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  1. Talking points

    Posted Feb 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on cultural exchanges. Teams to be drawn for Hong Kong Sevens For the first time, the Hong Kong Sevens draw will split the competition into two - one for the 12 core teams in the Sevens World Series ... for Belgium de Gucht will share his views on the 'atmosphere of anxiety [that] looms over the world economy. Developed countries fear competition from emerging economies. Europe's budgetary ...

  2. Who's who in the news

    Posted Mar 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a. This Samoan rugby player leads his national seven-a-side rugby team to victory at the weekend's Hong Kong Sevens. The captain brought his team back from a 14-0 deficit, as they defeated the New Zealand All Blacks to take home the 2010 Hong Kong Sevens Cup. b. This Filipino politician is currently under heavy assassination threats due to his recent rise to presidential ...

  3. News - China - POLITICS

    ‘Make it short!’: reports of verbose official’s dressing down censored

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 02:15pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... in love with an actress. An unnamed source also told the Hong Kong-based magazine Phoenix Weekly in December that Wang was a fan of the American TV show about the ruthless world of high politics, ...

  4. Talking points

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... should not move a person but call an ambulance. Landmark in ancient England, Scotland rugby rivalry The stage is set for a weekend of cut-throat action at the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand as the pool stages reach a climax. Arguably the pick of the matches is the clash today between Scotland and England in Auckland. Their rivalry in the sport goes back 140 years and is rugby ...

  5. Political Animal

    Posted Jun 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... so, for if the World Cup set a precedent, how about the Rugby Sevens and the Olympic Games? ... with Ms Du Quesnay. No sympathy, even for the World Cup While bosses sympathetic with the World Cup frenzy may excuse employees for coming to work late or even dozing off a little, the Hong Kong ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Carrie Lam defends decision to restrict attendance at Beijing officials’ luncheon

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 01:25pm by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung Chief Secretary says 'venue’s constraint' prevents more lawmakers from attending event Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor defended the government’s decision to only invite seven lawmakers to attend a luncheon with two Beijing officials on Friday, saying it is impossible to include more because of the “venue’s constraint”. Civic Party lawmakers Ronny ...

  7. Parties will ensure soccer fever won't mar Tamar vote

    Posted Jun 12th 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung and Dikky Sinn Major political parties will make sure the distraction of the World Cup will not stop their legislators from turning up to vote on funding for the Tamar ... But the government is concerned that the last four matches of the World Cup group stage on June 23 will distract the legislators. Some lawmakers said they had been asked if they would be out of town ...

  8. Kim Jong-un keeps the world guessing

    Posted Jul 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... a matter of intense speculation. A dictatorial regime, political opaqueness, one of the world's biggest standing armies, nuclear and missile programmes that defy international rules ... late leader Kim Jong-il, who had made him his son's mentor. The shake-up, just seven months into the younger Kim's rule, has been interpreted as either a solidifying of power, ...

  9. Talking points

    Posted Mar 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the core teams and play in every round of the HSBC Sevens World Series next season. Rugby fans for whom three days of action isn't enough can see a host of former stars in the Tens tournament ... by the response of the Security Council's members to his address and he expected a unified response from them. Businesses prepare as HK counts down to Sevens Costume shops and the bars of Lan Kwai ...

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    French, Dutch far-right leaders to discuss European alliance

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 06:51pm by Agence France-Presse in The Hague

    ... Agence France-Presse in The Hague European right-wing politicians meet in the Netherlands on Wednesday to explore a coalition aimed at undermining the EU French far-right leader Marine Le Pen travels to The Hague on Wednesday to discuss forging closer tie ...




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