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  1. News - World - LUXURY

    Growing number of global billionaires fuels surge in demand for Rolls-Royce

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 08:22pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in London Growing number of billionaires contributes to 33 per cent surge in sales of the British-made motoring legend- now owned by Germany's BMW High-rollers fuel ... a startling rise in demand for their distinctive cars on Tuesday. The British-made cars, updated to reflect the technical know-how and marketing might of parent company BMW, have become must-haves ...

  2. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    British Islamist preacher Abu Hamza tells US court he ‘loves’ Osama bin Laden

    Posted May 09th 2014, 10:10am by Agence France-Presse in New York

    ... laughs from the court. He testified to changing his name legally on his British passport in order to travel to Bosnia in the mid-1990s to provide cars and money to Muslim fighters. Flying ... Agence France-Presse in New York British preacher tells his US terror trial that he loved Osama bin Laden but refused when invited to join al-Qaeda at its inception British Islamist ...

  3. Evolution of the city's monument to power

    Posted Sep 28th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... with contractors and a shortage of building materials held up construction. Yau said the British government was not willing to put much money into the colony at the time, so the house was built on a much ... but repairs had to wait until the Japanese military occupation. In 1942 governor Rensuke Isogai ordered engineer Seichi Fujimura to build a central tower to underscore Japanese sovereignty ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - MACROSCOPE

    Fed faces tall order to switch policy with economic gradualism

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 01:35am by DAVID BROWN

    ... David Brown US central bank needs to adopt a tightening approach after six years of quantitative easing without upsetting the global economic system Fed faces tall order to switch policy stance with gradualism The United States Federal Reserve is just months away from one of its toughest-ever tests- the switch to quantitative tightening from quantitative easing. The transition ...

  5. News - World - Air Travel

    Couple sues British Airways over Grenada-Granada holiday mix-up

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 11:09am

    ... Associated Press in Washington Couple sues British Airways over mix-up that saw Spanish holiday plans dashed A Washington couple has sued British Airways, saying the airline ruined ... Washington to London and then to Granada, Spain. Gamson, a dentist who has an office in Maryland, said he explained his travel plans to a British Airways agent who made the reservation. The lawsuit ...

  6. News - World - MEDIA

    Judge rebukes British PM David Cameron for apology during hacking case

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 10:58pm by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in London Ed Miliband questions Cameron's judgment in hiring ex-editor; judge criticises PM's apology British PM, Labour leader clash over Coulson verdict British Prime ... that the country owed them "a great debt of gratitude", and exempted them from further jury service for life. The trial- one of the longest and most expensive in British history- was triggered ...

  7. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    On the run: Fifa partner executive flees ticket sales arrest

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 10:25am

    ... for Raymond Whelan, a British director of Fifa partner company Match Services, accusing him of fleeing the beachfront Copacabana Palace Hotel after a judge ordered him and 10 other suspects to be held ... the British consulate. Police filed charges against him and 11 others on Wednesday and submitted the case to prosecutors, who requested an arrest warrant against all except one who was cooperating ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, July 11, 2014

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 04:31am by LETTERS

    ... of democracy. The campaign over the proposed new town development in the northeast New Territories was a good example of people showing a united front. In order for Occupy Central to be successful, ... in the former British colony's internal affairs (" Patten attacks Beijing's white paper ", July 5). He has expressed strong misgivings, believing the white paper says Hong Kong does ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: Baghdad, by Justin Marozzi

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:15pm by GDN

    ... the blessings of an excellent water supply, access to the sea, and proximity to the Mediterranean and the uplands of Asia Minor and Iran. Here was an ideal home for an empire that had united east ... and Christians. The first two centuries of the empire marked the absorption by Islam of the taste and knowledge of the world. Envoys brought back Indian mathematical treatises, theories of Iranian ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    World must unite to save Iraq from imploding

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 03:13am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine as well as Iraq and Syria. Such a state existed culturally until the end of the first world war, when Britain carved up the Ottoman Empire to prevent Russia and its allies from fomenting Muslim extremism in British-ruled territories. Those artificially created borders, although the cause of Muslim sectarian and tribal tension, have persisted. Redrawing ...




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