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  1. News - World - UKRAINE

    Tensions soar in east Ukraine ahead of independence referendum

    Posted May 10th 2014, 06:35pm by Agence France-Presse in Donetsk

    ... were running at fever pitch in eastern Ukraine on Saturday on the eve of an independence referendum, as rebels briefly held several Red Cross staff on suspicion of espionage. While preparations were in full swing for the disputed vote in the two eastern regions of Donetsk and Lugansk, the port city of Mariupol to the south observed a day of mourning for at least 21 killed in violent ...

  2. News - World - SCOTLAND

    Game on for Scottish independence campaign after surge in polls

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:32pm by BLOOM

    ... Agence France-Presse in Edinburgh More Scots back independence, polls find Scotland's prospects of independence after a referendum in two weeks received a boost yesterday when ... is on. And there is no time to lose." The YouGov poll found that 47 per cent of people questioned would vote "Yes" to independence, compared to 53 per cent who would vote ...

  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    Tempers heat up as Scotland nears referendum on independence

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 06:02am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Scottish eggs fly as voting day on referendum nears With insults, egg-throwing and rage, the campaign ahead of Scotland's independence referendum ... government. Murphy said on Friday he was suspending his grass-roots tour, accusing the "Yes" campaign of employing intimidation tactics. Pro-independence leader Alex Salmond also condemned ...

  4. News - China - CENSORSHIP

    Leading lights of cinema condemn closure of Beijing Independent Film Festival

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 07:50pm by Vivienne Chow

    ... York condemned China for shutting down the Beijing Independent Film Festival last Saturday. They urged the Chinese authorities to stop interfering in the Beijing festival's operations ... and Nashen Moodley, director of the Sydney Film Festival. Vincent Chui, artistic director of the Hong Kong Independent Film Festival, and Wood Lin, programme director of the Taiwan International ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:03am by STAFF

    ... There [was] a fear Scots living outside Scotland were less likely to vote for independence British researcher Tony Travers on why non-resident Scots were denied a referendum vote ... on the trophy again, whether it's this season or in the three years that follow Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm as his team host Manchester City in the Champions League early tomorrow morning ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR's 'independent' panel to probe cross-border rail delay branded a 'silly' idea

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 11:53pm by Ada Lee and Samuel Chan

    ... Ada Lee and Samuel Chan Internal MTR probe labelled as 'silly' The MTR board has set up an "independent" committee of non-executive directors to review management ... the corporation for not disclosing the delay earlier. Wu Chi-wai, of the Democratic Party, said the committee was independent in name only and its establishment was "silly". "The board ...

  7. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Guide to the city's online food courier services

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:59pm by Nan-Hie In

    ... of Foodpanda, along with several other online food ordering services, is fuelling a trend in the city. Local diners are developing an appetite for these services because they promise greater convenience ... Rohan Muralee, who works in insurance, is a regular user of FoodByWeb.com.hk "The vast majority of the restaurants do not deliver independently, so if you want food at home, then you can ...

  8. Sport - Soccer - SPORT AND POLITICS

    Scottish referendum cuts across the social divide

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 08:55pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Glasgow Vote for independence is affecting everybody- even the loyalties of diehard football fans Scottish referendum cuts across the social divide Patrons of Glasgow's Brazen Head Irish pub, united in support of the city's Celtic football club, are split over an independence referendum that has cut across class, religion and even football loyalties. ...

  9. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Xi says China respects Mongolia's independence, but stresses joint development

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:36am by AFP, Teddy Ng

    ... Agence France-Presse in Ulan Bator and Teddy Ng in Beijing China respects neighbour's independence but is willing to offer opportunities, president says Take a ride with us, Xi tells Mongolia President Xi Jinping said China respected the independence and integrity of Mongolia as he wrapped up a two-day trip to the resource-rich but sometimes suspicious neighbour. Xi spoke ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology - MEDIA

    House News closed last month, but other independent sites still exist

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 06:17pm by Elaine Yau

    ... an independent news portal, especially in Hong Kong's highly politicised environment. Yet within a week, another news site, Hong Kong Citizens' Media, sprang up to deliver financial news ... the main revenue stream. Still, that hasn't deterred several Hong Kong media veterans, including former Sing Tao chief executive Lo Wing-hung, from setting up independent news portals. Yuen ...




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