BEIJING (AP) — Foreigners who want to buy Alibaba Group shares in the Chinese e-commerce giant’s U.S. public offering will need to get comfortable with an unusual business structure. Continue reading
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistani protesters broke into the PTV national television station’s headquarters in central Islamabad on Monday, the channel reported. It showed live footage of a crowd of men streaming into the building after breaking through i… Continue reading
Russia Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Ukrainian forces must pull back from positions from which they can hit civilian targets, and negotiations taking place on Monday should seek an immediate ceasefire in eastern Ukraine. “They must leave position… Continue reading
BAGHDAD (AP) — The bumbling young militant first drops the rocket launcher on the toes of his boss before taking aim and firing toward a military checkpoint outside of an Iraqi town — not realizing he’s fired it backward at his leader.
Dozens of Turkish police officers, including a former chief of a police financial unit, were detained on Monday in a fresh wave of arrests over allegations that officers were involved in plotting against the government, local media said. Dozens of police have been remanded in custody since July on charges that they formed a criminal organization and bugged phones, part of what new President Tayyip Erdogan has described as a plot against him. The latest detentions came after Ahmet Davutoglu took over from Erdogan as prime minister last week following Erdogan’s victory in the country’s first direct presidential election on Aug. 10. Erdogan accuses U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen of using a network of followers, who have influence in the police, judiciary and other institutions, to try to oust him.
KIEV (Reuters) – Two seamen are missing after Sunday’s separatist rebel artillery attack on a Ukrainian patrol boat in the Sea of Azov, and eight seamen were rescued, a Ukrainian border guard official said on Monday. “The cutter has sunk. We managed to… Continue reading
A Chinese anti-trust regulator said on Monday it has given Microsoft Corp 20 days to reply to queries on the compatability of its Windows operating system and Office software suite amid a probe into the world’s largest software company. The State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) questioned Microsoft Vice President David Chen and gave the company a deadline to make an explanation, the agency said in a short statement on its website. SAIC also repeated that it suspected the company has not fully disclosed issues relating to the compatability of the software and the operating system. “[A] special investigation team conducted an anti-monopoly investigation inquiry with Microsoft Vice President Chen Shi (David Chen), and required that Microsoft make a written explanation within 20 days,” the SAIC said in a statement on its website.
By Matt Siegel SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia on Monday unveiled fresh sanctions against Russia over what Prime Minister Tony Abbott called its “bullying” of neighboring Ukraine, where the Kremlin is accused of backing pro-Russian insurgent groups battli… Continue reading
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers disrupted a Beijing official’s speech Monday as he sought to explain a decision announced over the weekend to tightly limit voting reforms for the southern Chinese financial hub.
By Syed Raza Hassan and Maria Golovnina ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistani protesters wielding sticks and throwing stones marched on government buildings in the capital Islamabad on Monday after weeks of demonstrations demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s resignation turned violent over the weekend. Protests led by Imran Khan, a renowned cricketer before entering politics, and fiery cleric Tahir ul-Qadri, erupted last month and descended into deadly chaos on Saturday, with at least three people killed in clashes with police. On Monday morning, despite heavy rain, crowds of protesters fought running battles with retreating police forces after breaking the main gate into the Pakistan Secretariat area which houses government ministries as well as Sharif’s residence. Although they fired occasional teargas canisters, police were seen retreating and showing restraint as protesters, many carrying wooden clubs, pushed closer to Sharif’s house.