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  1. News - Asia - KOREA

    South Korea sends North formal reunion proposal for families separated by war

    Posted Aug 16th 2013, 12:50pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... colonial rule over the Korean peninsula. Her initiative came a day after the two Koreas reached a breakthrough agreement in their efforts to resume operations at a joint industrial zone ...

  2. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt plans to build new Suez Canal

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:40am by Reuters

    ... Muslim Brotherhood. This was followed by a rise in violence from Islamist militants based in the Sinai peninsula, which has stoked some concern about the security of the nearby Suez Canal. ...

  3. News - Asia - KOREA

    Hyundai labour union to strike for 4 hours

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 04:56pm by Associated Press in Seoul

    ... Associated Press in Seoul Hyundai’s labour union said 46,000 workers will stage a four-hour strike over two days this week as the union increases pressure on the automaker for higher wages and benefits. Union spokesman Kwon Oh-il said Tuesday that talks w ...

  4. News - World - EGYPT

    Attack on Egyptian border post near Libya kills 21 soldiers

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 04:51am by AFP

    ... president Mohammed Mursi was toppled in July last year as the army struggles to quell an Islamist insurgency that has killed scores of soldiers and police, mainly in the Sinai peninsula bordering ...

  5. News - Asia - KOREA

    South Korea, US to conduct joint military drill

    Posted Aug 10th 2013, 05:31pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... on the Korean peninsula soared. Both sides blamed the other for its closure, with the North insisting that its hand was forced by hostile South Korean actions and intimidation- in particular, a series ...

  6. Peninsula hotel's historian digs out the glamorous Shanghai of the 1930s

    Posted Sep 17th 2010, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... of the Peninsula chain. 'This whole history was out there in Shanghai but people know nothing about it; I'm trying to make it visible,' he said at the launch at The Peninsula in Tsim Sha Tsui on Wednesday. Beyond Hospitality chronicles the development of the hotel group, from the Astor House Hotel in Shanghai built during the 1850s to the Peninsula Shanghai, opened last ...

  7. News - Asia - KOREA

    South Korea president urges North to ‘open its heart’

    Posted Aug 15th 2013, 04:11pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul South Korean President Park Geun-Hye called on Thursday for the first family reunions with North Korea in three years, a day after the two nations agreed to reopen a joint industrial zone. In a speech marking the anniversary ...

  8. News - China - DIPLOMACY: ANALYSIS

    Seoul faces balancing act as China ties develop

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:13am by Teddy Ng

    ... president broke a tradition of his predecessors by not visiting Pyongyang first on an official visit to the Korean peninsula. There have been no top-level visits between Beijing and Pyongyang since ... years," said Sun Xingjie, an expert in Korean peninsula affairs at Jilin University's Institute of International Studies. An Asia-based diplomat who did not wish to be named said Beijing had ...

  9. Lawyer sues for HK$18m over Hunghom Peninsula contract

    Posted Oct 06th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... conveyancing transactions at the once controversial Hunghom Peninsula estate. Calvin Ng Chun-kong, proprietor of law firm Ko and Co, claimed in the High Court yesterday that First Star Development, ... the site of Hunghom Peninsula was leased for HK$583 million to First Star to build seven blocks of Home Ownership Scheme flats under the Private Sector Participation Scheme. First Star had hired ...

  10. Take a stroll down memory lane with The Peninsula for a prize

    Posted Apr 29th 2010, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Vivian Chen. You can collect a lot of memories in 80 years. The Peninsula hotel might have celebrated that major anniversary last year, but the grand dame of hospitality is still in a nostalgic mood. To wit, it is starting a 'my favourite memory at The Peninsula' contest from Saturday until July 31. The hotel is inviting all ...




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