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Arconic ends sales of panels used at Grenfell Tower for high-rises

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Arconic Inc said on Monday it was stopping global sales of plastic-filled aluminium cladding panels for use in high-rise buildings after a fire in London's Grenfell Tower, which used those Arconic panels, killed at least 79 people.


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Posted 2017/06/26 19:05:37

May strikes £1 billion deal with DUP to prop up government

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May struck a deal on Monday to prop up her minority government by agreeing to at least 1 billion pounds in extra funding for Northern Ireland in return for the support of the province's biggest Protestant party.


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Posted 2017/06/26 18:54:13

U.S. to list China among worst human trafficking offenders - sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States plans to place China on its global list of worst offenders in human trafficking and forced labour, said a congressional source and a person familiar with the matter, a step that could aggravate tensions with Beijing that have eased under President Donald Trump.


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Posted 2017/06/26 18:51:35

Mosul battle to end in days as troops advance in Old City - Iraqi general

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - The battle to wrest full control of the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State will be over in a few days, the Iraqi military said on Monday, as elite counter-terrorism units fought militants among the narrow alleyways of the historic Old City.


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Posted 2017/06/26 17:59:01

Family of man shot dead by police get $3m payout

The family of Philando Castile, a black motorist shot dead by a police officer in the US last year, has been given a $3m settlement.
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Posted 2017/06/26 17:57:00

In victory for Trump, U.S. Supreme Court revives his travel ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by reviving parts of his travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority countries and refugees and agreeing to decide its legality later this year in a major test of presidential powers.


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Posted 2017/06/26 17:46:36

May offers to protect benefits of EU citizens living in Britain

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled details of her plan to protect the rights of EU nationals living in Britain on Monday, saying the government would work to offer them largely the same benefits as British citizens.


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Posted 2017/06/26 17:03:49

Salvador Dali to be dug up for paternity test

The remains of Salvador Dali are to be exhumed to establish if he is the father of a woman who claims her mother had an affair with the surrealist artist.
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Posted 2017/06/26 16:01:00

Swedish al Qaeda hostage freed after six years

A Swedish man held hostage in Mali by al Qaeda has been freed after six years.
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Posted 2017/06/26 15:27:00

Trump gets go ahead for partial travel ban

US President Donald Trump's travel ban on six Muslim-majority countries has been partially reinstated by the Supreme Court.
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Posted 2017/06/26 14:40:00

Markets cheer €17bn bail-out for Italian banks

Markets across Europe cheered as Italy's €17bn (£15bn) bail-out of two Italian banks was approved - but it raised questions over rules designed to end taxpayer-funded rescues.
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Posted 2017/06/26 13:41:00

Carney in driving seat in Bank of England rate tussle

LONDON (Reuters) - Mark Carney has recent history on his side as he faces up to the biggest challenge of his leadership of the Bank of England and tries to keep interest rates at their record low.


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Posted 2017/06/26 13:14:49

Shark sparks panic on Majorca beach

Footage has emerged of the moment a blue shark washed ashore as British holidaymakers soaked up the sun on a beach in Majorca.
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Posted 2017/06/26 01:27:00

Spain forest fire: More than 1,500 evacuated

Around 1,500 people have been evacuated from homes, campsites and hotels after a forest fire erupted in southern Spain.
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Posted 2017/06/25 13:03:00

Oil tanker explosion kills more than 123 in Pakistan

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - An overturned oil tanker exploded killing at least 123 people in Pakistan on Sunday, as most of the victims had gathered round when spilt fuel from the stricken vehicle ignited, officials said.


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Posted 2017/06/25 06:22:01

Hopes fade in China as more landslide victims found with over 100 missing

MAO COUNTY, China (Reuters) - Rescue workers in China pulled more bodies out of piles of rock and mud on Sunday as they searched for more than 100 people still missing a day after a landslide buried a mountain village, with hopes fading of finding survivors.


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Posted 2017/06/25 05:27:46

Time may be nearing for ECB stimulus exit - Weidmann

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The time may be nearing for the European Central Bank to start discussing the end of unprecedented stimulus as growth and inflation are both moving in the right direction, Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann told German newspaper Welt am Sonntag.


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Posted 2017/06/25 05:02:37

More than 120 killed in Pakistan tanker blast

More than 120 people - including children - have been killed after an oil tanker flipped over and burst into flames on a highway in Pakistan.
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Posted 2017/06/25 04:29:00

Two decades after handover, scant love for China among Hong Kong youth

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong student activist Chau Ho-oi, born in the year the Asian financial hub returned to Chinese rule 20 years ago, recalls the sense of pride she once felt towards mainland China.


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Posted 2017/06/25 03:29:06

Post-Brexit free trade deals for 48 countries

Britain will maintain duty-free access to its markets once it has left the European Union for goods from dozens of developing countries.
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Posted 2017/06/25 02:37:00

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