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Rice to seek to defuse US prison scandal in Europe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will seek to deflect growing European pressure over allegations that the CIA has been running secret prisons in the region on a trip to the continent next week.

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EU says no assurances from U.S. on secret prisons

BERLIN (Reuters) - The United States has told the European Union it needs more time to respond formally to reports that the CIA has run secret prisons for terrorist suspects in Eastern Europe, an EU commissioner said on Monday.

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Wendi’s rise to power

Legend has it that Wendi Deng met her husband Rupert Murdoch at a Star TV dinner party in Hong Kong in 1997. The Australian-born media mogul, who owns News Corporation and the company's Asian satellite service Star TV, was then 66.

Lifestyle

Wendi’s rise to power

Legend has it that Wendi Deng met her husband Rupert Murdoch at a Star TV dinner party in Hong Kong in 1997. The Australian-born media mogul, who owns News Corporation and the company's Asian satellite service Star TV, was then 66.

Business

QSR stalemate

THE battle for control of QSR Brands Bhd continues as Kulim (M) Bhd's votes at an EGM held on Sept 20 were disregarded and the nine directors, who were thought to have been ousted last month, will remain on the board of QSR. The Sept 20 EGM had been adjourned and it was reconvened yesterday.

Business

Porsche to own more of VW

German carmaker Volkswagen has offered Porsche to help it secure another 3.4% stake via a capital increase, cementing the two firms' cooperation, according to media reports.

World

Hong Kong leader's maiden policy speech gets top billing

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's new leader, Donald Tsang, will deliver his maiden policy address on Wednesday and all eyes are on how he plans to improve governance and further boost the economy after years of policy blunders.

Business

Today’s EGM crucial for Kulim

KULIM (M) Bhd's EGM today is crucial as it would set the pace for the company to undertake a mandatory general offer to buy the remaining shares it does not own in fast-food group QSR Brands Bhd.

World

Hong Kong lawmakers hope China trip will build trust

GUANGZHOU, China (Reuters) - Hong Kong lawmakers, including pro-democracy activists, said on Monday they hoped their two-day trip to mainland China, the first in years, would open the door to more visits and better dialogue with Beijing.

World

Hong Kong democrats enter mainland China after 16 years

SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) - A handful of die-hard pro-democracy lawmakers from Hong Kong crossed into mainland China on Sunday for the first time since being barred for criticising Beijing after the Tiananmen Square crackdown of 1989.