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  1. News - World - FRANCE

    France battles invasive Asian hornet species, which threatens biodiversity

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:20pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Saint-Paul-les-Dax Aggressive predators threaten biodiversity by feeding on local insects France battles invasive Asian hornet species They slipped into southwest France 10 years ago in a pottery shipment from China and have since invaded more than half the country, which is fighting back with drones, poison and even chickens. The Asian hornet, or Vespa ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1577809/france-battles-invasive-asian-hornet-species-which-threatens-biodiversity
  2. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - WINE OPINION

    Wine Opinion: Britain deserves credit for quality of France's finer products

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 04:58am by Jane Anson

    ... Bros, Armit, Fine & Rare and Farr Vintners. Less well known is that Britain is the second-largest supplier of wines to the city after France, accounting for US$110 million worth, followed ... of the wines that we buy today. Partly, it's due to politics. From the 12th to 15th centuries, following Eleanor of Aquitaine's marriage to the future Henry II of England, southwest France ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/food-wine/article/1568403/wine-opinion-britain-deserves-credit-quality-frances-finer
  3. Magazines - Style - HAUTE

    Artists create lions to celebrate relations between France and China

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 10:33pm by Vivian Chen

    ... between France and China, 50 artists created their own interpretations of the lion- the emblem of Lyon city. The artworks are on display in Macau until October 12. Celebrities and socialites from Macau and Hong Kong showed their support for the exhibition opening, joining hosts Arnaud Barthelemy, consul general of France in Hong Kong and Macau, and Andrew Yuen, chairman of the board ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/article/1562718/artists-create-lions-celebrate-relations-between-france-and-china
  4. Sport - Rugby

    France to crack down on poorly diagnosed concussion cases

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 10:32pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Marcoussis, France Federation appalled after Toulouse centre Florian Fritz was sent back on to the pitch despite looking dazed after a knock to his head France ... was going on in France," he said. "The president [of the FFR] Pierre Camou also called me from Senegal." Peyrin said that with concussion being one of the dominant issues in the sport ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1567111/france-crack-down-poorly-diagnosed-concussion-cases
  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    'Frances Ha', a comedy about the misadventures of a dance student, taps 1980s indie films for its look and feel

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 11:28am by James Mottram

    ... exactly what he wanted when he set out to make Frances Ha. "I wanted to make a movie like a first-time director might try to make," the independent filmmaker says. With a career ... they first worked together on Greenberg- the result is a beguiling indie comedy chronicling the misadventures of a struggling dance student, Frances (Gerwig). "I think she came from both ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1564213/frances-ha-comedy-about-misadventures-dance-student-taps
  6. Sport - Other Sport - Commonwealth Games

    English cyclist Alex Dowsett turns Tour de France snub into Commonwealth Games gold

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 11:07am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Glasgow Alex Dowsett said the disappointment of not being selected for the Tour de France spurred him on to claim Commonwealth Games gold in the individual time ... “The Commonwealth Games was a big target for me anyway, but it suddenly became a huge target because I really wanted to do something big after the disappointment of the Tour de France. “I’ve ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1564049/english-cyclist-alex-dowsett-turns-tour-de-france-snub
  7. Sport

    China’s Ji Cheng assumes a special place in Tour de France history

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 11:11am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Ji Cheng assumes a special place in Tour de France history Chinese rider Ji Cheng said he wants to get away from cycling for a while after completing the Tour de France. Ji was a visible member of the peloton over the last three weeks, relishing his role as the “breakaway killer” for his Giant-Shimano team. And although the 27-year-old did not set ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1561014/chinas-ji-cheng-assumes-special-place-tour-de-france-history
  8. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    Future of Tour de France winners is beginning to look more 'bleu, blanc and rouge'

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:55pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Plenty of young talented French riders are coming up through the ranks and will soon make their mark Tour's future is looking 'bleu, blanc and rouge' When the Tour de France started in Britain with a British reigning champion riding for a British team, in some quarters there was the feeling that a piece of French heritage was being dragged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1561252/future-tour-de-france-winners-beginning-look-more-bleu-blanc-and
  9. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    France out to build on gains as yuan hub, consul general in Hong Kong says

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:26am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com The fifth-largest offshore yuan centre is keen to grab a bigger slice of the pie, the consul general says, as trade linkages with China expand France out to build on gains as yuan hub France wants to expand its yuan business on the back of a strong trade relationship with China, while its financial firms are keen to offer yuan investment products, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1560725/france-out-build-gains-yuan-hub-consul-general-hong-kong-says
  10. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    French riders sew up podium finish in Tour de France

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 12:46am

    ... Associated Press in Perigueux, France Vincenzo Nibali confirmed he will win the Tour de France and two Frenchmen will join him on the podium after a dramatic penultimate stage on Saturday. After his remarkable deeds in the mountains, Nibali finished the individual time trial in an impressive fourth place behind winner and German speedster Tony Martin, and padded his overall lead ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1560126/french-riders-sew-podium-finish-tour-de-france

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