France | Topless protesters converge on Strauss-Kahn trial

Disgraced former International Monetary Fund boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn told a French court yesterday that he was unaware that women who participated in orgies at luxury hotels in Paris and Washington

This Day in History: 1990 Freedom for Nelson Mandela

His release follows the relaxation of apartheid laws - including lifting the ban on leading black rights party the African National Congress (ANC) - by South African President FW de

Offbeat | Gaffe: Romania’s foreign ministry summons diplomat after rude notes

Romanian foreign ministry has summoned a diplomat to Bucharest after its embassy in Paris sent out invitations to a reception containing rude remarks about the guests. The embassy had emailed invitations

The Showdown at Sands | Thai fighter confident against Zou Shiming in March 7 title defense

  Zou Shiming is not the only boxer hoping to defend a nation’s pride with a pair of fists. His old acquaintance and upcoming opponent, International Box- ing Federation (IBF) flyweight titleholder

World Views: More stimulus isn’t the answer to China problems

Few buzz phrases scare economists more than “new paradigm.” If such things existed, Japan would still dominate the world economy, risk would have been eliminated from Wall Street, and the

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 – edition no. 2248

* Frank Stallone’s inaugural performance in Macau * SJM wants smoking rooms to continue * Paradise expands casinos as Chinese pack halls * HK woman guilty in maid torture case   DOWNLOAD

The Buzz | Russian car sales collapse by 24 pct in January

An industry group says the Russian car market, which was on the way to become Europe’s largest a few years ago, plunged by 24 percent in January. The Association of European

World briefs

CHINESE actress Zhang Ziyi, who gained international fame for her role in “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” accepts a marriage proposal delivered by drone. EAST TIMOR’s president accepts the resignation of independence

Organized crime | Mexico judge orders release of cartel ‘Queen of the Pacific’

A Mexican federal judge threw out a five-year, money-laundering sentence for Sandra Avila Beltran, ordering the immediate release of the “Queen of the Pacific” for her alleged role as a

Audit report | University of Macau failed to better manage public resources

“UM’s actions are a clear breaching of the government’s social housing policy principle, while going against the principle of good management of public resources,” it reads. Through the report, the commission

UM’s vast new campus runs ‘similarly to a city’

After one year of operation of the University of Macau (UM)’s new Hengqin campus, Rui Martins rejects allegations that students and staff are more isolated in their new surroundings. “You can’t

Mainland student interviews | ‘Here we have Facebook and Twitter’

UM’s relocation hasn’t solved its alleged lack of student diversity (80 percent are locals) and insufficient internationalization, two issues that some scholars and students deem to be the institution’s biggest

Gov’t flags expansion of Consumer Council authority

The Macau government’s inter-departmental task group, responsible for reviewing local consumer protection legislation, has released a consultation conclusion report. The group has found that the majority of opinions support the

Over 31,000 non-resident workers forced to leave the city

Between April 2010 and January this year, 31,012 non-resident workers were not allowed to work in Macau for a period of six months. The measure was applied to 12,285 non-resident

Public housing residents concerned with possible gas leakage

The residents of public housing project Edificio da Alameda da Tranquilidade have voiced their concerns over the safety of their building’s gas pipelines. According to a report by MDT yesterday, residents

IACM to roll out one-off wholesaling

Other opinions detailed in the consultation report include the suggestion that the government should further regulate fresh food prices in the wholesale market. The Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau’s executive

Top Rank producer Brad Jacobs: ‘We found an incredible home with wonderful people in Macau’

From zero to seven, Macau’s Cotai Arena has staged an array of high-profile boxing events that were expected to be authentic Las Vegas-like experiences. In less than two years, the

Frank Stallone at Bellini: a love for music that is ‘far from over’

American singer and songwriter Frank Stallone knew from an early age that music would be his thing. It’s really a love that is “far from over,” as the song he

Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ shows confirmed

Macau, as part of a tour that also visits Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Kazakhstan, the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia, will see the production played at the Venetian Theatre from

HSBC list shows names from Bowie to drug lords used secrecy

The private-banking unit of HSBC Holdings Plc made significant profits for years handling secret accounts for an array of criminals, from drug cartels and arms dealers to tax evaders and

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