USA | Washington adopts near total ban on African elephant ivory sales

The federal government will enact a near total ban on the domestic sale of African elephant ivory under federal regulations issued yesterday. It’s been illegal for decades to import African elephant

Messi affairs | ‘El Mago’ says he signed documents under father’s instructions

Lionel Messi denied having knowledge of the tax issues that led to fraud charges against him, saying yesterday he signed documents without reading them because he trusted his father and

Heritage | ‘Chapas Sínicas’ on the AP Register of the Memory of the World

Jointly nominated by the Archives of Macau and the National Archive of Torre do Tombo of Portugal, the collection of “Chapas Sínicas” was recommended by the expert MOWCAP Register Subcommittee

Adelson settles six-year feud with Jacobs

Sheldon Adelson ended his six-year legal fight with the former head of his Macau casinos whose allegations of “outrageous and illegal” demands by the billionaire Las Vegas Sands Corp. chairman

Casino revenue decline deepens in May on tighter rules

Macau’s gaming revenue dropped more than analysts’ estimates in May, as tighter rules affecting gamblers increased the challenges for the city’s casinos. Gaming stocks extended losses in Hong Kong. Gross gaming

Can macau take 40 million tourists? | City in need of capacity management, some heritage sites remain ‘unvisited’

The forecast number of visitor arrivals in Macau in 2025 is predicted to reach 38  to 40 million, based on the average annual rate of three to five percent increases,

Mitsubishi Materials, Chinese WWII slave workers reach deal

Mitsubishi Materials Corp., one of dozens of Japanese companies that used Chinese forced laborers during World War II, reached a settlement covering thousands of victims yesterday that includes compensation and

27 years on | Moms of Tiananmen victims vow to fight

Mothers of some of those killed in the bloody crackdown on China’s 1989 Tiananmen pro-democracy movement say they have lived through 27 years of state-led “terror and suffocation” and vow

Philippines | Next VP helped beat dictator and son years apart

Leni Robredo was a college student three decades ago when she rose with multitudes of Filipinos in a largely peaceful revolt that ousted Ferdinand Marcos as the world watched in

India | Slavery persists for millions, despite improvements

Every day as Kamla dug through the mud and molded bricks for north Indian kiln, her two hungry children would cry out to her for food. The 200 rupees (USD3)

Brexit | What UK can learn from Norway as it weighs life outside EU

Ahead of a June 23 referendum on whether to quit the European Union, Britons are looking across the North Sea to Norway for clues on what life could be like

The strange case of Alan Pulido | Mexican football player beats up kidnapper to free himself

Caught in a real-life win-or-lose challenge, football forward Alan Pulido overpowered a kidnapper, freed himself and then called police for help — a dramatic tale that shows how tough the

Military Club marks 146th anniversary with exhibitions

The Macau Military Club marked its 146th anniversary yesterday with the opening ceremony of an exhibition of paintings by Portuguese artist Graça Morais: “Trás-os-Montes, Terra Mágica.” The anniversary will be celebrated

Five-year-plan | Lao: Culture and education are ‘almost a business card of the city’

The coordinator of the Policy Research Office, Lao Pun Lap, yesterday stressed the relevance of the culture and education sectors to Macau. “They are almost a business card of the

MDT Interview | Vítor Sereno: ‘Portugal is a good place to live and certainly a good place to invest’

Portugal supports all China’s “initiatives to boost Macau’s interface role,” namely as part of the Belt and Road initiative, the CEPA mechanism, and the Forum Macao.  Consul General Vítor Sereno

AL Plenary | New food licensing rules raise doubts

The Legislative Assembly (AL) debated several issues raised by lawmakers for the second consecutive day.  One of the topics that resulted in a lot of discussion related to a spoken

Hong Kong | Chinese curbs fail to slow insurance buying frenzy

Chinese residents pumped a record amount of money into Hong Kong insurance in the first quarter even as the mainland government tightened restrictions on the purchases, which serve as a

Civil rights | Transgender man fights for job equality

A 28-year-old transgender man who goes by the name of “Mr. C” has become the public face of the fight for job equality in China, where sexual and gender minorities

Japan | Economy improved but weak; Abe set to delay tax hike

Japan’s economy remains weak but did better than expected in April, the latest data showed yesterday, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe looked set to delay a 2017 tax hike to

India | Cows on track said to cost bullet train USD1b

India may spend as much as USD16 billion - over $1 billion more than initially estimated - on the nation’s first bullet train to elevate the entire railroad, a person

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