News - Hong Kong

Thousands Protest In Hong Kong

5 years ago /

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters are blocking Hong Kong's streets, shutting down the territory's business hub and ignoring appeals to leave. Crowds remained on the streets overnight after a day that saw riot police deploy tear gas and batons in a bid to disperse them. On Monday, the Hong Kong government said riot police were being withdrawn...

Samsung Launches Note 4 'Phablet' Ahead Of Schedule

5 years ago /
Science and Tech 

South Korea's Samsung launched the latest version of its oversized Galaxy Note smartphone earlier than expected Wednesday after US rival Apple reported record sales of its latest iPhone 6. Samsung said the Galaxy Note 4 -- initially scheduled for launch in October -- would hit stores in South Korea and China...

London Overtakes Hong Kong As World’s Most Expensive City

5 years ago /
Environment  International News 

London has overtaken Hong Kong as the world’s most expensive city to live and work in, with a new study suggesting it is almost twice as pricey as Sydney, and four times more than Rio de Janeiro. The estate agent Savills said the combined typical cost of renting somewhere to live...

Chinese Students Protest Against China's Stance On Electoral Reform In The Territory

5 years ago /
International News 

Thousands of students in Hong Kong have converged on a university campus to begin a week-long boycott of classes. They are protesting against china's stance on electoral reform in the territory. Students from more than two dozen institutions are taking part.Beijing has rejected open nominations for the city's leadership poll, dashing...

Four British Institutions Ranked In Top Five Of World's Universities

5 years ago /
Education  International News 

Improvements in research have seen Cambridge University and Imperial College London surpass Harvard University in the latest authoritative annual ranking of the world's top universities, published on Tuesday, with four British institutions in the top six.

FG Concludes Plan Targeted At Boosting Trade Between Nigeria And Asia

5 years ago /
Business and Economy  

The Federal Government on sunday concluded an elaborate plan targeted at boosting trade between Nigeria and countries in Asia by 100% in the next 24 months. The fresh Nigeria-Asia trade strategy was fine tuned last weekend by the officials of the Federal Ministry of Industry Trade and Investment and its parastatals,...

iPhone 6 Pre-order Rush Crashes Apple's Site

5 years ago /
Science and Tech 

Apple fans desperate to be among the first to get their hands on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus next week can now pre-order the handsets online. And demand was so high overnight, the official Apple store crashed, as did a number of network operator sites, including O2 and EE. Pre-orders...

Nigerian Tests Negative In Hong Kong To Ebola

5 years ago /
Health  International News 

A Nigerian man who was quarantined after he showed Ebola-like symptoms during a trip to Hong Kong has tested negative for the deadly virus.

Sabella Quits As Argentine Coach

5 years ago /
Sports  

Alejandro Sabella, who steered Argentina to the World Cup final, has quit as national team coach with Gerardo Martino or Jose Pekerman in line to succeed him, Argentine media reported on Tuesday.  

China Denounces US Cyber-Theft Charges Against Its Army Officers

5 years ago /
International News 

China has denounced US charges against five of its army officers accused of economic cyber-espionage.

 

Hong Kong and Philippines settle spat over 2010 bus tragedy

5 years ago /
International News 

Hong Kong on Wednesday scrapped travel sanctions against the Philippines after Manila offered an apology and compensation for a hostage tragedy almost four years ago, settling a lengthy diplomatic spat between the two.  

 

CHINESE JOURNALISTS LANCH PROTEST IN HONG KONG

5 years ago /
International News 

Thousands of journalists held a rally to express concerns over press freedom and freedom of expression in Hong Kong on Sunday. Marching through downtown Hong Kong waving banners and shouting slogans, members of the Hong Kong journalists association and other groups called for greater protection of the freedom of speech to spotlight what they see as attempts to silence the media.

 

US Government investigates whether Russia aided Snowden in stealing spy secrets

5 years ago /

The head of the U.S. House of representatives' intelligence committee said on Sunday he is investigating whether former spy agency contractor, Edward Snowden had help from Russia in stealing and revealing U.S. government secrets.

CHINA: POWERFUL POLITICIAN PUT UNDER HOUSE ARREST PENDING INVESTIGATION OF CORRUPTION ALLEGATIONS

6 years ago /
International News 

China has put Zhou Yongkang, one of the most powerful politicians of the last decade, under virtual house arrest while the ruling Communist Party investigates accusations of corruption against him, several sources said on Wednesday.

 

CHINA: About 80 wounded in Ferry accident

6 years ago /
International News 

About 80 people were injured early Friday when a high-speed ferry traveling from Hong Kong to Macau hit an unidentified object in the water

Exclusive: Snowden persuaded other NSA workers to give up passwords

6 years ago /
International News 

Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden used login credentials and passwords provided unwittingly by colleagues at a spy base in Hawaii to access some of the classified material he leaked to the media, sources said.


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