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  1. Party peace

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Desmond O'Grady

    ... in England, returned to Belgrade in 2001. Crown Prince Alexander II and his family live in the spacious royal compound. A fresco of Christ in the cupola of the royal chapel still has a hole ... party capital. But its vitality is on display 24 hours a day. It's a city of surprises. There are many stodgy communist-era buildings and dignified early 19th-century ones, but also ...

  2. 24 bours with Prince Philipp von und zu Liechtenstein

    Posted Jun 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... around at that time in the morning. Security is not really a problem because the family is low key. Outside Vaduz most people don't recognise me or even my brother, crown prince Hans Adam ... A member of the Liechtenstein royal family, the prince, 57, fights shy of the headlines. He tells Moira Shaw how the personal touch counts in the discreet world of private banking. Most ...

  3. Muddle kingdom

    Posted Jun 16th 2006, 12:00am by Eric Ellis

    ... Crown Prince Paras of Nepal is not a man to trifle with, especially after he's had a session on the bottle. Johnnie Walker Black Label is his preferred tipple and when word courses around ... is the only heir to the throne because his cousin, Crown Prince Dipendra slaughtered 10 family members, including himself, in a regicide in Narayanhity Palace five years ago. 'It's ...

  4. Sung heir takes divergent path

    Posted Feb 28th 2007, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... edifices in Hong Kong's Central district such as the Mandarin Oriental hotel and Prince Building. 'Hong Kong's construction industry is a sunset industry as the growth pace of its ... construction businesses were confiscated when the Communist Party took control in 1949. He and his family then came to Hong Kong and set up Sung Foo Kee,' Mr Sung said. 'When China announced ...

  5. British medallists to be feted with grand victory parade

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of Cambridge and Prince Harry, all of whom have been among the nation's leading cheerleaders, expected to join the party. All 900 athletes in Team GB's Olympic and Paralympic squads will take ... Alvin Sallay The party isn't over yet, but London is already preparing to have an open-topped bus victory parade to salute its Team Great Britain heroes. The date planned is September ...

  6. Talking points

    Posted Dec 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... to the test Russia is gearing up for parliamentary elections this weekend which will likely see a sharp cut in the majority of Vladimir Putin's governing party, a sign of growing weariness ... to swap jobs with President Dmitry Medvedev next year, possibly extending his rule until 2024. Putin's United Russia party seems likely to lose the two-thirds majority needed to make ...

  7. Links bring parties closer

    Posted Jul 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ed Peters Despite being separated by time, distance, language and culture, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) share a great deal, with the principal focus falling on economic and social ties. Both have a population of around 7 million, although ...

  8. Chu family's crown jewel

    Posted Nov 20th 2007, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... Mathew Scott tours the planet's largest golf complex The 15 square kilometres of courses and facilities now covering Mission Hills is a bold testament to one man's dream. It was a project many thought a flight of some fancy- taking golf into a n ...

  9. Party leaders called on to disclose assets

    Posted May 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Three retired party officials- including the daughter of a revolutionary- have called for top communist leaders to disclose their finances ... Xiaoli, a former United Front Department official who is the daughter of a revolutionary under Mao Zedong, urged party leaders to increase transparency. The letter, which was also signed by Ren ...

  10. DJ puts her own Parisian spin on party at Hennessy NYX Electrosonic bash

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on Saturday to spin for the Hennessy NYX Electrosonic Party. 'I don't prepare for my sets because you don't really know how the atmosphere will be, especially in a city like Hong Kong, which is quite new to me,' Thevenin said. 'Depending on how people react, I find a balance between the music I love and the music I want people to enjoy.' Plenty of party regulars ...




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