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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    New York Mayor Bloomberg endorses Obama

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 10:43am by Associated Press in Washington

    ... needed leadership to fight climate change after the devastation wrought by Superstorm Sandy. The endorsement from the politically independent and mayor the biggest US city was a major boost ... sought the nod from Bloomberg, who didn’t endorse a presidential candidate in 2008 and has publicly grumbled about both Obama and Romney. But Bloomberg said the possibility that Sandy resulted ...

  2. Exco endorses plan to ban overstated flat sizes

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Hong Kong's housing minister is standing firm on a plan to ban the confusing practice of overstating the size of new flats for sale, with the bill to go before lawmakers next Wednesday, despite developers' objection. T ...

  3. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan rejects political party named after Jeremy Lin

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 03:10pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei Taiwanese authorities have rejected an application to set up a new political party named after Asian-American basketball hero Jeremy Lin, officials said on Monday. The so-called Jeremy Lin Party, jointly endorsed by 30 people as required by Taiwan law, was turned down by the interior ministry’s Department of Civil Affairs. “According to the law, ...

  4. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Chavez successor seen as 'politically attractive' by analysts

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Caracas Chavez successor seen as popular, moderate For 10-1/2 years, Venezuelans have lived with a political system known as "chavismo"- part populist politics, part personality cult- under socialist leader Hugo Chavez. But as the leftist president confronts yet another round in his long-running battle with cancer, Venezuelans now face ...

  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar frees political prisoners as Obama arrives in town

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 02:32pm

    ... Reuters in Yangon Myanmar’s government began releasing dozens of political prisoners on Monday as Barack Obama arrived for the first visit by a sitting US president to the former ... Generation Students political group. Myint Aye is arguably the most prominent dissident left in Myanmar’s gulag. He was one of dozens of activists arrested on what Amnesty International says were ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD

    Right Field: When politics and sports clash

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... Tim Noonan Sport is an integral part of society in the US, so it is only right that athletes have their say in the presidential election When politics and sports clash It is, after all, ... to help black Democratic candidates in the 1980s and 1990s by saying that Republicans buy sneakers too, the big-ticket endorsers, like James, Wade and Woods, have wisely avoided any antagonistic ...

  7. Who said it?

    Posted Feb 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Trump is such a cartoon character, an endorsement- no matter who he chooses- is like Bugs Bunny making an endorsement A Democrat's view of Donald Trump's (pictured) support for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney There is a need to protect democracy. At the end of the day, politics is for the people Michelle Yeoh Choo Kheng, on her role as Myanmar opposition ...

  8. Quotes of the week

    Posted Feb 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Trump is such a cartoon character, an endorsement- no matter who he chooses- is like Bugs Bunny making an endorsement A Democrat's view of Donald Trump's support for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney We just couldn't believe [his] peers would do something like that to their own people Father of U.S. marine Harry Lew, who committed suicide after being beaten ...

  9. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    UN endorsement of Palestinian statehood sparks celebration

    Posted Dec 01st 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Ramllah, West Bank After initial excitement at UN General Assembly vote, some ask what international backing will mean to their fight for Israeli-occupied land Palestinians ask what's next after endorsement Euphoric Palestinians erupted in cheers, set off fireworks and chanted "God is great" after the United Nations endorsed an independent state of Palestine, ...

  10. Political realities

    Posted Apr 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ying-yen. The Chinese authorities shifted their endorsement to Leung only after Tang had grossly mismanaged a series of scandals that had made him unelectable. Clearly, the formal electoral results ... Party leader demonstrates that voters in Hong Kong are politically realistic and astute enough to realise there is little point in voting for a candidate with whom the Chinese government ...




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