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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    Jailed academic Ilham Tohti's daughter slams China's treatment of Uygurs before US Congress

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 02:19pm by AFP

    ... she told the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, which looks at human rights. "By arresting my father and threatening him with charges that carry the severest penalties, it has ... airport from going to the US and Ilham went alone. She has been studying English at Indiana University since. The US and European Union have condemned Tohti's detention, but the Chinese ...

  2. Business - Companies - GOVERNANCE

    EU may require companies to favour appointment of women over men to boards

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... on Wednesday. The European Commission adopted a proposal aiming to make boards two-fifths female by 2020, Mina Andreeva, a spokeswoman for EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding, said. Regulators ... between October 2010 and January 2012, the commission said in a report in March. The lack of female candidates for a seat on the European Central Bank's Executive Board saw European ...

  3. News - World - EUROPE

    Angela Merkel tells British parliament European Union needs a strong UK

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 09:10pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in London German leader tells British lawmakers of need for financial co-operation and less red tape European Union needs a strong UK, Merkel says German Chancellor Angela ... of ceremony and political purpose. Prime Minister David Cameron sees Merkel as a potential ally in reshaping the European Union and laid on lunch at his Downing Street residence and tea with Queen ...

  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Being overweight risks becoming the new European norm, WHO warns

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 09:47pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London For most Europeans, fat may be the new normal Being overweight is so common in Europe that it risks becoming "the new norm", with about a third of teenagers now heavier than is recommended for their health, the World Health Organisation said. In a report on obesity levels in the 53 countries of the WHO's European region on Monday, the United Nations ...

  5. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Sahara desert dust shrouds London as 'perfect storm' for air pollution hits

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:41am by BLOOM

    ... is also importing pollution." Britain has struggled to reduce pollution levels and the European Commission in February threatened to sue the country for failing to meet limits on nitrogen ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - DANCE

    Hong Kong Irish dance troupe reels in the medals at European championships

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... Hong Kong have put their best foot forward at the World and European championships in Dusseldorf, Germany. The Echoes of Erin School of Irish Dance clinched more than 75 medals in various age groups at last month's competition. School founder Catriona Newcombe, of Ireland, was placed fourth in the World Championships and second in the European Championships, while her colleague ...

  7. News - World - SECURITY

    US Secret Service agents put on leave after night of drinking in Amsterdam

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 10:54pm by WASHPOST

    ... Obama and EU leaders in show of solidarity over trade President Barack Obama and European Union leaders presented a unified front, promoting transatlantic trade as an antidote to Russia's ... "they clearly miscalculated". He spoke during a news conference at the Council of the European Union, after a working lunch with European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and European ...

  8. News - Asia - MALDIVES

    Maldives court sacks election officials

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 11:02pm by Reuters

    ... last year's presidential polls and for disbanding eight political parties ahead of elections this month. The court on Sunday ordered the head of the commission, Fuwad Thowfeek, and his ... commission came under the seven-member court's scrutiny last year when it went ahead with a presidential run-off after three previous attempts were annulled or postponed by the court. Mohamed ...

  9. News - World - NORWAY

    European Union receives Nobel Peace Prize

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 09:18pm by Associated Press in Oslo

    ... Associated Press in Oslo The European Union has received this year’s Nobel Peace Prize in the Norwegian capital for promoting peace and human rights in Europe for six decades following the devastation of the second world war. EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy and president of the EU Parliament Martin Schulz collected their Nobel diplomas ...

  10. News - World - FOOD

    EU poised to ban US use of cheese names in trade deal

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 09:10pm by AP

    ... of talks on a free trade agreement opens in Brussels. European Commission spokesman Roger Waite would say only that the question "is an important issue for the EU". That was made clear ... Associated Press in Washington EU wants US to find other ways to say cheese As part of trade talks, the European Union wants to ban the use of European names such as Parmesan, feta ...




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