South Korean lawmakers approve new premier 

South Korea’s ruling party-controlled legislature yesterday approved President Park Geun-hye’s choice for prime minister, ending a lengthy merry-go-round at the country’s No. 2 job caused by political wrangling and corruption scandals. The National

Islamic State | Creating a nation of fear

When the Islamic State fighters burst into the Iraqi village of Eski Mosul, Sheikh Abdullah Ibrahim knew his wife was in trouble. Buthaina Ibrahim was an outspoken human rights advocate who had once run

USA | 9 fatally shot at black South Carolina church

A white man opened fire during a prayer meeting inside a historic black church in downtown Charleston on Wednesday night (yesterday, Macau time), killing nine people, including the pastor, in

This Day in History | 1980 – Gunbattle at British embassy in Iraq

Iraqi security forces have shot dead three gunmen who attacked the British embassy in Baghdad. The unknown attackers, armed with automatic weapons and grenades, burst into the embassy grounds and

Offbeat | UK man sneaks marriage proposal into newspaper crossword

Tuesday’s Times crossword opened with one across: “Pretty Welsh girl widely thought not to be all there.” The answer: Delyth. Other clues included “’Will you marry me,’ say, that’s forward also

NBA | LeBron can’t deliver title to Cleveland despite great effort

LeBron James pulled off his sunglasses, and there was no hiding the hurt in his eyes. He had given everything he had, the best player turning into a better teammate,

Bizcuits | Look beyond and be inspired

It’s summer. Get out, I implore you. Travel. Go into the countryside, breathe the air, or go to a big city, one of those amazing cities with tons of character

Friday, June 19, 2015 – edition no. 2338

* Government to start paying cash handout in July * Diversification creates opportunities * Revenue may fall to lowest level in 5 years * Islamic State: creating a nation of fear   DOWNLOAD

Air pollution

Never mind lowering the rate of death from air pollution in India and China. Just keeping those rates steady will demand urgent action to clear the skies, according to a

‘Infinitely Polar Bear’ a love letter to sick dad

In 1978, when writer-director Maya Forbes was 10 years old, her mother went away to graduate school, leaving Forbes and her little sister in the care of their mentally ill

‘Finders Keepers’ recalls ‘Misery’ as King torments a reader

The power of books over readers is a frequent theme in the work of Stephen King. Who can forget Annie Wilkes in “Misery,” chopping off novelist Paul Sheldon’s foot with an

Maria Schneider’s jazz orchestra evokes rural America

Maria Schneider’s big band has remained together nearly 25 years, extending into the 21st century the orchestral jazz tradition exemplified by Duke Ellington and her mentor Gil Evans. “The Thompson

News of the World | India, China need cleaner air just to keep death rate steady

Never mind lowering the rate of death from air pollution in India and China. Just keeping those rates steady will demand urgent action to clear the skies, according to a

The Protestant Roots

Wine has been inseparable from the Christian faith since the institution of the Eucharist during the Last Supper. Notwithstanding the East-West Schism, both Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy reserve a

Food | Exquisite simplicity

Summertime in Macau might be sizzling hot, but there is a reason to stay in town next month, because acclaimed French chef Stéphane Carbone from Michelin-starred restaurant L’incognito in Normandy

The Buzz | Delivery by drone in 30 minutes

Online U.S. retail giant Amazon says it is developing the technology to use drones to deliver packages in 30 minutes or less, a broad expansion of unmanned flight that is

GAMING | Kerkorian’s will orders sale of USD1.75b MGM stake

Kirk Kerkorian’s will directs his Tracinda Corp. holding company to sell the estate’s 16 percent stake in MGM Resorts International, the casino company he founded. The stock, valued at about USD1.75

World Briefs

CHINA The last of the Yangtze River shipwreck victims was cremated Tuesday morning in Jianli county, Hubei Province, where the tragedy took place, the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA) announced

Scholar | Beijing’s ‘clear message’ to Macau

Beijing’s concern over national economic security has been a prominent factor that’s long been neglected in the discussions of Macau’s casino industry development, suggests scholar Sonny Lo. The scholar believes that

LABOR RIGHTS | DSAL promotes rules for hiring students for summer jobs

The Labor Affairs Bureau (DSAL) has reminded employers to abide by the law when hiring minors for summer jobs. According to the Labor Relations Law, employers can hire a student

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