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Parliament of the United Kingdom

British MPs accused of lavish trips abroad

British lawmakers were under fire yesterday for racking up £1.5 million (HK$18.55 million) worth of visits to foreign countries, including Hong Kong, in the last two years paid for by governments, firms and pressure groups.

Saturday, 24 November, 2012, 3:14am

Heckler accosts Blair at HKU talk

Tony Blair was in Hong Kong yesterday to answer questions on the impact of faith and globalisation, but instead he was nearly the victim of a citizen's arrest for war crimes.

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

A touch of the whimsical in a journey through the Secret Garden

Alan Lo Yeung-kit has revamped three historical sites into hip restaurants - Classified, The Press Room and The Pawn. But the co-founder and director of the Press Room Group has been exploring ways to make them more than just your average restaurant.

11 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

He has some memories of before the incident and he has some memories of after the incident. In between, very little

A lawyer for Staff Sergeant Robert Bales (above), who is accused of murdering 16 Afghan civilians in a killing spree

We will not rule this out, as we will study all [financing] options

21 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

The Iron Lady

Starring: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Olivia Colman Director: Phyllida Lloyd Category: IIA

8 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Strong-willed leader with a woman's touch

In an Oscar-winning performance, Meryl Streep plays the controversial yet strong-willed former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady.

7 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Finding north

It is the first night of the journey. The forest looms dark and unbroken beside the tracks. You can stare out of the window for hours and see very little but trees.

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Scotland keen to strengthen rugby ties with HK

10 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

The End of the West: The Once and Future Europe

The End of the West: The Once and Future Europe by David Marquand Princeton University Press

10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Nothing minimalist about Churchill's troupe as he takes city's art scene to the circus maximus

A broker by day, James Churchill's other identity is that of circus owner, and his troupe comprises a lot of artsy types.

Last week, Churchill presented a two-day exhibition at Zetter Picture Framer in Wyndham Street. The circus-themed exhibition was the first of number to come organised by Churchill's new group, The Art Movement.

24 May 2011 - 12:00am

Party secretaries face audits in pilot project

Beijing is planning to launch a pilot project to audit the performance of provincial Communist Party secretaries in managing public finances and economic policy, an official of the audit authority said.

16 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Gillard keeps power

Julia Gillard is the first woman Prime Minister of Australia. Gillard took over the ruling Labor Party from China-friendly Kevin Rudd when his popularity seemed to be slipping. She called an election when she thought she was doing well as leader of the party.

10 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

The inside story

Upcoming thriller The Ghost Writer is written by a former journalist who had inside information on British politics.

14 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Finest Years

Finest Years by Max Hastings HarperPress HK$113

7 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

The Pain and the Privilege

The Pain and the Privilege by Ffion Hague Harper Perennial HK$142

18 Oct 2009 - 12:00am