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  1. US envoy sees progress towards full suffrage

    Posted May 04th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Greg Torode greg.torode@scmp.com Washington's lead envoy to Hong Kong spoke yesterday of his 'respect' for chief-executive-elect Leung Chun-ying, praising his successful campaign as a potential step towards universal suffrage by 2017. In his first public remarks since Leung's victory in March, US consul general Stephen Young said he looked forward to the broad ...

  2. News - World

    Obama says he would never have ditched Biden for Clinton

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 01:37pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US president denies journalist's account vice-president was nearly dropped from election campaign ticket in favour of Hillary Clinton US President Barack Obama said on Thursday that he would never have ditched Joe Biden, following reports his 2012 re-election campaign bosses considered dropping the vice-president in favour of Hillary ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama seeks to renew Asia role with rescheduled trip

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 09:48am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... said, using Myanmar’s alternative name. But Rice said that Myanmar needed to do more to protect minorities including the mostly Muslim Rohingya and to ensure free elections in 2015.   ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 9, 2013

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am

    ... not. I would suggest the real reason for the failure to vote is that those elected have no power. Chugani gives away the truth when he says one reason is to await the "thrill" of voting in 2017. Only then will there be an election for more than a select few that can make a difference. No doubt this is the reason why so much misstatement and overstatement is emanating from ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Barack Obama passes on UN meetings to focus on re-election

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US president passes up meetings with world leaders to give more time to campaign fight Obama spurns world to concentrate on election Barack Obama will take a mere day out of his bid to be re-elected president of the United States for the UN General Assembly this week, and his flying visit will be shorn of the usual flurry of meetings ...

  6. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    Power of tweets may set tone for US election success

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Power of tweets may set tone for election success Will tweets make the difference in the 2012 US presidential election? Twitter and other social media are being used by candidates to energise supporters, raise funds and shift the focus of the public debate for what some call the nation's first "social election" in November. Twitter ...

  7. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa lays out wild plan to corral asteroid

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by MCT

    ... officials said in a mission outline presented to Congress last week. If lawmakers approve, the plan calls on Nasa to launch an unmanned spacecraft as soon as 2017 on a mission to "capture" ... test flight scheduled no earlier than 2017. The SLS has been criticised as a "rocket to nowhere"- as its mission has been defined only vaguely since the programme's 2011 ...

  8. U.S. unusually involved ahead of Taiwan elections

    Posted Jan 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a concerted effort to ensure that the status quo is maintained in Taiwan. Ahead of Saturday's presidential election on the island, the administration of US President Barack Obama has ... an outcome Beijing would also welcome, as it would probably help damp down cross-strait tensions, according to analysts. 'I have been monitoring Taiwan's presidential elections for more ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Obama's imperialist presidency

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com MY TAKE Obama's imperialist presidency Many people around the world really liked Barack Obama when he was first elected US President in 2008. Smart, handsome and genuinely appealing, what was there not to like? But now people are having second thoughts. The president, while a candidate, promised to shut down Guantanamo. Now it looks likely, as Time magazine ...

  10. News - World - SPACE

    US and Europe to embark on joint space mission around the moon

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US and Europe in joint space mission The US and European space agencies have announced a new partnership pairing a European cargo module with Nasa's Orion space capsule, which aims to take astronauts into deep space. The agreement covers Orion's first planned mission, set for 2017, which will take the space-craft on an unmanned fly-by ...




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