North Korea names ex-nuclear envoy as new foreign minister

North Korea has named a career diplomat and ex-nuclear envoy with broad experience in negotiating with rivals South Korea and the United States as its new foreign minister, according to

Philippines | Bloody anti-crime purge may haunt next president

Nine years ago Father Amado Picardal helped bury a teenager from a slum family who was gunned down by motorcycle-riding assassins in the southern Philippine city of Davao. The death

Libya plea for arms to fight Islamic State backed by U.S.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry backed providing weapons to Libya’s unity government to assist in the fight against Islamic State and other jihadist groups, a move endorsed at a

Rio Olympics won’t help Brazil’s economy much, Moody’s says

The Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro won’t do much for the battered Brazilian economy, but a few select companies stand to reap significant benefits, Moody’s Investors Service wrote in

Local delegation goes to Cannes to prepare int’l film festival

Delegations of the Government Tourism Office (MGTO) and the Macau Films & Television Productions and Culture Association (MFTPA) are attending the 69th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, which is

Macau Legend buys troubled casino in Laos

Macau Legend Development Limited announced via press release on May 13 that it had entered into a USD42 million (approximately HKD326 million) project development agreement (PDA) with a company wholly-owned

Jinan University donation | Government losing ‘credibility’ and ‘trust’ with Macau youth

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets on Sunday in a large-scale demonstration in opposition to the MSAR’s controversial RMB100 million (around MOP123m) donation to Jinan University. Some analysts say

Crisis management | Education is crucial to dealing with dangerous viruses

The MERS incident, which occurred in South Korea, in 2015, resulted in a total failure of communication, according to Soon-Joo Wang, a professor of Medicine from the Republic of Korea.

50 years after the start of the Cultural Revolution | Maoists still a force, long for China to reverse path toward market capitalism

Fifty years after Mao Zedong unleashed the decade-­long Cultural Revolution to reassert his authority and revive his radical communist agenda, the spirit of modern China’s founder still exerts a powerful pull. Millions of

Beijing barely notes start of Cultural Revolution 50 years ago

Exactly 50 years ago, China embarked on what was formally known as the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, a decade of tumult launched by Mao Zedong to revive communist goals and enforce a

Philippine president-elect to offer Cabinet posts to rebels

Presumptive Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte said yesterday he will reimpose the death penalty, offer Cabinet posts to communist rebels, and move to amend the constitution to give more power to

Malaysia | Growth eases further as exports, investments slip

Malaysia’s economy grew at the slowest pace in more than six years as exports weakened and private investment eased, adding pressure on policy makers to boost growth amid an uneven

Temer says delivering results key to winning over Brazilians

Brazil’s Acting President Michel Temer said he will only gain popular recognition if he produces tangible results for the population, while pledging not to run for the country’s top job

Boxing | Arum relishes double fourth-round KO in HK

Top Rank founder and CEO Bob Arum enjoyed a series of spectacular results in Hong Kong this weekend after Kuok Kun Ng a.k.a. “The Macau Kid,” and Hong Kong’s Rex

Demographics | Chinese Millennials unlikely to fit generational mold set by West

Millennials, also known as “Generation Y,” are the demographic cohort termed by experts in the West as those born between 1980 and 2000. Exhibiting shared traits that according to some

Rubber Duck Macau Tour | Floating artwork raises doubts over hefty MOP6m price tag

The giant rubber duck, situated close to the Macau Science Center, has made quite the splash in Macau since its arrival at the end of last month; but not everyone

World Migratory Bird Day marked in Macau

Events across the globe are being held to mark tomorrow’s World Migratory Bird Day. Macau is no exception and local birdwatchers will organize activities to draw people’s awareness to the

‘LGBTI Survey’ shows ignorance of the law

Rainbow of Macau has released its second “Macau LGBTI Survey” results yesterday, revealing that 88 percent of its respondents are unaware of the anti-discrimination legislation in force in Macau. The survey,

Beware Everest graffiti artists, China is watching you

Next time you leave silly messages on the world's highest mountain, beware: China is watching you. Mountaineering officials have scrubbed graffiti from two granite tablets on the Chinese side of Mount

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

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