Lawmakers pass domestic violence law amidst doubts

The Legislative Assembly (AL) has debated and passed the government’s proposed Domestic Violence Prevention and Correction Law in yesterday’s plenary session. Lawmakers continued to question the government’s decision not to

Citi: Casino revenue may reach MOP23.8b in Jan, down 17pct y-o-y

Citigroup has stated that Macau's Gross Gaming Revenue (GGR) for the first eleven days in January amounted to MOP 8.7 billion, as revealed by industry sources. The total daily run

Restaurant workers dispute over employer’s alleged exploitation

One of the complainants, Ms Chong, told the media that she has been working in the same restaurant for 17 years but has never been compensated for overtime work. “We

Cultural Affairs Bureau launches online magazine

Many locals try to improve language skills

With a rapidly growing economy, more residents are aware that they have to remain competitive by engaging in advanced studies. Many have thus chosen to improve their linguistic knowledge, picking

Cats: a legendary piece of musical theatre returns to town

Celebrated on the stages of Broadway and the West End, the musical Cats will return to the Venetian Theatre in March. Tickets go on sale today at Cotai Ticketing, according

For Coke and Pepsi, smaller sodas could pay more

After watching Americans suck down Big Gulps for decades, Coke and Pepsi are realizing less could be more. As people cut back on soda, the two beverage giants are pushing

Corporate Bits | Sheraton Macao offers festive dining experiences for the whole family

Xin is an Asian hotpot and seafood restaurant where guests can enjoy traditional “Poon Choi hotpots” , which feature premium seafood throughout the Chinese New Year. Bene, a cozy Italian trattoria

Portugal and Angola study introduction of special visas

The Minister of State and Foreign Affairs of Portugal, Rui Machete, announced Monday in Luanda the intention to move ahead with a system of special visas for businesspeople, as part

World Bank Group studies investment in cement plant in Bissau

The World Bank Group is analyzing the possibility of financing a cement factory project in the capital of Guinea-Bissau, with a production capacity of 200,000 tons per year, according to

East-Timor wants more investment from Indonesia

East Timor’s minister of state and of foreign affairs and cooperation, Jose Luis Guterres, said in Jakarta that his country expects more private investment from Indonesia particularly in the infrastructure,

December exports rise, imports shrink

China’s exports rebounded in December but imports shrank in a sign of weak domestic demand. Total trade in 2014 grew just 3.4 percent, well below the official 10 percent target. Exports

Beijing sending large Ebola relief team to West Africa

China is ramping up its assistance in the fight against Ebola by dispatching an additional 232 army medical workers to West Africa, state media reported yesterday. The latest contingent to be sent

Huawei says 2014 profit up 17 percent, sales rise 20 percent 

China’s Huawei Technologies Ltd., the world’s biggest maker of telecommunications equipment, said yesterday profit growth slowed last year while sales accelerated. Profit is forecast to rise about 17 percent over 2013 to

Sri Lanka | Pope arrives on Asian tour, backs search for wartime truth 

  Pope Francis brought calls for reconciliation as well as justice as he arrived yesterday in Sri Lanka at the start of a weeklong Asian tour, saying the island nation can’t fully heal from

FLIGHT 8501 | Divers retrieve 2nd black box from AirAsia crash

  Divers retrieved the crashed AirAsia plane›s second black box from the bottom of the Java Sea yesterday, giving experts essential tools to piece together what brought Flight 8501 down. The cockpit voice recorder

India | Bootleg liquor kills at least 28, 160 hospitalized

A bad batch of bootleg liquor killed at least 28 people and sent 160 others to hospitals in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, officials said yesterday. Many of the

Delhi court charges Uber driver in rape case 

A New Delhi court charged an Uber cab driver yesterday with rape, kidnapping and criminal intimidation in a case that has renewed national fury over chronic sexual violence in India. Authorities

HACKING | Key US military command’s Twitter, YouTube sites infiltrated

  Hackers supporting Islamic militants took over the Twitter and YouTube accounts of a major U.S. military command Monday (yesterday in Macau), in what the Pentagon called an annoying prank that

Egypt | Court ruling may free Mubarak from custody

Egyptian authorities have exhausted all legal grounds to keep deposed President Hosni Mubarak in detention after an appeals court yesterday ordered his retrial in a corruption case, a judicial official

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