Philippines braces for floods from tropical storm

The Philippines was bracing for possible floods and landslides as a tropical storm continued to strengthen yesterday as it moved closer to the country’s eastern seaboard. Tropical Storm Rammasun was expected

USA | FBI cyber expert is ex-discount furniture salesman

In May, five Chinese Army intelligence officers were charged with stealing trade secrets from major manufacturers including U.S. Steel, Alcoa and Westinghouse. In June, a Russian man was charged with leading

TERRORISM | Fire destroys restaurant owned by suspect in Rochester, NY

A fire has destroyed an upstate New York restaurant owned by a Yemen-born man charged last month with plotting vengeance attacks against members of the U.S. military and the Muslim

Italy | Shipwrecked Concordia floated for tow to Genova

The shipwrecked Costa Concordia was successfully refloated yesterday in preparation to be towed away for scrapping, 30 months after it struck a reef and capsized, killing 32 people. Authorities expressed satisfaction

This Day in History : 2000 Police camera action violates human rights

Judge Peter Crawford ruled that the police letter sent to motorists caught on speed cameras required them to incriminate themselves and was therefore in breach of their human rights under

Offbeat | US family maintains hold on pit-spitting contest

When it comes to pit-spitting, it’s tough to beat the Krause family, who recently maintained their dominance in the 41st International Cherry Pit-Spitting Championship in southeastern Michigan. Brian Krause took top

Scolari out as Brazil coach

Globo TV and other news outlets said yesterday that Scolari will not remain as coach after the national team’s failure to win the World Cup at home. Scolari said after Brazil’s

GERMANY – 1, ARGENTINA – 0 (EXTRA TIME) | United Germany stands at the top of the world

United they stand, right at the top of the football world. And right on South American soil. Germany won its fourth World Cup title, but its first since a country torn apart

Argentine celebration marred by violence

Riot police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse a group of rock-throwing vandals who disturbed a rally by Argentines celebrating their team’s gutsy performance in a 1-0 loss

Our Desk: Shallow politics

The Executive Council (ExCo) announced last week that the Macau government will be building 28,000 public housing units and 4,000 private residential apartments in zone A as a part of

Monday, July 14, 2014 – edition no. 2106

* MGM Cotai will have the ability ‘to evolve as things evolve’ * CE denies new public housing plan ‘a show’ * Asian American sues LVS in Nevada, CCAC investigates Wynn * Anybody

Referendum organizers accuse government of ‘intimidation’

Last Saturday, a government spokesperson said that the proposed civil referendum is unconstitutional, after calling it “illegal” and “invalid” earlier last week. The official statement issued later stressed that there

GRANT BOWIE | MGM’s Cotai project will have the ability ‘to evolve as things evolve’

“Absolutely,” he answered. “Not only is it being continued, the whole property is being designed around that process.” Mr Bowie hinted that the Cotai property will be multifunctional, able to

Fundraising concert held for abandoned pets

Members of the Parents’ Association of People with Intellectual Disability set up a charity bazaar and donation boxes. All donations will go to the Abandoned Animals Protection Association of Macau (AAPAM). A

CE denies new public housing plan ‘a show’

Meanwhile, the Secretary of Transportation and Public Works, Lau Si Io, also refuted having said that the previous works on the planning of the reclamation area have been rendered useless

Asian American sues LVS for USD5b

The Las Vegas Sands Corp. and its chairman, Sheldon Adelson, were sued by a former potential partner in a casino venture for as much USD5 billion over claims of trade-secret

World briefs

CHINA-US Halliburton said it is entering its first joint venture in China that will use hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to unleash energy. The Houston company, which provides drilling services to

Divers, snorkelers converge for undersea ‘concert’

The 30th annual Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival, held at Looe Key Reef along the continental United States’ only living coral barrier reef, featured four hours of commercial-free music piped

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