News - Hong Kong

Former H.Kong Govt.'s No. 2 Man & Property Tycoon Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong Jailed

4 years ago /
International News 

Former government number two, Rafael Hui Si-yan was today jailed for seven-and-a-half years, while property tycoon Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong was locked up for five years and fined HK$500,000, in a landmark ruling that closes a chapter of the highest-level corruption trial in Hong Kong's history. A stern-looking Hui, who kept his...

Nigeria Cricket Federation Opens World Cup Camping In January

5 years ago /
Sports  

The Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF) said on Friday that preparations for the Division 4 Cricket World Cup would, start in January. The World Cup is scheduled to hold in the second quarter of next year in Hong Kong. Emeka Onyeama, the NCF President, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja...

Hong Kong Protesters Dwindle Ahead Of Expected Camp Clearance

5 years ago /
International News 

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters were thin on the ground on Monday ahead of a possible mid-week clearance of the main camp site straddling downtown arteries, testing the patience of residents and commuters for more than two months. Joshua Wong, one of the key student leaders, said his group would maintain the...

8 National Men’s Cricket Championship Gets Underway In Abuja

5 years ago /
Sports  

The eight edition of the National Men’s Cricket Championship organised by the Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF) got underway in Abuja on Friday with five teams from five geo-political zones in attendance. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the championship taking place at the Cricket pitch of the National stadium...

 

Hong Kong Student Leaders Consider Whether To End Protest Camps

5 years ago /
International News 

A student organization at the forefront of the protests inHong Kong said on Thursday that it would decide within about a week whether to abandon the street camps that have divided the city’s prodemocracy forces. The comments from the organization, the Hong Kong Federation of Students, were the latest sign that...

China Says British Complaints On Ban On MPs' Hong Kong Visit 'Useless'

5 years ago /
International News 

China rebuffed as "useless" on Tuesday complaints from Prime Minister David Cameron about a ban on a group of British MPs from visiting Hong Kong, saying the former colonial power would reap what it sowed. Cameron believes China's decision to prevent the trip is mistaken and has only served to heighten concerns...

Seven Drug Traffickers Nabbed On One Flight Excrete 8.7kg Cocaine

5 years ago /
Security 

Forty-nine-year-old Fred Obi was about to board an Ethiopian Air flight from Abuja to Tel Aviv, Israel with a strange cargo allegedly concealed in his stomach when the law caught up with him. He had ingested 1.594kg of cocaine. But he was not the only one boarding that same flight with...

Hong Kong Potesters Break Into Government Building As Tensions Flare Again

5 years ago /
International News 

A small group of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters broke into the city's legislature via a side door early on Wednesday, and police stopped others forcing their way in as tensions in the Chinese-controlled city escalated following a period of calm. The flare-up came just hours after court bailiffs managed to clear...

 

Russia, Nigeria, Gulf Extend Slide As Oil Dips To $79

5 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Stocks and currencies from oil-exporting emerging economies fell on Monday as Japan's dip into recession underscored the fragile state of the world economy, with Russian, Nigerian and Gulf assets all extending losses. Chinese stocks closed weaker as a key pilot scheme linking the Shanghai and Hong Kong indexes kicked off. MSCI's...

Hong Kong Student Leaders Blocked From Taking Democracy Fight To Beijing

5 years ago /
International News 

Three Hong Kong student leaders were stopped from boarding a flight to Beijing on Saturday to take their fight for greater democracy directly to the Chinese government after airline authorities said their travel permits were invalid. The students, led by Hong Kong Federation of Students' leader Alex Chow, had planned to...

Blackberry Has No Plans To Crack 'Sensitive' China Market

5 years ago /
Science and Tech 

Blackberry Ltd Chief Executive John Chen sees Asia as key to reviving the loss-making smartphone maker's fortunes but expanding in the region's biggest market China, where security data concerns are rife, is currently not a priority. Chen, who has been managing the company's turnaround for the past year, told Reuters that...

Landmark Hong Kong-China Stock Trading Scheme To Start Nov. 17

5 years ago /
Business and Economy   International News 

A long-awaited trading link between Hong Kong and Shanghai will launch on Nov. 17, a crucial step towards opening China's capital markets that will give foreign and Chinese individual investors unprecedented access to each others' stock exchanges. The announcement by Hong Kong and Chinese regulators on Monday comes as China is...

Rurik Jutting Remanded In Custody Over Hong Kong Murders

5 years ago /
International News 

A 29-year-old British man accused of murdering two women in Hong Kong has been remanded in custody. Rurik jutting was arrested after police found the victims in his apartment in the wan chai area early on Saturday. One of the bodies was in a suitcase on his balcony. The women, who have...

Nigeria Is 31st Most Corrupt Nation – Transparency International

5 years ago /
International News 

The Corruption Perceptions Index 2013 released by the Transparency International, which shows that corruption remains a global phenomenon, rates 15 countries while Nigeria now ranks 31 among the most corrupt nations. The Corruption Perceptions Index 2013, according to the TI serves as a reminder that the abuse of power, secret dealings...

President Goodluck Orders Priority Status For Abuja Airport's Second Runway

5 years ago /

President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered the aviation authorities in the country to give immediate top priority status to the proposed construction of the Abuja second runway, for the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President on Aviation, Captain Shehu Usman Iyal, disclosed this to journalists yesterday...

 

Time 25 Most Influential Teens Of 2014

5 years ago /
International News 

Mo’ne Davis, 13 Rob Carr—Getty Images It’s not every day that a black female athlete appearson the cover of Sports Illustrated—let alone one who’s 13. So Mo’ne Davis made quite a splash in August when she landed that spot (cover line: “Remember Her Name”) after pitching a shutout game in the Little League...

Hong Kong Protests: Scuffles Break Out At Admiralty Camp

5 years ago /
International News 

Opponents of the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong have tried to dismantle one of the main protest camps, leading to scuffles with police and activists. On Monday morning hundreds of people, some wearing surgical masks, rushed the barricades set up by protesters. The unrest came a few hours after police had dismantled...

Hong Kong Protesters Take To Streets After Government Pulls Out Of Talks

5 years ago /
International News 

Thousands of pro-democracy supporters took to Hong Kong’s streets on Friday night after protest leaders called on them to dig in for the long haul following the collapse of talks with the government. Negotiations between protesters and Beijing-backed city officials were scheduled for Friday, but were cancelled on Thursday after the...

Hong Kong Protests: Talks Accepted Amid Protest Stand-Off

5 years ago /
International News 

Protesters in Hong Kong have accepted an offer of talks with the government after a week of unrest. Chief Executive CY Leung offered the talks with his deputy late on Thursday but rejected calls to resign. The protesters, angry at china's plan to vet election candidates, have been occupying parts of the...

Hong Kong Protest Draws Biggest Crowds On Holiday Celebrating Communist Party

5 years ago /
International News 

Thousands have joined pro-democracy protests in central Hong Kong, as they spread on china's 65th national day. The protesters want china to withdraw plans to vet candidates for the next Hong Kong leadership election in 2017. Hong Kong leader Cy Leung was heckled as he addressed a flag-raising ceremony, where he urged...