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  1. Comment - Blogs

    In political activism, good things come in small packages

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 02:00pm by Jason Y Ng

    ... of their political apathy and taught them that social movements, if properly run, can bring about real policy changes. For if it weren’t for activists like Joshua and Ma Jai, students today would have been ... and taps his stylus on the smart phone screen at a frightening speed. While his friends are busy playing video games, Joshua is debunking political myths on radio talk shows or challenging ...

  2. News - World - UKRAINE

    Russia plans military aircraft drills near border with Ukraine

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 10:32pm by AFP

    ... Reuters in Moscow Russia plans border military drills Russia has begun a massive military exercise involving more than 100 aircraft near the border with Ukraine. The war games came ... Russian and Ukrainian authorities offered differing explanations of how 438 Ukrainian soldiers and border guards wound up on the Russian side of the border overnight. Russia's federal ...

  3. News - World - RUSSIA

    Billionaire Lebedev charged over attack on fellow TV guest

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... social-political activity." Lebedev is part owner, alongside former Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev, of Novaya Gazeta, Russia's leading opposition and investigative newspaper. He has also come ... anti-corruption project RosPil. Lebedev said last month that he planned to cease his business activities in Russia because of unprecedented pressure from the security services. His son, Evgeny Lebedev, ...

  4. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Clubs' row escalates amid Ukraine turmoil

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 11:12pm by AP

    ... escalates amid Ukraine turmoil The turmoil between Russia and Ukraine has spilled over into the world of sport as Russian football authorities escalated a dispute with Ukraine over control of three ... Football Federation (RFU) fined Tavria and Sevastopol over the crowd disturbances. The clubs are in a political stalemate after leaving Ukraine's league between seasons without Uefa's ...

  5. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia bans food imports from West, but says it has nothing to do with sanctions

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:48am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... Washington Post in Moscow Faults found in fruit, cheese and other products have nothing to do with sanctions, insists Russia Moscow bans food imports from West As the United States and Europe step up economic sanctions against Russia, Moscow's food-safety epidemiologists have been working overtime. In the past few weeks, Russian agricultural and consumer watchdog agencies ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Both sides must compromise to move forward on political reform

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 05:17am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Both sides must yield on reform Hongkongers want democracy- of that there is no debate. The question is how to achieve it. Some adopt confrontational tactics, believing a campaign that paralyses the city's financial district will accom ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Anti-Occupy march as much a product of political dysfunction as pro-democracy protests

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 03:06pm by LARRY AU

    ... of the history of protest in the past decade and our distorted political system. Pro-government and pro-democracy movements are a product of the same contradictory forces: the tension between protest ... of the normalisation of this form of political expression. According to the police, the number of public processions between 2003 and 2012 nearly doubled, from 1,099 to 1,930 registered cases a year. Given ...

  8. News - World - undefined

    Easter war of words breaks out between Ukraine and Russia

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 07:37pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... called on God in turn to put “an end to the designs of those who want to destroy Holy Russia”. Kirill said that while Ukraine was “politically” separate, “spiritually and historically” ... Agence France-Presse Politics overshadowed Easter observances in Kiev and Moscow, with the Orthodox religious leaders in each capital trading barbs over the crisis in Ukraine- while the US ...

  9. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Russia close to reaching gas supply deal with China

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 01:01am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Moscow Gazprom hopes to sign supply contract next month that will include building a pipeline Russia close to reaching gasdeal with China Russia yesterday said it was close ... is the holy grail for Russia after at least 10 years of talks and Moscow hopes it can be signed when Putin visits China next month, enabling it to go into force by the end of this year. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong political reform consultation was dominated by 'orchestrated' responses

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:56am by CALVIN LIU, BRIAN YAP, Joyce Ng

    ... dominated by bloc responses The government's consultation exercise on political reform was dominated by "orchestrated" bloc submissions, most of them favouring a conservative stance, ... by 822 groups- most of which were not named. The city's biggest political party, the Beijing-loyalist Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, was responsible ...




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