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Sri Lanka president seeks re-election in snap polls

Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapakse declared Thursday he would seek an unprecedented third term at elections which will be held against a backdrop...

Australia fears Islamist radicals joining forces with biker gangs

Australia is confronting what authorities say is a growing threat from homegrown Islamist radicals and...

FIFA may see World Cup corruption report

Details of the investigation into allegations of widespread corruption in the bidding processes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups could be made available to...

Egypt acquits doctor in female genital mutilation

An Egyptian court on Thursday acquitted a doctor charged with performing female genital mutilation that led to a 13-year‑old girl's death in a...

 

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Ruble heads for longest winning streak since June on oil, taxes

The ruble strengthened for a fourth day, heading for its longest rally since June, as Brent crude...

Billionaire Ma warns Alibaba faces its 'most dangerous' moment

Just two months after its record initial public offering, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is facing its...

Stock exchange rules, Jefferies Trader, Google: Compliance

Stock exchanges must show they can prevent technology disruptions under new rules intended to limit the frequency of malfunctions that have undermined...

T-Mobile could attract suitors again, Deutsche Telekom says

T‑Mobile US Inc., the wireless carrier that drew unsuccessful bids from Sprint Corp. and Iliad SA this year, remains an attractive asset for other...