Iraq hostage drama ends in bloodshed

At least 37 people are killed after Iraqi troops storm a Catholic church in Baghdad to free dozens of hostages being held by gunmen, sources say.

RPT-BHP Billiton plans to sweeten Potash bid – paper

LONDON, Oct 31 (Reuters) – BHP Billiton is
planning to raise its $39 billion hostile bid for Canada’s
Potash Corp , the world’s largest fertiliser supplier,
the Sunday Times reported, citing sources…

Rousseff likely to win as booming Brazil votes

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilians voted for president on Sunday and were likely to hand victory to the ruling party’s Dilma Rousseff, who has vowed to build on an unprecedented run of prosperity that has lifted millions from poverty and made Brazil a darling of foreign investors.

Apple sues Motorola, further escalating cellphone wars

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Apple Inc sued rival Motorola Inc, claiming the Droid smartphone maker infringes on three iPhone patents.

Republicans say voters will repudiate Obama

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – With two days left in a bitter fight for control of Congress, Republicans on Sunday appeared headed to a smashing victory they said would be a repudiation of President Barack Obama and his policies.

Suicide bomber wounds 32 in Istanbul’s main square

Istanbul (Reuters) – A suicide bomber wounded 32 people in an attack targeting Turkish police in Istanbul’s main square Sunday, an area teaming with tourists and shoppers.

Stocks’ week of reckoning arrives

After a two-month rally in the stock market, some investors are about to see if they get what they wished for: more Republicans in Congress and lots of cheap money.

EU asks News Corp about rights deals with Sky-paper

LONDON, Oct 31 (Reuters) – The European Commission has
informally questioned News Corp about how it will
manage future sports and production rights if it fully acquires
BSkyB , the Sunday Telegraph…