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  1. Taiwan's renewed probe into Mirage deal could lead to action against France

    Posted May 06th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... force said yesterday that it would start to collect evidence for possible lawsuits against France, dropping another bombshell in an erupting arms deal scandal. 'We will do what we need ... of the navy in pushing for compensation from France over the Mirage deal, which also listed the arbitration court as the sole agency to settle any trade disputes. 'In the purchase of the Mirage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/713492/taiwans-renewed-probe-mirage-deal-could-lead-action-against-france
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/987186/reason-smile
  3. Status grows by leaps and bounds

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... by his sponsor, Salomon. There is a specific mountain range he calls home: the Catalonian Pyrenees, near Spain's border with France. He was born and raised on a refuge there at an altitude ... in Australia, the Western States 100 (100 miles) in the US, UTMB in France, the Table Mountain Challenge in South Africa and the Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon in Malaysia. After a few ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/984143/status-grows-leaps-and-bounds
  4. France should accept defeat gracefully

    Posted Jul 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reading the news these days, even more than before, it is clear something is wrong in the world of soccer. Italy won the World Cup after a final with France that ended in a draw; the trophy was decided by a penalty shootout. In the semi-final, Italy defeated Germany with two late but valid goals in extra time. Nevertheless, the French do not want to recognise their defeat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/556488/france-should-accept-defeat-gracefully
  5. COUNTRY QUIZ

    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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/600424/country-quiz
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/607275/bahnhofstrasse-zurich
  7. e-pal

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... Compiled by Miranda Yeung Name: Claire Lebarbe Age: 15 City/country: Pontrieux/ France Star sign: Leo My home town is very small and rural. There are only about 1,200 people and it's ... and the summers are warm and dry. In France, I study English, maths, biology, physics, chemistry, history, geography, PE and art. We also have to take French and Spanish classes. However, in France we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/598816/e-pal
  8. Setting sights on foreign shores

    Posted Feb 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei Most people will tell you that the French know how to drink, eat and appreciate art, but not many will tell you of the high academic levels in France because this is little known. Every year, the country attracts 260,000 international students, making it the fourth most popular destination for overseas students in the world. France has also become a popular choice ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/992109/setting-sights-foreign-shores
  9. Country Name Puzzle

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... FIJI FINLAND FRANCE GABON GEORGIA GERMANY GHANA GREECE GRENADA GUATEMALA GUINEA GUYANA HAITI HONDURAS HUNGARY ICELAND INDIA INDONESIA IRAN IRAQ IRELAND ISRAEL ITALY JAMAICA JAPAN JORDAN ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006324/country-name-puzzle
  10. Talking points

    Posted Apr 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... as France goes to the polls France votes in the first round of a presidential election Sunday with Socialist Francois Hollande (pictured) the favourite over incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy, whose personal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998804/talking-points

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