Storm at anti-counterfeiting group after Alibaba joins

A controversy over Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba’s admittance into a respected Washington-­based anti-counterfeiting coalition intensified yesterday when board members received an anonymous email threatening a mass defection unless Alibaba is

Malaysia | Two more pieces ‘almost certainly’ from Flight 370

Malaysia’s government said yesterday that two more pieces of debris, discovered in South Africa and Rodrigues Island off Mauritius, are “almost certainly” from Flight 370, bringing the total number of

Philippines | Incoming government to continue high-growth path

The transition team of Rodrigo Duterte, the presumptive Philippine president, said yesterday his administration will continue the macroeconomic policies of his predecessor that put the Southeast Asian nation on a

Brazil | Senate impeaches president Rousseff; trial ahead

Brazil’s Senate voted yesterday to impeach President Dilma Rousseff after a months-long fight that laid bare the country’s fury over corruption and economic decay, hurling Latin America’s largest country into

Football | La Liga: Barcelona’s pedigree at stake as league title goes to wire

Saturday, 11pm Granada v Barcelona H 31, D 13.5, A 1.11 One team is fighting to protect its championship pedigree. The other is playing it cool with an eye on an even bigger

Gaming | Mid-term report focused on need to diversify, regulate junkets

The closely watched report on the mid-term review of the city’s gaming industry was released yesterday, with a focus on the efforts made by gaming operators to add non-gaming elements

Crisis management | Cyber attack a top threat to businesses, study shows

The Business Continuity Institute’s (BCI) Horizon Scan report was presented yesterday at the Asia Emergency Management Conference 2016 (AEMC), revealing that cyber attacks were the number one threat to businesses

Macau airport reaches new heights

In 2015, its 20th year, the Macau International Airport (MIA) received a record of 5.8 million passengers and 30,000 tons of cargo. It currently has 30 airlines serving a total

Shallow quake hits Tibet, causing landslides, 60 hurt

A shallow magnitude-5.5 earthquake struck the mountainous region of Tibet yesterday, injuring 60 people, collapsing houses and damaging bridges and roads, authorities said. The quake struck yesterday at 9:15 a.m. (0115

Oops! | Queen Elizabeth II says Chinese officials were ‘rude’

Queen Elizabeth II has been overheard on video describing Chinese officials as “very      rude to the ambassador” in a conversation with a senior police officer at a Buckingham Palace event. The

WWII | Japanese happy Obama to visit Hiroshima, apology or not

Japanese are welcoming President Barack Obama’s decision to visit the atomic-bombed city of Hiroshima, and those interviewed yesterday said they aren’t seeking an apology. Even those who want one realize that such a demand would have

Philippines | Aquinos’ legacy clouded by Duterte win, support for a Marcos

Philippine leader Benigno Aquino III had called this week’s election a referendum on his “straight path” style of reformist governance, but his candidate lost by millions of votes to a

Iraq | Islamic State bombing of Shiite area in Baghdad kills 63

A car bomb ripped through a commercial area in a predominantly Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad yesterday, killing at least 63 people and wounding dozens in an attack that was swiftly

Paralympics | Amputee from 9/11 attacks wins 7 medals at Invictus Games

Sarah Rudder was on the verge of a key promotion in the U.S. Marines on Sept. 11, 2001, when the terrorist attacks struck and eventually left her without a leg. But

Crisis management | Flight MH370 ‘no closure’ to date, says expert

The Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 which was carrying 227 passengers, predominantly Chinese, mysteriously disappeared in March 2014. Despite the extensive search, the plane is still missing, giving no closure to

Philippines | 60pct of overseas voters registered in Macau cast their ballots

Overseas Absentee Voting for the Philippine presidential election ended on Monday after a month-long voting period. The Consulate General of the Philippines in Macau is set to end the tallying

Wrong call | DSEJ cancels classes on mild weather day

The Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) called off all classes yesterday morning due to a rainstorm warning while classes in kindergartens and primary schools were cancelled for the day. Despite

Gaming | Analysts united over negligible effect of proxy betting ban

Gaming analysts are united over their prediction that the ban on proxy betting put into practice earlier this week by the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) will have a

Economy | China announces measures to boost sagging exports

China’s Cabinet has approved measures to boost exports in a move that might inflame tensions with Western trading partners that accuse Beijing of flooding their markets with steel and other goods

South China Sea | US warship challenges island claims

The U.S. Navy sent its third warship in less than seven months into China-claimed waters of the South China Sea as tensions rise ahead of an international court’s ruling on

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