Rugby | NZ 7s coach given some credit for sports’ return to Olympics

Sonny Bill Williams is going in for a try untouched in the left corner when the whistle blows. He immediately turns, drops to the grass, and presents the ball, which is

Tourism | MGTO director made voting member of travel group board

Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, the director of the Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO), was elected on Saturday to serve as a voting member of the Pacific Asia Travel Association

Craig Samborski | President of Draw Events: Event producer ‘stunned’ over amount Macau paid for giant duck

Craig Samborski is the President of event production company Draw Events, and has produced concerts and festivals in the U.S. and Canada since 1992. Last year, Samborski held an exhibit in

Entertainment | ‘Shrek the Musical’ cast visits Macau before show kicks off in July

The cast and crew of “Shrek the Musical” were part of a media event held yesterday anticipating the show’s debut set for the coming July 22. A “sneak peek” of the

Inflation up 4 percent year-on-year

The Composite Consumer Price Index (CPI), a key measure of inflation, increased last month by 3.02 percent year-on-year to 108.03, down by 0.29 percentage points from the 3.31 percent year-on-year

Sony’s profit forecast misses estimates

Sony Corp. forecast annual profit that fell short of estimates, hurt by costs to repair a factory that was damaged in the Kyushu earthquake, lost sales and slowing demand for

WWII | Hiroshima trip parachutes Obama into history disputes, from Seoul to Beijing

By visiting Hiroshima, Barack Obama parachutes himself into a seemingly endless dispute among key U.S. allies and trading partners over World War II. In Tokyo’s decades-long tug-of-war over history with

Japan | WWII: Hiroshima visit stirs differing views across Pacific

Two very different visions of the hell that is war are seared into the minds of World War II survivors on opposite sides of the Pacific. Michiko Kodama saw a flash

Vietnam | Obama pushes for better rights after arms deal

President Barack Obama yesterday pressed Vietnam to allow greater freedoms for its citizens, arguing that better human rights would improve the communist country’s economy, stability and regional power. On his second

China says better US-Vietnam ties must not threaten Beijing

Improved relations between the U.S. and Vietnam must not lead to greater pressure on China or threats to its interests, an official Chinese newspaper said yesterday. While China applauds the spirit

Migrant Crisis | Greek police evacuate hundreds from Idomeni refugee camp

Greek authorities began the gradual evacuation of the country’s largest informal refugee camp yesterday, persuading more than 1,500 people to leave the Idomeni site for other organized facilities in northern

Muay Thai | MMA comes to heartland of Thai kickboxing

Of all the various fighting styles that combine to create the burgeoning sport of Mixed Martial Arts, it is Thai kickboxing which is at the core of the new discipline.

Animal welfare | Anima refuses AL invitation to preview protection law

The Society for the Protection of Animals, an animal rights group also known as Anima (Macau), has published a letter addressed to the President of the First Standing Committee of

Tourist arrivals could reach 40m by 2025

A public consultation on the “Tourism Industry Development Master Plan” will be held between May 23 and July 22. Helena de Senna Fernandes, director of the Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO),

Visitor arrivals fall 3 percent

Visitor arrivals decreased by 3 percent year-on year to a total of 2,471,253 persons in April 2016, according to information released by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC), however the

Admirers divided over plan | Poet’s remains could be moved from Macau to Lisbon

A petition was recently submitted to the Portuguese parliament requesting that the mortal remains of the poet Camilo Pessanha, who died and is buried in Macau, be transferred to the National

Hong Kong axes provocative skyscraper art installation

Days after it was launched, organizers have canceled an art installation on Hong Kong’s tallest skyscraper that carried a politically provocative message about the city’s relationship with mainland China. The organizers of

U.K.’s first Chinese-backed offshore wind farm gets go-ahead

The U.K.’s first Chinese-backed offshore wind farm took a major step forward after three investors reached financial close on the 2.6 billion pound (USD3.8 billion) Beatrice project, in the Moray

Eighteen girls killed in fire at school dorm in northern Thailand

A nighttime fire at a dormitory of a primary school in northern Thailand killed 18 girls, many of whom had been roused by a dorm-mate but went back to sleep, thinking

Obama lifts decades-old arms ban in first visit to Vietnam

U.S. President Barack Obama yesterday lifted a half-century-old ban on selling arms to Vietnam during his first visit to the communist country, looking to bolster a government seen as a

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