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  1. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    'My mission is not finished,' says Sepp Blatter as he pledges to build a new Fifa

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 10:30am

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sao Paulo Swiss chief still in powerful position with strong support among the African and Asian blocs Sepp Blatter is ready to seek a new term as Fifa’s president, ... the 78-year-old Blatter told the Fifa congress in Sao Paulo on the eve of the start of the World Cup. The Fifa leader was helped by a congress vote not to consider age- and term-limits for officials. He ...

  2. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Group of 77 demand fairer new world order

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:21am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Santa Cruz, Bolivia Developing countries demand fairer new world order Developing countries have called for a fairer new world economic order at a Group of 77 plus ... Congress. Leaders at the summit were pressing a "fight for fair and sustainable economic growth, and for a new world economic order", Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said. Ecuadorean ...

  3. Sport - Soccer - FIFA

    China 'must bid for World Cup'

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 09:41pm by MATTHEW HALL

    ... Matthew Hall Fifa presidential hopeful Jerome Champagne says mainland needs to organise high-profile tournaments to fast-track development of players China 'must bid for World Cup' China must successfully bid for a World Cup and host Fifa club and youth tournaments to fast-track football's development, according to a former French diplomat seeking to unseat Sepp ...

  4. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Hot spots: New World Beijing

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 11:56pm by Mark Peters

    ... Mark Peters Mark Peters New World Beijing Hotel Where is it? No surprises here, we're in the foggy, fast-growing commercial district of Chongwenmen, in the heart of historic Beijing and only a 20-minute stroll from Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. If you can't be bothered with all that walking about, the New World Beijing, part of the Hong Kong-based Rosewood ...

  5. Business - Companies - FUNDRAISING

    HKT to trim debt after CSL New World acquisition with HK$7.9b rights issue

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:19am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Telecoms operator taps market for cashafterits takeoverof CSL New World Mobility HKT rights issue seeks HK$7.9b to reduce debt HKT Trust and its operating ... of rival CSL New World Mobility from Australian parent Telstra Corp and New World Development. That acquisition has made HKT, already the city's largest fixed-line network operator, its ...

  6. News - Asia - KOREA

    North Korea in dangerous nuclear showdown, says US envoy

    Posted May 10th 2013, 11:59am by Agence France-Presse in New York

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is playing a dangerous game in his nuclear showdown with the international community, the US envoy seeking to tempt ... of a throwback,” Davies said at the Japan Society in New York. “He may even be approaching these issues more intensively, more provocatively, in a sense a bit more dangerously.” Kim took over from his ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Sino-Russian entente would move the world a step closer to 1914

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 02:52pm by ARTYOM LUKIN

    ... world war Explosive mix Whereas the first two world wars broke out and were fought mainly in Europe, the third world war, if it is not avoided, will most probably erupt in the Asia-Pacific region. Quite a few scholars and political leaders have found striking similarities between what took place in Europe before the first world war and what we are now witnessing in Asia. The current ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    MH17 downing underscores world's dilemma of how to deal with Putin

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 04:47pm by Paul Letters

    ... to be "outrage" and "damning". The front page of Malaysia's The Star newspaper, for example, emphasised outrage from various world leaders- but exactly which leaders are the most outraged ... is not a major trade partner for Australia. Straight off the bat last weekend, before US Secretary of State John Kerry provided any detail to begin to back up his accusations, Malaysia's New Sunday ...

  9. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    World Cup diary: Brazil's psychologist has work cut out after team's mental breakdown

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 03:06am by James Porteous

    ... by the overwrought displays of emotion by their players. (For background, here is an i nteresting interview with her in the New York Times from which the opening quote is taken.)  "With Regina we speak ... 35.6 million tweets were sent, beating the previous record set at the Super Bowl in February, nearly 25 million. This map of the world going up in flames shows the volume. (Interestingly, ...

  10. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Thousands evicted from world's tallest slum in Caracas, Venezuela

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 10:57pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Caracas Thousands evicted by soldiers and riot police from half-built tower taken over by squatters Last stand at world's tallest slum The beginning of the end came for the world's tallest slum this week as officials began evicting thousands of squatters from a half-built skyscraper in the Venezuelan capital Caracas. Police in riot gear ...




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