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Markets
EM equities rise to 12-month high
S Korea’s won at strongest versus the dollar in nearly six years, looking to trade sub the Won1,000 mark for the first time since the financial crisis
... account surplus and the EM-friendly global backdrop, the KRW will outperform in the weeks ahead”. ... ... account surplus and the EM-friendly global backdrop, the KRW will outperform in the weeks ahead”. ... ... account surplus and the EM-friendly global backdrop, the KRW will outperform in the weeks ahead”. ... ... account surplus and the EM-friendly global backdrop, the KRW will outperform in the weeks ahead”. ... ... eir slowdowns, emerging market assets are in favour. The MSCI EM equity index started the week at a 12-month high. Take South Korea. Foreigners were net buyers in Seoul’s Kospi index for the 18th co ... ... account surplus and the EM-friendly global backdrop, the KRW will outperform in the weeks ahead”. ...
Mon, 09 Jun 2014 11:22:08 GMT

China
hong kong exports its elderly to China
The territory’s government, under pressure to find care home places for its ageing population, is looking to the mainland to find the space it does not have
... ecutive of the hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation. “This [scheme] just gives one more option to hong Kong residents. “[But] if they are number 50 on the waiting list and they choose to come to t ... ... ve of the Hong kong Society for Rehabilitation. “This [scheme] just gives one more option to Hong kong residents. “[But] if they are number 50 on the waiting list and they choose to come to the ma ... ... quickly. If they choose not to, they continue to be number 50 on the list.” Twitter: @amietsang ... ... quickly. If they choose not to, they continue to be number 50 on the list.” Twitter: @amietsang ... ... quickly. If they choose not to, they continue to be number 50 on the list.” Twitter: @amietsang ... ... quickly. If they choose not to, they continue to be number 50 on the list.” Twitter: @amietsang ...
Mon, 09 Jun 2014 06:47:57 GMT

Banks
BofA in talks to pay $12bn over probe
Bank has offered to pay at least $5bn of the $12bn in consumer relief to aid struggling homeowners, potentially by reducing outstanding mortgage debt
... 8 PNC 187  *Excludes BNP Paribas due to uncertainty over size of settlementSource: FT Research ... ... 8 PNC 187  *Excludes BNP Paribas due to uncertainty over size of settlementSource: FT Research ... ... 8 PNC 187  *Excludes BNP Paribas due to uncertainty over size of settlementSource: FT Research ... ... 8 PNC 187  *Excludes BNP Paribas due to uncertainty over size of settlementSource: FT Research ... ... tsche Bank 2,273 Morgan Stanley 1,635  Barclays 1,596 SunTrust 1,152  Royal Bank of Scotland 1,127 Ally Financial 1,070 Goldman Sachs 976  Rabobank 800  Standard Chartered 667  ING Bank 619 ... ... 8 PNC 187  *Excludes BNP Paribas due to uncertainty over size of settlementSource: FT Research ...
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 01:02:33 GMT

China
hong kong commemorates Tiananmen
People poured into Victoria Park on Wednesday evening for the only public event in China in memory of those who died in the June 4 1989 massacre
... e Chinese territory could still “go to Victoria Park and light candles”. “One reason that in hong Kong so many people can still do that is exactly that there are so many people who want to do t ... ... nese territory could still “go to Victoria Park and light candles”. “One reason that in Hong kong so many people can still do that is exactly that there are so many people who want to do that, ... ... tches in the park – surpassed 180,000, breaking a previous attendance record from 2012. Hong Kong police estimated that just under 100,000 people attended the vigil. More video As with other politic ... ... n China of the events of 25 years ago. Additional reporting by Julie Zhu Twitter: @AsiaNewsDemetri ... ... six soccer pitches in the park – surpassed 180,000, breaking a previous attendance record from 2012. Hong Kong police estimated that just under 100,000 people attended the vigil. More video As with ... ... n China of the events of 25 years ago. Additional reporting by Julie Zhu Twitter: @AsiaNewsDemetri ...
Wed, 04 Jun 2014 18:08:22 GMT

Pakistan
Exiled Karachi political leader arrested
Altaf Hussain is held by British police on suspicion of money laundering, sparking fears of a backlash in the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi
... commercial and business activities will suffer.” Additional reporting by Helen Warrell in London ... ... commercial and business activities will suffer.” Additional reporting by Helen Warrell in London ... ... chi businessman told the Financial Times, speaking of “massive traffic jams” in the city. Extra police were deployed to protect the office of the British deputy high commissioner from possible pro ... ... Islamabad, a senior official at the prime minister’s office said events following Mr Hussain’s arrest could be “very troublesome for Karachi and for Pakistan”. He said: “If Karachi becomes ... ... commercial and business activities will suffer.” Additional reporting by Helen Warrell in London ... ... commercial and business activities will suffer.” Additional reporting by Helen Warrell in London ...
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 14:34:29 GMT

Banks
Mexico issues more Banamex arrest warrants
Citi, has purged a dozen staff at Banamex after a two-month investigation and has admitted it failed to spot warning signs of the alleged fraud
... oil services company was arrested on suspicion of complicity in the $400m fraud earlier this week. ... ... oil services company was arrested on suspicion of complicity in the $400m fraud earlier this week. ... ... oil services company was arrested on suspicion of complicity in the $400m fraud earlier this week. ... ... Yáñez, the chief executive and main owner of Oceanografía, the Mexican oil services company was arrested on suspicion of complicity in the $400m fraud earlier this week. ... ... ted it failed to spot a plethora of warning signs in the alleged factoring fraud, has already fired 12 staff at its formerly star unit over the scandal. Four of those dismissed were senior managers in ... ... oil services company was arrested on suspicion of complicity in the $400m fraud earlier this week. ...
Sat, 31 May 2014 15:50:10 GMT

Europe
police on standby for Gezi anniversary
Turkey is still living with the repercussions of the protests over Istanbul’s central Gezi Park and the ensuing government crackdown.
... has made us – the Turkish people – confront each other.” Additional reporting by Funja Guler ... ... has made us – the Turkish people – confront each other.” Additional reporting by Funja Guler ... ... Carnegie Europe. “After Gezi we have seen smaller scale but more frequent street protests met by police brutality, and that tension has also come to define Erdogan’s political strategy.” Over t ... ... has made us – the Turkish people – confront each other.” Additional reporting by Funja Guler ... ... has made us – the Turkish people – confront each other.” Additional reporting by Funja Guler ... ... he clashes were Alevis. Mr Erdogan has expressed no regret for the government clampdown on the Gezi protesters, repeatedly suggesting that a 15 year old Alevi boy who died after being hit by a teargas ...
Fri, 30 May 2014 21:41:27 GMT

Industrial Goods
Siemens poised to cut up to 12,000 jobs
The reductions come as the group’s chief executive prepares to fight US conglomerate General Electric for French energy and transport company Alstom
... tatives and it would refrain from making a statement until it had discussed the matter with Siemens. ... ... tatives and it would refrain from making a statement until it had discussed the matter with Siemens. ... ... tatives and it would refrain from making a statement until it had discussed the matter with Siemens. ... ... tatives and it would refrain from making a statement until it had discussed the matter with Siemens. ... ... New York. That follows 15,000 job cuts announced under a €6.3bn cost-cutting programme begun in 2012 by Mr Loescher. A spokeswoman for IG Metall, the union representing Siemens’ workers, said the ... ... tatives and it would refrain from making a statement until it had discussed the matter with Siemens. ...
Fri, 30 May 2014 11:32:53 GMT

Banks
Director tied to Banamex scandal arrested
Amado Yáñez, chief executive of Oceanografía, faces arrest on suspicion of complicity in falsified invoices case connected to Citigroup’s Mexican unit
... pite having been investigated by Congress and having a reputation in the industry for late payments. ... ... pite having been investigated by Congress and having a reputation in the industry for late payments. ... ... pite having been investigated by Congress and having a reputation in the industry for late payments. ... ... Yáñez turned himself into the authorities in March and had since been held under a form of house arrest. The scandal erupted in February when Citi announced a $235m hit to 2013 profits caused by an ... ... pite having been investigated by Congress and having a reputation in the industry for late payments. ... ... pite having been investigated by Congress and having a reputation in the industry for late payments. ...
Thu, 29 May 2014 20:26:05 GMT

Politics Amp Society
Turkey seeks Israeli commanders’ arrest
Court issues warrants to detain ex-military chiefs over deaths on a Turkish ship in 2010 – just as countries were trying to rebuild diplomatic links
... tanyahu declined to comment on the Turkish arrest warrants or the state of the reconciliation talks. ... ... tanyahu declined to comment on the Turkish arrest warrants or the state of the reconciliation talks. ... ... tanyahu declined to comment on the Turkish arrest warrants or the state of the reconciliation talks. ... ... not been managed professionally.” A spokesman for Mr Netanyahu declined to comment on the Turkish arrest warrants or the state of the reconciliation talks. ... ... tanyahu declined to comment on the Turkish arrest warrants or the state of the reconciliation talks. ... ... tanyahu declined to comment on the Turkish arrest warrants or the state of the reconciliation talks. ...
Mon, 26 May 2014 19:46:22 GMT

US Society
police checked on gunman before killings
YouTube video vents hatred of women who rejected him, as well as ‘popular kids’, while threatening to kill people out of loneliness and frustration
... iest US mass shooting in modern times was in 2007 when a student at Virginia Tech killed 32 people. ... ... iest US mass shooting in modern times was in 2007 when a student at Virginia Tech killed 32 people. ... ... chael-Martinez before fleeing in his car. As he drove, Rodger shot at pedestrians, traded fire with police and struck two cyclists before crashing. In addition to those killed, 13 people were wounded, ... ... iest US mass shooting in modern times was in 2007 when a student at Virginia Tech killed 32 people. ... ... not think he was mentally prepared to kill his father, Peter Rodger, an assistant director on the 2012 film The Hunger Games, according to the manifesto. A lawyer for the family, Alan Shifman, said th ... ... iest US mass shooting in modern times was in 2007 when a student at Virginia Tech killed 32 people. ...
Sun, 25 May 2014 19:25:05 GMT

Banks
arrests in Italy fraud probe
Vice-chairman of banking lobby among seven people facing allegations including money laundering after nationwide police action and seizure of €22m
... s and it expected the investigation would prove the correctness and transparency of the transaction. ... ... s and it expected the investigation would prove the correctness and transparency of the transaction. ... ... at Italy’s ABI banking lobby and former chairman of Carige, had been put under house arrest, the police said. They added they had also seized €22m in a nationwide swoop. Carige did not comment. M ... ... e of the individual management of any institution,” the Rome-based lobby said in a statement. The arrests come at a difficult time for the Genoan lender which is seeking to raise €800m in the next ... ... est to hit Italy’s banking association. Mr Berneschi was nominated vice-president of the ABI in 2012 under Giuseppe Mussari, who was chairman of the lobby. Mr Mussari is awaiting trial related to an ... ... s and it expected the investigation would prove the correctness and transparency of the transaction. ...
Thu, 22 May 2014 21:42:49 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
Northern Ireland police seek access to Boston tapes
PSNI starts procedures to gain access to archive of paramilitary tape recordings held by US college that purports to be oral history of the Troubles
... abide by the US court ruling. The college could not immediately be reached for comment on Thursday. ... ... abide by the US court ruling. The college could not immediately be reached for comment on Thursday. ... ... made by former members of the IRA and loyalist paramilitary groups over a decade ago and which the police Service of Northern Ireland has used to arrest Gerry Adams, the leader of Sinn Féin. The tap ... ... tish army. Her remains were recovered from a beach in the republic of Ireland in 2003. Mr Adams was arrested by the PSNI on April 30 and questioned for four days about the McConville case. He denies a ... ... abide by the US court ruling. The college could not immediately be reached for comment on Thursday. ... ... abide by the US court ruling. The college could not immediately be reached for comment on Thursday. ...
Thu, 22 May 2014 20:26:00 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
Confrontation with police marks May’s beat
Conservatives can no longer able to count on the loyalty of forces across the country as the party could in the days of Margaret Thatcher
... cops loathe this coalition government with a passion. I don’t think that is a healthy position.” ... ... cops loathe this coalition government with a passion. I don’t think that is a healthy position.” ... ... between police and politicians may have longer-term consequences, Mr Neyroud suggests. He adds: “police officers are fundamentally cynical about politicians but that cynicism has always had a jocul ... ... cops loathe this coalition government with a passion. I don’t think that is a healthy position.” ... ... cops loathe this coalition government with a passion. I don’t think that is a healthy position.” ... ... cops loathe this coalition government with a passion. I don’t think that is a healthy position.” ...
Thu, 22 May 2014 19:04:33 GMT

Travel Amp Leisure
Former Leeds United MD arrested in Dubai
David Haigh denies claims of financial irregularity during the sale of a majority stake in the English Championship football club to Massimo Cellino
... e of the arrest and was providing consular assistance. Additional reporting by Simeon Kerr in Dubai ... ... e of the arrest and was providing consular assistance. Additional reporting by Simeon Kerr in Dubai ... ... veral senior Tory politicians. His last brush with the law was in England when he was questioned by police after Mr Cellino reported money from the club was unaccounted for. Mr Haigh said that he had ... ... ified standards. Leeds declined to comment. The British embassy in the UAE said it was aware of the arrest and was providing consular assistance. Additional reporting by Simeon Kerr in Dubai ... ... om the Dubai authorities on whether Mr Haigh had been charged. Mr Haigh arrived at Leeds with the 2012 takeover by GFH, which he left in order to focus on the club after making his own bid to buy it. ... ... e of the arrest and was providing consular assistance. Additional reporting by Simeon Kerr in Dubai ...
Wed, 21 May 2014 16:38:06 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
May cuts police Federation funding
UK home secretary cuts funding to the union that represents police officers, diverting the money instead to a scheme to attract graduates
... to its senior members, open to the public, if it fails to comply with Sir David’s recommendations. ... ... to its senior members, open to the public, if it fails to comply with Sir David’s recommendations. ... ... fourth officer was dismissed for gross misconduct. Susan Johnson was sacked after the Metropolitan police said it had found that someone closely connected with the officer had contacted the Sun newsp ... ... to its senior members, open to the public, if it fails to comply with Sir David’s recommendations. ... ... to its senior members, open to the public, if it fails to comply with Sir David’s recommendations. ... ... to its senior members, open to the public, if it fails to comply with Sir David’s recommendations. ...
Wed, 21 May 2014 13:51:21 GMT

Europe
Turkey arrests 18 over mine disaster
Prosecutors in Turkey have arrested at least 18 people, including company executives, in connection with the mine fire that killed 301 miners
... vel of popular support, winning local elections in March that amounted to a referendum on his rule. ... ... vel of popular support, winning local elections in March that amounted to a referendum on his rule. ... ... mass protests in June 2013 and his government’s moves to increase control over the judiciary and police and to shut down access to Twitter and YouTube in the wake of a corruption scandal last Decem ... ... rsWomen mourn at ther graves of miners who died in Turkey's mine disasterProsecutors in Turkey have arrested at least 18 people in connection with the mine fire that last week killed 301 miners, as th ... ... o confronted protesters in Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, and elsewhere. The clashes came at the end of a 12 month period in which Mr Erdogan’s reputation for authoritarianism has greatly increased, after ... ... ing eight lawyers, had been detained over the protests at the weekend. Police have also confronted protesters in Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, and elsewhere. The clashes came at the end of a 12 month peri ...
Sun, 18 May 2014 17:48:09 GMT

Commodities
Silver fix dies after nearly 120 years
Move follows increased scrutiny by European and US regulators into precious metals price-setting following the Libor scandal and forex probe
... Lucey, a professor of finance at Trinity College, Dublin. “If one fix can go, why not another?” ... ... Lucey, a professor of finance at Trinity College, Dublin. “If one fix can go, why not another?” ... ... Lucey, a professor of finance at Trinity College, Dublin. “If one fix can go, why not another?” ... ... Lucey, a professor of finance at Trinity College, Dublin. “If one fix can go, why not another?” ... ... Lucey, a professor of finance at Trinity College, Dublin. “If one fix can go, why not another?” ... ... Lucey, a professor of finance at Trinity College, Dublin. “If one fix can go, why not another?” ...
Wed, 14 May 2014 11:31:10 GMT

China
GSK China head ’ordered’ bribes, say police
Chinese police said the former GSK China head ordered staff to bribe doctors and government officials, deriving ‘illegal revenue worth billions of renminbi’
... onsible attitude” and had co-operated with the police investigation. Mr Reilly remains in China. ... ... onsible attitude” and had co-operated with the police investigation. Mr Reilly remains in China. ... ... nce the investigation began GSK had shown a “responsible attitude” and had co-operated with the police investigation. Mr Reilly remains in China. ... ... onsible attitude” and had co-operated with the police investigation. Mr Reilly remains in China. ... ... onsible attitude” and had co-operated with the police investigation. Mr Reilly remains in China. ... ... onsible attitude” and had co-operated with the police investigation. Mr Reilly remains in China. ...
Wed, 14 May 2014 06:59:03 GMT

Pharmaceuticals
Pfizer tries to sedate 12 angry MPs
US pharmaceuticals company takes centre stage in battle of wills over plans and commitments for UK research spending in wake of proposed merger
... in winged metal tubes every year. But minimising empty seats is one feat it can never quite manage. ... ... in winged metal tubes every year. But minimising empty seats is one feat it can never quite manage. ... ... in winged metal tubes every year. But minimising empty seats is one feat it can never quite manage. ... ... in winged metal tubes every year. But minimising empty seats is one feat it can never quite manage. ... ... s known to Victorian Londoners, was rebuffed by shareholders in Canada’s TMX exchanges group in 2012. The difficulty of bringing together stock market operators was further emphasised by the failure ... ... in winged metal tubes every year. But minimising empty seats is one feat it can never quite manage. ...
Tue, 13 May 2014 19:11:08 GMT

Music
hong kong Chinese Orchestra, hong kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
The HKCO devoted the evening’s programme to composer Zhao Jiping, whose work exemplifies the Chinese penchant for melody and narrative coherence
... ensibly in sonata form, unfolded as an atmospheric journey toward zen enlightenment. Soloist Zhang Chongxue offered a masterly range of timbre and conductor Yan Huichang kept a tight rein on the orche ... ... r retrospective, Saturday’s programme also chronicled the composer’s relationship with the Hong kong Chinese Orchestra, which had commissioned two of the pieces. Once past Festival in Chang’an, ... ... aying remained a bit too elegantly buttoned-down for the joyous abandon around him. www.hkco.org ... ... aying remained a bit too elegantly buttoned-down for the joyous abandon around him. www.hkco.org ... ... aying remained a bit too elegantly buttoned-down for the joyous abandon around him. www.hkco.org ... ... aying remained a bit too elegantly buttoned-down for the joyous abandon around him. www.hkco.org ...
Mon, 12 May 2014 13:24:15 GMT

Europe
Ireland to launch police inquiry
Following a string of controversies, the Irish government is to launch a wide-ranging investigation into the country’s national police force
... the government needed to ensure that “the latest new dawn in Irish policing is not a false one”. ... ... the government needed to ensure that “the latest new dawn in Irish policing is not a false one”. ... ... as promised to restore the force’s credibility so that the public can regain “confidence in the police, a critical part of our democracy.” In an editorial on Friday, the Irish Independent said t ... ... the government needed to ensure that “the latest new dawn in Irish policing is not a false one”. ... ... the government needed to ensure that “the latest new dawn in Irish policing is not a false one”. ... ... the government needed to ensure that “the latest new dawn in Irish policing is not a false one”. ...
Fri, 09 May 2014 17:44:27 GMT

Commodities
Mercuria reports 12% 2013 earnings fall
Profits drop from $310m in 2012 to $273m due to fewer moneymaking opportunities amid rising competition and lower volatility in commodities markets
... da, an oil trading book and offtake agreements with refiners on the east coast of the United States. ... ... da, an oil trading book and offtake agreements with refiners on the east coast of the United States. ... ... da, an oil trading book and offtake agreements with refiners on the east coast of the United States. ... ... da, an oil trading book and offtake agreements with refiners on the east coast of the United States. ... ... s net profits declined to $273m in 2013 from $310m a year earlier, on revenues up 14 per cent to $112bn, the company’s chief financial officer Guillaume Vermersch told the Financial Times. Mercuria ... ... da, an oil trading book and offtake agreements with refiners on the east coast of the United States. ...
Fri, 09 May 2014 15:23:42 GMT

Currencies
Two arrested in Australia forex probe
police have charged a government employee and a banker for alleged offences related to insider trading and abuse of public office, following a probe into forex trading
... S, Asia and Europe have been engulfed by allegations of price rigging by banks and currency traders. ... ... S, Asia and Europe have been engulfed by allegations of price rigging by banks and currency traders. ... ... platforms or members of the public. Regulators also monitor markets for unusual trading behaviour. police said they had seized A$9,000 in cash during searches of property related to the investigation ... ... and abuse of public office, after a probe into suspicious trading in foreign exchange markets. The arrests follow the launch of a separate inquiry by Australian regulators into the country’s $168bn ... ... S, Asia and Europe have been engulfed by allegations of price rigging by banks and currency traders. ... ... S, Asia and Europe have been engulfed by allegations of price rigging by banks and currency traders. ...
Fri, 09 May 2014 09:37:29 GMT

Europe
Milan’s Expo 2015 hit by arrests
Seven businessmen and politicians linked to trade fair in Milan have been arrested
... fia collusion carrying a seven-year jail sentence. The court has rescheduled its hearing for Friday. ... ... fia collusion carrying a seven-year jail sentence. The court has rescheduled its hearing for Friday. ... ... osecutors’ file although they were said not to be under investigation. In a separate development, police in Rome on Thursday arrested Claudio Scajola, who had served as interior minister and economi ... ... ello Dell’Utri, a co-founder of Forza Italia and a close business associate of Mr Berlusconi, was arrested in Lebanon last month shortly before Italy’s final court of appeal was due to deliver its ... ... fia collusion carrying a seven-year jail sentence. The court has rescheduled its hearing for Friday. ... ... fia collusion carrying a seven-year jail sentence. The court has rescheduled its hearing for Friday. ...
Thu, 08 May 2014 17:55:52 GMT

Developing Markets Amp Asia
Shah arrested in India’s NSEL probe
The chairman of India’s Financial Technologies is arrested as part of an investigation into alleged fraud at the commodities exchange
... ut and then you substitute them with another shareholder who meets the fit and proper guidelines.” ... ... ut and then you substitute them with another shareholder who meets the fit and proper guidelines.” ... ... nvestigating an alleged an Rs55bn fraud ($918m). Investors and brokers filed complaints with Mumbai police, claiming that underlying goods didn’t exist and that warehouse receipts were fake. Arun Da ... ... Arun Dalmia, secretary of NSEL Investor Forum, an investor pressure group that has awaited Shah’s arrest, said: “It is like an NBFC [non-banking financial company] and given the colour of a commod ... ... ut and then you substitute them with another shareholder who meets the fit and proper guidelines.” ... ... ut and then you substitute them with another shareholder who meets the fit and proper guidelines.” ...
Thu, 08 May 2014 17:15:39 GMT

Business
Brooks ‘took advantage’ of police treatment
Trial hears that Rebekah Brooks took advantage of accommodating police stance by instigating events that led to material in her home being hidden
... ndants, including Ms Brooks’ husband, deny the various charges against them. The trial continues. ... ... ndants, including Ms Brooks’ husband, deny the various charges against them. The trial continues. ... ... at they didn’t notice”. Mr Edis said that data and phone records for 2005 and 2006 unearthed by police were like “switching a light on” the phone-hacking activities by Mr Mulcaire. Over a peri ... ... anything else to go missing”. He reminded the jury of the timeline of events after Ms Brooks was arrested in July 2011 giving police powers to search her homes. Charlie Brooks, her husband, was la ... ... aid to the jury. He said that police treated her differently the second time she was arrested in 2012 because they did not want an “opportunity for anything else to go missing”. He reminded the j ... ... ndants, including Ms Brooks’ husband, deny the various charges against them. The trial continues. ...
Thu, 08 May 2014 16:56:11 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
police commissioners still ‘on probation’
Parliamentary inquiry says choice of deputies should be more transparent and power of panels to scrutinise needs to be strengthened
... lic will be able to have their say on someone who often acts with the powers of the commissioner.” ... ... lic will be able to have their say on someone who often acts with the powers of the commissioner.” ... ... e such targets operate as intended”. Keith Vaz, who chairs the committee, said: “The concept of police and crime commissioners is still very much on probation.” He added: “Deputies should not ... ... lic will be able to have their say on someone who often acts with the powers of the commissioner.” ... ... e”. Yet a “disappointing” low voter turnout for the first set of PCC elections in November 2012 “inevitably places a greater emphasis” on the panels’ role in scrutinising commissioners, t ... ... lic will be able to have their say on someone who often acts with the powers of the commissioner.” ...
Sun, 04 May 2014 23:00:53 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
Words traded over Gerry Adams arrest
The police have until later on Sunday to question Mr Adams and must then either release him or seek a court order to extend his detention
... to question Mr Adams and must then either release him or seek a court order to extend his detention. ... ... to question Mr Adams and must then either release him or seek a court order to extend his detention. ... ... r in 1972 of Jean McConville, a widowed mother of 10. He is being detained and questioned at Antrim police station. He denies any involvement in the case. McConville was abducted and murdered by the I ... ... se people want to settle old scores whatever the political cost,” he told the rally. Mr Adams was arrested by the PSNI on April 30 in connection with an investigation into the abduction and murder i ... ... to question Mr Adams and must then either release him or seek a court order to extend his detention. ... ... to question Mr Adams and must then either release him or seek a court order to extend his detention. ...
Sun, 04 May 2014 11:50:00 GMT

US Politics Amp Policy
Fossil fuel protesters blockade Harvard
One student was arrested after action taken in a campaign to press the university into selling oil, gas and coal investments held by its endowment
... added that within a year the campaign aimed to have about 20 universities committed to divestment. ... ... added that within a year the campaign aimed to have about 20 universities committed to divestment. ... ... vest Harvard. It later said the student had been arrested after ignoring repeated warnings from the police, and physically stopping a member of the university staff entering the building. He was taken ... ... “multiple meetings” with representatives of Divest Harvard. It later said the student had been arrested after ignoring repeated warnings from the police, and physically stopping a member of the u ... ... added that within a year the campaign aimed to have about 20 universities committed to divestment. ... ... added that within a year the campaign aimed to have about 20 universities committed to divestment. ...
Thu, 01 May 2014 17:52:46 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
Judge faces jail for lying to police
Constance Briscoe, one of the first female black judges, has been convicted for lying to police about her role in the trial of Chris Huhne and her friend Vicky Pryce
... curate statements and contended she did not alter either statement. She will be sentenced on Friday. ... ... curate statements and contended she did not alter either statement. She will be sentenced on Friday. ... ... the media” and was “quite intent on Mr Huhne’s downfall herself”. Ms Briscoe gave a second police statement in which she denied being friends with Ms Pryce and denied having had contact with ... ... riscoe has many years of experience as a criminal barrister and sat as a part-time judge before her arrest. Her case has been closely watched in legal circles because, as one of the best-known black b ... ... ed she was heavily involved in Ms Pryce’s media story and very much biased against Mr Huhne. In 2012, Mr Huhne’s defence team said they “didn’t trust” Ms Briscoe and asked a judge to order t ... ... curate statements and contended she did not alter either statement. She will be sentenced on Friday. ...
Thu, 01 May 2014 16:54:06 GMT

Europe
Gas tycoon blames Tymoshenko for arrest
Dmitry Firtash denies the bribery charges against him and rejects the idea that arresting him could put pressure on Russian president Vladimir Putin
... “Poroshenko is not my friend. But he has a real chance of becoming president,” said Mr Firtash. ... ... “Poroshenko is not my friend. But he has a real chance of becoming president,” said Mr Firtash. ... ... “Poroshenko is not my friend. But he has a real chance of becoming president,” said Mr Firtash. ... ... nt on charges that she abused her powers as premier by signing that gas deal. Despite insisting his arrest would have no effect on Mr Putin, Mr Firtash revealed that he was a “good friend” of the ... ... r two reasons,” Mr Firtash said, speaking in an office in central Vienna, where, following his €125m bail, he is staying pending the resolution of a US extradition request. “First of all, Putin ... ... “Poroshenko is not my friend. But he has a real chance of becoming president,” said Mr Firtash. ...
Thu, 01 May 2014 16:35:33 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
Adams arrest fuels leadership speculation
The Republican party is already being pulled in two directions by being in government in Northern Ireland and in opposition in Dublin
... rder to release the recordings would deter future participation in oral history projects, he added. ... ... rder to release the recordings would deter future participation in oral history projects, he added. ... ... unty Louth, in the Republic, in 2003. He has also always denied being a member of the IRA. However, police reopened the case after a US court ruled that researchers at Boston College should hand over ... ... rantee to protect the project’s confidentiality. He was “deeply disappointed” by Mr Adams’s arrest, he said, claiming the case had been politicised. The order to release the recordings would d ... ... Adams, Sinn Fein leaderOn a December day in 1972, as Northern Ireland seethed in communal violence, 12 masked men and women, said to be a special unit of the Provisional IRA, burst into the home of Je ... ... rder to release the recordings would deter future participation in oral history projects, he added. ...
Thu, 01 May 2014 16:32:36 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
Adams arrested over 1972 IRA murder
Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams presents himself for questioning at Antrim police station over murder of Jean McConville 43 years ago
... ssing. An investigation by the Northern Ireland police ombudsman found that she was not an informer. ... ... ssing. An investigation by the Northern Ireland police ombudsman found that she was not an informer. ... ... t the height of the troubles. Some of them remain missing. An investigation by the Northern Ireland police ombudsman found that she was not an informer. ... ... former senior IRA commander, was charged in March in connection with the McConville case and other arrests have been made as the PSNI investigation has continued. The abduction and murder of McConvil ... ... ssing. An investigation by the Northern Ireland police ombudsman found that she was not an informer. ... ... ssing. An investigation by the Northern Ireland police ombudsman found that she was not an informer. ...
Wed, 30 Apr 2014 22:37:31 GMT

Capital Markets
Apple kicks off $12bn jumbo debt sale
Demand for iPhone maker’s securities said to have reached $40bn, with maturities ranging from three to 30 years, people familiar with the sale said
... have little protection if rates back up quickly,” said Mr Mullaney. “And sometimes they do.” ... ... have little protection if rates back up quickly,” said Mr Mullaney. “And sometimes they do.” ... ... have little protection if rates back up quickly,” said Mr Mullaney. “And sometimes they do.” ... ... have little protection if rates back up quickly,” said Mr Mullaney. “And sometimes they do.” ... ... said Mr Mullaney. “And sometimes they do.” ... ... have little protection if rates back up quickly,” said Mr Mullaney. “And sometimes they do.” ...
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 18:25:29 GMT

Europe
police in focus as Kiev loses grip in east
A confrontation in Donetsk on Monday exposes the divided loyalties of police who only recently suppressed pro-EU demonstrators in Kiev
... action, helplessness and sometimes outright criminal betrayal by our law enforcement structures.” ... ... action, helplessness and sometimes outright criminal betrayal by our law enforcement structures.” ... ... ved incorrectly and passively.” Oleksander Turchynov, Ukraine’s acting president, condemned the police on Tuesday for “low effectiveness and scant results.” He added: “The developments in th ... ... action, helplessness and sometimes outright criminal betrayal by our law enforcement structures.” ... ... action, helplessness and sometimes outright criminal betrayal by our law enforcement structures.” ... ... action, helplessness and sometimes outright criminal betrayal by our law enforcement structures.” ...
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 17:24:02 GMT

Automobiles
UK car production jumps 12%
A return to full output at some large UK factories drives growth that could see production this year reach its highest since 2004
... 004, on an expected growth path to hit an all-time record of 2m cars by 2017, according to the SMMT. ... ... 004, on an expected growth path to hit an all-time record of 2m cars by 2017, according to the SMMT. ... ... 004, on an expected growth path to hit an all-time record of 2m cars by 2017, according to the SMMT. ... ... 004, on an expected growth path to hit an all-time record of 2m cars by 2017, according to the SMMT. ... ... by investment from Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan and BMW in their UK factories. UK car production rose 12 per cent in March, after sliding in January and February, meaning output in the first quarter was ... ... 004, on an expected growth path to hit an all-time record of 2m cars by 2017, according to the SMMT. ...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:00:28 GMT

Business
protesters say plant fuel may not be green
Investors arriving at the Drax annual meeting were greeted by protesters accusing them of putting their money into a “climate disaster”
... overall emissions are still far lower than those of coal, which often has to be transported as well. ... ... overall emissions are still far lower than those of coal, which often has to be transported as well. ... ... overall emissions are still far lower than those of coal, which often has to be transported as well. ... ... overall emissions are still far lower than those of coal, which often has to be transported as well. ... ... overall emissions are still far lower than those of coal, which often has to be transported as well. ... ... vestors arrived at the company’s annual general meeting in London yesterday, they were greeted by protesters accusing them of putting their money into a “climate disaster”. The campaigners made ...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:18:29 GMT

Food Amp Beverage
WH Group halves planned hong kong listing
Sino-US pork producer will now raise just $1.3bn-$1.9bn at IPO, having failed to persuade investors to meet its demands on valuation
... est in hong Kong since 2010 and a welcome piece of good news following Alibaba’s decision to shun hong Kong in favour of a US listing. Although bookbuilding got off to a solid start last week, much ... ... n Hong kong since 2010 and a welcome piece of good news following Alibaba’s decision to shun Hong kong in favour of a US listing. Although bookbuilding got off to a solid start last week, much of t ... ... uation, while Japanese hotels-to-railways group Seibu completed its listing only after a price cut. ... ... uation, while Japanese hotels-to-railways group Seibu completed its listing only after a price cut. ... ... uation, while Japanese hotels-to-railways group Seibu completed its listing only after a price cut. ... ... uation, while Japanese hotels-to-railways group Seibu completed its listing only after a price cut. ...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:43:13 GMT

Asia-Pacific
WH Group set to shrink hong kong IPO
WH Group, the Chinese pork producer that bought US-based Smithfield Foods, is rethinking how much it expects to raise from its initial public offering
... nia-based Smithfield. The delay to the WH Group IPO, first reported by IFR, is yet another blow to hong Kong’s new listings market. The city has already missed out on two large deals this year: Ali ... ... ased Smithfield. The delay to the WH Group IPO, first reported by IFR, is yet another blow to Hong kong’s new listings market. The city has already missed out on two large deals this year: Alibaba ... ... ts price below the proposed range. However, the share price then soared on the first day of trading. ... ... ts price below the proposed range. However, the share price then soared on the first day of trading. ... ... ts price below the proposed range. However, the share price then soared on the first day of trading. ... ... ts price below the proposed range. However, the share price then soared on the first day of trading. ...
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:27:38 GMT

Asia-Pacific
police move adds to S Korea ferry fury
Legality of police decision to prevent bereaved relatives marching on Seoul questioned, as president lambasts crew for deserting the vessel
... the process, some scuffled with police, shouting “save my children”, but disbanded after Chung hong-won, the prime minister, promised to meet them. “What we want is for you to get the bodies o ... ... te and a chief engineer – have also been detained, senior prosecutor Ahn Sang-don said on Monday. ... ... xpression. At a time like this, they should be allowed to criticise the government, but the way the police handled it shows that the government does not want to listen,” says Park Ju-min of the Lawy ... ... ities regardless of their ranks,” she said. The ferry’s captain and two other crew members were arrested at the weekend on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Four more crew me ... ... te and a chief engineer – have also been detained, senior prosecutor Ahn Sang-don said on Monday. ... ... p. “They seem to worry that public protest against the government could spiral out of control if [protesters] make it to Seoul.” President Park hit at the ferry’s captain and crew on Monday for ...
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:52:58 GMT

Europe
Pro-Russia protesters refuse to retreat
Activists stay put in occupied public buildings, ignoring the diplomatic deal that has laid out steps to ease tensions in the country
... l reporting by Helen Warrell in London, Christian Oliver in Brussels and James Shotter in Geneva ... ... l reporting by Helen Warrell in London, Christian Oliver in Brussels and James Shotter in Geneva ... ... in toppling Mr Yanuovich continued to guard government buildings – often in co-operation with the police. “These buildings are not under siege . . . we are helping to guard them [and] will ... ... l reporting by Helen Warrell in London, Christian Oliver in Brussels and James Shotter in Geneva ... ... l reporting by Helen Warrell in London, Christian Oliver in Brussels and James Shotter in Geneva ... ... Mr Kerry and Mr Lavrov stressed must be “inclusive, transparent and accountable”. But anti-Kiev protesters were standing their ground on Friday, reinforcing doubts already being expressed over the ...
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:40:48 GMT

Asia-Pacific
Everest avalanche kills at least 12
More than 4,000 climbers have scaled Everest since it was first climbed by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in 1953. Nearly 250 have died
... ng at high altitudes virtually impossible. Nepal is home to eight of the world’s 14 highest peaks. ... ... ng at high altitudes virtually impossible. Nepal is home to eight of the world’s 14 highest peaks. ... ... ng at high altitudes virtually impossible. Nepal is home to eight of the world’s 14 highest peaks. ... ... ng at high altitudes virtually impossible. Nepal is home to eight of the world’s 14 highest peaks. ... ... ©ReutersKATHMANDU, April 18 – An avalanche swept down a slope of Mount Everest on Friday killing 12 Nepali mountaineering guides at the beginning of the main climbing season, a Tourism Ministry off ... ... ng at high altitudes virtually impossible. Nepal is home to eight of the world’s 14 highest peaks. ...
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:37:20 GMT

Insurance
L&G pays £12.5m to four senior staff
Life and pensions group to review pay policies after review as chief executive says Budget annuity reforms unlikely to dent company
... – should help Legal & General overcome challenges presented to life insurers by the overhaul. ... ... – should help Legal & General overcome challenges presented to life insurers by the overhaul. ... ... – should help Legal & General overcome challenges presented to life insurers by the overhaul. ... ... – should help Legal & General overcome challenges presented to life insurers by the overhaul. ... ... ior managers at Legal & General, the FTSE 100 life and pensions group, have landed a combined £12.5m pay package after a long-term bonus plan was paid out in full. Nigel Wilson, chief executive, ... ... – should help Legal & General overcome challenges presented to life insurers by the overhaul. ...
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:51:02 GMT

Banks
Week in Review, April 12
Diamond eyes Africa, also news on Toyota, ‘heartbleed’ bug and French telecoms
... ayern match click a pic to buy replica kit. Will Wayne Rooney’s hair restorers now seek a tie-up? ... ... ayern match click a pic to buy replica kit. Will Wayne Rooney’s hair restorers now seek a tie-up? ... ... ayern match click a pic to buy replica kit. Will Wayne Rooney’s hair restorers now seek a tie-up? ... ... ayern match click a pic to buy replica kit. Will Wayne Rooney’s hair restorers now seek a tie-up? ... ... .3bn. The US carmaker also put two engineers on paid leave as it investigates how it took more than 12 years to recall millions of cars that it knew could cause fatal accidents. Car recalls are increa ... ... ayern match click a pic to buy replica kit. Will Wayne Rooney’s hair restorers now seek a tie-up? ...
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:31:07 GMT

IC: April 12 highlights
Companies analysis from our sister publication
... ty; metals trading business East West Resources; pub company Punch Taverns; and car dealers Caffyns. ... ... ty; metals trading business East West Resources; pub company Punch Taverns; and car dealers Caffyns. ... ... ty; metals trading business East West Resources; pub company Punch Taverns; and car dealers Caffyns. ... ... ty; metals trading business East West Resources; pub company Punch Taverns; and car dealers Caffyns. ... ... - Stock screen: five small-cap special situations Small-caps have had a storming run over the past 12 months and stocks with extreme valuations have been carried with the market. Indeed, between them ... ... ty; metals trading business East West Resources; pub company Punch Taverns; and car dealers Caffyns. ...
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:53:52 GMT

Africa
UN to deploy 12,000 troops in CAR
UN Security Council unanimously agrees to send peacekeeping mission as diplomats warn that brutal intercommunal fighting risks splitting the country
... mineral-rich, the CAR has so far discovered only small deposits of diamonds and metals, and no oil. ... ... mineral-rich, the CAR has so far discovered only small deposits of diamonds and metals, and no oil. ... ... release children from their ranks.” The UN mission will include 10,000 soldiers and nearly 2,000 policemen, but it is unclear which countries will contribute to it and when. Chad, a neighbouring co ... ... mineral-rich, the CAR has so far discovered only small deposits of diamonds and metals, and no oil. ... ... to stop a spiral of sectarian violence in the Central African Republic, approving the deployment of 12,000 troops to the landlocked country. But the peacekeeping mission, endorsed unanimously by the U ... ... mineral-rich, the CAR has so far discovered only small deposits of diamonds and metals, and no oil. ...
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:45:24 GMT

Developing Markets Amp Asia
hong kong and Shanghai to link bourses
Plan to allow hong kong and Shanghai investors to trade shares in each other’s equity markets a big step in China’s efforts to open financial system
... Shanghai Composite index rose 1.4 per cent on Thursday afternoon to a near-two month high, while in hong Kong the Hang Seng index added 1.5 per cent. Chinese regulators have been trying to boost fore ... ... hai Composite index rose 1.4 per cent on Thursday afternoon to a near-two month high, while in Hong kong the Hang Seng index added 1.5 per cent. Chinese regulators have been trying to boost foreign p ... ... the market. Additional reporting by Jamil Anderlini in Bo’ao and Simon Rabinovitch in Shanghai ... ... the market. Additional reporting by Jamil Anderlini in Bo’ao and Simon Rabinovitch in Shanghai ... ... the market. Additional reporting by Jamil Anderlini in Bo’ao and Simon Rabinovitch in Shanghai ... ... the market. Additional reporting by Jamil Anderlini in Bo’ao and Simon Rabinovitch in Shanghai ...
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:47:07 GMT

Music
hong kong New Music Ensemble, St Joseph’s Chapel, hong kong
This Unesco-protected chapel was an ideal setting for the world premiere of James Boznos’s ‘Anesti’
... nd secular. First on the agenda (though last on the programme) was Anesti, an Easter cantata by the hong Kong-based percussionist and composer James Boznos, commissioned in 2012 and receiving its bela ... ... cular. First on the agenda (though last on the programme) was Anesti, an Easter cantata by the Hong kong-based percussionist and composer James Boznos, commissioned in 2012 and receiving its belated w ... ... ramme – kept some otherwise fine playing from becoming much of a genuine dialogue. hknme.org ... ... ramme – kept some otherwise fine playing from becoming much of a genuine dialogue. hknme.org ... ... 12. Referencing both the Christian apostles and the tones of the chromatic scale, it also calls for 12 performers, equally divided between singers and instrumentalists. In Anesti (the title means “ ... ... ramme – kept some otherwise fine playing from becoming much of a genuine dialogue. hknme.org ...
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:51:53 GMT

Business
Asda to create up to 12,000 jobs
Retailer says expansion into the south and southeast is in response to ‘seismic shift in the structure of the retail market’ across the world
... se at only half the level of GDP growth in 2015 and will continue to lag behind at least until 2018. ... ... se at only half the level of GDP growth in 2015 and will continue to lag behind at least until 2018. ... ... se at only half the level of GDP growth in 2015 and will continue to lag behind at least until 2018. ... ... se at only half the level of GDP growth in 2015 and will continue to lag behind at least until 2018. ... ... exactly how many jobs would be created. Its statement said it “has the potential to create up to 12,000 new jobs”. It will not be moving into the convenience store sector that many of its competi ... ... se at only half the level of GDP growth in 2015 and will continue to lag behind at least until 2018. ...
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:59:04 GMT



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hong kong News
New Protest Crowds Build in hong kong
Pro-democracy rallies expanded to new parts of hong kong Wednesday, China's National Day, a holiday that looked set to increase the chances for a confrontation.
... said their operations were affected by the protests. Several bank branches reopened, but hong Kong's central bank said 19 banks kept some branches and offices closed Tuesday. —Juro Os ... ... said their operations were affected by the protests. Several bank branches reopened, but Hong kong's central bank said 19 banks kept some branches and offices closed Tuesday. —Juro Osawa, ... ... h has been a concern among many protesters. "When there are problems in Hong Kong society, our police force should be able to resolve them and we won't need to mobilize the People's Liberation Ar ... ... Enda Curran at enda.curran@wsj.com ... ... P/E Ratio 12.23 Market Cap GBp121.60 Billion Dividend Yield ... ... 10/01/14 Hong Kong protesters Brace for... 10/01/14 Asian Shares Mixed in Quiet Tr... 09/30/14 ...
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 03:24:10 EDT

hong kong News
New Protest Crowds Build in hong kong
Pro-democracy rallies expanded to new parts of hong kong early Wednesday, China's National Day, a holiday that looked set to increase the chances for a confrontation.
... a former senior officer in hong Kong's police force. hong Kong stocks fell 1.3% Tuesday, hitting their lowest levels in 2½ months. —Juro Osawa, Ne ... ... a former senior officer in Hong kong's police force. Hong kong stocks fell 1.3% Tuesday, hitting their lowest levels in 2½ months. —Juro Osawa, Ned Lev ... ... a former senior officer in Hong Kong's police force. Hong Kong stocks fell 1.3% Tuesday, hitting their lowest levels in 2½ months. — ... ... a Lamar contributed to this article. ... ... a Lamar contributed to this article. ... ... of the next workweek, but letting them remain beyond that could be a problem. "The longer the protesters remain on the street, the more likely that incidents will occur," said ...
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:45:35 EDT

China News
Joshua Wong: The 17-Year-Old Face of hong kong's Protests
The arrest and nearly two-day detention of a 17-year-old student leader last weekend has become a rallying cry among the tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters who have brought parts of hong kong to a virtual standstill.
... rvices to Occupy Central. Mr. Wong, who started university this year, said he has no plans to leave hong Kong to study overseas, even if he were offered the opportunity to. "I'm not that smart… ... ... s to Occupy Central. Mr. Wong, who started university this year, said he has no plans to leave Hong kong to study overseas, even if he were offered the opportunity to. "I'm not that smart…I wan ... ... ral Intelligence Agency is infiltrating Hong Kong schools. Mr. Wong has denied the allegations. The police said they reserve the right to prosecute Mr. Wong. Those charges could include forcible entry ... ... 17, a high-school student in school uniform at a protest Tuesday. "If the arrest is politically driven, it is unacceptable." Mr. Wong's fame has drawn Beijing's ire. In ... ... is a student leader whose group Scholarism led the fight in 2012 against a plan by the Hong Kong government to implement so-called patriotic education classes in ... ... Other students were released soon after. "Release the students! Students are innocent!" protesters cried out as they were surrounded by riot police on Sunday after occupying one of the cit ...
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:39:14 EDT

Spanish
Persisten las protestas en hong kong
Un día después de que la policía se retirara y el Gobierno ofreciera pequeñas concesiones, las protestas a favor de la democracia en hong kong adoptaban un tono festivo el martes, con músicos entreteniendo a las multitudes y gente decorando los parag
... Kong sin votación popular. --Chao Deng, Isabella Steger, Enda Curran, Fiona Law y Prudence Ho en hong Kong, y Bob Davis en Pekín contribuyeron a este artículo ... ... sin votación popular. --Chao Deng, Isabella Steger, Enda Curran, Fiona Law y Prudence Ho en Hong kong, y Bob Davis en Pekín contribuyeron a este artículo ... ... kín contribuyeron a este artículo ... ... kín contribuyeron a este artículo ... ... P/E Ratio 11.12 Market Cap $73.69 Billion ... ... 10/01/14 Hong Kong protesters Brace for... 10/01/14 Hong Kong protesters Brace for... 10/01/14 Asian Shares Mixed in Quiet Tr... More quot ...
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:39:22 EDT

World News
hong kong Creates Dilemma for China's President
Analysis: Chinese President Xi Jinping risks appearing weak if he chooses to rethink Beijing's plan for hong kong, or too-heavy handed if he moves to forcefully dislodge protesters.
... a lawyer and professor at University of Hawaii at Manoa who has been involved in hong Kong legal affairs. The difference this time, compared with the blockage of antisubversion leg ... ... a lawyer and professor at University of Hawaii at Manoa who has been involved in Hong kong legal affairs. The difference this time, compared with the blockage of antisubversion legislat ... ... But the chance of a Tiananmen-like response is seen as remote, and the government pulled back riot police on Monday as a good-faith effort aimed at defusing the tension after widespread global critic ... ... s T. Areddy at james.areddy@wsj.com ... ... olicy at various points in his career. For several years before becoming Communist Party chief in 2012, he held the portfolio for Hong Kong affairs as a member of the leadership. During his most recen ... ... ith the blockage of antisubversion legislation that kept the status quo, Ms. Petersen said, is that protesters want changes in electoral laws "to allow them to move forward, away from the status ...
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:38:17 EDT

World News
hong kong Creates Dilemma for China's President
Analysis: Chinese President Xi Jinping risks appearing weak if he chooses to rethink Beijing's plan for hong kong, or too-heavy handed if he moves to forcefully dislodge protesters.
... a lawyer and professor at University of Hawaii at Manoa who has been involved in hong Kong legal affairs. The difference this time, compared with the blockage of antisubversion leg ... ... a lawyer and professor at University of Hawaii at Manoa who has been involved in Hong kong legal affairs. The difference this time, compared with the blockage of antisubversion legislat ... ... But the chance of a Tiananmen-like response is seen as remote, and the government pulled back riot police on Monday as a good-faith effort aimed at defusing the tension after widespread global critic ... ... the status quo. That's harder." ... ... the status quo. That's harder." ... ... ith the blockage of antisubversion legislation that kept the status quo, Ms. Petersen said, is that protesters want changes in electoral laws "to allow them to move forward, away from the status ...
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:41:27 EDT

hong kong News
hong kong on Edge as Protests Grow
Pro-democracy protests took on a festive atmosphere Tuesday, a day after police pulled back and the government offered minor concessions. But protesters worried about the possibility of a crackdown.
... ce had no alternative and described the option as "minimum force." —Prudence Ho in hong Kong and Bob Davis in Beijing contributed to this article. Write to Chester Yung at chester.y ... ... d no alternative and described the option as "minimum force." —Prudence Ho in Hong kong and Bob Davis in Beijing contributed to this article. Write to Chester Yung at chester.yung@w ... ... er spray on Sunday was made after some protesters used violence to breach police lines. He said the police had no alternative and described the option as "minimum force." —Prudence Ho ... ... nd Jason Chow at jason.chow@wsj.com ... ... d 4.44% Rev. per Employee $4,889,120 ... ... said the decision to use tear gas and pepper spray on Sunday was made after some protesters used violence to breach police lines. He said the police had no alternative and described ...
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:05:10 EDT

Spanish
Las protestas a favor de la democracia trastornan a hong kong
La policía utilizó gases lacrimógenos para dispersar a los manifestantes a favor de la democracia que se habían reunido el fin de semana en la ciudad, en el que fue el mayor enfrentamiento con Beijing en más de una década.
... ctualmente, esta comisión elige al mandatario de hong Kong sin votación popular. --Ned Levin en hong Kong y Te-Ping Chen en Beijing contribuyeron a este artículo ... ... mente, esta comisión elige al mandatario de Hong kong sin votación popular. --Ned Levin en Hong kong y Te-Ping Chen en Beijing contribuyeron a este artículo ... ... ing contribuyeron a este artículo ... ... ing contribuyeron a este artículo ... ... ing contribuyeron a este artículo ... ... ing contribuyeron a este artículo ...
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:05:32 EDT

Digits
FireChat Messaging App Gains Users During hong kong Protests
A new mobile messaging app that enables users to communicate in the absence of cellular or Internet connections is seeing a surge in downloads among hong kong's pro-democracy protesters.
... ggish mobile connections, perhaps due to high numbers of people massed together. Seventeen-year-old hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong, head of student activist group Scholarism, on Sunday took to F ... ... mobile connections, perhaps due to high numbers of people massed together. Seventeen-year-old Hong kong student leader Joshua Wong, head of student activist group Scholarism, on Sunday took to Facebo ... ... on Aug. 31 to impose limits on how Hong Kong elects its leader. The protests escalated Sunday, with police using pepper spray and tear gas to disperse demonstrators. There have been no confirmed cellu ... ... r, that’s good,” he said. ... ... r, that’s good,” he said. ... ... ong Kong’s most serious confrontation with Beijing in more than a decade. Students and other protesters have flooded the city’s streets in the weeks since Beijing’s decision on Aug. 31 ...
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 05:31:13 EDT

Markets
hong kong Lenders Feeling Bad-Loan Pinch
After years of boosting lending into mainland China, hong kong's banks are reporting rising levels of souring debt.
... anks have become an ever-bigger proportion of the city's economy. The ratio of loans to the size of hong Kong's economy reached a record 203% at the end of the June, compared with 138% in 2007. Write ... ... have become an ever-bigger proportion of the city's economy. The ratio of loans to the size of Hong kong's economy reached a record 203% at the end of the June, compared with 138% in 2007. Write to E ... ... Enda Curran at enda.curran@wsj.com ... ... Enda Curran at enda.curran@wsj.com ... ... nk Ltd. Hong Kong $126.10 -2.20 -1.71% ... ... Enda Curran at enda.curran@wsj.com ...
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 03:35:57 EDT

hong kong News
U.S. Consulate in hong kong Urges Restraint
The U.S. Consulate and the American Chamber of Commerce in hong kong on Monday urged restraint after a weekend that saw clashes between thousands of pro-democracy protesters and police.
... Foreign Minister John Baird said in a tweet that Canada strongly supports democratic development in hong Kong. Write to Kathy Chu at kathy.chu@wsj.com ... ... gn Minister John Baird said in a tweet that Canada strongly supports democratic development in Hong kong. Write to Kathy Chu at kathy.chu@wsj.com ... ... er a weekend that saw clashes between thousands of pro-democracy protesters and police in the city. police used pepper spray and repeated rounds of tear gas to disperse pro-democracy crowds in several ... ... e to Kathy Chu at kathy.chu@wsj.com ... ... e to Kathy Chu at kathy.chu@wsj.com ... ... Kong on Monday urged restraint after a weekend that saw clashes between thousands of pro-democracy protesters and police in the city. Police used pepper spray and repeated rounds of tear gas to dispe ...
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 01:51:00 EDT

China News
hong kong Banks Hit by Protests
hong kong banks shut branches, suspended some services and activated contingency plans as pro-democracy protests gripped several parts of the city.
... ot; and whether "the political standoff eventually impacts domestic and foreign perceptions of hong Kong's stability and attractiveness as an investment destination." "But those questio ... ... nd whether "the political standoff eventually impacts domestic and foreign perceptions of Hong kong's stability and attractiveness as an investment destination." "But those questions wi ... ... Employees making their way to work pass riot police as student protesters occupy the streets surrounding the government's headquarters in Hong Ko ... ... Enda Curran at enda.curran@wsj.com ... ... d 4.39% Rev. per Employee $4,889,120 ... ... e month, two of Hong Kong's biggest lenders, HSBC and Standard Chartered, drew the ire of democracy protesters over claims they pulled millions of dollars of advertising from the Apple Daily, a popula ...
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 01:02:00 EDT

hong kong News
Pro-Democracy Protests Shake hong kong
In the harshest response against protesters in hong kong in nearly a decade, police used repeated rounds of tear gas to disperse pro-democracy crowds in several areas of the city.
... the U.S. dollar and trades in a narrow band, fell to a six-month low on Monday. —Ned Levin in hong Kong and Te-Ping Chen in Beijing contributed to this article. ... ... .S. dollar and trades in a narrow band, fell to a six-month low on Monday. —Ned Levin in Hong kong and Te-Ping Chen in Beijing contributed to this article. ... ... PLC and Standard Chartered Bank PLC, had closed 29 branches or offices across the city. police blocked major roads into the city's central business districts forcing workers to walk to the ... ... nearby hospitals for treatment Sunday, according to the government. Police said 78 people had been arrested in the protests. Early Monday morning, thousands of protesters were still spread through do ... ... P/E Ratio 12.60 Market Cap GBp123.80 Billion Dividend Yield ... ... rnment. Police said 78 people had been arrested in the protests. Early Monday morning, thousands of protesters were still spread through downtown Hong Kong, and there appeared to be spontaneous gather ...
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:50:00 EDT

Markets
hong kong Shares Decline
Stocks in hong kong fell Monday, as investors monitored a continuing crackdown on the city's pro-democracy protests that threatened to disrupt normal business as the week got under way.
... Banks Hit by Protest... 09/29/14 Pro-Democracy Protests Shake H... 09/28/14 hong Kong Shares Fall More quote details and news » ... ... Hit by Protest... 09/29/14 Pro-Democracy Protests Shake H... 09/28/14 Hong kong Shares Fall More quote details and news » ... ... e the Hong Kong dollar fell to its lowest in six months, as the standoff between protesters and the police from the weekend continued Monday morning. Stocks in Hong Kong has rallied since early May to ... ... e to Chao Deng at Chao.Deng@wsj.com ... ... P/E Ratio 12.63 Market Cap GBp123.80 Billion Dividend Yield ... ... at 23,359.29, while the Hong Kong dollar fell to its lowest in six months, as the standoff between protesters and the police from the weekend continued Monday morning. Stocks in Hong Kong has rallied ...
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 22:53:01 EDT

World News
hong kong Protests Expose Generational Divide
hong kong's younger generation hasn't benefited from China's economic rise to the same extent as older residents, many of whom oppose disrupting the status quo to resist Beijing's influence in local politics.
... e. Fears that China would erode hong Kong's freedoms have long hovered over the city. The family of hong Kong-born businessman St ... ... ars that China would erode Hong kong's freedoms have long hovered over the city. The family of Hong kong-born businessman Stanley ... ... students staged a sit-in in the city's main business district and more than 500 were hauled away by police in the early morning of the next day. Apart from frustration with their economic situation, s ... ... the Communist party has made." ... ... the Communist party has made." ... ... protesters gathered outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong on Sunday. Age ...
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 12:31:00 EDT

hong kong News
hong kong Student Leader Released 'Unconditionally'
hong kong student leader Joshua Wong, who was arrested late Friday after he scaled fences of the city's government headquarters following a week of pro-democracy protests and class boycotts, was released "unconditionally" late Sunday, according to th
... f a student movement protesting against a decision by Beijing last month that future candidates for hong Kong's top post be vetted by central authorities. The acts by the students on Friday prompted o ... ... tudent movement protesting against a decision by Beijing last month that future candidates for Hong kong's top post be vetted by central authorities. The acts by the students on Friday prompted organi ... ... ong dozens of people detained by Hong Kong's police on Friday. Images of him being carried off as a police officer held his glasses were splashed across the city's newspapers. Many of those arrested h ... ... off as a police officer held his glasses were splashed across the city's newspapers. Many of those arrested had been released in the past two days, but Mr. Wong remained in custody. The spokesman, ... ... hester Yung at chester.yung@wsj.com ... ... hester Yung at chester.yung@wsj.com ...
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 09:47:00 EDT

hong kong News
hong kong protesters' Standoff With police Kicks Into Third Day
Pro-democracy protesters continued a standoff with police outside hong kong government headquarters on Sunday, where thousands converged to demand free elections in the city.
... a prominent Beijing critic, who sat outside the building of hong Kong's legislative council wearing goggles, ponchos and plastic raincoats before dozens of poli ... ... a prominent Beijing critic, who sat outside the building of Hong kong's legislative council wearing goggles, ponchos and plastic raincoats before dozens of police wi ... ... y activists and lawmakers trying to help deliver equipment to the protesters had been taken away by police. A 19-year-old high-school student ... ... the 17-year-old leader of student activist group Scholarism who was among those arrested Friday, was still being held on Sunday, according to his lawyer. Images of him being carrie ... ... Prudence Ho at prudence.ho@wsj.com ... ... Central said several pro-democracy activists and lawmakers trying to help deliver equipment to the protesters had been taken away by police. A 19-year-old high-school student ...
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 03:07:47 EDT

China News
Students Lead hong kong Democracy Movement
Students are now at the vanguard of hong kong's pro-democracy movement, after a week of protests, as more established groups struggle to gain broad support.
... or Wen Wei Po, a hong Kong newspaper, in 1989, said students currently enjoy the popular support of hong Kong people. But he worried that the current charged atmosphere feels similar to that of the da ... ... n Wei Po, a Hong kong newspaper, in 1989, said students currently enjoy the popular support of Hong kong people. But he worried that the current charged atmosphere feels similar to that of the days le ... ... from the U.K. Students held an overnight sit-in at a downtown park before they were hauled away by police ahead of the morning rush hour. Beijing last month ruled that while there would be universal ... ... before being put forward for election. Since then, protests by students have escalated. Among those arrested on Saturday was Joshua Wong, the 17 year-old leader of student group Scholarism. As of Satu ... ... sm. As of Saturday afternoon, Mr. Wong was still being detained. The group became widely known in 2012 when it organized protests against a plan by the Hong Kong government to implement "patrioti ... ... here the famous Star Ferry terminated, to make way for commercial development and land reclamation. protesters ultimately lost that battle, but some say the event awakened political consciousness in H ...
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 17:47:32 EDT

Asia News
Occupy Central Launches hong kong Protest Campaign
Organizers of hong kong's Occupy Central protest movement have moved forward a civil-disobedience campaign to demand "genuine" electoral choice in the city, after thousands of people converged on the headquarters of hong kong's government.
... ge of the students and members of the public in their spontaneous decision to stay has touched many hong Kong people," said Occupy Central. Since late Friday, police have arrested dozens of prote ... ... the students and members of the public in their spontaneous decision to stay has touched many Hong kong people," said Occupy Central. Since late Friday, police have arrested dozens of protesters ... ... esters who had scaled fences at government headquarters following a week of pro-democracy protests. police had used pepper spray on the students. Write to Isabella Steger at isabella.steger@wsj.com a ... ... o stay has touched many Hong Kong people," said Occupy Central. Since late Friday, police have arrested dozens of protesters who had scaled fences at government headquarters following a week of p ... ... Prudence Ho at prudence.ho@wsj.com ... ... many Hong Kong people," said Occupy Central. Since late Friday, police have arrested dozens of protesters who had scaled fences at government headquarters following a week of pro-democracy protes ...
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 16:16:00 EDT

Markets
China, hong kong Reveal New Rules on Stock Market Link
The hong kong and Shanghai stock exchanges have published an overhaul of rules governing a new trading link that will open China's tightly held capital markets to the investing public as early as next month.
... 09/27/14 China, hong Kong Reveal New Ru... 09/26/14 Rivals Target Pimco Investors 09/23/14 I ... ... 09/27/14 China, Hong kong Reveal New Ru... 09/26/14 Rivals Target Pimco Investors 09/23/14 Invest ... ... ated teething problems are resolved. ... ... ated teething problems are resolved. ... ... P/E Ratio 18.11 Market Cap $17.12 Billion Dividend Yield ... ... ated teething problems are resolved. ...
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 05:38:46 EDT

China News
hong kong police, Students Clash at Protest
Student demonstrators in hong kong clashed with police overnight after they scaled fences at the government's headquarters, following a week of pro-democracy protests.
... ss. Students in the city kicked off a week of class boycotts on Monday at the Chinese University of hong Kong. The first four days of action were led by university-level students, but many secondary-s ... ... tudents in the city kicked off a week of class boycotts on Monday at the Chinese University of Hong kong. The first four days of action were led by university-level students, but many secondary-school ... ... the city's director of administration, said about 10 security personnel, five police officers and a government staff member were injured. She said the government has withdrawn a ... ... n local schools. Mr. Wong is still being detained by police, while at least eight of the 13 people arrested have been released on bail, according to a lawyer who is assisting the protesters. "W ... ... protesters had been carried away from Civic Square by police. Police arrested 13 people, including 12 men and one woman, aged 16 to 35, for assaulting police, disorderly conduct and forcible entry in ... ... thers might be deterred by the possibility of violence. The government said it was regrettable that protesters broke into Civic Square, causing injury to police officers. ...
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 03:23:31 EDT

General News
Justice Department Chastises Ferguson, Mo., police
The Justice Department chastised the Ferguson, Mo., police department this week, as tensions continued to simmer after the police shooting of an unarmed black man last month.
... Grossman at andrew.grossman@wsj.com ... ... Grossman at andrew.grossman@wsj.com ... ... lled. Brown's body remained on Canfield Drive, a residential street, for more than four hours while police collected evidence. —Ben Kesling contributed to this article. Write to Andrew Grossman ... ... Grossman at andrew.grossman@wsj.com ... ... Grossman at andrew.grossman@wsj.com ... ... ef, Mr. Jackson, appeared outside the police department in civilian clothes late Thursday to assure protesters that there would be changes in the wake of Brown's killing, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch r ...
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:55:42 EDT

World News
Spain arrests Militant Suspects in North Africa
Spanish and Moroccan police arrested nine suspected members of a militant cell with alleged ties to the Syria-based group Islamic State, in the latest sweep in the area around Spain's northern African enclaves.
... David Román at david.roman@wsj.com ... ... David Román at david.roman@wsj.com ... ... couraging terrorism and the other, 42, was arrested on suspicion of being an offender, according to police. Both remained in custody Friday. Their arrests follow those of nine men Thursday as part of ... ... ted on suspicion of being an offender, according to police. Both remained in custody Friday. Their arrests follow those of nine men Thursday as part of the same probe. —Cassell Bryan-Low contri ... ... der is a former member of the Spanish army who joined an al Qaeda affiliate in Northern Africa in 2012 and is now believed to be fighting with Islamic State, a notorious Sunni militia. Besides recruit ... ... David Román at david.roman@wsj.com ...
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 08:47:19 EDT

Africa News
Nigerian Schoolgirl Freed, police Say
A schoolgirl who was among hundreds of teenagers Boko Haram insurgents abducted in April—sparking a global outcry and a political crisis for Nigeria's government—has been released, federal police said on Thursday.
... ad surrendered during these battles. ... ... ad surrendered during these battles. ... ... f Mubi in the country's Adamawa state, nearby a Boko Haram stronghold. A spokesman for the Nigerian police, Emmanuel Ojukwu, ... ... ad surrendered during these battles. ... ... ad surrendered during these battles. ... ... ad surrendered during these battles. ...
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:20:41 EDT

U K News
London police arrest Nine in Terror Probe
London police say they have arrested nine men on suspicion of supporting terrorism and belonging to a banned organization. U.K. media reported they included Anjem Choudary, one of Britain's most high-profile, radical Muslim preachers.
... Jenny Gross at jenny.gross@wsj.com ... ... Jenny Gross at jenny.gross@wsj.com ... ... ajiroun was shut by the government in 2010 under antiterrorism legislation passed that year. London police said that the arrests were part of a continuing inquiry into Islamist-related terrorism and n ... ... They were also searching 18 properties in London and one in Stoke-on-Trent in central England. The arrests came as Prime Minister ... ... Jenny Gross at jenny.gross@wsj.com ... ... Jenny Gross at jenny.gross@wsj.com ...
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:45:13 EDT

Business
Moscow Court Upholds House arrest of Sistema Boss
A Russian court rejected a request by tycoon Vladimir Yevtushenkov to be released from house arrest, plunging shares of the embattled Russian billionaire's AFK Sistema
... to Paul Sonne at paul.sonne@wsj.com ... ... to Paul Sonne at paul.sonne@wsj.com ... ... to Paul Sonne at paul.sonne@wsj.com ... ... e Mr. Khodorkovsky, who had begun pumping part of his fortune into Russian politics before his 2003 arrest, Mr. Yevtushenkov has steered clear of the Russian political world and remained loyal to the ... ... 50 pm Volume (Delayed 15m) : 112,096 P/E Ratio ... ... to Paul Sonne at paul.sonne@wsj.com ...
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:22:26 EDT

World News
Pakistan policeman Shoots Man Convicted of Blasphemy
An elderly British man convicted under Pakistan's controversial law on blasphemy was shot and critically wounded by a policeman inside a jail, lawyers and police officials said.
... considered this a serious matter. ... ... considered this a serious matter. ... ... y. Earlier this year, a man who wasn't a police officer but was wearing a police uniform entered a police station in the central Pakistani city of Sheikhupura and shot dead a member of the Ahmadiyya ... ... pecial jail where Mohammad Asghar was locked up, and shot him with the pistol." Mr. Yousaf was arrested and has been charged with attempted murder, police said. A spokesman for the British High C ... ... considered this a serious matter. ... ... considered this a serious matter. ...
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:46:02 EDT

Economy
U.S. Jobless Claims Rise 12,000
The number of new applications for unemployment benefits climbed last week, but a low pace of layoffs kept initial claims near prerecession levels.
... han House at jonathan.house@wsj.com ... ... han House at jonathan.house@wsj.com ... ... han House at jonathan.house@wsj.com ... ... han House at jonathan.house@wsj.com ... ... ept initial claims near prerecession levels. Initial claims for unemployment benefits increased by 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 293,000 in the week ended Sept. 20, the Labor Department said Thursd ... ... han House at jonathan.house@wsj.com ...
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:37:18 EDT

Business
India arrests Lawyer Over Finmeccanica Helicopter Deal
Indian financial investigators made the country's first arrest this week in connection with an allegedly corruption-tainted deal to buy helicopters from Finmeccanica's AgustaWestland unit.
... udhury at santanu.choudhury@wsj.com ... ... udhury at santanu.choudhury@wsj.com ... ... y wrongdoing and said they have offered to cooperate with investigators in Italy and India. Italian police arrested Mr. Orsi and a colleague last year, after which the Indian government canceled its a ... ... hich had been meant to ferry top politicians and dignitaries. In July, an Italian judge ordered the arrest of Mr. Khaitan. Italian prosecutors contend he helped a middleman set up companies and bank a ... ... Mr. Orsi and a colleague last year, after which the Indian government canceled its agreement to buy 12 AW101 helicopters, which had been meant to ferry top politicians and dignitaries. In July, an Ita ... ... udhury at santanu.choudhury@wsj.com ...
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 01:59:11 EDT

NY Crime
Officers' Actions Probed in arrest of Pregnant Woman
The New York police Department's Internal Affairs unit is investigating whether officers used excessive force when they brought a pregnant woman to the ground, stomach first, during an altercation in Brooklyn this weekend.
... llwani at pervaiz.shallwani@wsj.com ... ... llwani at pervaiz.shallwani@wsj.com ... ... g arrest and second-degree harassment. He was remanded to jail and couldn't be reached for comment. police said he has a criminal record going back to 2013. Ronel Lemos and Mr. Payamps were charged wi ... ... vernmental administration and second-degree harassment. Ronel Lemos was also charged with resisting arrest. Both were released on their own recognizance, prosecutors said. They couldn't be reached for ... ... llwani at pervaiz.shallwani@wsj.com ... ... llwani at pervaiz.shallwani@wsj.com ...
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 22:48:42 EDT

NY Transit
More police Posted at Transit Hubs
Travelers will see more bag checks on trains and an increased police presence at transit hubs in response to heightened concerns about terrorism, New York's and New Jersey's governors said.
... awsey at Joshua.Dawsey@dowjones.com ... ... awsey at Joshua.Dawsey@dowjones.com ... ... ... ... awsey at Joshua.Dawsey@dowjones.com ... ... awsey at Joshua.Dawsey@dowjones.com ... ... awsey at Joshua.Dawsey@dowjones.com ...
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 21:25:41 EDT

Europe News
Italian police Freeze Assets of Russian Oligarchs
Italy's tax police have frozen real-estate assets worth €30 million owned by two Russian oligarchs, the first case of European Union sanctions stemming from the Ukrainian crisis applied in the country.
... gorano at giovanni.legorano@wsj.com ... ... gorano at giovanni.legorano@wsj.com ... ... e to the tax police said that other Russian citizens could be subject to similar measures, but that police are still collecting information about the Italian assets of those individuals. Write to Gio ... ... gorano at giovanni.legorano@wsj.com ... ... gorano at giovanni.legorano@wsj.com ... ... gorano at giovanni.legorano@wsj.com ...
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:41:30 EDT

World News
Australian police Shoot Dead Alleged Terror Suspect
An alleged terrorist suspect was shot dead by police in a Melbourne suburb, in the latest incident to raise concerns sympathizers of Islamist militants abroad are targeting Australians.
... to Ross Kelly at ross.kelly@wsj.com ... ... to Ross Kelly at ross.kelly@wsj.com ... ... heir homes. The Australian proposals come after 16 people were detained, and two charged, following police raids last week across suburbs in Sydney and Brisbane, aimed at defusing an alleged plot by I ... ... to Ross Kelly at ross.kelly@wsj.com ... ... ers to behead members of the public. Australia, a close U.S. ally, raised its terror alert on Sept. 12 to the second-highest level, and warned that attacks inside the country were expected in response ... ... to Ross Kelly at ross.kelly@wsj.com ...
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:23:04 EDT

New York
police Took New Approach at Flood Wall Street Protest
protesters who flooded the Financial District Monday provided the first test of how Mayor Bill de Blasio and his police force handle unauthorized mass demonstrations.
... llwani at pervaiz.shallwani@wsj.com ... ... llwani at pervaiz.shallwani@wsj.com ... ... evious protests. Kim Fraczek, 39, who was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct on Monday, said police "were professional to us." Write to Pervaiz Shallwani at pervaiz.shallwani@wsj.com ... ... d. She said arrests were calm and methodical, unlike in previous protests. Kim Fraczek, 39, who was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct on Monday, said police "were professional to us." ... ... llwani at pervaiz.shallwani@wsj.com ... ... and his police force plan to handle unauthorized mass demonstrations. protesters at the Flood Wall Street event, meant to draw attention to climate issues, said the polic ...
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 22:35:12 EDT

Politics And Policy
Accused White House Fence Jumper Had arrest Record
The Army veteran accused of clambering over the White House fence and breaching the executive mansion served two tours in Iraq and returned with symptoms of severe mental illness, according to family and friends.
... rshott at jeffrey.sparshott@wsj.com ... ... rshott at jeffrey.sparshott@wsj.com ... ... ly burst through White House security Friday at about 7:20 p.m. with a folding knife in his pocket, police also found a machete, two hatchets and more than 800 rounds of ammunition in his vehicle park ... ... Washington Wire: Gonzalez Had Weapons in Prior arrest White House Spells Out Increased Security Monday White House Breach Spurs Review S ... ... atic stress disorder and paranoid schizophrenia before his medicalretirement from the military in 2012. Citing privacy laws, a military spokesman declined to provide details about any medical treatmen ... ... rshott at jeffrey.sparshott@wsj.com ...
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:43:32 EDT

NY Culture
protesters: Opera Is 'Anti-Semitic'
More than a thousand people protested in front of the Metropolitan Opera on opening night Monday, demanding the company cancel a production of 'The Death of Klinghoffer,' which critics have called anti-Semitic.
... Maloney at jennifer.maloney@wsj.com ... ... Maloney at jennifer.maloney@wsj.com ... ... Maloney at jennifer.maloney@wsj.com ... ... Maloney at jennifer.maloney@wsj.com ... ... Maloney at jennifer.maloney@wsj.com ... ... anity to someone who kills innocent civilians," he said. Mr. Gelb said it was unfortunate the protesters had chosen to demonstrate on a night when the company was presenting "an opera about ...
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:01:51 EDT

Asia News
protesters Gather in Karachi
Imran Khan, the Pakistani cricketer turned politician, on Sunday took his antigovernment protest movement to Karachi, attracting tens of thousands of supporters.
... ut the nation has become poor." ... ... ut the nation has become poor." ... ... public services. Karachi is plagued by gang violence, often backed by political parties, while the police are perceived as hiring political appointees to fill their ranks. Mr. Khan again repeated tha ... ... ut the nation has become poor." ... ... ut the nation has become poor." ... ... ut the nation has become poor." ...
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 03:35:54 EDT



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