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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    British Prime Minister David Cameron reshuffles his coalition cabinet

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London PM resists calls to replace unpopular finance minister George Osborne Big names survive UK cabinet reshuffle British Prime Minister David Cameron reshuffled ... issues in his in tray as Parliament returned to work after the summer break, Cameron sacked Transport Secretary Justine Greening, who was seen as blocking the expansion of London's Heathrow ...

  2. Paralympics officials tackle ticket rush

    Posted Dec 04th 2007, 12:00am by Emma Shen

    ... Emma Shen Olympic Games officials will seek to avoid a repeat of October's ticketing fiasco when tickets for the 2008 Paralympics Games' opening and closing ceremonies go on sale next week. The Paralympics tickets go on sale on Monday, the same day organisers of the Beijing Olympics (Bocog) plan to relaunch the second round of general ticket sales after abandoning ...

  3. Talking points

    Posted Jun 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for London Olympics More tickets for the Olympic opening and closing ceremonies and six sporting events go on sale. More than 43,000 contingency tickets for the ceremonies, and for athletics, ... (HK$11,920) each. More than eight million tickets have been sold for Olympics (July 27 to August 12) and Paralympics (August 29 to September 9). Libyan foreign minister visits Beijing and Shanghai ...

  4. Both sides of Olympic protests miss the point

    Posted Apr 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at Beijing's actions in Tibet or its record on human rights. Rather, it was Chinese rallying against the disruptions to the relay in London and Paris, with France singled out as the target. ... it from torch-bearers, such as paralympic fencer Jin Jing in Paris, became in the eyes of Chinese people a deliberate affront to their nation's dignity and pride, not just the ruling party ...

  5. After six months, little has changed under Mayor Boris

    Posted Nov 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tim Bryan London In May, it felt as if the world had ended for liberal London: Boris Johnson, seen by the left as a gaffe-prone, posh old Etonian buffoon, won the mayoral election. Celebrity right-on types wrote in The Guardian that his victory would herald 'the ultimate triumph for the Kensington and Chelsea gulag'. London would become divided, with life ...

  6. A welcome break for Abhisit in London

    Posted Apr 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode It is tempting to think that Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva is one leader who probably did not want the G20 summit in London to end. Take the final dinner. Mr Abhisit was nicely placed, seated near UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso and World Bank president Robert Zoellick- the kind of conversational partners who offer welcome ...

  7. Ex-Mossad spy in mystery London death fall

    Posted Jun 29th 2007, 12:00am by Abraham Rabinovich

    ... dead outside his home in London in mysterious circumstances. British police said Ashraf Marwan, 63, had fallen off the balcony of his home on Wednesday. Marwan's link to the Mossad ... president Gamal Abdel Nasser. His father-in-law made him a roving ambassador and Marwan began dabbling on his own in arms deals. In 1969, he entered the Israeli embassy in London and offered his ...

  8. London blasts may drive up insurance costs

    Posted Jul 11th 2005, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Insurers say sector payout will not be high due to the small number of casualties The terrorist bombings in London last week may push up insurance costs but the total payout by the industry will not be high, according to experts. Although 50 people were killed and about 700 wounded in the attacks on London's underground rail system and a double decker bus on Thursday, ...

  9. Chinese embassy shows its caring side

    Posted Jan 21st 2007, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... Kelvin Chan For a country opposed to interfering in the internal affairs of others, it was a rare move when a senior official at the Chinese embassy in London wrote a letter to London's mayor expressing concern about controversial plans to redevelop an East Asian-themed shopping centre. Consulate counsellor Jiang Yuansong wrote to Ken Livingstone on January 8, saying he ...

  10. Exco, EOC allies back Lam to fill roles on both

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the commission members who also said they trusted him to strike a balance were 2008 Paralympics equestrian competitor Nelson Yip Siu-hong, president of the Pakistan Association of Hong Kong Zaman Minhas ...




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