• Denny’s plans to add 50 restaurants in China
  • Windows 8 computers to go on sale in October
  • Taliban claim Afghan blast that killed 6 US troops
  • In historic visit, Clinton reaches out to Laos
  • US poised to allow new investment in Myanmar

Denny’s plans to add 50 restaurants in China
The Spartanburg, S.C.-based company Denny’s Corp said that it has signed an agreement with Great China International Group to open 50 new restaurants in southern China over the next 15 years.

Windows 8 computers to go on sale in October
Microsoft Corp. announced the time frame for Windows 8’s mass-market release on July 9, saying that the next version of Microsoft’s Windows operating system will go on sale in October.

Taliban claim Afghan blast that killed 6 US troops
According to officials, the Taliban took responsibility on July 9 for a bomb blast in Afghanistan that killed six American troops, while other militants launched suicide attacks on two police headquarters that left 20 people dead.

In historic visit, Clinton reaches out to Laos
Hillary Clinton became the first U.S. secretary of state to visit Laos in more than five decades, gauging whether a place the United States pummeled with bombs during the Vietnam War could evolve into a new foothold of American influence in Asia.

US poised to allow new investment in Myanmar
The United States is poised to allow American companies to invest with Myanmar’s state oil and gas enterprise, a go-ahead that marks Washington’s biggest easing of economic penalties but also a rare break from democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

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