Philippines | Aquino: Canadian’s killers also plotted to kidnap Pacquiao

The Philippine president said yesterday that Abu Sayyaf militants may have plotted to kill him and kidnap boxing star Manny Pacquiao, disclosing previously unknown details about an extremist group blamed

Australia’s refugee camp in Papua New Guinea to close

The fate of hundreds of asylum seekers being held in a detention center in Papua New Guinea was in limbo yesterday as the country’s prime minister announced the facility would

USA: Elections | Trump, Clinton press closer to general election showdown

Bolstering his grip on the Republican primaries, Donald Trump prepared yesterday for a general election showdown with Hillary Clinton, accusing the Democratic front-runner of “playing the woman card” in her

Football: Champions League | Without Ronaldo, Madrid holds City 0-0 in semis

Real Madrid failed to turn late domination into a goal without the injured Cristiano Ronaldo as Manchester City held on for a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their

Macau’s first ever five-year plan under public consultation

Drafted as a guiding tool to define the strategies for the future of the region, the “five-year plan for the development of MSAR” has the ultimate goal of transforming Macau

United Nations bribery | New Macau calls on CCAC to investigate Ng Lap Seng

New Macau Association (ANM) delivered a complaint to a representative of the Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) yesterday, calling on the institution to investigate whether Ng Lap Seng’s San Kin Ip

Annual report | European Union praises success of ‘One country, two systems’

In a joint report to the European Parliament and the Council, the European Union (EU) Commission has released its annual whitepaper on the state of Macau during 2015, claiming that

Education: Sports | DSEJ, ID jointly organize ‘Summer Vacation Activities’

The program will be held during July and August, aimed at local residents aged between 4 and 25 years of age. DSEJ and ID are in charge of recreational and

Singapore bets on rising Asia middle class to spur economy

The rise of the Asian middle class will remain the dominant regional growth story for years to come, enough to help Singapore cope with headwinds from the global economy, a

China set to pass law tightening controls on foreign NGOs

China’s national legislature is poised to vote this week on a draft law criticized by overseas governments for tightening controls over foreign non-governmental groups by bringing them under direct police

Philippines | Regular troops hunt down extremists who beheaded Canadian

The Philippine military came under increased pressure yesterday to rescue more than 20 foreign hostages after their Muslim extremist captors beheaded a Canadian man, but troops face a dilemma in

Australia-France | French company scores huge Australian submarine contract

Australia’s largest ever defense contract has gone to a French shipbuilder to produce a new generation of submarines, thrilling officials in Paris and inaugurating half a century of close defense

Music | Who will step forward to claim Prince’s millions?

When he was alive, Prince made hundreds of millions of dollars — for record companies, concert venues and others. That much is certain. What’s less clear is how much he

AL | Asset-freezing law to be ready ‘on time’

Although Macau’s first-ever asset-freezing law is considered “highly technical” and with “a lot of content that isn’t of easy comprehension,” it will be “ready as soon as possible,” according to the president

Non-resident numbers bottom out, close to no change in 6 months

According to data published by Macau’s Human Resources Office (GRH), there were 181,436 non-resident workers in the territory at the end of March. The figure represents a slight decline of 0.37

Anzac services held in Macau, Hong Kong

Around 60 guests attended an Anzac Day observance ceremony at MGM Macau yesterday organized by the Australian Chamber of Commerce for Hong Kong and Macau, marking the 100th anniversary of

Analysis | Protesters who conceal faces feel coerced

Many locals seem unwilling to show up in demonstrations 16 years after the establishment of the SAR unless the protest is directly related to them, according to Macau lawmaker Pereira

Economy | Billionaires may be closer to taking property arms private

Two of China’s largest developers took steps that moved them closer to potentially switching their stock market listings from Hong Kong to China, where their top executives have said they

Xi warns against religious infiltration from abroad

Chinese President Xi Jinping says that China must be on guard against nefarious religious influences from abroad. His comments over the weekend follow a tightening of religious space that has seen

Obama dismisses North Korea proposal on halting nuke tests

A day after North Korea’s foreign minister told The Associated Press that his country is ready to halt its nuclear tests if the United States suspends its annual military exercises

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