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  1. When it comes to historical accuracy, Britannia waives the rules

    Posted Jul 01st 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp I KNOW THIS COLUMN is supposed to be about business and economics, but I have been running short recently on hate mail from readers and it is time to stray a little and stimulate some. Here goes. What is this obsession in Britland with e ...

  2. Lyon

    Posted Aug 31st 2005, 12:00am by Andrew Dembina

    ... Blending fine architecture, culture and gastronomy, France's second-largest city treats its inhabitants to a lifestyle that is the envy of their compatriots, writes Andrew Dembina ... and houses France's best collection of international works of art outside of the Louvre. Yet everything is on a much smaller scale and even the most interested visitor would be hard pushed ...

  3. PSG best bet to unseat Lyon as Ligue 1 starts

    Posted Jul 29th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Pulford

    ... Nick Pulford The major European league season kicks off tonight when Marseille host Bordeaux in the opening clash of the French Ligue 1 campaign. Lyon, bidding for a record fifth consecutive championship, open their title defence on tomorrow's main p ...

  4. France bursting with pride after proving the critics wrong

    Posted Mar 20th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Flamboyant France coach Thierry Janeczek hailed his side's 'miracle' in reaching only their second-ever World Cup quarter-final. The Tricolores were bursting ... 'The bookmakers said we would finish in 12th or 15th position and I was even thinking the plate final was our best chance. This shows we have some great sevens players in France ...

  5. No quick-fix solution to ethnic unrest in France

    Posted Nov 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... France, which has long prided itself as being among Europe's most racially tolerant nations, is in danger of going down the right-wing, anti-immigrant path of several of its ... Sarkozy has caused the most concern by pledging to expel rioters from other countries on the grounds that anyone wanting to live in France on a residency permit had to abide by the laws. ...

  6. France appeals for WTO focus on world's poorest states

    Posted Nov 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tom Mitchell in Paris France seeks focus on poor states While lowering expectations for the HK meeting, minister digs in on farm policy France's Trade Minister Christine Lagarde has ... As Europe's largest farm producer and home to the continent's most powerful farmer lobby, France has been reluctant to give ground on agriculture without reciprocal market access concessions ...

  7. MP pushing France to join the European no-smoking club

    Posted Oct 26th 2005, 12:00am by Clementine Pascal

    ... mission, he is confident that smoke-free dining and drinking is now a fait accompli in France. He believes French public opinion will be swayed by the example set by its European neighbours: ... mostly put down to the rise in tobacco prices. But cigarettes remain the No1 cause of premature death in France, accounting as one doctor put it, for an 'Airbus full of missing people' ...

  8. France blank SAR in Cup opener

    Posted Sep 29th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Hong Kong suffered a 3-0 defeat against tournament favourites France in their opening match at the World Finals of the Junior Federation Cup in Barcelona, Spain. The Hong Kong girls, Venise Chan Wing-yau, 16, Zhang Ling, 16, and Jessica Yang Zi-jun, 15, faced another strong team, the United States, in their second match yesterday evening. They are due to play ...

  9. France stint pays off as Ricco leads the way

    Posted Aug 17th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell A long summer training stint in the south of France paid off for elite junior triathlete Ricco Chan Ye-ko who won his category in the third Aquathon of the season at Plover Cove on Sunday. Several juniors recorded good times, but La Salle College student Ricco, 17, a former South China Morning Post Sportsperson of the Year, led the way with a strong 500-metre swim ...

  10. Opera and hip-hop, a match made in... France

    Posted Jun 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Judy Ngao

    ... Judy Ngao CitySeen often wonders how strange certain combinations can be: sardine sorbet, snail-shell liquorice, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. Just kidding. However, here is one unusual combination that works, surprisingly- classical opera and hip-hop. If you've never heard it, here's your chance. Rejane Magloire, an opera-hip-hop singer from France, is coming to Hong Kong ...




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