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Hong Kong democracy stalemate sets stage for possible financial district shutdown

Aug 22, 2014

Hong Kong democracy stalemate sets stage for possible financial district shutdown

SHENZHEN China (Reuters) - Chinese officials and Hong Kong democrats failed on Thursday to resolve a standoff over political reforms in the freewheeling former British colony, a deadlock that could end up shutting down the city's financial district next month. Hong Kong, which returned to Chinese rule in 1997, has been roiled over the past year over how its next leader is chosen in 2017 - by universal suffrage, as the democrats would like, or from a list of pro-Beijing candidates. A so-called Occupy Central campaign of civil disobedience has threatened to blockade Hong Kong's Central business district if Beijing doesn't allow open nominations, rather than pre-screening candidates and restricting the poll to pro-Beijing "patriots" and those who "love China" #facebook #India #Business #Russia #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #chinese #article #city
Preview Champions Manchester City host title pretenders Liverpool

Aug 21, 2014

Preview Champions Manchester City host title pretenders Liverpool

Liverpool's regrets about missing out on a first English league title for 24 years last season will be stronger than ever on Monday when they visit champions Manchester City, who pipped them by two points. #World Cup #Premier League #Liverpool #football #Manchester City #Manchester United #KickingAround #Robin van Persie #Soccer #Swansea City #Juan Mata #Louis van Gaal #Man United #monday
Fellaini is latest Manchester United injury victim

Aug 21, 2014

Fellaini is latest Manchester United injury victim

Marouane Fellaini has become the latest Manchester United player to suffer an injury, which media reports suggested could prevent him moving away from the club during the transfer window. #World Cup #Premier League #football #Manchester United #KickingAround #Robin van Persie #Soccer #Swansea City #Marouane Fellaini #Louis van Gaal #Man United #Fellaini
Dozens die in Ukraine in street battles, Donetsk shelling

Aug 21, 2014

Dozens die in Ukraine in street battles, Donetsk shelling

KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Heavy shelling hit residential neighbourhoods in Ukraine's rebel stronghold of Donetsk and government forces fought street battles in other towns on Wednesday as they sought to crush a four-month-old separatist rebellion. The forces of the Western-backed Kiev government are steadily gaining the upper hand over the separatists in Russian-speaking eastern Ukraine and are tightening the noose around the main rebel bastions of Donetsk and Luhansk. Reuters reporters in Donetsk said mortar rounds had struck Chelyuskintsev Street in the north of the city, a few km (miles) from the frontline of the conflict, shattering the windows of several five-storey apartment buildings and shearing off the branches of trees and downing power lines #facebook #Economy #Business #Japan #Argentina #Latin America #Ukraine #city
Scene of fighting, grandiose Mosul dam always beset with problems

Aug 20, 2014

Scene of fighting, grandiose Mosul dam always beset with problems

DUBAI (Reuters) - The Mosul Dam was always meant to be a symbol of Iraq's grandiose ambition to escape poverty and underdevelopment. But from the start, the $1.5 billion barrier north of the city was beset with significant engineering problems, now made worse after it became the centre of a battle between Islamist insurgents and U.S. and Iraqi forces. #facebook #United States #Construction #India #China #Business #France #climate change #markets #United Kingdom #Mexico #city

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EPL: The many joys of watching the Premier League in person

Aug 17, 2013

EPL: The many joys of watching the Premier League in person

But the excitement and exhilaration at all those clubs paled in comparison to when I watched an Arsenal home game for the first time at the Emirates Stadium. #Sports #OnOurMind #football #Manchester City #English Premier League #Manchester United #Arsenal #KickingAround
Our early EPL Prediction: City for the Battle of Manchester and the League

Aug 13, 2011

Our early EPL Prediction: City for the Battle of Manchester and the League

Our predictions: Man City for the battle of the Manchesters, Liverpool into the top 4 and Arsenal will not make it through. #Sports #BuzzPatrol #Premier League #Liverpool #Manchester United #Arsenal #Man City

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Our early EPL Prediction: City for the Battle of Manchester and the League

Aug 21, 2014

'Sin City': A Dame to Kill For': Movie review

The sequel to one of the most visually striking movies of the last 10 years retains the graphic novel-inspired look. But the characters don’t click, and the action feels dull. Movie Critic ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ — 2 stars With Mickey Rourke, ... #Mickey Rourke #Eva Green #Josh Brolin
Our early EPL Prediction: City for the Battle of Manchester and the League

Aug 21, 2014

Clubbing By The Numbers: The Business Behind Sin City's Marquee

Las Vegas night club Marquee pulled in revenue of more than $85 million last year. Here's how one of Sin City's premier venues goes about its business... #Mickey Rourke #Eva Green #Josh Brolin
Our early EPL Prediction: City for the Battle of Manchester and the League

Aug 22, 2014

Cathay Pacific to Launch Hong Kong-Boston Flights

Cathay Pacific said it plans to launch nonstop flights to the eastern U.S. city of Boston from May 2015 as the Hong Kong-based airline looks to expand its long-haul offerings... #Hong Kong #Cathay Pacific