VAR will be used at Russia World Cup, says FIFA

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Video assistant referees (VARs) will be used at the World Cup for the first time in this year's finals in Russia, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Friday, and teams will be allowed a fourth substitute in matches that go to extra-time.


Posted 2018/03/16 23:36:09

Exclusive - European powers propose new Iran sanctions to meet Trump ultimatum

BRUSSELS/PARIS (Reuters) - Britain, France and Germany have proposed fresh EU sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles and its role in Syria's war, according to a confidential document, in a bid to persuade Washington to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran.


Posted 2018/03/16 23:30:33

Take Five - World markets themes for the week ahead

LONDON (Reuters) - Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the Reuters stories related to them.


Posted 2018/03/16 23:05:36

UK trade minister optimistic about resolution over U.S. tariffs

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Britain has made its disappointment with U.S. import tariffs on metals known and is optimistic about a resolution, UK trade minister Liam Fox said on Friday.


Posted 2018/03/16 22:54:47

Civilians flee as two big Syria battles enter decisive phases

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Thousands of civilians were fleeing from besieged enclaves at opposite ends of Syria on Friday as two major battles in the multi-sided war entered decisive phases, with hundreds of thousands of people trapped in the path of both assaults.


Posted 2018/03/16 21:39:52

Russia to expel UK diplomats as crisis over nerve toxin attack deepens

ASTANA/LONDON (Reuters) - Russia is set to expel British diplomats in retaliation for Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to kick out 23 Russians as relations with London crashed to a post-Cold War low over an attack involving a military-grade nerve agent on English soil.


Posted 2018/03/16 19:29:02

London court rules UK spy behind Trump dossier must give evidence in U.S. libel trial

LONDON (Reuters) - Former British spy Christopher Steele, who compiled a "dossier" of allegations linking U.S. President Donald Trump to Russia, must give a deposition in a U.S. libel case, lawyers for the Russian businessman involved said on Friday.


Posted 2018/03/16 19:20:46

UK treating death of Russian businessman Glushkov as murder - police

LONDON (Reuters) - British police said on Friday they had launched a murder investigation following the death this week of a Russian associate of late tycoon Boris Berezovsky.


Posted 2018/03/16 17:03:23

Thousands flee as dozens killed in Syria air strikes

Thousands of Syrians have fled two major assaults which have seen dozens of people killed at opposite ends of the war-torn country.

Posted 2018/03/16 16:23:00

Eight injured as out-of-control ski lift crashes

Eight people have been injured in a ski lift accident which saw skiers hurled from their seats.

Posted 2018/03/16 16:06:00

Ex-president Zuma to be charged with corruption

South Africa's former president Jacob Zuma will be charged with corruption over a massive arms deal in the 1990s.

Posted 2018/03/16 13:47:00

Former Georgia president: West should fear Putin

One of President Vladimir Putin's longest standing opponents has told Sky News that the Salisbury attack was the consequence of Western indifference to an ever-evolving threat from Russia and that the UK was targeted because it is perceived as weak. 

Posted 2018/03/15 23:24:00

Death toll climbs to six after bridge collapse

Hope of finding any more survivors in the rubble of a collapsed pedestrian bridge in Florida has faded, officials have said.

Posted 2018/03/15 18:22:00

US enacts fresh sanctions against Russia

The US has imposed sanctions on 19 Russians for alleged interference in the 2016 Presidential election.

Posted 2018/03/15 14:37:00

West calls on Russia to explain nerve toxin attack on former double agent

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain, the United States, Germany and France jointly called on Russia on Thursday to explain a military-grade nerve toxin attack on a former Russian double agent in England which they said threatened Western security.


Posted 2018/03/15 14:33:20

Thousands stream out of Syrian rebel enclave as army advances

BEIRUT/DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Thousands of Syrians fled a rebel pocket in eastern Ghouta on Thursday and crossed by foot to army positions, the largest such outflow in almost a month of fighting, as troops seized more ground in the opposition stronghold.


Posted 2018/03/15 14:20:39

Unilever picks Rotterdam for HQ as Britain loses the battle before Brexit​

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's third biggest company Unilever picked Rotterdam over London for its main headquarters on Thursday in a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May's government a year before Brexit.


Posted 2018/03/15 13:42:59

HSBC has 59 percent gender pay gap, biggest among British banks

LONDON (Reuters) - HSBC will reveal a gender pay gap of 59 percent at its main UK banking operation, the biggest yet disclosed by a British bank, according to a copy of the lender's report on the subject seen by Reuters on Thursday ahead of its publication.


Posted 2018/03/15 13:18:06

The lives of three men show why Syria’s rebels are losing

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The war has cost one man part of his liver and intestines. Another his home and work. A third his homeland and studies.


Posted 2018/03/15 12:45:07

How platypus milk could solve the antibiotics crisis

Platypus milk might be the antidote humanity needs to deal with antibiotic-resistant germs and diseases, according to new research.

Posted 2018/03/15 11:23:00