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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    Britain protests to Spain over Gibraltar diplomatic bag incident

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 10:39am by Reuters in London

    ... diplomatic bag, which are typically used by envoys to carry official correspondence. Spain lays claim to Gibraltar, a small rocky outcrop on its southern coast that it ceded to Britain 300 years ago, ... on how countries should treat each others’ diplomats. Tensions over Gibraltar flared up during the summer when Spain complained that an artificial reef being built there would block its fishing ...

  2. Sport - Rugby

    Japan romp past hapless Spain

    Posted Nov 24th 2013, 12:33pm by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press Japan routed Spain 40-7 in a test on Saturday, with fullback Ayumu Goromaru scoring six of seven penalty kicks. Japan led 15-7 by half-time in the Spanish capital after Goromaru made his first five penalty kicks. Cesar Sampere scored Spain’s sole try in the 36th minute while Japan was a man down with Luke Thompson excluded for 10 minutes. Shota Horie scored a try ...

  3. News - China - SPAIN

    Spain orders arrest of China’s ex-president Jiang Zemin

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 10:14am by Agence France-Presse in Madrid

    ... and 1990s. Spain’s National Court issued the arrest warrant under the doctrine of universal jurisdiction, which allows its courts to try certain cases of human rights abuses committed in other ...

  4. Sport - Soccer

    South Africa spring surprise on world champions Spain

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 10:18am

    ... World champions Spain suffered only a second loss in 17 matches this year after losing 1-0 to South Africa in a friendly international on Tuesday. Midfielder Bernard Parker scored the early second-half winner, chipping goalkeeper Victor Valdes from close range and a desperate lunge from a defender could not keep the ball out. Spain rarely threatened to equalise until Alvaro ...

  5. Sport - Rugby

    Video: Best of the Sevens

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 06:21pm

    ... SCMP Staff Check out the IRB’s pick of the 14 best tries from the 2014 Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens – that’s seven each from the HSBC Sevens World Series tournament and the qualifier competition. Included among the selection are tries by champions New Zealand, runners-up England, USA, Spain, France and Hong Kong. Seven of the best tries from the World Series qualifier ...

  6. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Buyers now reign in Spain

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 04:01am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Peta Tomlinson Despite pullback on citizenship plan for foreign homeowners, cheap prices draw overseas investors, writes Peta Tomlinson Buyers now reign in Spain Desperate times call for desperate measures, and last year Spain was so anxious for an economic quick fix that it was prepared to give away citizenship for a song. For property purchases of a mere €160,000 (HK$1.7 million), ...

  7. Business - China Business - WINES

    Spain winemakers get taste of success in China

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 05:17am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse France feels the heat of competition as the Chinese push back frontiers of surging market Spain winemakers get taste of success in China Wines from Spain and the New ... Hong Kong wine expert Mabel Lai said. But price is also a reason. Wines from Spain and other countries such as Italy, Portugal and Australia sold for less compared with French wines, said Lai, ...

  8. News - World - DRUGS

    Spain arrests Colombia drug gang leader: police

    Posted Nov 09th 2013, 08:43pm by Agence France-Presse in Madrid

    ... from jail in Colombia in 2009 and in September this year fled wounded from a police raid in which a policeman was killed and six members of the gang were arrested. Spain is one of the principal ...

  9. News - World - SPAIN

    Release of private emails embarrasses Spain's royal family

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 07:19am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Madrid Scandal-hit son-in-law of king revealed to have sent crude missives about in-laws E-mails embarrass Spanish royal family The release of embarrassing e-mails portraying the Spanish king's son-in-law as a sexist and ungallant cha ...




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