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  1. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Foreign demand fuels London surge

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:50am by SUSIE WATKINS POLAKOVA

    ... estimate that London's 10 richest boroughs are worth 9 per cent more than Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland combined. Sophie Chick, Savills residential research analyst, says that the prime ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL RIGHTS

    Animal welfare laws 'lag behind'

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:41am by SARAH KARACS

    ... is not able to behave in a way normal for its species is not considered cruelty." The European Union has directives to ensure zoos are regularly inspected and they can be closed down if animals ...

  3. Business - Economy

    Stalling economy highlights tricky Swiss balancing act

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:33am by BLOOM

    ... the Swiss have refrained from imposing direct sanctions on Russia, and companies are not directly affected by Russia's retaliatory ban on European Union foodstuffs. Even so, Switzerland has ...

  4. Sport - Golf

    Rookie clinches wild-card pick for Ryder Cup

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 12:05am by AP, Reuters

    ... of three rookies in the 12-man European team that will face the United States at Gleneagles, Scotland, from September 26-28, along with Victor Dubuisson and Jamie Donaldson. "Stevie's ...

  5. Business - Economy

    AmCham in China echoes EU gripes over opaque laws unfairly applied

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 11:22pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... In August, the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China voiced concern over the antitrust investigations, saying China was using strong-arm tactics and appeared to be unfairly targeting foreign ...

  6. Sport - Rugby

    Asian Games gold crucial for expansion of rugby in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:38pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Success at Incheon likely to encourage more Chinese to play in Hong Kong Games gold crucial for expansion of rugby Winning a gold medal at the Incheon Asian Games is crucial if rugby is to fully break into the local community, says Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chairman Pieter Schats. "It is essential we win a gold medal at the Asian Games, for nothing attracts ...

  7. News - World - SCOTLAND

    Game on for Scottish independence campaign after surge in polls

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:32pm by BLOOM

    ... Agence France-Presse in Edinburgh More Scots back independence, polls find Scotland's prospects of independence after a referendum in two weeks received a boost yesterday when ... days to find the gap closing ahead of the September 18 vote. "The political atmosphere across Scotland now is electric," wrote Magnus Linklater in the The Times. "The fight ...

  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    Edinburgh Zoo fears giant panda Tian Tian may have lost her cub

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:17pm by AP

    ... and hormone tests showed that "something may be amiss". "The evidence suggests that this may be bad news," said Iain Valentine at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland. He said ...

  9. News - World - RUSSIA

    History of Nato-Russia relations

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:09pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Brussels Relations between Nato and its former cold war foe Russia have been difficult and often strained since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the dissolution of its equivalent Warsaw Pact military alliance in 1991. Below are some key bones of contention: EASTERN ENLARGEMENT (1999 and 2004): Russia described as "an historic error" Nato's ...

  10. News - China - SOCIETY

    Xinjiang county offers 10,000-yuan reward for Uygurs who marry Han Chinese

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 06:16pm by Andrea Chen

    ... there were 54 such marriages on the county's books but no new unions had been registered since the new policy took effect. The payments only apply to couples registering after the policy's ...




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