Tech’s armada of PR professionals can be their own worst enemy. But their protective shield occasionally hides the chauvinism of tech founders. Otherwise you get dudes like Blake Francis, founder of the question and answer app Need, who tried to buy favorable press from a female reporter with a wildly inappropriate gift basket.Read more…
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<!– google_ad_section_start –> Pan-democratic lawmaker Peter Cheung Kwok-che is taking two months of leave from next month to receive treatment for a malignant tumour that is taking up 60 per cent of his stomach. <!– google_ad_section_end –>
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The state’s ruinous foray into Tea Party economics has turned off huge swaths of Republican voters. So why are its candidates going even further to the right?
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<!– google_ad_section_start –> Online observers have dubbed Lau Kong-wah, undersecretary for constitutional and mainland affairs, as the “most valuable player” for the government in Tuesday’s dialogue with students on political reform. <!– google_ad_section_end –>
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<!– google_ad_section_start –> One of mainland China’s favourite foreign music stars, Kenny G, caused a mild splash on social media after he dropped in at a pro-democracy protest camp in Hong Kong on Wednesday. <!– google_ad_section_end –>
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The Datafolha poll was the fourth in three days to show that Dilma Rousseff is numerically in front of her rival Aecio Neves
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<!– google_ad_section_start –> An image of disgraced former Communist Party princeling Bo Xilai in handcuffs has won second place at the China News Award, triggering discussion and jokes on social media. <!– google_ad_section_end –>
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A former police inspector who was on duty during the Hillsborough disaster denies he was “leant on” to ensure his statements “toed the party line”.
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A lorry driver accused of causing the death of a woman on a hen party when he crashed into a coach, tells a court: “I never drive careless.”
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<!– google_ad_section_start –> The rule of law does not conflict with the Communist Party’s rule because the country’s legal system was established by the ruling party, a mainland scholar says. <!– google_ad_section_end –>
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<!– google_ad_section_start –> Some 2,000 police officers will be deployed this evening in the Mong Kok and Admiralty protest zones and in Wong Chuk Hang, where top government officials will meet student leaders to discuss the pro-democracy sit-ins, a police source said. <!– google_ad_section_end –>
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The delay deals a new blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and a setback to operators anxious for the launch of Asia’s next big gambling market
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<!– google_ad_section_start –> Tens of thousands of Pakistanis gathered to hear Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the son of slain ex-prime minister Benazir Bhutto, address a rally billed as his formal political debut. <!– google_ad_section_end –>
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Hundreds of protesters tried to break through police lines and they used open umbrellas to shield themselves from pepper spray
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<!– google_ad_section_start –> The chief executive expressed hope yesterday that talks between top officials and student leaders could start next week in an effort to resolve the political impasse that has divided Hong Kong. <!– google_ad_section_end –>
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<!– google_ad_section_start –> Top economic policy adviser Liu He focused on China’s economic growth and restructuring during a three-day trip to Jiangsu province that ended on Friday in preparation for a key meeting in December on next year’s policies. <!– google_ad_section_end –>
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Officers armed with riot shields and pepper spray knocked activists to the ground, dragging dozens away, and tore down barricades protesters used as road blocks around the underpass.
Continue reading Hong Kong police violence against protesters sparks outrage as Beijing’s patience thins
Conservative candidate Aecio Neves gains an unlikely ‘vote of confidence’ from defeated environmentalist as election nears
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<!– google_ad_section_start –> An elderly Sichuan university professor photographed hugging and kissing two female students at a restaurant has sparked a debate about sexual harassment at China’s universities. <!– google_ad_section_end –>
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The UK government is to formally publish proposals to give greater powers to the Scottish Parliament.
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