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  1. Faked letter trips up cadres' European junket

    Posted Aug 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to be little more than shopping holidays. The 10 Anhui procuratorate officials claimed to be on an overseas study tour at the invitation of the Finnish justice department when they arrived at the airport on November 20, but the documentation was recognised as a forgery. The group had also broken rules by adding a few extra countries to its European itinerary, not getting permission from ...

  2. Lame-duck Bush sets out on last major world tour

    Posted Mar 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... united states Associated Press in Washington Iraq shadows global goodbye Winding down his presidency, George W. Bush today begins his last major tour on the world stage, trailed ... director for the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. 'I think a lot of these European countries have found a way to get past the dark shadows of 2003 and '04 ...

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    French, Dutch far-right leaders to discuss European alliance

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 06:51pm by Agence France-Presse in The Hague

    ... Agence France-Presse in The Hague European right-wing politicians meet in the Netherlands on Wednesday to explore a coalition aimed at undermining the EU French far-right leader Marine Le Pen travels to The Hague on Wednesday to discuss forging closer ties with Dutch anti-Islamic leader Geert Wilders ahead of next year’s European elections. Le Pen will be met by Wilders ...

  4. Talking points

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... C.Y. Leung embarks on tour of troubled waters Chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying takes a boat trip to inspect ... in St Petersburg tomorrow, with the European side led by European Council President Herman van Rompuy (left) and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso. Russian media reports say Van ...

  5. News - World - US POLITICS

    One in twenty Europeans has positive view of Mitt Romney, poll shows

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Washington Only one in 20 Europeans has a positive view of Republican, poll shows Romney has few friends abroad The reputation of the US in Europe risks sinking back ... reputation on the world stage, even though, four years on, Guantanamo Bay remains open and the US is still fighting in Afghanistan. But while Europeans had a strongly negative reaction to Romney, ...

  6. Beijing urges EU to scrap arms ban

    Posted Sep 07th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Issue raised ahead of premier's trip to the Asia-Europe Meeting in Finland Beijing yesterday called on the European Union to lift its 17-year-old arms embargo ... head of the Foreign Ministry's European Department, said at a briefing yesterday the mainland's call to lift the ban was aimed at eliminating political discrimination rather than ...

  7. Top general heads off on high-profile US tour

    Posted May 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... interests and resolve differences, so as to ensure the sound and stable development of bilateral military relations. His tour comes amid tensions between China and the Philippines in the South China ...

  8. Aung San Suu Kyi in diplomatic role

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to her struggle against military dictatorship in Myanmar when the prize was conferred in 1991. She has lost none of her conviction, as her speeches during her European trip have so far shown, ... Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, addressed an international conference and spoke to migrant workers and refugees. Switzerland, Norway, Britain, France and Ireland will be added during her European ...

  9. Little progress expected on wen's european visit

    Posted Sep 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is expected to discuss international issues such as the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East when he meets European leaders. Dr Brown said the summits had somehow slipped into being a formality rather ...

  10. European delegation urges respect for rights covenant

    Posted Nov 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... an unofficial delegation of European Parliament members said yesterday. The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe met Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Stephen Lam Sui-lung, who ... of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of April 2004'. Mr Watson, who is also a member of the European Parliament delegation for relations with China, urged Beijing to use ...




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