Anti-graft measures extended to officials’ families

The move follows revelations in the Panama Papers document leak showing family members of eight past or present leading officials owned shell companies registered abroad. While no Chinese laws are known

How four AP reporters got the story ‘Seafood from Slaves’

The Associated Press expose on slavery in Southeast Asia’s fishing industry, awarded the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday , was born of a painstaking investigation by four reporters who

Aftershocks rattle Japan as deaths from quakes rise to 45

Japan’s southern quake-hit area was rattled by a strong aftershock yesterday and searchers found a woman’s body buried under landslide rubble, raising the death toll from the twin earthquakes to

Brazil | President defiant after impeachment vote, won’t quit

Expressing outrage over the congressional vote to open impeachment proceedings against her, President Dilma Rousseff says she will not resign and vows to keep fighting the forces arrayed against her. The

Olympics | Sports federations concerned about Rio venues

International sports federations expressed concern yesterday over problems with venues for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, including power failures at the gymnastics arena this week. Members of the Association of

Fiber optic broadband usage doubles

Total internet penetration in 2015 amounted to 77.6 percent, up by 7.8 percentage points year-­on-year, and that figure was proportional to around 470,800 internet users aged three and above. As

Legal cooperation with Portugal depends ‘mostly’ on MSAR’s request

The Portuguese Public Prosecutions Office is open to maintaining cooperation with Macau in judiciary matters and more specifically to maintaining Portuguese magistrates in the territory, said the Portuguese Attorney General,

Joana Marques Vidal | Portugal’s Attorney General: ‘We cannot allow a large number of magistrates to come’

- That number was not defined clearly. But it is certain that for the time being and with consideration to the short number of staff that the Portuguese Prosecutions Office

In crackdown on celebrity, China bans stars’ kids from shows

China is banning the children of famous entertainers from appearing on hugely popular reality shows, as the country continues efforts to try to prevent the manufacture of child stars. The ban

South China Sea | Chinese navy dispatches military plane to disputed man-made island

China’s navy dispatched a military plane to one of the country’s manmade islands in the disputed South China Sea, the Defense Ministry said, in what is believed to be the

Ouch Leng | Defender of Cambodia’s dwindling forests wins Goldman Prize

The latest crackdown on illegal logging in Cambodia is “just a game” and big timber traders are winning, says Ouch Leng, a former government official who has spent two decades

Japan | Disruptions from twin quakes hit economy

The twin earthquakes that struck southern Japan were having ripple effects far beyond the disaster zone, forcing Toyota to suspend production at most of its factories across the country, and

Ecuador rattled by hundreds of aftershocks, death toll jumps to 272

  New aftershocks are rattling Ecuador — part of the hundreds following a deadly magnitude-7.8 earthquake that has killed at least 272 people in the Andean nation. The Geophysics Institute says 230

Golf | Austin shoots 64, beats Short in playoff to win Mitsubishi

Woody Austin’s putter came through again. Austin tied the tournament record with an 8-under 64 and beat Wes Short Jr. with a par on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff

Public consultation open for the 10-year plan for rehabilitation services

The Social Welfare Bureau (IAS) opened the public consultation period on their 10-year plan for rehabilitation services on Friday. In a press conference held at the IAS facilities, the plan for

Education | Student art exhibition held at MAC

An art exhibition was held at the Macau Anglican College (MAC) last week to showcase the coursework of some 40 art students across forms four, five and six. Some of

ID: Marathon winner may be disqualified

The Macau Marathon organizers are considering disqualifying Flomena Chepchirchir, the female runner who won the 2014 race while being banned by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). As the Times reported

755 tender applications for 250 taxi licenses

The sum, tendered by Chan Kam Soi represents a cost of almost MOP92,000 a month for the total period of the license (8 years). According to TDM,  DSAT suspects that

More readers using local libraries

The Macau public libraries have registered a substantial growth in the number of book loans during 2015, revealed Ophelia Tang, director of Public Libraries Management Department within the Cultural Affairs

Pearl Horizon homebuyers resume protests

A large crowd of buyers involved in the “Pearl Horizon” group returned to activity yesterday. This time, as the protesters went back to Polytec Assets’ Headquarters the traffic nearby was

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