SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the strongest storm to hit the U.S. territory in nearly 90 years, ripping windows from their fixtures and sending debris hurtling through the streets as it approached the capital, San Juan.Source
Posted 2017/09/20 13:58:03
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Toshiba Corp agreed on Wednesday to sell its prized semiconductor business to a group led by U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital LP, a key step in keeping the struggling Japanese conglomerate listed on the Tokyo exchange.Source
Posted 2017/09/20 13:55:22
LONDON (Reuters) - Oil headed for its largest third-quarter gain in 13 years as prices rose on Wednesday after the Iraqi oil minister said OPEC and its partners are considering extending or deepening output cuts aimed at reducing a global supply glut.Source
Posted 2017/09/20 13:44:34
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescue workers scrabbled through rubble as dawn broke on Wednesday, searching for dozens of children feared buried beneath a Mexico City school, among hundreds of buildings destroyed by the country's most lethal earthquake in a generation.Source
Posted 2017/09/20 13:24:37
LONDON (Reuters) - British retail sales unexpectedly surged in August, boosting chances the Bank of England will raise interest rates for the first time in a decade at its next meeting.Source
Posted 2017/09/20 12:39:42
HONG KONG/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Slowing innovation at iPhone maker Apple gives Asian rivals their best chance yet to conquer developed markets, retailers and consumers say - thanks to better designs and lower prices.Source
Posted 2017/09/20 11:53:48
NEWPORT, Wales (Reuters) - British police arrested three men in south Wales over last week's bombing of a busy commuter train in west London, meaning five people are now being questioned by detectives over the attack which injured 30 people.Source
Posted 2017/09/20 10:43:12
Leonardo DiCaprio has announced his foundation will give out $20m (£15m) to tackle the effects of climate change.
Posted 2017/09/20 10:31:00
Police have arrested at least 12 people in raids on Catalan government offices, ahead of an independence referendum authorities in Spain are calling illegal.
Posted 2017/09/20 10:20:00
Hundreds of small tremors have raised fears of an impending volcanic eruption on the holiday island of Bali.
Posted 2017/09/20 09:12:00
Mexico has a deadly and unlucky history with earthquakes.
Posted 2017/09/20 08:20:00
More than 200 people have been killed in an earthquake in central Mexico - including at least 21 children whose school collapsed on them.
Posted 2017/09/19 19:11:00
LONDON (Reuters) - British lawmakers will vote on Tuesday on moves by the Conservative government to bolster its numbers on committees that scrutinise laws, denounced by the opposition as an attempt to "rig parliament".Source
Posted 2017/09/12 13:14:26
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Pressure mounted on Myanmar on Tuesday to end violence that has sent about 370,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, with the United States calling for protection of civilians and Bangladesh urging safe zones to enable refugees to go home.Source
Posted 2017/09/12 12:01:57
UNITED NATIONS/SEOUL (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council unanimously voted to step up sanctions on North Korea, with its profitable textile exports now banned and fuel supplies capped, prompting a traditionally defiant threat of retaliation against the United States.Source
Posted 2017/09/12 11:50:03
LONDON (Reuters) - Leading British theatre director Peter Hall, founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company, has died at the age of 86, the National Theatre said on Tuesday.Source
Posted 2017/09/12 11:45:24
LONDON (Reuters) - British inflation hit its joint highest level in more than five years in August, complicating the Bank of England's job this week of explaining why it is not raising interest rates.Source
Posted 2017/09/12 11:41:19
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's parliament backed a second reading of legislation to sever ties with the European Union early on Tuesday, a reprieve for Prime Minister Theresa May who now faces demands by lawmakers for concessions before it becomes law.Source
Posted 2017/09/12 10:26:01
Air Berlin has been forced to cancel about 100 flights after an "exceptionally high" number of its pilots called in sick.
Posted 2017/09/12 09:51:00
This iPhone launch feels a bit muddled, a bit leaky, a bit, well, unApple.
Posted 2017/09/12 09:42:00