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With discounts galore and Taylor Swift, Alibaba eyes another record Singles' Day

Sun, 11/10/2019 - 7:46am
Alibaba Group will kick off its annual 24-hour shopping extravaganza on Monday with deals and deep discounts galore, and a performance by American popstar Taylor Swift to top it all, as it pushes to rake in another record Singles' Day sales.

Mexico massacre unites Mormon sects, even their exiles

Sun, 11/10/2019 - 7:44am
WhatsApp messages flooded Amber Bostwick’s phone last Tuesday as relatives sent harrowing accounts of the slaughter of nine women and children by drug cartel gunmen in northern Mexico.

Spanish voter turnout at 38% at 2 p.m., down from April election

Sun, 11/10/2019 - 7:29am
Turnout in Spain's repeat parliamentary election stood at 37.9% at 2 p.m. (1300 GMT) on Sunday, according to the interior ministry, a drop from the 41.5% recorded at the same time during the previous election in April.

Will Spain finally have a government?

Sun, 11/10/2019 - 7:29am
The main candidates in Sunday's parliamentary election in Spain, the country's fourth national election in four years, have already dismissed several possible scenarios for forming a government by agreement if the result is inconclusive.

French IS suspects want to go home, and 'go on with my life'

Sun, 11/10/2019 - 6:37am
Three French women who escaped from a camp for suspected jihadists in northern Syria say they want to go home and face whatever legal action France requires over their alleged links to the Islamic State (IS) militant group.

Australian firefighters battle blazes, brace for more

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 10:23pm
Australian firefighters raced on Sunday to contain widespread bushfires that have left three people dead, and braced for worse conditions in coming days as they warned the blazes will stretch their ability to protect people.

Bolivia military says won't 'confront' the people as pressure on Morales builds

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 9:05pm
President Evo Morales faced rising pressure to resolve a weeks-long standoff over Bolivia's disputed election on Saturday after police forces were seen joining anti-government protests and the military said it would not "confront the people" over the issue.

Protests expected at Hong Kong shopping malls one week after violent clash

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 8:59pm
Hong Kong protesters suggested they could hold rallies at a several major shopping malls on Sunday, a week after similar gatherings resulted in violent clashes with police.

After burying last victims, some in Mexico's breakaway Mormon community head north

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 8:05pm
Members of a breakaway Mormon community tucked in the hills of northern Mexico buried the last of their dead on Saturday after a devastating massacre, and some headed for safer ground in the United States.

Mexican government says it is concerned about situation in Bolivia

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 7:29pm
Mexico's foreign ministry said on Saturday that it was concerned about the political situation in Bolivia, which has been locked in a weeks-long standoff over a disputed election.

Republicans want Hunter Biden, whistleblower to testify in open hearings

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 6:54pm
Republicans on Saturday asked that former Vice President Joe Biden's son and the whistleblower whose complaint triggered the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump be called to testify in public hearings that begin next week.

UK Conservatives put $1.5 trillion price tag on Labour opposition plans

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 6:44pm
Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party said the opposition Labour Party would spend an extra 1.2 trillion pounds ($1.5 trillion) over the next five years if it wins power in an election on Dec. 12, British newspapers reported on Saturday.

UK Conservatives gain over Labour: Independent poll

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 6:44pm
Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has gained versus the opposition Labour Party over the past month, a poll published by the Independent newspaper showed on Sunday.

Militias, conservative activists rally in Washington

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 6:10pm
Militias and conservative activists rallied in Washington on Saturday to demand protection of gun ownership rights, term limits for lawmakers in Congress, and tighter U.S. borders against immigrants, among other things.

Australian firefighters battle widespread blazes, brace for worse conditions

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 5:48pm
Australian firefighters will spend Sunday trying to contain bushfires as authorities warn that widespread fire danger on Tuesday will stretch their ability to protect people.

Saudi Aramco prospectus flags risks, gives few details on IPO size

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 5:45pm
By Saeed Azhar, Hadeel Al Sayegh, Aziz El Yaakoubi and Maher Chmaytelli

Factbox: IPO prospectus lays out main risks to Aramco's operations

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 5:44pm
Saudi state oil giant Aramco unveiled the prospectus for its initial public offering (IPO) on Saturday, laying out the main material risks that may adversely affect the company's business or its financial position.

Divided and election-weary, Spain heads to the polls

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 5:25pm
A bitterly divided Spain goes to the polls on Sunday for its second parliamentary election in just over six months, likely to deliver an even more fragmented parliament with no clear winner and a sizeable showing by the far-right.

In Brazil, newly freed Lula sets up clash with Bolsonaro's right-wing

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 3:22pm
Brazil's former leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Saturday attacked right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro for impoverishing working Brazilians and vowed to unite the left to win the 2022 elections in a speech one day after being freed from jail.

Salvadoran massacre victims still hunting 'truth and justice' 38 years later

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 2:12pm
Fidel Perez has abandoned his farm for the day to look on as investigators work in a remote cemetery in this Central American country, seeking answers to one of many tragedies in the Salvadoran civil war - and the remains of his mother and sister.