German leader: US spy reports serious if true

Gillian Wong, Beijing German Chancellor Angela Merkel said yesterday that if reports that a German intelligence employee spied for the United States are proven true, it would be a “clear contradiction”

China holds ceremony to mark war with Japan

Louise Watt, Beijing President Xi Jinping criticized people who “beautify the history of aggression” as China yesterday marked the 77th anniversary of the start of a war with Japan amid rising

Trade body issues mixed ruling in US-China dispute

An appeals body of the World Trade Organization has decided it lacked enough information to uphold China’s objections to a U.S. law meant to help American companies that face unfair

Australia returns asylum seekers to Sri Lanka

Kristen Gelineau, Sydney Australia’s government confirmed yesterday that it had handed over a boatload of asylum seekers to Sri Lankan authorities in a transfer at sea, drawing outrage from human rights

KOREAS | North to send cheering squad to South’s Asian Games

North Korea said yesterday it will send a cheering squad to the coming Asian Games in rival South Korea that its athletes plan to attend. A North Korean statement said the

ISRAEL | Suspects confess to killing Palestinian teen

Ian Deith, Jerusalem Three Israeli suspects in the vigilante-style killing of a Palestinian teenager who was abducted and burned to death last week confessed to the crime yesterday and were re-enacting

USA | South Texas shows drama behind illegal immigration

Christopher Sherman, Mission The youngest, a 14-month-old boy from Guatemala, lay quietly in a baby carrier hung from his mother's chest. The oldest, a 38-year-old woman from El Salvador, cried with

US man convicted on terror charges files appeal

Nine years ago the FBI made a startling announcement: A "sleeper cell" of al-Qaida operatives was uncovered in California's Central Valley. Following the arrests of five terror suspects, journalists swarmed to

This Day in Historty: 2003 – Conjoined twins die in separation op

Conjoined Iranian twins who volunteered to go ahead with a major operation to separate them have both died during surgery. Laleh and Ladan Bijani suffered a fatal loss of blood within

Offbeat: Joey Chestnut gets mustard yellow belt and fiancée

Chestnut man fell far short of his record last year of 69 dogs and buns, but he still easily beat second-place finisher Matt Stonie, also of San Jose, who downed

MATCH OF THE DAY | Scolari hints Willian may replace Neymar in semis

Tales Azzoni, Sports Writer, Belo Horizonte Brazil v Germany Home 2.86, Draw 3.25, Away 2.86 Willian took Neymar’s position when Brazil’s reserves played against a local under-20 squad at its training camp outside

Di Maria ruled out of World Cup semifinals

Argentina midfielder Angel Di Maria has been ruled out of the World Cup semifinal against the Netherlands with a thigh injury while striker Sergio Aguero has been declared fit to

2 ticket agents implicated in scalping

MATCH, which has the exclusive rights to the World Cup hospitality program, says all remaining tickets bought by Algerian Mohamadou Lamine Fofana’s Atlanta Sportif Management company have been canceled. Fofana

RELIGION | Church parade past Mafia home a challenge to pope

Frances D’Emilio, Rome In apparent defiance of Pope Francis, a church procession detoured from its route through a southern Italian town to honor a convicted mobster under house arrest. Interior Minister Angelino

Our Desk: Unplug and get bored

Do you see people waiting in public venues, canteens, bus stations or even dining alone or sitting on the bus, looking down at their smartphones in their hands? Do you

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 – edition no. 2102

* USJ renames Faculty of Christian Studies, appoints new dean * Local tourism industry ‘software’ disappoints * China’s gambling frenzy in overdrive during WCup * Xi marks 77th anniversary of China Japan war   DOWNLOAD

THE BUZZ: Students refuse to take UM’s special offer

Two high school graduates from Jiangxi province in the mainland have been the focus of public attention since they helped to subdue an attacker on a bus. Both failed to

Insight: It’s every man for himself

The law establishing a minimum wage for security guards and cleaners working for property management companies was approved in general terms by the AL and will now be subject to

FRANCHISE EXPO | Industry experts believe Macau needs global vision and services

Experts from the European franchising industry think that Macau has a great advantage and offers many opportunities for businesses. However, the city needs a global vision and more experience, as

New Macau leaders show divergences, president to be elected tomorrow

According to lawmaker Au Kam San, member of the new council, the meeting yesterday was an assembly to select the 11-member council and three members of the board of supervisors.

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