15 prisoners with flu symptoms quarantined

The Macau Prison has placed a total of 15 male inmates aged from 28 to 47 under quarantine after they all showed flu-like symptoms, such as fever, cough and sore

Multinational calls for increased safety in construction industry

  Hilti Corporation, a Europe-based multinational company that develops, manufactures, and markets products for the construction industry, has sent a letter to the Secretary for Economy and Finance requesting the improvement

16 idle land plots excluded from gov’t recovery list

One third of the 48 idle plots of land that were attributable to leaseholders have been exempted from the revocation of concessions by the government, the Secretary for Transport and

Monetary Authority hosts int’l meetings

The Monetary Authority of Macau (AMCM) is hosting the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) meetings, which kicked off on June 15 and will run until June 19. The international

Redfoo promises to rock City of Dreams pool party

  American party rapper Redfoo, best known as part of the musical duo LMFAO, is set to fly to Macau for the City of Dreams’ Splash pool party on July 11,

Two Nobel laureates at UM

The University of Macau is organizing two lectures on medical chemistry this coming July 10 and 11 on the ground floor of its multi-functional hall, with two Nobel Laureates invited

Etihad Airways commences daily Hong Kong service

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, yesterday announced the start of daily services to Hong Kong. To mark the carrier’s increased frequency, its yesterday morning flight to

Chinese workers at Uniqlo supplier strike over firings

Hundreds of factory workers at a Chinese supplier to Fast Retailing Co. are striking over the dismissal of some of the employees, forcing production to shut down, a labor rights

Corporate Bits | MGM macau achieves gold status in ‘macao green hotel award’

The award was launched in 2007 and aims to raise awareness of the importance of environmental management in Macau’s hotel industry, and also provides a platform for showcasing efforts, learning

Hong Kong | Boom-to-bust stocks show challenge of Shanghai link

Wild gyrations in Hong Kong share prices are raising concerns that a new trading link with mainland China is a conduit for questionable trading practices that could undermine the city›s reputation as

South China Sea | Gov’t says island building to finish soon

China will complete land reclamation projects on its disputed South China Sea territorial claims as planned within days, the Foreign Ministry said yesterday, in an apparent bid to reassure its neighbors over moves

Hong Kong | Beijing official: Rejection of election plan hurts prospects

Hong Kong faces a “very worrying” future should lawmakers fail to pass a China-backed bill to overhaul elections in the city, a Chinese official said ahead of a planned legislative

Australia | Abbott brushes off Indonesia people smuggling concerns

Prime Minister Tony Abbott sought to brush off Indonesian concerns that Australia paid people smugglers to turn around boats carrying asylum seekers, saying his government is taking a moral approach

South Korea | Schools reopen despite widespread MERS fear

The death toll continued to mount in South Korea’s MERS outbreak yesterday even as schools reopen and people recover from the virus. Nineteen people have died in the largest outbreak of the disease

India | After lead scare, Nestle to destroy USD50m worth of noodles

Nestle India said it will destroy instant noodles worth 3.2 billion rupees (USD50 million) following a sales ban imposed by Indian food safety authorities for unsafe levels of lead. India’s food safety panel banned

Philippines | Muslim rebels lay down arms to reinforce peace deal

The largest Muslim rebel group in the Philippines handed over dozens of assault weapons yesterday in a symbolic gesture to reinforce a peace pact stalled by a public outcry over

USA | Jeb Bush confirms 2016 bid

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush launched a White House bid months in the making with a vow to win the Republican presidential nomination on his own merits. Bush is unquestionably

Refugee crisis | Police in helmets drag migrants from French-Italian border

Italian police in riot gear forcibly removed a few dozen African migrants yesterday who had been camping out for days at Italy’s Mediterranean border with France in hopes of going

Egypt | Court confirms death sentence for Morsi

An Egyptian court yesterday confirmed a death sentence handed to ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi over a mass prison break during the 2011 uprising that eventually brought him to power. Morsi,

Yemen | Al-Qaida confirms US strike killed leader of affiliate

A U.S. airstrike has killed Al-Qaida’s No. 2 leader, who commanded its powerful Yemeni affiliate, dealing the global network its biggest blow since the killing of Osama bin Laden and

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