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  1. News - World

    European lawmakers back motion to break up Google

    Posted Nov 28th 2014, 04:41am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Brussels Non-binding resolution reflects concern over monopoly of market by US internet giant European lawmakers back Google break up European Union lawmakers backed a motion ... is the strongest signal yet of Europe's concern with the growing power of US tech giants. It was passed with 384 votes for and 174 against. German conservative lawmaker and co-sponsor of the bill ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1650387/european-lawmakers-back-motion-break-google
  2. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL - DAY 59

    British lawmakers’ trip to China cancelled amid row over Hong Kong protests debate

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 12:25pm by DANNY LEE

    ... in the Sino-British Joint Declaration of which China is a co-signatory. The Guardian reported that Beijing pressured the lawmaker to make a speech in Parliament to clarify his position before pursuing a visa ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1648266/british-mps-trip-china-cancelled-amid-row-over-hong-kong-protests
  3. News - Hong Kong - ALL AROUND TOWN

    Loyalists quit their usual smoking corner

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 04:04am by Tony Cheung, Joyce Ng, Stuart Lau

    ... Loyalists quit their usual smoking corner Many lawmakers who smoke have grown used to taking their cigarette breaks outside the entrance of the Legislative Council building. But now that Occupy Central protesters have surrounded the building with their tents, pro-establishment lawmakers have found a new place to satisfy their tobacco cravings. Wong Ting-kwong, of the Democratic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1649409/loyalists-quit-their-usual-smoking-corner
  4. News - World - SECURITY

    China could cripple US in cyber offensive, NSA chief tells lawmakers

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 10:16pm by AP

    ... China and "one or two" other countries are capable of mounting cyber attacks that would shut down the electrical grid and other critical systems in parts of the United States, according to Admiral Michael Rogers, director of the National Securit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1645602/china-could-cripple-us-cyber-offensive-nsa-chief-tells-lawmakers
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Public works funding request pulled from Legco as builders grumble

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 04:04am by Tony Cheung and Olga Wong

    ... hours before the construction industry appealed to pan-democratic lawmakers to stop filibustering, saying delaying public works projects on political grounds could cause significant unemployment ... but was adjourned by lawmakers. A total of 59 motions have been raised by three legislators- Albert Chan Wai-yip, Gary Fan Kwok-wai and Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung- in an attempt to delay the project. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1649442/public-works-funding-request-pulled-legco-builders-grumble
  6. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Beijing-loyal DAB admits ties to US group at heart of 'external forces' Occupy debate

    Posted Nov 28th 2014, 06:05am by Joyce Ng

    ... that gave grants to the pan-democratic Confederation of Trade Unions. DAB lawmaker Gary Chan Hak-kan said NDI had held "one or two" seminars on "elections and theories" a few ... others how to mobilise people and incited them to revolt." Legislative Council president and DAB leading light Jasper Tsang Yok-sing directed the Post to other lawmakers when contacted about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1650230/beijing-loyal-dab-admits-ties-us-group-heart-external-forces-debate
  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    Is this the beginning of the end for UK? Critics fear new tax powers for Scotland are part of slippery slope

    Posted Nov 28th 2014, 04:21am by Reuters

    ... Cameron said, playing down fears from lawmakers across the political spectrum that it could weaken the UK and was the start of a slippery slope to a break-up. Nicola Sturgeon, the leader ... lives," Miliband said yesterday. Cameron said the agreement kept a promise to Scots to give them more powers and would be followed by proposals to allow only those lawmakers in the British ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1650379/beginning-end-uk-critics-fear-new-tax-powers-scotland-are-part-slippery
  8. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    New route mooted for Standard Chartered marathon

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 04:04am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... Association came up with. Lawmaker Leung Yiu-chung, who attempted to sign up for next year's race, suggested the route could cover more urban areas, for example, more of Nathan Road in the heart ... Meanwhile, the Legco meeting also heard complaints about registration for the city's biggest participation sporting event. Culture, media and sports sector lawmaker Ma Fung-kwok said signing up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1649403/new-route-mooted-standard-chartered-marathon
  9. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL - DAY 61

    Police slammed over Mong Kok ‘violence’ after video of officer hitting peaceful protesters emerges

    Posted Nov 28th 2014, 06:05am by Joyce Ng, Phila Siu, CHRIS LAU

    ... lawmaker Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung, who has made known that he has a mentally disabled daughter, said he was verbally abused by police while observing the situation in Mong Kok. "I nodded ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1650232/police-slammed-over-violence-mong-kok
  10. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Defence boss sorry for canoe remarks

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 03:52am by Reuters

    ... I am worried about ASC and what they are delivering to the Australian taxpayer. Do you wonder why I wouldn't trust them to build a canoe?" Johnston told lawmakers. "Let's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1649377/defence-boss-sorry-canoe-remarks

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