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  1. News - World - AVIATION

    London mayor’s plan for airport in Thames estuary dismissed by panel

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:07pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in London Proposal by London mayor for new four-runway hub in Thames estuary rejected by commission 'Boris Island' airport plan sunk London Mayor Boris Johnson's ... potentially insurmountable environmental concerns, Airports Commission chairman Howard Davies said yesterday. Davies will now examine plans to expand Heathrow or establish a secondary hub at London ...

  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    UK rushes out welfare curbs to deter applications from East European migrants

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 01:35pm by Reuters in London

    ... to richer ones, stirring a row with the European Commission. Government officials said the accelerated welfare restriction would apply to migrants from all EU countries “with a small number ... Cameron said on Wednesday he was rushing to introduce regulations to stop migrants from the European Union being able to immediately claim welfare benefits amid public fears of an influx ...

  3. Business - Economy - REFORMS

    China reforms moving too slowly, EU business group warns

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 12:20pm by Kwong Man-ki

    ... slowdown, the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China warned yesterday. "The groundwork has been laid, but it's time that China's leadership walks the talk across the full ... in China put further constraints on foreign businesses. Beijing rejected the allegations and said foreign companies were being treated fairly. The National Development and Reform Commission ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 04:28am by STAFF

    ... of the country.   EU ministers discuss Russian import ban European Union agriculture ministers discuss how to help producers hit by Russia's ban on food imports. Last month, Moscow imposed a ban on meat, fish, dairy products, fruit and vegetables from the US, the EU, Canada, Australia and Norway in retaliation for Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis. The European Commission has ...

  5. News - World - HUMAN TRAFFICKING

    They laughed as they left 500 to die, migrant shipwreck survivors reveal

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 08:55pm by AFP

    ... behind this are free to act," he said. Malmstrom said the European Commission was "already working on a EU plan to tackle migrant smuggling", but insisted member states must ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    No sympathy for those who received fat commissions

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... leeches who put their greed above the people's interests when the market was red hot. They talked up prices to make fatter commissions. They harassed people in shopping malls and streets, ... heavy-handedness cannot go unchallenged. The rest of the world needs to knock it into the heads of European leaders that the global power balance had long shifted. The only way to do that is to give them ...

  7. Business - Companies - SHIPPING

    All aboard for 4-way battle on sea lanes

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 06:02am by JING YANG

    ... "as soon as possible" as it planned to begin operation at the end of the year. Approval from China and Europe will not be needed. The European Commission exempts container shipping ... per cent of east-west trade capacity, according to Paris-based container shipping consultancy Alphaliner. Ocean Three is expected to be approved by the Federal Maritime Commission ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Guangdong to launch carbon permits market second in size only to European Union

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 03:40am by Reuters

    ... for this year, the provincial Development and Reform Commission said at its website. Most permits, including 97 per cent of what emitters get, will be given out free on December 10, but the local ...

  9. News - World - INTERNET

    US commission proposes access for loved ones to the dead's digital life

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 11:31pm by AP

    ... to a person's Facebook, Yahoo, Gmail and other online accounts when they die. The Uniform Law Commission, whose members are appointed by state governments to help standardise state laws, on Wednesday ... posts. According to the Uniform Law Commission proposal, the personal representative of the deceased, such as the executor of a will, would get access to- but not control of- a person's ...

  10. News - World - KENYA

    Kenya's truth commission blames new president for violence

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... for havoc Follow @SCMP_News A long-awaited Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission report named the Kenyan president and his deputy as among those suspected of planning and financing ... at the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity charges related to the violence, but local attempts to prosecute the two have never taken off. The commission didn't recommend local ...




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