Thursday, 7 July 2016

Chilcot report criticises Tony Blair for leading UK into Iraq war based on flawed intelligence

A British inquiry into the Iraq war strongly criticised former Prime Minister Tony Blair and his government on Wednesday, saying they had led the country into war based on flawed intelligence that should have been challenged.

Britain's Iraq war inquiry delivers damning verdict on former PM Tony Blair

Former British prime minister Tony Blair took his country into a badly planned, woefully executed and legally questionable war in Iraq in 2003, according to the findings of a long-delayed inquiry published on Wednesday (July 6).

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Cameron's reckless gamble could lead to breakup of the UK

The reaction to the UK's vote to leave the European Union has been dramatic. Sterling has fallen to levels not seen since 1985, David Cameron has resigned as prime minister and S&P has downgraded the nation's AAA credit rating by two notches to AA, with a negative outlook, in a move that may come to symbolise the perceived diminished status of the nation.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

After a boom decade, Shanghai still needs room to grow

A decade ago, there were construction cranes everywhere in downtown Shanghai, and many market analysts were sounding alarms about overbuilding and predicted a downturn in the city’s office property market.

China to launch ‘hack-proof’ quantum satellite next month

China will launch the world’s first quantum satellite next month to demonstrate a series of advanced technologies such as hacker-proof communications and quantum teleportation.