PHILIPPINES | Police nab Taiwanese, Chinese linked to scam

Jim  Gomez, Manila Philippine police arrested 44 foreigners who allegedly ran an online blackmail syndicate that defrauded victims in China and Taiwan by duping them into believing that their bank accounts have been used by

Chinese man abducted in Malaysia freed

A Chinese citizen kidnapped in the eastern Malaysian state of Sabah a month ago has been freed, the official Xinhua News Agency and a Malaysian newspaper reported yesterday. Quoting an unnamed

GERMANY | Berlin asks top US spy to leave the country

Frank Jordans, Berlin Germany took the dramatic step yesterday of asking the top U.S. intelligence official in Berlin to leave the country, following two suspected cases of American spying and the

USA | Father kills 4 children in Texas attack

A father opened fire at a suburban Houston home, killing four of his children as well as two adults who were with them and critically wounding his 15-year-old daughter, authorities

California man faces 22 years in prison for espionage to a Chinese firm

Paulo Elias, Oakland A California chemical engineer is facing more than 20 years in prison for a rare economic espionage conviction for selling to China for USD28 million DuPont Co.'s secret

This Day in History: 1979 – Skylab tumbles back to Earth

All week there has been mounting speculation over where the spacecraft would come down. It has been in orbit six years - for the past five of those it has

Offbeat | US pilot buys pizzas for passengers grounded by storm

Faced with potentially hungry — and grumpy — passengers, a Frontier Airlines pilot treated them to pizza when storms diverted a Denver-bound flight to Cheyenne, Wyoming, where the plane was

Kapok | Contentious words

Let’s be clear, from a constitutional point of view there is nothing “illegal” in organizing an informal public consultation aka survey in the form of a mock referendum regarding the

Friday, July 11, 2014 – edition no. 2105

* Executive Council unveils massive housing plan * Macao conscience petitions for academic freedom * Laundering money through casinos to buy US property * Kerry cites frank cyberhacking talks with China   DOWNLOAD

MATCH OF THE DAY | Germany all favorite against Argentina

Mattias Karen, Sports Writer, Rio de Janeiro Advantage: Argentina AP / Odds by Betfair Germany v Argentina Home 2.38, Draw 3.3, Away 3.35 The best player in the world goes up against the ultimate team machine,

NEWS OF THE WORLD | Theme park CEO says job is about making memories

John Seewer, Sandusky (Ohio) Standing in the shadows of a USD30 million roller coaster that flips, drops and spins its riders, the head of the American's fourth-biggest amusement park company points

MEMORY RIDES: or the genetic vacation behavior

* Movies: Planet of the Apes * Books: Land of Love and Drowning by Tiphanie Yanique * Music: Redeemer of Souls by Judas Priest * Wine: The Carthaginian Resurgence II * Food: Fit for

Thursday, July 10, 2014 – edition no. 2104

* Small group training becomes fitness trend in Macau * 1-7: Brazilians struggling to explain collapse * World Cup entangled with Mideast conflicts     DOWNLOAD

Guangdong-HK-Macau cultural tour starts from here

Grace Yu The Tertiary Education Services Office (GAES), the Department of Culture Guangdong Province, and the Home Affairs Bureau of Hong Kong are the joint organizers of the event. Organizers expressed the

CRIME | BNU urges some clients to change debit card passwords

In the message, BNU claimed that it has received the notice from a supervising institution regarding the investigation into some ATMs in Macau. The bank urged the customers who received

BRIEFS: Police apprehends drugs estimated to be worth MOP2.2m

The Judiciary Police (PJ) has searched a residential apartment in Fai Chi Kei two nights ago and detained two people after the authorities found various types of illegal drugs with

GAMING | Scholar points out potential tax loophole in local casinos

The UM scholar explained that the practice of “side-betting” or “multiplying” consists of “agreements between a third party and a patron whereby the amount formally credited is only a fraction

COOPERATION | Forum implements first course outside Macau

The event focuses on themes chosen by representatives of lusophone countries, based on the advantages to be found in Macau for each of the aforementioned countries. It is the first

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