A container truck drives along a pier at Taiwan's busy northern ...
Aug 8th, 2011
(AFP) - A container truck drives along a pier at Taiwan's busy northern Keelung harbour taken.Taiwan's July export figures hit a better-than-expected monthly high of $28.12 billion on strong demand from China, officials and analysts said.(AFP/Patrick Lin) -
By Estelle Shirbon LONDON (Reuters) - The HMRC approved a controversial deal with Goldman Sachs partly to avoid the embarrassment of the U.S. bank pulling out of a new tax framework, a court heard on Thursday. The challenge by activist group UK Uncut Legal Action over a deal worth up to 20 million pounds to the U.S. bank, stems from public anger in... [Full Article]
LONDON (AP) - Two U.K. government officials say a brutal attack that left one man dead near a London military barracks appears to have been motivated by radical Islam. (Source: Associated Press)... [Full Article]
By Angela Moon NEW YORK (Reuters) - With the broad S&P 500 Index gliding once again into uncharted territory and posting four straight weeks of gains, the talk of Wall Street's rally inevitably hitting a ceiling is starting to get old. Concerns about a technical correction have been a hot topic for weeks, especially as the rally accelerate... [Full Article]
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - A Taiwanese plan to end mandatory military service and shift to an all-volunteer force is running into a problem: Not enough volunteers. (Source: Associated Press)... [Full Article]
BEIRUT (AP) - A wave of tit-for-tat kidnappings between rival Islamic militant groups in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo risks sparking large-scale internal fighting between rebels after clashes killed at least four militants earlier this week, activists said Saturday. (Source: Associated Press)... [Full Article]