Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Sudan officially informed South Sudan on Tuesday that it would freeze their oil and economic agreements and stop allowing its neighbor to export crude through its territory within two months.
Riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to retake an Istanbul protest square on Tuesday as Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned he would show "no more tolerance" for the unrelenting mass demonstrations against his Islamic-rooted government.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) Chairman and CEO Morris Chang yesterday expressed concern over Taiwan's economic prospects, claiming a lack of effective policy from the ruling party, during the company's annual shareholders' meeting.
Whistle-blower Edward Snowden was acclaimed Tuesday by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as a "hero" defending personal liberty, but U.S. lawmakers clamored for the National Security Agency (NSA) contractor's immediate expulsion from his Hong Kong hideout to face justice at home.
China's latest manned spacecraft successfully blasted off Tuesday on a 15-day mission to dock with a space lab and educate young people about science.
Tax revenue dropped 3.7 percent year-on-year to NT$11.1 billion in May, largely because firms made smaller profits and contributed less tax, according to the Ministry of Finance (MOF).
Apple Inc. unveiled a music streaming service called iTunes Radio and new mobile software on Monday, in the biggest redesign of its operating system since the original iPhone was introduced in 2007.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
The two Koreas will hold their highest-level talks in years Wednesday in an effort to restore scrapped joint economic projects and ease animosity marked by recent threats of nuclear war. That in itself is progress, though there are hints that disputes in their bloody history could thwart efforts to better ties.
A senior Iranian diplomat linked to Iran's reformists, who has been detained at Tehran's notorious Evin Prison for three months, has been denied access to his attorney for the entire time, sources familiar with the case told Reuters on Monday.