SURVEY | Not in my backyard: 60 pct agree with family inns

The Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) has revealed the main findings of a study on the feasibility of family hostels in Macau, showing that 60 percent of respondents agree with

Zou Shiming to shoot for world title in March 7 ‘Showdown at Sands’

The much-anticipated first world title fight of China’s star boxer Zou Shiming is set to take the stage in Macau’s Cotai Arena on March 7. The flag-bearer for Chinese boxing

Sony tells theater owners they can pull “The Interview”

Sony Pictures executives told theaters they’re free to pull “The Interview” from their multiplexes following threats of violence by a hacker group, according to people with knowledge of the situation. The

McDonald’s in Japan limits orders of fries

McDonald’s began rationing its fries yesterday morning. It said prolonged labor negotiations with port workers on the West Coast have made it difficult to meet demand despite an emergency airlift

Corporate Bits: Belvedere Bodka announces partnership with James Bond spectre

To vodka house will release two custom made and limited editions. Belvedere has replaced the iconic Belvedere Palace with the famous MI6 headquarters. The’s signature blue palette will be switched

Apple stops online sales in Russia over ruble fluctuations

Apple Inc. halted online sales of its products in Russia due to “extreme” ruble fluctuations, showing how the currency’s swings are rippling out to international businesses. The iPhone and iPad maker

Angola expects to receive 6 million tourists by 2020

The Tourism Development Master Plan for the Okavango Basin Hub will complement the Master Plan for Tourism of the National Development Plan (NDP) 2012/2017, said Angola’s Minister for Hotels and

Huawei has 42 pct of Angola’s mobile phone market

Yang, after noting Huawei is the world’s third largest mobile phone manufacturer, said Huawei Angola had sold devices worth a total of USD1.2 billion dollars in the eight years it

Ex-mayor of Nanjing indicted on graft charges 

A former mayor of the major eastern Chinese city of Nanjing was indicted yesterday on corruption charges amid a widening anti-graft crackdown Ji Jianye faces charges of using his Communist Party

Analysis | Old investment remedy the treatment for mainland’s ‘new normal’

For the past decade, Chinese policymakers have spent big on major projects to buoy growth in the face of economic hardship, and this approach appears not to have changed with

Beijing secures construction of European railway

China secured a deal yesterday to construct a high-speed train link between the Belgrade and Budapest that will cut travel time between the Serbian and Hungarian capitals from eight hours to

North Korea | Kim Jong Un looks to complete nuclear legacy left by father

  Kim Jong Un has spent the three years since his father’s death tightening his grip on power, leaving the Supreme Leader better positioned to achieve Kim Jong Il’s dream of

Pakistan | Country mourns 142 slain in Taliban school attack 

  Pakistanis mourned as mass funerals got underway yesterday for 142 people, most of them children, killed the day before in a massacre by the Taliban at a military-run school in

Australia | Sydney siege spurs demand to know why gunman was on bail

  Australian authorities are probing why the gunman responsible for a deadly Sydney hostage-taking was free on bail and not on a watchlist, despite his history of violence and extremist sympathies. Man

USA | Jeb Bush all but declares presidential candidacy

  Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush all but declared his candidacy for president, an early move that opens the possibility of a 2016 showdown between America’s two most powerful political dynasties. Bush, the son

Palestinian statehood | Draft resolution to go for UN vote

An Arab-backed draft resolution on ending Israel’s occupation of lands captured in 1967 was to be submitted later yesterday to the U.N. Security Council for a vote, the Palestinian foreign

This Day in History: 1997 Dawn of Scottish parliament

  A bill giving Scotland its own parliament for the first time in three centuries has been unveiled in Glasgow today. Scottish Secretary Donald Dewar revealed his blueprint for the future of

Offbeat | Berlin exhibition evokes final months of WWII

The scene captures the mood most Germans felt during the final months of World War II. Few believed the claim by Adolf Hitler and his loyal followers that Germany could

Diversification alert | Qatar: Small country the big new player in sport

    Leaders of Qatar seem to have a simple formula for their plans over the next decade: money + sports = global fame. Never in sporting history has a country invested so

Football | Chelsea, 3rd-tier Sheff United in League Cup semis

Chelsea swept into the semifinals of the English League Cup yesterday, joining third-tier Sheffield United in the last four after its shock win over Premier League side Southampton. Eliminated at the quarterfinal

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