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Indian court gives disputed religious site to Hindus in landmark ruling
NEW DELHI/AYODHYA, India (Reuters) – India’s Supreme Court on Saturday awarded a bitterly disputed religious site to Hindus, dealing a defeat to Muslims who also claim the land that has sparked some of the bloodiest riots in the history of independent India.
Hong Kong faces 24th weekend of protest day after student’s death
HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong protesters are planning a 24th straight weekend of pro-democracy rallies, including inside shopping malls across the Chinese-ruled city on Sunday, some of which have started peacefully in recent weeks and descended into violent chaos.
Bloomberg faces big challenges if he leaps into 2020 White House race
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has the money and name recognition to shake up the Democratic presidential race, but he will face huge hurdles to the nomination if he makes the leap to become a formal candidate.
White House official says he heard U.S. envoy push for investigation of Bidens
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An official on the White House’s National Security Council said he heard the U.S. ambassador to the European Union explicitly press Ukrainian officials to investigate Joe Biden and his son, according to a transcript released on Friday by Democrats leading the impeachment probe of President Donald Trump.
WeWork data shows growth still doubling
NEW YORK (Reuters) – WeWork owner The We Company disclosed data on Friday that showed expansion of its office-sharing business was almost doubling in size from a large pipeline of leases even as the money-losing company plans to slash costs and reduce its headcount.
Alibaba hires more banks on up to $15 billion listing: sources
HONG KONG (Reuters) – Alibaba has extended its investment banking syndicate as it works towards a $10 billion to $15 billion listing in Hong Kong at the end of the month, according to three sources with direct knowledge of the matter.
Paris police detain rocker Pete Doherty for buying drugs
PARIS (Reuters) – British rocker Pete Doherty has been arrested in Paris for buying drugs, the Paris prosecutor’s office said on Friday.
Late Prodigy singer Flint’s belongings sell for nearly $450,000 LONDON (Reuters) – Clothes, furniture and music awards belonging to Keith Flint, the late frontman of the Prodigy, have sold for nearly $450,000 at auction, eight months after the 49-year-old singer was found dead at his home.
Barty bagels Garcia as Australia level Fed Cup final
MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s ever-dependable Ash Barty doled out the dreaded double-bagel to Caroline Garcia, leveling the Fed Cup final at 1-1 against France after the opening day’s singles in Perth on Saturday.
NBA roundup: Bogdanovic drops Bucks at buzzer
Bojan Bogdanovic drained the game-winning 3-pointer as time expired Friday to lift the Utah Jazz, who withstood a series of furious second-half comebacks by the Milwaukee Bucks, to a 103-100 victory in Salt Lake City.
CONFLICTS / WAR / PEACE
UKRAINE-CRISIS/WITHDRAWAL (PIX) (TV)
Ukraine expected to withdraw forces in eastern Donetsk region
Ukraine expected to pull back forces and weaponry from a town in the eastern Donetsk region, the latest in a series of such moves that are a condition for four-way peace talks with Russia, France and Germany. 9 Nov 14:00 ET / 10:00 GMT
POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
SPAIN-ELECTION/CATALONIA-PROTEST (PIX) (TV)
Democratic Tsunami calls for protest in central Barcelona
Catalan secretive protest group Democratic Tsunami calls for a protest in Barcelona’s Placa Catalunya and all across Spain on the eve of parliamentary elections. 9 Nov 19:00 ET / 15:00 GMT
GERMANY-BERLINWALL/TRABANT (PIX) (TV)
East German Trabant car parade in the former border village of Moedlareuth
At the former border crossings a gate will be installed on November 9, which will be opened symbolically at 4 pm and will let the expected Trabi column pass through from the Thuringian to the Bavarian side. 9 Nov 19:00 ET / 15:00 GMT
ROMANIA-ELECTION/PRESIDENT (PIX) (TV)
Romania holds presidential election
Romania holds national ballot to elect a new president, with current President Klaus Iohannis eligible for a new five-year term. The first round of voting will be followed by a second round, on Nov. 24. 10 Nov
INDIA-POLLUTION/ (PIX) (TV) (GRAPHIC)
Low visibility as Indian capital hit by days of air pollution
Air pollution in New Delhi causes low visibility in the Indian capital for days. Monuments like India Gate war memorial and India’s presidential palace remain engulfed in smog. 10 Nov
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visits Armenia
Lavrov plans to meet Armenian Prime Minister and President and hold talks with Armenian Foreign Minister 10 Nov
BUSINESS / ECONOMICS
SINGLES-DAY/ALIBABA (PIX) (TV)
Alibaba kicks off annual Singlesâ€™ Day shopping festival with Taylor Swift
E-commerce giant Alibaba Group kicks off the annual Singlesâ€™ Day shopping festival, Chinaâ€™s largest 24-hour online shopping event of the year. Pop superstar Taylor Swift is lined up as the headline act according to media reports, while CEO Daniel Zhang will also appear at the event. 10 Nov 20:00 ET / 16:00 GM
ESPORTS-LOL/ (PIX) (TV)
League of Legends world championship finals in Paris Gamers attend the League of Legends World Championship Finals in Paris. 10 Nov