Alice Kok | President Of Art for all society | ‘Only with gov’t resources can major art events be created’

Local artist Alice Kok was appointed president of the Art for All Society (AFA) last year, when the association faced major challenges when coping with private rental increases. One year

Corporate Bits | Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16 inaugurates love and heritage photo exhibition

Showcasing the cultural linkage between people and the UNESCO sites in Macau, the free exhibition, which is open to the public from July 24 to August 16, shows 10 shortlisted

Greece advances in loan talks, under fire for euro exit plan

  Greece pushed ahead with talks on a new rescue loan yesterday, but its government came under increasing pressure over claims it had a top-secret plan to prepare for a euro

Human rights | Tibetan groups campaign against 2022 Olympics going to Beijing

Tibetan activists and others are calling on the International Olympic Committee not to award the 2022 Winter Games to Beijing, saying China’s human rights record after the 2008 Olympics in

Analysis Vernacular Macau – Apropos of 10th Anniversary of the Historic Centre as World Heritage

João Palla Martins* From where I live, one can see the bridge that will eventually connect Hong Kong to Zhuhai and then to Macau. It is still under construction but symbolizes

Q&A | What stock market tumble means for Beijing, rest of world

China’s stock market tumbled this week despite a massive government intervention aimed at halting a slide in prices that began last month following an explosive rise. On Monday, the Shanghai

Malaysia | PM axes deputy, attorney general over 1MDB fund scandal

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, stung by allegations that he received some USD700 million in government money, yesterday fired the attorney general who had been investigating him and a deputy

South Korea | Seoul sees end of MERS threat after outbreak killed 36

South Korea said yesterday it is now virtually free of the deadly MERS virus that killed 36 people and sickened nearly 200 since an outbreak was declared in May. Prime Minister

North Korea | Official says not interested in Iran-style deal

The North Korean ambassador to China said yesterday that his country has no interest in an Iran-style nuclear disarmament deal because North Korea is a “nuclear weapons state.” Ji Jae Ryong

Libya | Court sentences Gadhafi son to death for 2011 killings

A court in Libya yesterday sentenced a son of Moammar Gadhafi to death by firing squad after convicting him of murder and inciting genocide during the 2011 uprising. The Tripoli court

Turkey | NATO holding rare emergency meeting at Ankara’s request

NATO declared its “strong solidarity” with Turkey yesterday as ambassadors gathered for a rare emergency meeting about the threat faced by a member. Turkey requested the extraordinary meeting to gauge the

Robots in war | Scientists worry about arms race in artificial intelligence

Scientists and tech experts — including Prof. Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak — warned yesterday of a global arms race with weapons using artificial intelligence. In an open letter

This Day in History | 1993 – Israeli court sets Demjanjuk free

The Israeli Chief Justice, Meir Shamgar, said the decision was taken on the basis of reasonable doubt over the accusation that Mr Demjanjuk was Ivan the Terrible, a gas chamber

Offbeat | Former 41-pound fat cat in Texas slims down to 19 pounds

Dr. Brittney Barton says the orange tabby she adopted in 2013 has slimmed down to 19 pounds with exercise and a special diet. Barton calls Skinny the “resident cat” at

Football | Bayern Munich signs Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal

Bayern Munich completed the long-anticipated transfer of Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal from Italian champion Juventus yesterday. The Bundesliga champion said Vidal signed a four-year deal. “I wanted to take another big step

Michel Platini will run for FIFA president

Michel Platini will run for FIFA president and plans to announce his intentions this week. Two officials familiar with Platini’s plans have told The Associated Press that the FIFA vice president

Rugby | 3-year study fails to link rugby to long-term health impact

Researchers say they have been unable to find any definitive links between rugby and long-term physical and psychological health problems in former players. The study conducted by New Zealand’s Auckland University

World Views | The good news in China’s stock plunge

Panic is in the air as China suffers its biggest one-day stock plunge since 2007. It shouldn’t be. The 8.5 percent slide in the Shanghai Composite Index is actually a development that

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 – edition no. 2366

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The Buzz | LA Special Olympics gets largest single private donation, USD25M

The Special Olympics has received a USD25 million donation, the largest single private gift in the organization’s 47-year history. The donation comes from the philanthropic foundation of Thomas Golisano, the founder

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