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  1. News - World - FRANCE

    Trains, planes and automobiles come to a halt as blizzards blanket Europe

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Transport disruptions likely to continue with more falls expected over the coming days Snow brings Paris to a standstill Air, road and rail traffic across ... at Europe's busiest three hubs. Air passengers faced long delays and disruptions at other airports in Germany, Britain and France, following widespread cancellations on Sunday. The Hong Kong Airport ...

  2. REASON to smile

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Richard Warren With the euro and Swiss franc falling in value against the Hong Kong dollar, winter holiday homes in Europe are becoming more affordable for SAR buyers. The Hong Kong dollar has strengthened by 10 per cent against the euro from June last year, and last month, by 20 per cent against the Swiss franc. A fall in the value of the Swiss franc against the euro ...

  3. Tourists to France set to double

    Posted Dec 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai The number of mainland tourists to France would double in two years as the result of a new accord with the European Union, French officials said yesterday. ... states have to ratify the agreement, expected within the next two months. 'With this agreement, the number of Chinese visiting France will double within two years from 300,000,' said ...

  4. QE II Cup win will boost my career, says Rispoli

    Posted Apr 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to success in Europe. Rispoli has decided to chase his childhood dream of big-race riding in France, with support from trainer Mikel Delzangles, leaving on Monday and rejecting overtures from Hong ... of his tenure, Rispoli is finishing with a flurry- four winners at his last three meetings- and believes a QEII victory would further raise his profile in France. 'When you win and you ...

  5. Good news for European economic freedom

    Posted Jun 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Doug Bandow

    ... Doug Bandow The great European unity project has stalled. The solid 'non' in France, a leader for five decades in promoting European integration, has left the plan to build ... of the EU members, has come unhinged at a time of slow economic growth. France and Germany have brazenly violated the 3 per cent deficit ceiling. Rather than hold such large states accountable, ...


    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Test your general knowledge. The answers are below. 1 In what year was the storming of the Bastille? 2 Mont Blanc borders France and which other European country? 3 On which island did Napoleon die? 4 Which French duo created The Adventures of Asterix comic books? 5 What is the nickname of France's national football and rugby union teams? 6 What three-word motto can be found ...

  7. Making the French connection

    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... A new high-speed rail link has made the enchanting and historic city of Strasbourg more accessible to travellers in the country, writes Nick Walker France remains the world's most ... For decades, Strasbourg, the capital of Alsace in northeastern France, has borne a rather staid image as a city where red tape takes precedence over red wine. But that unfair perception is set ...

  8. Comics master

    Posted Mar 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was recently launched in France, at the Angouleme International Comics Festival- one of the biggest comics festivals in Europe. This is a leap forwards in Lai's career as an independent comic ... of representatives from Belgium-based Franco-Belgian comics publisher Casterman at a Hong Kong exhibition two years ago. 'Yet in France my book isn't categorised as an alternative comic [as ...

  9. Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich

    Posted Sep 09th 2007, 12:00am by Nicolette Loizou

    ... 044 221 2866). The Boomwave watch (120 Swiss francs/HK$780) is a startling swathe of psychedelic purple and turquoise swirls. For something more subdued try the Blue Choco (70 Swiss francs ... Bahnhofstrasse, and Blue Lemon Intimates (10 Paradeplatz, tel: 41 044 210 3635). Soft cotton underwear sets for women in white, black and flesh go for 59.90 Swiss francs. Separates are ideal for lounging ...

  10. Libya and Europe on agenda for Hu and Sarkozy

    Posted Aug 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... between the two leaders looks to be marred by the spread of European debt panic to France, with persistent rumours that French bank Soci?t? G?n?rale is on the brink of collapse after its ... University who is now working at an institute under the Ministry of Commerce. 'And it is understandable that France will try to get credit support from China, because French banks are facing ...




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