World Views: Putin’s Hitler-pact defense should worry everyone

Russian President Vladimir Putin made headlines around the world last week when he defended the 1939 Nazi-Soviet non-aggression pact, by which Stalin and Hitler agreed secretly to divide Eastern Europe between them.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 – edition no. 2188

* Gov’t backtracks, domestic violence to be listed as public crime * Cage, Arnold & Sly may attend clash in Cotai * Cases of ‘naked chat’ blackmail soar * SJM announces Q3 results,

The Buzz: Alex Marquez becomes Moto3 champion in Valencia

Alex Marquez won his first Moto3 world championship after finishing third in the season-ending race at the Valencia Grand Prix yesterday. Marc Marquez — Alex’s older brother — successfully defended

World briefs

YEMEN has sworn in a new government despite objections from the ruling party, led my former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, and allied Shiite rebels who control the capital. Thirty ministers

A weekend of football and fashion as Beckham returns to Macau

It was a busy weekend for international sports star and global celebrity David Beckham. The football and fashion icon returned to Macau to meet with Sands China staff and open

Senior politicians attend Lei Pang Chu memorial service

Senior local politicians, including Chief Executive Chui Sai On, Secretary for Administration and Justice Florinda Chan, and the President of the Legislative Assembly Ho Iat Seng, attended yesterday’s memorial service

Lionel Leong and Wong Sio Chak likely to be appointed secretaries

Lionel Leong and Wong Sio Chak are due to replace Francis Tam and Cheong Kuok Va as the Secretaries for Economy and Finance, and for Security, respectively. Newspaper Tribuna de

Local agents selling overseas property allegedly left unregulated

The organizer of a seminar on the purchasing of apartments in Hengqin has pointed out that the Macau government does not have the legal framework to regulate local property agents

Wong Wan flags taxi fare raise by year-end

The Transport Bureau (DSAT) director Wong Wan indicated that a higher taxi fare is likely to come into force within this year. He also reiterated that Macau needs a taxi

1,800 people join Sands China Macau Eco TrailHiker

“Today, the enthusiasm from the teams is amazing, even though the weather is not ideal,” said the Trailhiker director Robert Kirby. “Macau is known as a sporting center; a lot

Local investor bets on Guinea-Bissau

Macau businessman John Lo will be investing in building a 4-star hotel on the main avenue of Guinea-Bissau’s capital, Bissau, as part of the framework of an investment plan he’s

COURTS | PAUL PHUA : Subpoena fight resolved over FBI-Caesars search

A federal judge in Nevada heard defense attorneys allege Thursday that the FBI improperly enlisted Caesars Palace officials to obtain a crucial search warrant before arresting eight men now charged

Young talent emerges on local art scene

Local artist and curator of the Art for All Society (AFA) Autumn Salon 2014, James Chu, believes that Macau’s art scene has evolved in the recent years, as more young

DocLisboa returns to town this month

All produced during 2013, seven feature films and two short-films directed by Portuguese filmmakers and included in several of the festival’s competing categories will be shown in Macau. In this

HK-Shanghai link start date to be given soon, Leung says

China’s trade growth slowed in October but remained robust, with exports rising 11.6 percent compared to the same period the previous year. The Customs Administration said yesterday that last month’s

Xi says risks linked to China economic slowdown aren’t scary

President Xi Jin- ping signaled China is ready to accept a lower rate of growth, assuring executives that the economy is more resilient than ever and his government can safely guide

Corporate Bits | Paradise Entertainment Limited and Rodolfo Avila announce partnership

This is the first time Paradise Entertainment Limited, holding company of a diverse group of companies (LT Game, Waldo Casino, Casino Kam Pek Paradise and Casino Macau Jockey Club) that

Hong Kong | Xi supports democracy ‘within law,’ Leung says

Chinese President Xi Jinping told Hong Kong’s leader the nation supports the city’s democratic development “within the law,” Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said, as pro-democracy demonstrations entered a seventh week. The

APEC SUMMIT | Beijing hosts friends, rivals; will it meet Japan? 

Will they or won’t they? Whether leaders of feuding China and Japan will meet during the Asia-Pacific summit has prompted much speculation. It’s the most — but not the only — awkward

Indonesians pray for Hong Kong stabbing victims 

More than 100 Indonesians in Hong Kong held a prayer vigil and demanded justice yesterday for two Indonesian women found stabbed to death in a case that has shocked this

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