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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan’s Crown Prince Naruhito defends anti-war constitution

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 11:18pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Naruhito sends message to Japan's government that post-war prosperity has been built on peace Prince defends anti-war constitution in speech Crown Prince ... constitution. Speaking on Sunday at an event to mark his 54th birthday, the prince told reporters that the constitution introduced after Japan's defeat in the second world war had played ...

  2. Rahul Gandhi, the invisible crown prince of the Congress party

    Posted Dec 05th 2006, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi In politics, 21/2 years is an eternity. Long enough to let voters know what to expect if they vote you into power. But not for Rahul Gandhi, 36, crown prince of the ruling Congress party and heir to the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty. Since being elected an MP in May 2004, he has been nearly invisible. Mr Gandhi has an impressive family pedigree. The son of Congress ...

  3. News - Asia - THAILAND

    In trouble again: former Nepalese crown prince held on drug charges in Bangkok

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 10:54pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Nepalese ex-crown prince in trouble again Former Nepalese crown prince Paras Shah has been arrested on drugs charges in Thailand for a second time and could ... with the law in Thailand. Shah, who as crown prince was unpopular for his playboy lifestyle, was arrested for possession of about three grams of marijuana on the island of Phuket in October 2012. He ...

  4. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Spain's Crown Prince Felipe set on path to the throne

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 09:49pm by AFP

    ... occasionally to his son, 46-year-old Crown Prince Felipe, as they appeared together for the first time since the abdication was announced. Not all Spaniards celebrated the impending arrival of Felipe, ... Agence France-Presse in Mexico City Prince starts journey to Spanish throne Spain set its future King Felipe VI on the path to the throne yesterday, launching an unprecedented handover ...

  5. News - World - CONSERVATION

    Abu Dhabi crown prince joins US$80 million effort to save big cats

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 08:44pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Dubai Crown prince and other global donors pledge US$80 million for conservation effort Abu Dhabi sheikh joins bid to save big cats The crown prince of the oil-rich ... capital of Abu Dhabi. Panthera's founder and chairman, mining investor Thomas Kaplan, described crown prince Sheik Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan as "a catalyst" for accelerating ...

  6. Business - Companies - SUCCESSION

    Samsung 'crown prince' Jay Y Lee ready to ascend throne

    Posted May 17th 2014, 02:02am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Seoul Insiders say Jay Y Lee is a strategic thinker and is capable of taking over from his ailing father Samsung 'crown prince' ready to ascend throne Unassuming, ... in English and Japanese and dubbed the "Crown Prince of Samsung" by local media, Jay Lee has become the public face of Samsung in recent years, at meetings with corporate leaders, ...

  7. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Last king of Nepal struck by heart attack

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 05:09am by AFP

    ... to the throne in 2001 after a palace massacre in which his nephew, the then crown prince, gunned down most of the royal family- including the king and queen- before shooting himself. Gyanendra became deeply unpopular when he seized direct control of the nation in 2005, claiming mainstream parties had failed to tackle the deadly Maoist insurgency. The takeover pushed political parties ...

  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    Sex abuse charges filed against Prince Philip’s former aide

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 09:18pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Ex-royal aide on sex abuse charges The former personal assistant of Britain's Prince Philip has been charged with sexually abusing a girl while he ... "He is charged with three counts of indecent assault between 1972 and 1974 on a girl aged around 12," a spokesman for the Crown Prosecution Service said. Herman role was to attend ...

  9. News - China - CHONGQING SCANDAL

    Deal-making on Bo Xilai's penalty shows extent of factional struggles

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Long delay on decision to expel ex-Chongqing leader from the party underscores the deep factional power struggles going on in Beijing The high-stakes decision to oust the populist Bo Xilai from the Communist Party was the result of intense deal-making that laid bare deep factional power struggles in Beijing. Analysts said the decision to prolong the suspense over Bo's fate ...


    Xi Jinping sees economy needs reform, Kevin Rudd says

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by Christy Choi, AFP

    ... business with," Rudd told an Australian Chamber of Commerce lunch in Hong Kong yesterday. Rudd said Xi and the Communist Party leadership he would head understood the need for a new economic ...




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