USA Elections | Trump, Clinton all but certain to face off in fall campaign

Once dismissed as a fringe contender, businessman Donald Trump now is all but certain to lead the Republican Party into the fall presidential campaign against Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton —

New Sports | Meet the next competition of the modern age: Drone racing

Decked out in high-tech goggles, pilot Steve Zoumas dives low and sees the final gate zooming toward him: a 20-foot-tall metal-framed box ringed with neon. Boom! His sight goes black.

Graham Colclough: City planning specialist | Macau ‘could be capital for autonomous cars’

Graham Colclough is a British city planning specialist and city transformation expert, who was invited last week by the Macau government to be the keynote speaker at the Smart City

Animal Welfare | Macau: Anima slams Canidrome management for avoiding debate

The Society for the Protection of Animals (Anima) criticized the Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome, for failing to respond to Anima’s call for a televised public debate over the closure of

Animal welfare | World trends: Last dance: Final performance for Ringling Bros. elephants

The curtain fell a final time for elephants performing at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus as the circus ended a practice that enthralled audiences for two centuries but became caught

North Korea says waitresses working in China tricked into going to South

North Korea stepped up its calls yesterday for South Korea to return 12 waitresses whom Pyongyang says Seoul abducted from a restaurant in China. Seoul says the waitresses willingly defected to

Health | Blood shortages pump life into USD16 billion drugmaker

During the darkest days of China’s stock-market crash last summer, one drugmaker relentlessly defied gravity. Shanghai RAAS Blood Products Co., a seller of treatments made from human blood plasma, rallied to

Analysis | North Korea: Details of party congress secret, but goals clear

North Korea, the world’s last great master of Cold War-era spectacle, is likely to deliver a big one when its ruling party holds its first congress in 36 years later this

Australia | Canberra plans to halve budget deficit within three years

Australia’s government said yesterday it plans to reduce its budget deficit by more than half in three years while maintaining momentum in a sluggish economy with personal and business tax

Migrant crisis | German Jews divided over fears of one million Muslim newcomers

When the leader of Germany’s Jews spoke out against the flow of Muslim migrants to Europe, a rabbinical student denounced his views as racist — and ignited a debate over

Football | Against All Odds: Leicester wins English title for first time in its 132 years

Leicester City completed one of the greatest ever sporting achievements yesterday when the 5,000-1 underdogs won the Premier League for the first time. Leicester players were crowded around a television

Street performers could be subject to permits

Street artistic performances” are the solution chosen by the government to “bring the arts closer to people,” said the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Alexis Tam, in his introductory

Labor Day crowds smaller than previous years

Fewer people than in previous years took part in the traditional May 1 marches that mark the International Workers’ Day. Some of the issues the demonstrators called the government’s attention to

Gaming revenue stabilizes, falls less than estimated

Gross gaming revenue decreased 9.5 percent to MOP17.3 billion (USD2.2 billion), according to data from Macau’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau, marking 23 consecutive months of declines. Casinos have been in

HK luxury moves to Macau along with Chinese tourists

Luxury-watch retailer Halewinner will almost double its store count in the Chinese gambling hub of Macau, where casinos want time to be irrelevant, dealing another blow to Hong Kong’s staggering

China lays out firm conditions for improved ties with Japan

China laid out firm conditions over the weekend for improved ties with Japan, telling Tokyo’s visiting foreign minister that there could be “no ambiguity or vacillation” in meeting Beijing’s demands over

South China Sea | Philippine front-runner open to talks with Beijing on maritime dispute

Rodrigo Duterte, the tough-talking Davao City mayor who is leading Philippine presidential polls, said he will hold bilateral talks with China to resolve a territorial dispute in the South China

New Zealand | North Carolina pair survive five days in the wilderness

An American exchange student and her mother were rescued over the weekend in the New Zealand wilderness, where they were lost for five days after setting off on a day hike. A

Asian Americans | San Francisco chief releases racist texts, orders training

San Francisco’s police chief said that he has ordered that all officers finish an anti-harassment class within the next month amid a racist texting scandal that has rocked the department

May Day | Trade unions worldwide hold rallies; clash with police

Trade unions and other groups are staging rallies around the world to mark International Workers Day. A look at some May Day events: TAIWAN In Taipei, Taiwan’s capital, labor unions took to the streets with

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