Russians stymied in Ukraine; Finland favors joining NATO

Almost three months after Russia shocked the world by invading Ukraine, its military faced a bogged-down war, the prospect of a bigger NATO and a defending

1974 Dozens die as Israel retaliates for Ma’alot

Israeli planes have bombed seven Palestinian refugee camps and villages in southern Lebanon killing at least 27 people and leaving 138 injured.  The attack was in retaliation for

Liverpool beats Chelsea to win FA Cup, keeps quad bid alive

Add the FA Cup to the collection. Jürgen Klopp has now won every major title for Liverpool. A 6-5 victory over Chelsea on penalties in

China cites pandemic and withdraws as host of 2023 Asian Cup

China withdrew as host of soccer’s 2023 Asian Cup on Saturday in the latest cancellation of the country’s sports hosting duties during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eurovision win in hand, Ukraine band releases new war video

Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra, fresh off its Eurovision victory, released a new music video yesterday of its winning hit “Stefania” that features scenes of war-ravaged Ukraine

Suicide bomber kills six, gunmen kill two Sikhs in NW Pakistan

A suicide bombing near a security forces vehicle killed three soldiers and three children in northwest Pakistan near the border with Afghanistan yesterday, while gunmen shot dead two

European investment and endless lockdowns in China

On May 5, The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, in partnership with Roland Berger, released a survey on the The introduction in 2022 of more stringent Covid-19 containment

Monday, May 16, 2022 – edition no. 4010

— Satellite casinos to operate in a similar manner as gov’t withdraws venue ownership rule, while stocks rally following deliberation of tax reduction if operators attract foreign players * Economy |

Macau waiting for neighbors’ experience before reducing quarantine period

Local health authorities are waiting to the see the outcome of lowered restrictions in neighboring regions before deciding on similar measures in Macau, as stats prove

Foreign teachers’ special entry scheme not extended to families

Questioned as to whether teachers may bring their families, Dr. Leong Iek Hou, coordinator at the local Center for Disease Control and Prevention said that “in principle,

Vilela says doubts remain on casino reversion in bill amendment

The UNLV Gaming Law Journal has this week published a study by a Macau-based gaming lawyer tackling the issue of casino reversion once concessions or sub-concessions expire.

Gov’t auditor suspects of rental fraud in cultural fund lease

Two shareholders of a business incubator had rented the same property twice during the same period in allegations of rental fraud recently uncovered by the Commission

Tourism Tax scope to remain unchanged under new law

  The amended version of the Tourism Tax Regulations will not have its scope of authority altered, a parliamentary committee was assured yesterday. The Third Standing

Lawmaker calls for details on outbreak plans for the vulnerable

While the government has assured the public that it is prepared for a possible mass outbreak of Covid-19, a lawmaker has requested that the government provide

Galaxy EBITDA down to HKD575m in Q1

Galaxy Entertainment Group’s (GEG) adjusted EBITDA in the first quarter was HKD575 million, down 33% year-on-year and down 45% from the previous quarter, according to an

Former VIP room staffers caught exchanging fake chip

Two former employees of a casino VIP room that ceased operations have been detained by the Judiciary Police (PJ) after attempting to exchange a forged gaming

North Korea confirms first outbreak, Kim orders lockdown

North Korea imposed a nationwide lockdown yesterday to control its first acknowledged COVID-19 outbreak after holding for more than two years to a widely doubted claim

Finland moves toward joining NATO amid Russian threats

Finland's leaders yesterday came out in favor of applying to join NATO, and Sweden could do the same within days, in a historic realignment on

The perils of perfectionism in Finland’s ‘Hatching’

If “Petite Maman” left you feeling a little too good about mothers, daughters and empathy, Finland may just have the antidote in Hanna Bergholm’s “Hatching,” a

1981 Thousands see Pope shot in Rome

The Pope has been shot four times as he blessed the crowds in St Peter’s Square in Rome.  Surgeons have performed a five-hour operation and say they hope

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