Taipei will let Chinese investors place funds in the island's stock and futures markets, in Taiwan's latest bid to expand mainland business ties.
Thursday, 31 July 2008
Bloomberg: China will close a further 222 factories and ban more cars if pollution levels become extreme during next month's Olympic Games
Wetenschappers van onder meer de Technische Universiteit Delft hebben onder het schilderij Grasgrond van Vincent van Gogh een portret van een vrouw on
By Mike Whitney
Aussie bank's write-offs signal doom for Wall Street.
By M K Bhadrakumar
The United States has suffered a huge defeat in the race for Caspian gas. The question now is how much longer Washington could afford to keep Iran out of the energy market.
By Bennet Kelley
The Iraqi's have rejected this invitation to be an American colony as "arrogant" and an affront to their sovereignty, but the White House is playing hardball and recently cost the Iraqi's $5 billion by blocking the transfer of certain Iraqi currency reserves out of the declining dollar.
Wednesday, 30 July 2008
President Viktor A. Yushchenko of Ukraine, right, greeted Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Kiev, Ukraine, on Saturday
Après avoir tué trois hommes des services de renseignement dans la vallée de Swat lundi, les talibans pakistanais ont enlevé trente membres des forces de sécurité mardi dans un poste de police de la même région.
Le Quai d'Orsay a indiqué mardi avoir obtenu des assurances de la part de la Chine que les investissements français n'étaient pas soumis à un gel.
Pascal Delwit est spécialiste des questions européennes et professeur de sciences politiques à l'université libre de Bruxelles. Il répond aux questions du «Figaro».
Telegraph: The London Stock Exchange is on track to launch a junior market in Japan early next year after winning approval for regulatory changes
The Times: China faces its worst blackouts in four years as power stations run out of fuel because unsafe coal mines have been closed
The Times: British Airways began merger talks with Iberia, the Spanish national carrier, in a deal that will create Europe's largest airline
Neuroscience, National Security & the "War on Terror"
by Tom Burghardt
Global Research, July 29, 2008
Torture is used regularly on Palestinians detained by the Fatah-dominated security forces in the West Bank and by their Hamas counterparts in Gaza, two human rights reports say.
There is mounting apprehension that Pakistan's generals are becoming less cooperative because the country fears Washington has allowed rival India to extend influence in Afghanistan.
By Eric Margolis
Given these facts, we can see how false are claims trumpeted by the west that Iran is a dangerous military power that is about to eradicate Israel. The facts are quite the reverse.
Tuesday, 29 July 2008
The war between the United States and Iran is on
By Scott Ritter
American taxpayer dollars are being used, with the permission of Congress, to fund activities which result in Iranians being killed and wounded, and Iranian property destroyed. This wanton violation of a nation's sovereignty would not be tolerated if the tables were turned and Americans were being subjected to Iranian-funded covert actions which took the lives of Americans, on American soil, and destroyed American property and livelihood.
Le numéro deux mondial des équipements sportifs va progressivement retirer sa production de l'empire du Milieu
Airbus employees celebrated Monday as Emirates airlines received its first A380 jumbo jet, at an airport in Hamburg, Germany
Gaz de France (GdF) and Suez are to merge to create an oil and gas giant to be known as GdF Suez. Suez has previously said that it wants to own and operate nuclear power plants by 2015-20 and would decide on taking part in new nuclear projects "by the start of 2009 at the latest." Suez has already established specialist nuclear departments and has agreed with Areva and fellow oil company Total to work on a nuclear desalination project in the United Arab Emirates. Areva owns 1.2% of GdF Suez and its CEO, Anne Lauvergeon, sits on two GdF Suez board subcommittees. GdF Suez also owns a 5% equity stake in Areva's forthcoming Georges Besse II uranium enrichment facility. The French state remains the largest shareholder in GdF Suez, with a stake of 35.7%, while it owns 88% of Areva.
By Stephen Lendman
Global Research, July 28, 2008
New York Times: As most airlines around the globe are shedding jobs and routes, Middle Eastern carriers are expanding as fast as they can.
Monday, 28 July 2008
A Third of British Muslim Students Justify Killing for Religion
by Hana Levi Julian
Le Parti du peuple cambodgien du Premier ministre Hun Sen estime avoir emporté deux tiers des sièges aux élections législatives de ce dimanche. Mais l'opposition dénonce des fraudes, et demande que le scrutin soit réorganisé dans la capitale Pnom Penh.
By Hugh EakinSince the looting of the Iraq Museum in Baghdad in April 2003, the international press has accorded considerable space to the country's imperiled ancient heritage. Much of this coverage, however, has been devoted to the museum, the impressive campaign to recover its stolen works, and the continued struggle to reopen its galleries. Only occasional, anecdotal reports—mostly from the first year of the conflict—have borne witness to large-scale plunder of archaeological sites, to which the damage is irreversible.
Bloomberg: India's central bank is expected to raise interest rates tomorrow - the third rise in less than two months as inflation nears 12 per cent
The Times: The privatization of Vietnam Airlines looks set to be delayed as the country's recent economic boom begins to fade
The Times: British MPs accused the six biggest energy companies of conspiring to keep prices artificially high
House prices are tumbling, the job market is faltering, and financial markets are struggling -- but the U.S. economy is expanding. Continued growth raises the prospect that this could be the first U.S. recession without a decline in economic output.
Reasons Not to Invest In Russia Are Growing
Russia's failure to control the battle for control over oil company TNK-BP, coupled with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's outburst toward miner Mechel, combined to roil local stocks.
Sunday, 27 July 2008
by Hillel Fendel
Saturday, 26 July 2008
Blast, one of three in less than 24 hours, killed six-year-old girl, five Hamas gunmen, including senior military commander
At least five people were killed on Friday in heavy clashes between rival sectarian factions in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli, medical sources said.
Halevy, who currently heads the Center for Strategic and Policy Studies at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, added that an Iranian attack on Israel would probably have little impact, because Iranian missiles would largely be intercepted by Israel's advanced anti-missile defense system.