China supports professional training in Angola

Angola continues to experience rapid socio-economic development, which means it is urgent to implement continual training of its citizens, the Chinese Ambassador to Angola said Tuesday in Luanda. Ambassador Gao Kexiang

2Q economic growth steady at 7 percent

China’s economic growth in the latest quarter held steady at 7 percent, its weakest performance since the global crisis, but better retail sales and factory output in June suggested efforts to

Hong Kong | Regulator orders Hanergy stock to remain frozen 

Hong Kong’s securities watchdog took the unusual step yesterday of ordering a stock trading suspension to remain in place for a Chinese solar panel maker it’s investigating after a plunge

Authorities detain 20 foreigners from South Africa, UK, India

A group of 20 travelers from Britain, South Africa and India were detained in northern China, a relative said yesterday. A South African aid group said some of them are accused

Tibet | Family fails to get lama’s body after prison death

Chinese authorities have refused to release the body of a Tibetan lama who died in a Chinese prison, prompting a sit- in outside the prison by more than 100 Tibetans, a

Reform politician Wan Li dies at 99

Wan Li, a Chinese politician known for his reform policies, died yesterday at the age of 99, state media said. The state-run digital publication The Paper, citing Wan’s son, said he

Japan | Protests rage in Tokyo as Abe’s security bills look to expand military role

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s bills to expand the role of the military will go to a lower house vote today, after weeks of debate that has eroded his support

South Korea | Gov’t picks China consortium to lift sunken ferry 

South Korea yesterday selected a Chinese-led consortium as a preferred bidder to salvage a sunken ferry that killed more than 300 people in April last year in one of the

Germany | Former Auschwitz guard, 94, convicted as accessory to murder

A 94-year-old former SS sergeant who served at the Auschwitz death camp was convicted yesterday on 300,000 counts of accessory to murder and sentenced to four years in prison. Oskar Groening

Iran nuclear deal | Fine ‘new chapter’ or ‘historic mistake’? 

Overcoming decades of hostility, Iran, the United States, and five other world powers struck a historic accord Tuesday to check Tehran’s nuclear efforts short of building a bomb. The agreement could

This Day in HIstory | 1995 Serbs force Muslims out of Srebrenica

United Nations officials say it is the biggest “ethnic cleansing” operation since World War II. Some 40,000 women, children and elderly people have been ordered to leave the compound at Potocari

Offbeat | Polish cow on the run for 2 years is finally caught

Matylda finally moo’ved back home. The cow escaped from her Polish farm two years ago and lived a life on the lam in a nearby forest, sometimes damaging crops. She has

GOLF | British Open preview | Spieth no Tiger, though that’s not a bad thing

Jordan Spieth was practicing a shot he hopes he won’t need this week, banging a few wedges off the wall on the famous Road Hole in the fading sun at

AP WAS THERE | 55 years ago, Alliss shoots 66 and sets record

Arnold Palmer carded a 5-under-par 67 and aging Gene Sarazen a 69 today in the first qualifying round of the centenary British open golf championship. The courses at St. Andrews

Cycling | Froome uses high mountains to take control of Tour de France

Over the earpiece tucked below his helmet, Chris Froome’s team sent word that his panting Tour de France rivals were struggling in the thinning air of the high Pyrenees, on

Football | Sterling completes USD76M move to Man City from Liverpool

Raheem Sterling became the most expensive English footballer ever this week after joining Manchester City from Premier League rival Liverpool in a drawn-out move costing 49 million pounds (USD76 million). The

World Views | Greece would be better off just leaving the euro zone

Does Greece belong in the euro area? This fundamental question has divided Europe’s governments for months, and still does. The deal just announced only pretends to resolve their disagreement. That’s

Thursday, July 16, 2015 – edition no. 2357

* Protests rage as Japan’s security bills look to expand military role * Increase in gaming-related crime * France-Macau relations ‘stronger than ever’ * Guided visits to heritage sites   DOWNLOAD

The Buzz | Lindsay says goodbye to serial killer Dexter

World briefs

INDIA At least 27 people are killed and dozens injured in a stampede during a Hindu religious bathing festival on a river bank in southern India. More on p13 THAILAND Testimony

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