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Wal-Mart Profit Up, U.S. Same-Store Sales Fall

Sales at Wal-Mart Stores Inc's U.S. discount stores open at least a year fell 0.9 percent during its second quarter, marking the ninth straight quarterly decline as it tries to lure back bargain hunters.

Minister completes Mongolian ride

The Chancellor is to face a fresh funding demand from Cabinet colleague Owen Paterson after he followed a trail blazed by Genghis Khan and completed an epic 1,000-kilometre horse ride across Mongolia.

Government advisor in alleged corruption case is identified

Former Slovak ambassador to Kenya Igor Liška, who has been accused of corruption relating to the construction of a sports stadium in the village of Osrblie in central Slovakia, has identified Martin Novotný, the former economic affairs advisor to Prime Minister Iveta Radičová, as the person who....

Indian anti-graft activist arrested as protests spread

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Police arrested India's leading anti-corruption campaigner on Tuesday, just hours before he was due to begin a fast to the death, as the beleaguered government cracked down on a self-styled Gandhian activist agitating for a new "freedom" struggle.

Indian anti-graft activist arrested as protests spread

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Police arrested India's leading anti-corruption campaigner Tuesday, just hours before he was due to begin a fast to the death, as the beleaguered government cracked down on a self-styled Gandhian activist agitating for a new "freedom" struggle.

Central Bank maintains asset diversity

The UAE Central Bank appears to be maintaining its policy of diversifying its investments abroad to avert any loss resulting from sudden financial turbulence in global markets by sticking to a proportionate distribution of its assets. Its latest

December 2005

Letter to the Editor: 'Do Dipolog City Motorcycle Drivers Have a Death Wish?' Tuesday, August 16, 2011 03:56:58 PM Do Dipolog City Motorcycle Drivers Have a Death Wish? Well, it certainly seems so. I have driven in many Provinces in the Philippines over the last 29 years and find that the Motorcycle....

DFM achieves 100% compliance in local company disclosures of Q2-2011 results

Dubai Financial Market (DFM) announced that its listed local public joint stock companies have recorded a 100% compliance regarding the disclosure of Q2-2011 results within the deadline of 45 days from the end of the period. The total number of UAE

Libya Uprising: The Perils of the End Game

A Libyan mourner fires shots in the air at a cemetery in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi on August 12, 2011 during the funeral of five rebels killed in the battle for the control of the oil-rich town of Brega. (Photo: Gianluigi Guercia / AFP / Getty Images) The good news from Libya is that the....

Sweden pledges support to Baltic states

STOCKHOLM, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt Monday pledged support to Baltic countries in a grand gathering in Stockholm to celebrate the 20th independence anniversary of three Baltic countries. "The independence of Baltic countries 20 years ago made possible exchange of....

Nordstrom in New York to Use an Alias

Instead of opening its first department store in New York City, Nordstrom is testing the waters with a charitable concept store called Treasure&Bond.

Japan Tightens Nuclear Oversight

Japan Prime Minister Naoto Kan put the nation's environment minister in charge of regulating the nuclear industry in a move aimed at tightening oversight.

Guilty Plea in Conspiracy Case

Mark Kaiser, the former marketing chief of a U.S. unit of Ahold NV, pleaded guilty to a criminal charge after he was granted a new trial last year on allegations he participated in a scheme to artificially boost the unit's operating results.

Retailers expect flat back-to-school sales

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- A national trade group said U.S. retailers could expect back-to-school sales on par with 2010 or just slightly under that.

Libya's Rebels Are Feeling Bullish (The Atlantic Wire)

The Atlantic Wire - As Libyan rebels continue their offensive to isolate the capital of Tripoli, a series of tactical and symbolic victories have given the fighters cause for optimism. Libya's civil war has a long track record of dubious claims from both sides and there are real questions about the....

Turkey Tells Syria to Stop Civilian Bloodshed

Rights activists in port of Latakia say at least 27 have been killed in new raids that also targeted Houla

Chinese, Iranian leaders exchange messages on anniversary of diplomatic ties

BEIJING, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao and his Iranian counterpart, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, exchanged congratulatory messages Tuesday to mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two nations. In his message, Hu said the bilateral relations over past....

Gulf of Guinea pirates trigger alarm

PORTO-NOVO, Benin, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Pirate attacks of the coast of West Africa are increasingly sharply in a region that is becoming a major oil-producing zone and trading hub.

Campaign launched to promote music study

Musicians' organisations are calling on ministers to recognise the importance of pupils studying music and the arts at school Musicians have launched a national campaign to persuade ministers of the importance of studying music at school. The coalition government announced in December that schools....

Minister for Europe congratulates Macedonia on 10th Anniversary of Ohrid Framework

Minister for Europe David Lidington welcomed the 10th anniversary emphasising the Agreement's potential to make a continued contribution to strong and constructive inter-ethnic relations in the country.

Mob attacks navy camp in Eastern Sri Lanka, tension prevails in Kinniya

Aug 15, Kinniya: Hundreds of people in Kinniya have surrounded the Government Agents's office this morning demanding the release of the 25 people arrested last night for attacking a Navy camp in Eastern Province.

RBZ in bid to recover attached property

KWEKWE — The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) is battling to recover its vehicles attached by the messenger of court at Chaka Plant, a gold mine run by Carslone Enterprises. The vehicles were attached following a consent arbitration award of $135 115, 70, being payment of salaries and wages of 150 workers employed by the mine.

Chombo, Zvidzai clash

Tension is mounting between Local Government minister Ignatius Chombo and his deputy Sessel Zvidzai over the fate of Kwekwe city treasurer Albert Zingwe, who was fired by the Local Government Board (LGB) early this month. Chombo recently directed the local authority to reinstate Zingwe, who was....

Long Tan service to honour Aussies, Kiwis

WAR veterans will be among a 300-strong crowd attending a commemorative service at the site of Australia's biggest battle in the Vietnam War this week.

Orange and T-Mobile get the bill for licence extensions

REPORTS in early August about the possible arrival of a fourth operator in the Slovak mobile phone market came just as Slovakia's Telecommunications Office (TÚ) was deciding to extend the frequency licences of the country two largest existing operators, Orange Slovensko and Slovak Telekom (which markets mobile services under the T-Mobile brand).

Asia-Pacific stock markets open higher

Stocks in Europe and on Wall Street ended the volatile week higher on Friday following positive retail sales data out of the U.S. and after European regulators imposed temporary bans on short-selling of financial shares late Thursday. Asia-Pacific stock markets opened strongly on Monday, after stocks in the U.

Gadhafi Urges Libyans to Fight NATO

Libyan Leader Moammar Gadhafi has urged his people to take up arms "to liberate Libya." In an audio message broadcast on Libyan television early Monday, Mr. Gadhafi urged Libyans to fight to retake towns held by rebels. Rebels have been pushing closer to the capital Tripoli.

Venezuelan president back from Cuba

CARACAS, Venezuela, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returned to his country Sunday following a second round of chemotherapy in Cuba, officials say.;type=Article;id=90057099#"UNRWA Watch" Launched in Gaza

A new watchdog organization has been launched in Gaza to monitor the performance of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA), which has recently decreased its services to the impoverished Gaza Strip.

Discount stores adjust to shaky economy

Wal-Mart and Target rule the discount retail market, but the economic downturn could spell either more customers or a more challenging environment.

Yishai slams State Comptroller ahead of damning Carmel fire report

Interior Minister Eli Yishai went on the defensive Sunday ahead of what was expected to be a damning report by the state comptroller on the response to a deadly fire in northern Israel last winter. The devastating forest fire that erupted in December 2010 swept across the Carmel region, claiming the....
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