Economy | Dark clouds loom for oil as China chases blue skies for G-20

China is throwing the world’s leaders a party, and oil bulls may be hit with the hangover. Authorities in the Asian nation have ordered hundreds of factories to curb activity ahead

Wynn Palace opens its doors to fountain show spectacle

Wynn Palace opened its doors to the public last night at 8 p.m. following a ceremony officiated by CEO of Wynn Resorts, Steve Wynn, and Macau Chief Executive Chui Sai

Beijing envoy visits Taiwan amid protests

A Chinese envoy arrived in Taiwan yesterday for a city-to-city dialogue, amid a chill in relations between the sides following the inauguration of the island’s independence-leaning president Tsai ing-wen in

Crime | If you drink don’t drive… Or ask someone else to drive you

A local resident and car owner was the victim of an unusual theft after he was driven by an unknown person, the Judiciary Police (PJ) informed in a press conference

Q&A – Christine Devaney: choreographer and performer | Debut of children’s show blending dialogue, humor and dance

On Saturday and Sunday, “Chalk About,” a playful show aimed primarily at children, will debut at the Macao Cultural Centre. Performed by Christine Devaney and Niels Weijier - and designed

Japan | Prime Minister Abe wows Rio finale as Super Mario

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s brief but showstopping gig at the Olympics closing ceremony as the Nintendo game character Super Mario offered a tantalizing glimpse at Tokyo’s plans for the

UN bribery scandal | US prosecutors scrutinize Ng Lap Seng’s mysterious business affiliate believed to be a Chinese spy

Officials in the U.S. are investigating a Beijing businessman who they suspect might be operating as a Chinese intelligence agent linked to Macau billionaire Ng Lap Seng. The latest information

Terrorism | Young suicide bomber attacks Turkey wedding party; 51 dead

An Islamic State group suicide bomber as young as 12 years old attacked an outdoor Kurdish wedding party in southeastern Turkey, killing at least 51 people and wounding dozens of others, the

GAMING | Gloomy outlook for struggling Studio City

Ratings agency Standard and Poor’s Financial Services has issued a negative outlook for Studio City Casino Macau bonds and warned that the project could soon default on its loan. Studio City’s

Duterte threatens to withdraw Philippines from UN, hits US

The Philippines’ brash-talking president threatened yesterday to withdraw his country from the United Nations and lashed out at U.S. police killings of black men in his latest outburst against critics

Selecting six numbers turned Britain into Olympic superpower

The path to the Olympic podium for British athletes begins with the selection of six numbers. Every time a Briton fills in a lottery slip and hands over two pounds

Rio Olympics | Chinese swimmer breaks taboo about ‘that time of the month’

Who knew a simple statement about “that time of the month” could cause such a stir? A Chinese Olympic swimmer whose popularity soared during the Rio Games for her animated facial expressions

Legislative Assembly works as a ‘rubber-stamp for the government’

Legislators Pereira Coutinho and Leong Veng Chai have critically evaluated the 2015-2016 legislative year. In a five-point review, the lawmakers particularly criticized the work of Legislative Assembly (AL) for failing

Letter to the Editor | Open letter to the President of Sports Bureau: Rules for using Cheoc Van swimming pool

Dear Mr Pun, There is much to love and admire about Macao, and the wish to continually improve services is admirable and to be encouraged. The recent change of Government Department and

Crime | Hong Kong hit-and-run driver arrested

A suspected hit-and-run driver involved in accident that resulted in the death of a motorcyclist in Hong Kong was arrested last night, after eluding police authorities for 38 hours, reported

Sports Bureau says eGaming recognition not on the horizon

In response to a Times’ enquiry last week on the possibility of recognizing electronic gaming (eGaming or eSports) as an official sport in the MSAR, the Sports Bureau (ID) has

Wynn Palace opens on Monday | Steve Wynn describes new property as the ‘most beautiful’ resort in the world

CEO of Wynn Resorts Ltd. Steve Wynn was in Macau yesterday ahead of the official opening on Monday of Wynn Palace, the company’s second local property. Speaking to reporters, Wynn described

Number of real estate transactions grows

The number and value of real estate transactions in the second quarter of 2016 rose significantly in comparison to the first quarter, owing to an increase in transactions of existing

Mainland-Macau trade down 21.3 pct in first half of 2016

Trade between the Chinese mainland and Macau dropped by 21.3 percent year-on-year to USD1.68 billion during the first half of 2016, according to figures released by the Ministry of Commerce. The

S. Korea says senior N. Korean diplomat based in London defects

A senior North Korean diplomat based in London has defected to South Korea, becoming one of the highest Northern officials to do so, South Korea said yesterday. Thae Yong Ho, minister

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