste only getting worse

Environmental experts and volunteers told the Times this week that the problem of plastic waste pollution in Macau’s surrounding waters is only getting worse, and that much of this waste

MDT Interview | Pansy Ho: Creating an exquisite urban landmark of art and taste

A business leader with a sprawling collection of interests across the region, Pansy Ho needs no introduction to the average reader. Yet what often impresses interviewers about the billionaire daughter

Beijing wants bookseller back but Hong Kong says no chance

Hong Kong officials said yesterday there’s little chance a bookseller wanted in mainland China will be sent back after mainland authorities threatened him with tougher punishment if he didn’t return. Security officials

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