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[Newsmaker] Alibaba: China’s e-commerce ‘crocodile’

SHANGHAI ― Alibaba has become by far the dominant e-commerce company in China, a country with the world’s greatest number of Internet users, in only 15 years.The Hangzhou-based company is largely un...

Updated : 2014.09.21 20:27

Syrian Kurds flee from IS

SURUC, Turkey (AFP) ― Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds flooded into Turkey on Saturday, fleeing an onslaught by the jihadist Islamic State group that prompted an appeal for international interventio...

Updated : 2014.09.21 19:58

Security review launched after White House breach

WASHINGTON (AFP) ― The U.S. Secret Service said Saturday it has launched a comprehensive review of White House security procedures after an intruder scaled a fence, sprinted across the lawn and enter...

Updated : 2014.09.21 19:57

Afghan presidential rivals sign unity deal after long dispute

KABUL (AFP) ― Afghanistan’s two rival presidential candidates signed a power-sharing deal on Sunday, ending a prolonged stand-off over disputed election results at a pivotal moment in the war-weary nation’s history.The final vote count is also scheduled for release, after being delayed ...

Updated : 2014.09.21 19:56

Obama to press at U.N. for broader anti-IS coalition

WASHINGTON (AFP) ― U.S. President Barack Obama plans to make his case against the Islamic State militants before the world at the United Nations General Assembly next week in a bid for greater international support in the anti-IS fight.“We won’t hesitate to take action against these ter...

Updated : 2014.09.21 19:56

Railing against Sarkozy may not be panacea for French left

PARIS (AFP) ― On the face of it, the return to France’s political stage of unpopular right-wing former president Nicolas Sarkozy is welcome news for the beleaguered left.President Francois Hollande’s Socialists have risen quickly to the bait, saying Sarkozy’s record would haunt him, al...

Updated : 2014.09.21 19:55

New Zealand P.M. wins 3rd term

WELLINGTON (AFP) ― The New Zealand government’s handling of a fragile economy was the “overwhelming” reason for its third election victory, Prime Minister John Key said Sunday after his party won ...

Updated : 2014.09.21 19:55

Scotland fears loss of powers in referendum hangover

EDINBURGH (AFP) ― Having rejected independence and lost First Minister Alex Salmond, Scotland woke up to an unsettled future Saturday as fears grew that new powers promised by London will prove a disappointment.Violent scenes in Glasgow’s main square on Friday night may not been repeated...

Updated : 2014.09.21 19:55

China fines GSK $492m for bribery

BEIJING (AP) ― Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline was fined $492 million on Friday for bribing doctors in China, the biggest such penalty ever imposed by a Chinese court.The court sentenced the company’s for...

Updated : 2014.09.21 19:16

Apple iPhone 6 Plus outselling smaller model: survey

More buyers are picking Apple Inc.’s iPhone 6 Plus over the iPhone 6 in this debut weekend, according to a Piper Jaffray Cos. survey, and supplies of the larger model already are selling out in some ...

Updated : 2014.09.21 19:15

Yahoo rakes in another jackpot from Alibaba’s IPO

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ― Yahoo is making amends for years of blundering with one smart move: an early investment in Alibaba Group that has turned into a multibillion-dollar boon.The latest windfall came with Alibaba’s record-setting IPO completed late Thursday, in which the Chinese e-commerc...

Updated : 2014.09.21 19:15

Global crackdown on tax avoidance in place from 2017, OECD says

About 40 countries will crack down on tax avoidance by multinational companies from 2017 under a global plan, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said. Nations are committed to t...

Updated : 2014.09.21 19:15

G20 vows to breathe new life into world economy

CAIRNS, Australia (AFP) ― G20 nations including the United States and China said Sunday they can overcome geo-political tensions and financial risks to achieve extra combined growth of 1.8 percent, a...

Updated : 2014.09.21 19:13

Argentina’s poverty risks quadrupling: WB

Argentina risks quadrupling its poverty level as the economy stalls, the World Bank says. Those living on $4-$10 per day, or 33 percent of Argentina’s population as of 2012, are vulnerable to falling into poverty in the case of an adverse shock, according to the World Bank’s 2015-2018 re...

Updated : 2014.09.21 19:13

Prince William met by cheering crowds in Malta

VALLETTA (AFP) ― Prince William was welcomed by cheering crowds in Malta on Saturday, where he took part in independence celebrations in place of his wife Kate, who is still suffering from acute morning sickness.He stopped to shake hands and pose for selfies with hundreds of people lining...

Updated : 2014.09.21 18:59