BEIJING (AP) — Macao has tentatively renewed the casino licenses of MGM Resorts, Las Vegas Sands, Wynn Resorts and three Chinese rivals after they promised to help diversify its economy by investing in non-gambling attractions, the government said Saturday. The announcement is positive news for owners who have invested billions of dollars to build the former Portuguese colony near Hong Kong into the biggest global gambling center. But the requirement to spend on theme parks, music and sports add
(Bloomberg) -- Taiwan held local elections Saturday that could shape the race to replace the island’s China-skeptic president, Tsai Ing-wen, in little more than a year.Most Read from BloombergTiantian Kullander, Co-Founder of Crypto Firm Amber, Dies at 30Adobe Sees Up to $9.2 Billion in E-Commerce: Black Friday UpdateA Rival’s Misstep Helped Anwar Finally Land Malaysia’s Top JobUS Bans Huawei, ZTE Telecom Equipment on Data-Security RiskUS Shoppers Kick Off Holiday Season With a Muted Black Frida
My parents split up when I was seven, but they didn’t live that far away from each other, and they wanted my sister and me to go to a school that was easy to get to for both of them, and Cator Park School for Girls in Bromley happened to be in the middle.
There is a certain look in a mother’s eyes when their toddler is presented to the Princess of Wales. Pride and curiosity, sure, with an eye to capturing the big moment on a camera phone. But mostly, inescapably, nerves about what on earth their little angel might do.
It’s going to be a proper Christmas this year. For the first time in seems-like-forever, we can all get together and celebrate with friends and family. Yes, prices are spiralling and the cost of living crisis is biting, but I’ve spent the last year advising you how to save money at the supermarket and at home, and know that, with common sense and a few tips and tricks, it can be a less wasteful and more wonderful time of year. Here’s how to have a great Christmas without the financial hangover.
STORY: In La Paz, Bolivia, protestors scuffled with police to demand an end to impunity in gender-based violence.According to a report from the PAHO (Pan-American Health Organisation), Bolivia was identified as the Latin American country with the highest number of reported cases of physical violence by a partner. some 7 out of 10 women report experiencing some form of violence.In the Chilean capital, demonstrators marched in front of the presidential palace against gender-based violence.In Mexico City, women scuffled with police amid a heavy presence from authorities.In October, 80 women in Mexico were killed due to their gender, according to a government report this week. It was the fourth consecutive monthly increase.Latin America is the most violent region for women in the world both in and out of relationships, according to data from the Observatory on Gender Equality in Latin America and the Caribbean.About 30 percent of Latin American women have been victims of violence by their partners and almost 11 percent have been victims of sexual violence from someone other than an intimate partner, according to The World Health Organisation.
Crowds chanted "End the lockdown!", pumping their fists in the air as they walked down a street, according to videos circulated on Chinese social media on Friday night. Reuters verified the footage was published from the Xinjiang capital Urumqi. Videos showed people in a plaza singing China's national anthem with its lyric, "Rise up, those who refuse to be slaves!" while others shouted that they wanted to be released from lockdowns.