Relevance of Commonwealth Games again in question

It's a question that comes up at every Commonwealth Games: How relevant is an event held every four years which often fails to attract top competitors or a large number

FOOTBALL | James Rodriguez signs 6-year deal with Real Madrid

A week after finishing the World Cup as the tournament's top scorer with six goals, Colombia forward James Rodriguez signed a six-year deal with Real Madrid. The 23-year-old Rodriguez, who helped

CYCLING | Tour de France pack off on short, steep Stage 17

Football Shakhtar Donetsk to play in Lviv this season Shakhtar Donetsk's coach says the Ukrainian champion will play its home games this season in Lviv in western Ukraine, over 1,000 kilometers from

World Views: Even KFC’s chicken isn’t safe from China

Last year, as KFC’s China operations reeled from allegations in late 2012 that some its chickens contained high levels of antibiotics, Yum! Brands Inc. – the restaurant chain’s parent company

Thursday, July 24, 2014 – edition no. 2114

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World briefs

FRANCE The collision of a truck and a minibus near the northeastern French city of Troyes has left six people dead, including five children. French President Francois Hollande issued a

THE BUZZ: Bill Clinton won’t ‘jump the gun’ on wife’s plans

Former President Bill Clinton says he doesn’t know if his wife, Hillary, is going to run for president and said “she hasn’t asked me yet.” In a CNN interview broadcast from

LARGEST WILDFIRE EVER | Cooler weather aids crews fighting in Washington fire

Firefighters and local authorities are heartened by weather forecasts that call for continued cooler temperatures and higher humidity as they battle a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square

Emotional graduation for Melco Crown’s first in-house students

The graduation ceremony took place in Grand Hyatt, located within City of Dreams. The three graduates, So Chun Kit, Cheang Ka Wa and Chong Sok I, received their diplomas during

28th INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL | Russia’s oldest symphony orchestra and Laurie Anderson in town

The 28th Macao International Music Festival, taking place between October 3 and November 1, will feature St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra – Russia’s oldest symphony ensemble – while other iconic names

Investigations over violation of data protection increase by 19.5 pct

The number of investigation procedures launched by the Office for Personal Data Protection (GPDP) increased by 19.5 percent last year when compared with 2012. In its annual report, published early

IFT’s wine seminar with South African master

Richard Kershaw worked as a chef before moving to the wine trade. He achieved a winemaking diploma and traveled as a cellar-hand to various countries – the United States, Chile,

Briefs: Chui Sai On already with more than 66 nominations

The campaign office of Chui Sai On has revealed that the incumbent chief executive has already acquired more than 66 nominations from the members of the CE Electoral College, surpassing

AL considers foreign experts in malpractice investigation

Some lawmakers have recommended that foreign experts be allowed to participate in the assessment of local medical malpractice cases, according to the Legislative Assembly (AL) Third Standing Committee president, Cheang

Nvidia unveils gaming tablet to show utility of chips in devices

Nvidia Corp., trying to prove the value of its chips in mobile devices by appealing to gamers, will begin selling a tablet computer under its Shield brand. The Shield Tablet, which

China’s Xiaomi targets India in push for 100m phones

In just four years, Xiaomi Corp. has evolved from startup to outselling Apple Inc. in China by offering inexpensive devices packed with high-end features. Now it’s targeting India. After using social

Corporate Bits | Lockheed Martin’s second-quarter profit beats analysts’ estimate

Lockheed Martin Corp., the largest US government contractor, has topped analysts’ estimates for its second-quarter profit and sales on the strength of its aircraft division. Net income rose 3.5 percent

PORTUGAL | Real estate investment fund for Chinese investors launched

In a bid to take advantage of the interest and enthusiasm of private Chinese investors in real estate investment in Portugal, one of Portugal’s largest groups plans to launch am

China and Brazil move ahead with satellite program

China and Brazil have agreed to move ahead with the “China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite (CBERS)” program by adding another satellite to it, CBERS 4A, the Brazilian press reported citing the

China meat scandal hits Starbucks, Burger King

A suspect meat scandal in China engulfed Starbucks and Burger King on yesterday and spread to Japan where McDonald's said the Chinese supplier accused of selling expired beef and chicken

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