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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Asian leaders failing to learn from past

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 03:07pm by Kevin Rafferty

    ... on headstones if they were lucky to be identified. The war destroyed the Austro-Hungarian, German, Ottoman and Tsarist empires. It fatally weakened the British Empire and encouraged the campaign ... carved up the old Ottoman Empire and created their own countries of influence rather than recognise the demands of Arab nationalism. Since 1945, the lesson is that peace and international trade ...

  2. Business - Companies - COMPANY VISIT

    Banyan Tree: home of middle-class luxe

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 01:29am by TIFFANY AP

    ... the British district officer in Malaya or India or wherever had his girlfriend, mother and father visit him in the far reaches of the empire. That was the age of the single big name hotels, ...

  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    British singer Cliff Richard denies allegations of sexual abuse

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 01:16am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Cliff Richard denies abuse claims after home search Veteran British singer Cliff Richard yesterday strongly denied allegations of sexual impropriety after ... and is nicknamed the Peter Pan of Pop for his enduring youthful looks. A committed Christian who shunned the sex, drugs and alcohol lifestyle, Richard in 1995 became the first British rock star ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: Russian Roulette: How British Spies Thwarted Lenin's Plot for Global Revolution, by Giles Milton

    Posted May 18th 2014, 03:45pm by MCT

    ... of a far-flung Russian empire. Over the next 18 months, using several identities, Bailey sent information back on the spread of communism and the danger to British India. With a price on his head, his ... Tish Wells Russian Roulette: A Deadly Game- How British Spies Thwarted Lenin's Global Plot by Giles Milton Bloomsbury Press 4 stars Tish Wells If you want some wonderful spy stories, ...

  5. Through the looking glass

    Posted Mar 13th 2010, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... into the mysterious world of the NPC well before the handover of power. Delegates to the legislature were appointed to represent the former British colony, in part, to emphasise that China did not recognise ... In the pre-handover period, appointments to the NPC and other state and provincial bodies helped in moving the bulk of the old colonial establishment into the court of the new order. Now these representatives ...

  6. Sport - Soccer - ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

    Fernando Torres agrees to leave Chelsea for Milan

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 02:22pm

    ... for the next two seasons. Torres has endured a difficult time with the Blues since his then-British record £50 million move from Liverpool in January 2011. The 30-year-old Spain international ... third-choice striker behind new signings Diego Costa and Didier Drogba this season, and that drop down the pecking order – he had yet to make it onto the pitch this season – persuaded him to consider ...

  7. The buzz

    Posted Feb 24th 2011, 12:00am by Adam Wright

    ... by Adam Wright Out of all of Hong Kong's cultural achievements, the one that we are most proud of- apart from our food, of course- is arguably our home-grown film industry. No other city of our size has had a similar impact on cinema, let alone inven ...

  8. Business - Money - COURTS

    London Metal Exchange to push for reform after US judge dismisses suits

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:21am by Enoch Yiu

    ... to the entire metals community to run a fair and orderly market," she said. "We continue to take action to manage queue-related issues in accordance with our obligations and we remain ... by metal users. The court concluded the LME was an "organ" of the British government and therefore immune from the lawsuit under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. The LME in August ...

  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson calls for fight to save British pubs

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 09:30pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Frontman Bruce Dickinson blasts the rise of 'cash cow' US-style bars Iron Maiden fights for traditional British pub Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson called for a fightback to save the traditional British pub as the Great British Beer Festival began. The 56-year-old frontman for the British heavy metal pioneers blasted the rise ...

  10. Fairy tales galore at Snowy Sha Tin

    Posted Dec 13th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Frankie starred, the Fairy flew and Hong Kong's grip on the Sprint was finally loosened by a children's television character, but the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races were truly international at Sha Tin yesterday as new g ...




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