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  1. News - China

    Taiwanese pilot killed in warplane crash in France

    Posted Oct 04th 2012, 10:43am by Agence France-Presse in Besancon, France

    ... Agence France-Presse in Besancon, France A Taiwanese pilot died on Wednesday when the fighter jet he was flying in France burst into a ball of flames after crashing in a forest, officials ... officer’s death came just two months before the experienced pilot was due to complete a two-year stint in France as part of a cooperation accord between the two countries, officials in Taiwan said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1053602/taiwanese-pilot-killed-warplane-crash-france
  2. News - World - FRANCE

    French right opposition leader rejects internal vote

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 03:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Paris

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris France’s right-wing opposition UMP leader Jean-Francois Cope on Wednesday rejected a proposal for an internal party vote on whether to rerun the leadership vote he won. Cope rejected demands for a fresh vote after the formal announcement that his rival for the leadership, Francois Fillon, had formed his own faction inside parliament. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1093043/french-right-opposition-leader-rejects-internal-vote
  3. Business - Money - FRANCE AUSTERITY

    France's supertax and the flight of the rich

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by GUARDIAN

    ... as if they are going out of fashion. France may be caught up in the global economic crisis, but there is no sign of it in Paris. LVMH is a leader in a still-flourishing luxury goods market and its chief executive, Bernard Arnault, is in the enviable position of being the richest man in France. Louis Vuitton is a French success story, which should make Arnault something of a local hero. Instead, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1042409/frances-supertax-and-flight-rich
  4. The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

    Posted May 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The Girl Who Fell from the Sky, is also set in Europe, this time in France, not Czechoslovakia. Our heroine is Marian Sutro. Born to a French mother and an English father, she is the perfect ... over France'. An odd mixture of emotional froideur and naivete, Marian makes a fine spy- whether she is learning to leap from a plane, kill an enemy agent or even survive torture. Mawer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1000205/girl-who-fell-sky
  5. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Australia defence chief says war games with China on the horizon

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 10:11am by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australia and China are planning joint military exercises which may also include the United States as the nations work to ensure stability in the region, Canberra’s defence chief said Thursday. General David Hurley told The Australian newspaper the war games were “on the short-term horizon”. “We’re working our way towards that,” he said. The planned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1113441/australia-defence-chief-says-war-games-china-horizon
  6. News - China

    China sets date for 12th National People’s Congress

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 09:13am by Agence France Presse in Beijing

    ... China has fixed March 5, next year, as the date it will convene a key legislative session, state media reported on Friday, with new Communist Party chief Xi Jingping set to become president during the two-week meeting. The date for the start of the first ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1115034/china-sets-date-12th-national-peoples-congress
  7. News - Hong Kong

    Activists slam Singapore crackdown on Chinese strikers

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 06:50pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Activists expressed outrage on Wednesday over Singapore’s crackdown on Chinese bus drivers who staged the city-state’s first industrial strike in 26 years to demand better pay and conditions. The two-day work stoppage last week at state-linked transport firm SMRT, declared illegal by the Singapore government, has resulted in the deportation of 29 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1098215/activists-slam-singapore-crackdown-china-strikers
  8. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan harvests organs from executed death row inmate

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 05:22pm by Agence France-Presse in Taipei

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei A hospital in Taiwan harvested organs and other body parts from one of six executed death row inmates, in a controversial procedure that could help five patients, local media reported Sunday. Taiwanese authorities executed six death row prisoners Friday, the largest number to be put to death in one day in recent years, amid an ongoing debate about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1111510/taiwan-harvests-organs-executed-death-row-inmate
  9. News - World

    Steve Jobs’ yacht impounded in payment dispute

    Posted Dec 22nd 2012, 04:23pm by Agence France Presse

    ... Agence France Presse French designer claims he is owed 9 million euros Steve Jobs’ Dutch-built superyacht has been impounded in Amsterdam because of a dispute between the late Apple founder’s estate and designer Philippe Starck over an unpaid bill. “The yacht has been impounded,” Rotterdam-based lawyer Roelant Klaassen, who represents French designer Starck’s Ubik company, told ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1110728/steve-jobs-yacht-impounded-payment-dispute
  10. News - China

    Chinese workers stage new protest in Singapore

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 05:05pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Two crane operators staged a high-rise protest at a construction site in Singapore on Thursday, its second industrial incident involving mainland Chinese workers in less than two weeks. The workers, reportedly demanding payment of back wages before their return to China, perched themselves on top of separate cranes before agreeing to come down ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1099050/chinese-workers-stage-new-protest-singapore

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