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

Leaders to mark World Aids Day

Wednesday, 30 November, 2011, 12:00am

Political parties ensure greater continuity

The former ombudsman, Alice Tai Yuen-ying, made headlines when she criticised the ministerial system for creating a lack of co-ordination, and continuity within departments. But she did not offer any solutions.

14 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Giving

Giving by Bill Clinton Arrow Books HK$136

8 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Asians rely on state for answers: Lee Kuan Yew

NGOs did not flourish in Asian countries where people looked to governments to solve their problems, Singapore's Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew said yesterday.

The founding father of the city state made the comments yesterday in conversation with former US president Bill Clinton and during a question-and-answer session afterwards.

3 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

His plans are grand, but can he save the world?

The world's greatest thinkers, most powerful politicians and wealthiest entrepreneurs have for decades been trying to solve global problems like poverty, disease and hunger, with little success.

13 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

The voice that just keeps rolling along

Paul Robeson was a man with an extraordinary voice. This site has some information on him and a download of the only version of Old Man River anybody ever listens to. www.african americans.com/PaulRobeson OldManRiver.htm

song FROM DISTANT PAST

This is fascinating, if you like

9 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

ESC sequences

The voice that just keeps rolling along Paul Robeson was a man with an extraordinary voice. This site has some information on him and a download of the only version of Old Man River anybody ever listens to. www.africanamericans.com/PaulRobesonOldManRiver.htm

8 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

My take on Bill, Hillary ... and Anna

Of all my lifelong regrets, the biggest has been ignoring the advice imparted in childhood by an aged great uncle. Quaffing what was undoubtedly the umpteenth whisky of the day, he turned his ruddy face in my general direction, focused long enough to put his hand on my shoulder, and said: 'Lad, don't let a chance go by.'

25 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Keeping Clinton's Life under wraps

US publishing giant Random House has been less than an open book over the Hong Kong release of Bill Clinton: My Life, CitySeen spies say.

18 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Clinton's love affair with China Inc is paying off

China has been doing its bit to keep former US president Bill Clinton comfortable in his retirement.

In the past three years, Mr Clinton has made at least six appearances in Hong Kong and the mainland, pocketing upwards of US$1 million in fees.

21 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

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