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CHINA has sentenced the former president of Interpol, Meng Hongwei, to 13 years and six months in prison on charges of accepting more than $2 million in bribes.

The Buzz | Death toll up to 10 in Ethiopia platform collapse; 250 hurt

Regional officials in Ethiopia yesterday confirmed 10 deaths and 250 people injured after a wooden platform collapsed during a religious event the day before. Thousands of

Unhealthy levels of smog choke Thai capital for over a week

Unhealthy levels of smog have choked Bangkok for more than a week, as the Thai capital’s residents fume over the ineffectiveness of government measures to combat the

World Views | Trump’s French Trade Truce Only Puts Off the Battle

Who said Davos doesn’t make a difference? As world leaders, business executives and cheerleaders for the planet descended on the Swiss resort for the annual World Economic Forum,

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 – edition no. 3459

  * New response team ready as Lunar New year approaches * New liaison official urges Hong Kong to enact national security law * Jorge Viegas shares his views on motorcycle racing in

Legislative Assembly | Secretary Wong trades blows with Sulu Sou over ‘secret police’ bill

Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak and democrat lawmaker Sulu Sou traded verbal blows during yesterday’s Legislative Assembly (AL) plenary meeting after the latter compared

New bridge planned to connect UM to Hengqin border checkpoint

The Macau SAR government has already started on plans to build a bridge to connect the University of Macau (UM) campus to the new Hengqin port,

Suicide prevention hotline expecting more calls this year

The suicide prevention and emotional aid hotline is expecting to see an increase in calls related to suicide cases this year, according to the secretary-general of

Proposal may give employers power to choose compensation day

The latest text for the holiday compensation bill submitted by the government to the Legislative Council will allow employers to select the particular compensation rest

Complaints about personal care products on the rise

The largest number of complaints the Consumer Council received in 2019 was related to personal care products and services, which increased to 236 cases, amounting to

Food and beverage industry reports challenging business conditions

The food and beverage industry faced challenging business conditions that remained mostly unchanged in the final months of 2019. According to data released yesterday by the

Health | One more death caused by Wuhan coronavirus in China

There were no new suspected cases of the new strain of coronavirus that originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan in Macau over the weekend, the locally-based

Crime | Complicated marriage scam swindles Macau IDs for the family

A 73-year-old male Macau ID holder legally divorced his wife in order to wed two of his daughters-in-law, in the process claiming himself father of his

Briefs | One killed, two injured in murder case

A young woman was killed in an incident in the Pat Tat San Chun building in Areia Preta. Two others, including one child, were injured. On Sunday night,

Two mainlanders caught for multiple phone thefts

Members of the public should always take care of their own belongings, advised the police during the daily press conference yesterday. In the latest theft case

Analysis | ‘Lennon Walls’ herald sticky-note revolution

Months of anti-government protests in Hong Kong have physically reshaped the city. As a scholar of urban landscapes, I have been interested in how the citizens and activists

Briefs | Cross-border RMB settlement hits new high

Cross-border settlement in Chinese currency in south China’s Guangdong Province hit a new high in 2019, said a local branch of the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), the central

Hong Kong | Homes remain world’s least affordable for 10th year

Hong Kong has racked up a 10th year as the world’s least-affordable housing market, highlighting the inequality that has helped fuel months of protests. The

Hong Kong | Jobless rate rises for third consecutive month

Hong Kong’s jobless rate rose for a third month in December, as the city’s consumption and tourism-related industries remained weak amid the city’s protest-driven recession.

Technology | Samsung engineering maven to lead world’s top phone business

Samsung Electronics Co. has appointed Taemoon Roh the head of its smartphone division, tasking a veteran executive with oversight of the world’s largest mobile devices business.

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