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  1. Business - Companies - SHIPPING

    Neptune Orient Lines considers sale or spin-off of logistics unit

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 01:28am by JING YANG

    ... cash from logistics unit disposal Neptune Orient Lines, a Singapore-based container shipping and logistics company, is looking to sell or spin off its profitable subsidiary APL Logistics (APLL), in a surprise move that seems to indicate an attempt to generate capital to repay its debt. State-controlled NOL said in a statement to the Singapore exchange yesterday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1577989/neptune-orient-lines-considers-sale-or-spin-logistics-unit
  2. Property - International - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Chinese buyers flocking to westernmost US state

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 12:08pm by Patrick W. ONeill

    ... and influenced the relationship between the United States and Asia for centuries and continues to be a popular destination for education, medical care, finance and property investment. Recent additions ... and the United States. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1571333/chinese-buyers-flocking-westernmost-us-state
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    The US can help, but it will take a united Iraq to defeat terror

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:19am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Only united Iraq can defeat terror The barbarism of the extremist Sunni Muslim force rampaging across Iraq and Syria that calls itself the Islamic State knows no bounds. ... in the Kurdish north to protect Yazidis and other minorities from genocide. Hundreds of Yazidis had already been killed by the Islamic State. As their villages west and north of the jihadists' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1572411/us-can-help-it-will-take-united-iraq-defeat-terror
  4. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    'He can't eat or talk': Gao Zhisheng's wife horrifed by state of his health after jail

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 08:38pm by AP

    ... China in 2009 and won political asylum in the United States. “He’s been in a small cell that’s dimly lit with no natural light,” Genser said. “The guards had strict instructions to not talk ... sister’s house in the city of Urumqi in far western Xinjiang province. State security agents were watching him inside the sister’s house, she said. “He didn’t respond and then the connection went ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1575050/he-cant-eat-or-talk-gao-zhishengs-wife-horrifed-state-his-health-after
  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Growing numbers of Americans renounce United States citizenship

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 05:04am by AP

    ... saw there was something more. Her United States passport had four holes punched through it from cover to cover. Her departure from life as an American was stamped final, with the words: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1498385/growing-numbers-americans-renounce-united-states-citizenship
  6. News - World - IRAQ

    UN says Iraq humanitarian crisis ‘at highest level’ in wake of Islamic State onslaught

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 06:43pm by AP

    ... Mosul, in June and quickly swept over other parts of the country. The United States has been carrying out airstrikes in recent days against Islamic State fighters, helping fend back their advance ... as it had worked alongside the United States in conducting humanitarian aid drops to thousands of Yazidis and other minorities who have fled to Mount Sinjar. Meanwhile, Iraq’s central government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1573630/plan-under-way-rescue-yazidi-refugees-stranded-iraqi-mountain-david-cameron
  7. SYRIA

    UN names envoy for Syria chemical weapons

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 04:31pm by Agence France-Presse in United Nations

    ... Agence France-Presse in United Nations UN assistant secretary-general Sigrid Kaag to lead the UN’s joint mission with chemical weapons watchdog The head of the United Nations on Sunday ... at the UN Development Program, has served since 2007 as the regional director for the Middle East and North Africa with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Amman. The mission she is set ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1331498/un-names-envoy-syria-chemical-weapons
  8. News - World - SOCIETY

    United States government urged to ask people about their state of happiness

    Posted Dec 08th 2013, 07:31am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Gauge happiness, US told A panel of experts thinks the US government should be more in touch with Americans' feelings. By gauging happiness, there'd be more to consider than cold hard cash when deciding matters tha ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1375709/united-states-government-urged-ask-people-about-their-state-happiness
  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Powdered alcohol product Palcohol set for launch in the United States

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 11:06pm by AFP

    ... It will be sold anywhere where liquor can be sold," said the company, adding it will be available in the United States, as well as abroad and online. A patent for the mixture is pending. In response ... there in the coming months. Palcohol is made by Lipsmark in the state of Arizona and will come in six varieties of single-drink pouches, the company website says. Drinkers can stir in simple water for a shot ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1494635/powdered-alcohol-product-palcohol-set-launch-united-states
  10. Business - China Business - COMPANIES

    Alibaba upcoming IPO still on track despite film unit's accounting issues

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 01:06am by Sophie Yu, Toh Han Shih

    ... despite unit issue The suspension of Hong Kong-listed Alibaba Pictures from trading yesterday after management discovered possible financial records breaches will have no impact on its parent's plans for a heavyweight public offering in the United States, sources said. But Chan Kar-lok, director of asset manager Essence International, said management should straighten out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1574487/alibaba-upcoming-ipo-still-track-despite-film-units

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