August 29 Plácido Domingo concert announced

One of the world’s most renowned operatic virtuosos, Plácido Domingo, will play in the city for the first time with his hand-picked artists, in collaboration with the Macau Orchestra (OM). The

Inmate dies of illness after three-month treatment

The 31 year-old man, surnamed Li, died on the evening of July 24 due to respiratory failure caused by spinal tuberculosis and pneumonia. The prison authorities cited the Conde S.

Anima vows to continue campaigning against Canidrome

Demand for the closure of the Yat Yuen Canidrome will escalate as local animal rights group Anima has promised to wage another wave of campaigns in the second half of

Authorities hold rescue drill responding to possible disaster

The three-hour drill, titled “Operation Mars,” simulated a fire alarm occurring during a performance at the Macao Forum, injuring some 200 people. Various government departments  - health, social affairs, tourism,

Police conduct joint operation to tackle cross-border crime

Macau’s Unitary Police Service carried out late-night inspections in casinos and entertainment venues between Friday night and the early hours of Saturday morning, as part of a joint mission simultaneously

UM student wins gold for ‘TongueMove’ design

IC establishes partnership with HK company

In order to expand the sales channels of its publications beyond Macau’s borders, the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC), has established a partnership with publishing company Sup Publishing Logistics (HK). Through

Administration reshuffle | ExCo gives green light to IACM’s new function

The Executive Council (ExCo) has concluded discussions on the ongoing restructuring and reshuffling of Macau’s Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM), which will take on a new function: to coordinate

Greek bailout talks format still being negotiated 

Greece and rescue lenders are still working out the format of upcoming talks, the labor minister said yesterday, confirming a delay in the negotiations for a third international bailout. Giorgos Katrougalos

Forget shorts, jeans made with jade help Chinese beat the heat

The Lee jeans brand has a solution for anyone who dreads wearing denim in the summer. The company, a division of VF Corp., is weaving crushed jade stones into its jeans

Corporate Bits | The Promenade by benoy: macau’s newest shopping destination

A shopping destination and café society for the style community, The Promenade connects the first and second chapters of Galaxy Macau, featuring over 200 luxury and lifestyle brands including around

Mozambique | Mine has gem reserves of 432 million carats

Authored by British consultancy SRK Consulting, the report also said that the mine could be explored for a period of 21 years, anticipating that the project would be able to

Mainland dissident Wu’er Kaixi running for Taiwan’s parliament

Prominent exiled Chinese dissident Wu’er Kaixi announced his candidacy Friday for a seat in Taiwan’s parliament, saying he wants to serve as a check on the ruling Nationalist Party and

Man restrained after trying to set fire aboard flight

It was the latest in a rash of dangerous incidents aboard Chinese flights, including passengers opening emergency exits and fights between flyers and crew members. The attempted arson occurred at around

Hebei province head investigated for corruption

The head of a major Chinese province and former aide to disgraced official Zhou Yongkang has been placed under investigation as part of a widening probe into alleged corruption. Hebei province

Activist known for brash tactics among dozens held

Bearded, bald and burly ex-soldier Wu Gan calls himself The Ultra Vulgar Butcher. He poses for online portraits brandishing knives in both hands that he says he’ll use to “slaughter

Business mission from Brazil visits Angola and Mozambique

A delegation of the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brazil) including 40 companies in the machinery, equipment, building, construction, food and beverage sectors is in Luanda on a visit

Australia | Islamic State group medic arrested on return home

An Australian nurse who says he was forced by Islamic State militants to work as a medic in Syria was arrested after returning home and faces terrorism-related charges of supporting the movement. Adam

Turkey | Car bomb kills 2 soldiers in mainly Kurdish province

The Kurdish rebel group, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, has said the airstrikes likely spelled the end of a cease-fire announced in 2013. Turkey has simultaneously bombed Islamic State

Kenya | On visit, Obama urges an end to corruption

President Barack Obama told Kenyans yesterday that their country is at a crossroads and urged them to “choose the path to progress” by continuing to root out corruption, confront terrorism

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