Fiedler files request asking for details on Cotai land rights

The International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) yesterday submitted a public records request to two government bodies in Macau asking for information regarding the commitment of land rights in Cotai

Worker crushed to death in industrial accident

The Judiciary Police (PJ) is investigating an industrial accident on the construction site of the future vehicle examination centre in Taipa. A metal hook is alleged to have fallen onto

Aristocrat to buy video gaming technologies for USD1.3b

Nichola Saminather Aristocrat Leisure Ltd. agreed to buy Video Gaming Technologies Inc. for about USD1.3 billion to triple its North American business amid falling profit in Australia. The purchase of closely-held Franklin,

Corporate Bits | Zou Shiming goes for his first professional title

In only his fifth professional fight and just 15 months removed from his professional debut, two-time Chinese Olympic gold medalist and national icon Zou Shiming (4-0, 1 KO) of Guizhou,

Banco Espírito Santo expected to lose controlling stake in BES Angola

In 2013, following a capital increase from USD170.5 million to US$670.5 million, BES increased its stake from 51.94 percent to 55.71 percent, Angola’s Portmill kept a 24 percent stake and

MOZAMBIQUE | Tuna company Ematum due to start fishing this year

Mozambican tuna fishing company Empresa Moçambicana de Atum (Ematum) is expected to start fishing before the end of this year following the arrival in Mozambique, due in September, of the

Merkel in Beijing Premier Li says country’s economy improving

China’s economy improved in the latest quarter but faces “downward pressure,” and Beijing will increase the strength of targeted policy measures to shore up growth, the country’s premier said yesterday. Speaking

German leader: US spy reports serious if true

Gillian Wong, Beijing German Chancellor Angela Merkel said yesterday that if reports that a German intelligence employee spied for the United States are proven true, it would be a “clear contradiction”

China holds ceremony to mark war with Japan

Louise Watt, Beijing President Xi Jinping criticized people who “beautify the history of aggression” as China yesterday marked the 77th anniversary of the start of a war with Japan amid rising

Trade body issues mixed ruling in US-China dispute

An appeals body of the World Trade Organization has decided it lacked enough information to uphold China’s objections to a U.S. law meant to help American companies that face unfair

Australia returns asylum seekers to Sri Lanka

Kristen Gelineau, Sydney Australia’s government confirmed yesterday that it had handed over a boatload of asylum seekers to Sri Lankan authorities in a transfer at sea, drawing outrage from human rights

KOREAS | North to send cheering squad to South’s Asian Games

North Korea said yesterday it will send a cheering squad to the coming Asian Games in rival South Korea that its athletes plan to attend. A North Korean statement said the

ISRAEL | Suspects confess to killing Palestinian teen

Ian Deith, Jerusalem Three Israeli suspects in the vigilante-style killing of a Palestinian teenager who was abducted and burned to death last week confessed to the crime yesterday and were re-enacting

USA | South Texas shows drama behind illegal immigration

Christopher Sherman, Mission The youngest, a 14-month-old boy from Guatemala, lay quietly in a baby carrier hung from his mother's chest. The oldest, a 38-year-old woman from El Salvador, cried with

US man convicted on terror charges files appeal

Nine years ago the FBI made a startling announcement: A "sleeper cell" of al-Qaida operatives was uncovered in California's Central Valley. Following the arrests of five terror suspects, journalists swarmed to

This Day in Historty: 2003 – Conjoined twins die in separation op

Conjoined Iranian twins who volunteered to go ahead with a major operation to separate them have both died during surgery. Laleh and Ladan Bijani suffered a fatal loss of blood within

Offbeat: Joey Chestnut gets mustard yellow belt and fiancée

Chestnut man fell far short of his record last year of 69 dogs and buns, but he still easily beat second-place finisher Matt Stonie, also of San Jose, who downed

MATCH OF THE DAY | Scolari hints Willian may replace Neymar in semis

Tales Azzoni, Sports Writer, Belo Horizonte Brazil v Germany Home 2.86, Draw 3.25, Away 2.86 Willian took Neymar’s position when Brazil’s reserves played against a local under-20 squad at its training camp outside

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