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  1. News - Hong Kong - CITY DIGEST

    City Digest, February 18, 2013

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by CITY DIGEST

    ... Activists call for jailed flag-burner's release About 30 Civil Human Rights Front members protested outside Stanley Prison yesterday in support of activist Koo Sze-yiu, who was jailed this month for nine months for desecrating Chinese and Hong Kong f ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - BRIEFS

    Briefs, February 12, 2013

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by CITY BRIEFS

    ... posted online. About 8,500 cases of possible abuse were investigated last year, it said   2m cross border during New Year holidays More than 1.2 million people left the city during the Lunar New ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CITY DIGEST

    City Digest, January 28, 2013

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by CITY DIGEST

    ... Mainlanders held over lunchtime brawl Four mainland tourists, aged 28 to 42, were arrested for fighting in a public place after a brawl broke out over lunch seating in a Hung Hom restaurant yesterday. Witnesses said punches were thrown, plates and bowls w ...

  4. Business

    Mexico ships 1st load of best tequila to China

    Posted Aug 31st 2013, 09:56am by Associated Press in Mexico City

    ... Associated Press in Mexico City Mexico has shipped its first load of blue agave tequila to China in hopes of turning the Asian nation into the biggest market for the alcoholic beverage after the U.S. The shipment of more than 70,000 bottles contains nearly 14,000 gallons of 100 percent blue agave tequila, considered the best quality. A Friday ceremony in Guadalajara marked ...

  5. News - China

    Chinese expo centre planned in Mexican tourist resort

    Posted Aug 30th 2013, 11:33am by Reuters in Mexico City

    ... Reuters in Mexico City A planned expo centre in the Mexican beach resort of Cancun, touted as the largest showcase of Chinese goods in the Americas, should begin construction soon, ... which is run by President Enrique Pena Nieto’s centrist Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, but the city government, led by the leftist Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD), opposed ...

  6. News - World - SPAIN

    Catalonia to press on with independence referendum despite Spanish parliament's No vote

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 10:56pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Madrid Despite parliament's rejection of Catalonia's bid to stage an independence referendum, Spanish region's leader to keep seeking way to hold ... constitution referendums on sovereignty must be held nationally and not regionally. The Spanish leader has warned that independence would be an economic disaster for both Spain and Catalonia, one ...

  7. News - World - THE VATICAN

    Vatican says conclave for next pope may come early

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 11:56am by Associated Press in Vatican City

    ... Associated Press in Vatican City The Vatican raised the possibility Saturday that the conclave to elect the next pope might start sooner than March 15, the earliest date possible under current rules that require a 15 to 20 day waiting period after the papacy becomes vacant. Vatican spokesman the Reverent Federico Lombardi said that Vatican rules on papal succession are open ...

  8. News - World

    Vatican insists it’s not shielding ambassador

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 02:45pm by Associated Press in Vatican City, Rome

    ... Associated Press in Vatican City, Rome The Vatican said on Thursday it was cooperating with prosecutors in the Dominican Republic who are investigating its ambassador for alleged sexual abuse of teen-age boys, an explosive case that has raised legal questions about the Holy See’s responsibilities when accused priests come from within its own ranks. The Vatican spokesman, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Independence' groups want a stronger local voice in how city is run

    Posted Jan 04th 2014, 02:57am by Emily Tsang, FANNY FUNG

    ... Emily Tsang and Fanny W.Y. Fung 'Independence' groups just want say in city's affairs Three anti-Beijing groups, which advocate either independence or "full autonomy" for Hong Kong, are sticking to their guns in opposing what they see as interference in the city's affairs by the central government. All formed in recent years, the three groups- ...

  10. News - World - UKRAINE

    China calls for calm as Crimea declares independence from Ukraine

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 11:20pm by AFP

    ... declares its independence Crimea declared independence from Ukraine and applied to join Russia as Ukraine began drawing up plans to mobilise 40,000 reservists to counter Russia's "blatant ... of independence from Serbia. Crimea's lawmakers also declared the Russian ruble the peninsula's second official currency and vowed to "disband" the Ukrainian military units stationed ...




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