LONDON - A British soldier was hacked to death by two men shouting Islamic slogans in a south London street on Wednesday, in what the government said appeared to be a terrorist attack.
WEST, Texas - The fertilizer-plant explosion that killed 14 and injured about 200 others in Texas last month highlights the failings of a U.S. federal law intended to save lives during chemical accidents, a Reuters investigation has found.
DUBAI - A slide in solar power costs and a surge in oil prices over the last few years has made solar power a win-win strategy for Saudi Arabia: saving billions of dollars of crude for export while making electricity at less than half the cost. Full Article
NEAR SOFIYA, Sudan - Faced with the loss of most oil production after South Sudan seceded in 2011, Sudan has been scrambling to find new sources to pay for imports. Developing its sugar industry is a priority as is searching for gold. Full Article
ANKARA - A hundred authors have selected a few hundred of the 17,000 or so reported quotes from Mohammad for a new Turkish compilation designed to examine Islamic views on God, faith and life in terms that the average modern Turk can understand. Full Article
May 22 - Analysts say look out for clues that Sears boss Edward Lampert will spin off Land's End and Sears Canada when the company reports earnings.
Apple followed the law, but its aggressive use of Irish subsidiaries to reduce tax payments fails the smell test. Ireland comes off as an unscrupulous tax haven, while the U.S. government looked the other way. It’s time for a new international deal on corporate taxes. Commentary
The absence of democratic accountability meant the elites felt free to accelerate the development of a more and more integrated European Union, of which the euro was the largest innovation. Now, for many states, it’s the largest burden. Commentary
Marissa Mayer's $1.1 billion deal to buy blogging site Tumblr bolsters the website’s firepower in the mobile arms race. It’s the latest sign that Mayer has the backing of her board and shareholders to take risks. In less than a year, she has turned Yahoo from a purple joke to part of the buzz. Commentary
Selling its final stake in lender ICBC leaves Goldman Sachs with an annual return on its investment of around 36 percent. HSBC, which just sold out of insurer Ping An after ten years, notched up a lesser 23 percent. The reason: the UK lender put strategic value before profit. Commentary
The bursting of the gold bubble is just a harbinger of how vulnerable markets are to a tapering of quantitative easing, says Breakingviews. Other asset classes are also at risk. Video