• Thu
  • Sep 18, 2014
  • Updated: 11:17pm


Briefs, October 29, 2012

Top ETA military man arrested in France

Monday, 29 October, 2012, 3:55am

A Bad Week for … , October 28, 2012

Premier Wen Jiabao

28 Oct 2012 - 3:10am

Rolling Stones give small concert in Paris

The Rolling Stones, celebrating 50 years in rock music, have given their first concert in five years - at a small Paris venue, wowing 350 fans who paid just US$20 to see the surprise gig.

27 Oct 2012 - 4:31am

Female reporter groped in Cairo square was rescued by colleague

A male companion of a female reporter for France 24 TV who was "savagely attacked" near Cairo's Tahrir Square, described retreating into a fast food restaurant with a metal door, to keep her out of reach of the attackers.

22 Oct 2012 - 3:28am

France backtracks on plan to impose supertax on art

The French government will not impose a wealth tax on works of art following an angry backlash against the planned levy from the country's leading museums, including the Louvre.

22 Oct 2012 - 1:54am

European Union leaders divided by rift between France and Germany

The EU began a two-day summit meeting yesterday amid sharp French and German differences on how to deal with the three-year euro crisis, leaving Paris and Berlin at odds as European Union leaders considered what takes priority - tough austerity or measures to help euro-zone states cope.

19 Oct 2012 - 5:23am

Briefs, October 16, 2012

Mexico files WTO complaint over China

16 Oct 2012 - 4:19am

Unlike in Monaco, mainland and Hong Kong systems do not mix

Thousands pour in to apply for schools

SCMP headline, October 10

There is a very unusual street in Monaco. No fence runs down it, no barbed wire has been erected along it and no one patrols it. Yet home prices on one side are multiples of what they are on the other.

14 Oct 2012 - 2:32am 16 comments

France charges, imprisons seven terror suspects

Seven Frenchmen arrested as part of a weekend swoop on a suspected Islamist terror cell believed to have plotted attacks in the country were formally charged on Thursday, a legal source said.

12 Oct 2012 - 9:04pm

France warned of extremist threat

A French prosecutor yesterday branded a homegrown group of Islamist extremists as the biggest terror threat the country has faced since the Algerian-based GIA carried out a string of deadly bombings in the 1990s.

12 Oct 2012 - 4:04am