Saudi Arabia Investment forum opens under haze of Khashoggi’s death

A high-profile economic forum in Saudi Arabia began yesterday in Riyadh, the kingdom’s first major event on the world stage since the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi at

Vatican | Issue of married Catholic priests gains traction under Francis

Pope Francis has convened a meeting of South American bishops next year focusing on the plight of the church in the Amazon, a vast territory served

Offbeat | Bible Museum admits some of its Dead Sea Scrolls are fake

When Washington’s USD500 million Museum of the Bible held its grand opening in November 2017, attended by Vice President Mike Pence, there were questions even then about the

This Day in History | 1945 – United Nations: Organisation is born

The United Nations Organisation has been formally inaugurated during a short ceremony at the US State Department in Washington. A total of 29 countries ratified the

Football | Champions League | Atletico out to stop Dortmund, Barcelona missing Messi

Thursday, 3:00 Barcelona v Inter Milan H 1.53, D 4.8, A 6.65 Although Borussia Dortmund is scoring at a remarkable rate, Atletico Madrid

Olympics | Naomi Kawase named to direct 2020 Tokyo documentary

Japanese director Naomi Kawase, named yesterday to make a documentary film about the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, said she hopes to focus on reconstruction efforts in the northern

World briefs

VIETNAM’s rubber stamp National Assembly elected Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong as the country’s president yesterday. The 74-year-old Trong is the first Vietnamese leader to

The Buzz | Belt & Road: Chinese vice president kicks off visit to Israel

China’s vice president yesterday kicked off a trip to Israel that illustrated the warming ties between the two countries. Wang Qishan is in the region for

Prince Harry and Meghan arrive in hot Fiji for three-day visit

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were greeted by hundreds of flag-waving well-wishers yesterday after arriving in Fiji for a three-day visit as part of their

Cinema | Julia Roberts, Constance Wu celebrated at InStyle Awards

Julia Roberts was brought to tears by “Notting Hill” writer Richard Curtis, Jeff Goldblum showed off his socks and celebrated his 66th birthday with a cupcake, and

World Views | China’s Tesla wannabe has a big brother problem

Investors are throwing billions of dollars at connected cars. The technological advances that enable vehicles to be linked into wireless networks promise greater efficiency and, in theory, safety.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 – edition no. 3155

* World Travel & Tourism Council | Gloria Guevara: Only long-term planning can avoid overtourism * Charity Bazaar to be held next month * HK playwright denied entry to Macau * Troubled economic

Crime | Fake Macau IDs discovered among construction workers

Yesterday, the Public Security Police Force (PSP) announced that on October 19, they detained one person in a case related to the use of forged Macau SAR

CCM to launch ‘ARTwarming Winter’ in December

The Macao Cultural Centre (CCM) is launching its first “ARTwarming Winter”, a string of performances scheduled for December, featuring music and theatrical productions. On December

UM holds seminar on gaming concessions and licensing

The Eleventh International Conference on the Legal Reforms of Macau in the Global Context – Gaming Concessions and Other Gaming Licensing Legal Experiences, organized by

HKZMB | A mega-project that will open to traffic tomorrow

Traffic jams are nothing new in China, and during national holidays the roads can get unbearably congested as millions travel across the country to be with family

Aspiring airline suggests Macau-Lisbon route, Greece stopover

A Macau airline project is seeking USD45 million in funding ahead of the 2020 expiration of Air Macau’s 25-year franchise agreement, which it hopes to contest.

Health | SSM declares free medical treatment for all local children

The Macau government has said that the Health Bureau (SSM) will make every effort to save and treat Macau children regardless of the type of illness, according to

Arts | ‘Meeting bridges’ exhibition underscores ‘unity with diversity’

The “Lusophone Painters Exhibition” is currently being held at the Military Club of Macau until November 4, featuring 27 works from different Portuguese-speaking countries as well

Death of Liaison Office chief under investigation, crime ruled-out

The Judiciary Police (PJ) spokesperson revealed yesterday during a press conference that the death of Zheng Xiaosong, head of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s

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