Ecuador president: Manafort pitched deal for Chinese investors

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno said that he met with President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman this year together with a group of Chinese businessmen interested in

Jiang Tianyong | Court sentences prominent rights lawyer to two years in prison

A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer was sentenced yesterday to two years in prison on the vague charge of inciting subversion of state power, the latest verdict passed

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act | HK former home secretary accused of offering bribes to Uganda, Chad officials

For the second time in two years, federal prosecutors have charged foreign businessmen with paying millions of dollars in bribes to secure business deals, with one of

Japan | Woman confessed to putting babies in concrete in 90s

A Japanese woman was arrested yesterday after police say she confessed to putting four newborns in concrete-filled buckets two decades ago and having been filled with guilt

Ex-officials accused of corruption in Manila train contract

The Philippine government filed complaints yesterday with an anti-graft office accusing many Cabinet officials in the previous administration of corruption in a maintenance contract for a Manila

Analysis | US terror list more symbolism than substance

As North Korea marches toward nuclear mastery, President Donald Trump slaps the country back on an American blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism. But is it

Zimbabwe | Fired VP says Mugabe should resign immediately

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe should acknowledge the nation’s “insatiable desire” for a leadership change and resign immediately, the recently fired vice president and likely successor to the

USA | Almost 60,000 Haitians allowed to stay only until 2019

The Trump administration said it is ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States

Offbeat | Town moves man’s loudspeaker broadcast of taps to local park

A Pennsylvania town has reached a detente over a former councilman’s broadcast of taps through loudspeakers at his home, which had caused complaints and lawsuit threats. The Glen Rock

This Day in History | 1963 – Kennedy shot dead in Dallas

The President of the United States has been assassinated by a gunman in Dallas, Texas. John F Kennedy was hit in the head and throat when

Football | 12 arrested in Thailand in match-fixing investigation

Football Association of Thailand president Somyot Poompanmuang says five players and two match officials from the top-flight national league are among 12 people arrested for alleged match-fixing.

Sailing | Cup champ Team New Zealand unveils radical foiling monohull

The next America’s Cup will be contested in radical, single-hull boats that will rise up on hydrofoils and speed across the tops of the waves. America’s

World briefs

THAILAND Police said yesterday that they were stepping up security along the country’s borders as they searched for around 20 suspected ethnic Uighurs who escaped an immigration

Reports: UK preparing to increase ‘Brexit bill’ offer

British media reports say the U.K. is planning to offer more money to settle its “Brexit bill” with the European Union, but only if the EU agrees to

US first loosened limits on lion trophies, then elephants

One month before the Trump administration sparked outrage by reversing a ban on trophies from threatened African elephants, federal officials quietly loosened restrictions on the importation of heads

Macau Matters | The Joys of Custom Clothing

I loathe and abhor shopping, especially for clothes, mostly because I never know what to buy. People who know my wife and I also know that any clothes

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 – edition no. 2932

* Vatican and China planning a first-ever exchange of artworks * Officials’ accountability system questioned * Taxi infractions surge * Demand for gold rises in China   DOWNLOAD

AL Plenary | War of words at the Legislative Assembly

The tensions from the last couple of weeks between newly elected lawmaker Sulu Sou and some lawmakers, (namely the appointed ones and those from the most conservative

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