Britain has identified Russians suspected of Skripal nerve attack - PA

British police have identified several Russians who they believe were behind the nerve agent attack on former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, the Press Association reported on Thursday, citing a source close to the investigation.


Posted 2018/07/19 07:32:39

British Airways says I.T. issue resolved, trying to minimise disruption

British Airways said on Thursday it had resolved an I.T. issue overnight which had led to cancelled flights at Europe's busiest airport Heathrow, and was trying to minimise any further disruption to its schedule.


Posted 2018/07/19 07:02:25

Evacuation of two pro-Assad Syrian villages complete

The evacuation of thousands of people from two loyalist Syrian villages that were besieged by rebels in the northwest is complete, state media said on Thursday, with the government expected to release hundreds of detainees in return.


Posted 2018/07/19 07:01:13

Asian shares struggle as trade worries offset gains from Wall St. earnings

Asian shares on Thursday struggled to hold earlier gains made after upbeat Wall Street earnings, as trade war jitters rattled China's stock and currency markets, with the yuan hitting fresh one-year lows.


Posted 2018/07/19 06:51:25

Israel adopts divisive Jewish nation-state law

Israel passed a law on Thursday to declare that only Jews have the right of self-determination in the country, something members of the Arab minority called racist and verging on apartheid.


Posted 2018/07/19 06:25:56

Amazon hands goodwill to eBay with move to shut Australians out of overseas sites

Australian home entertainment installer Paul Boon has relied for years on Amazon.com Inc's U.S. website for cheap wall racks and other parts to keep his costs down.


Posted 2018/07/19 05:54:13

White House struggles to contain political outcry over Trump-Putin summit

The White House struggled on Wednesday to contain a political outcry and confusion over U.S. President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, denying Trump ever meant to say that Moscow was no longer targeting the United States.


Posted 2018/07/19 05:36:11

Australian PM says Pope must sack archbishop convicted of concealing child sex abuse

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Thursday that Pope Francis must sack an Australian archbishop convicted of concealing child sex abuse.


Posted 2018/07/19 05:05:08

Trump says EU officials want to negotiate trade deal in Washington visit

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that European leaders were coming to Washington next week to try to hammer out a deal focused largely on car tariffs, while his top economic adviser accused Chinese President Xi Jinping of holding up a U.S.-China trade deal.


Posted 2018/07/19 01:54:29

U.S. judge orders accused Russian agent jailed pending trial

A judge on Wednesday ordered an accused Russian agent jailed until her trial after U.S. prosecutors argued she has ties to Russian intelligence and could flee the United States.


Posted 2018/07/19 01:22:57

Migrant rescue boat heads for Spain with bodies, row simmers with Italy

A sea rescue charity is taking a lone survivor and the bodies of two dead migrants found at sea to Spain, it said on Wednesday, after clashing with Italy over what should be done with them.


Posted 2018/07/19 00:29:54

Russian and Syrian authorities set up centre for refugees returning to Syria

Russia's Defence Ministry said on Wednesday that Russian and Syrian authorities had set up a refugee centre in Syria to help refugees return home from abroad.


Posted 2018/07/19 00:29:02

Syria negotiating to buy MS-21 airliners from Russia - RIA

Syria is in talks with Russia on buying Russia's new MS-21 jet airliner, Russia's ambassador to Syria Alexander Kinshak said on Wednesday, RIA state news agency reported.


Posted 2018/07/19 00:29:02

Evacuation of pro-Assad villages under way in northwest - monitor, source

The evacuation of thousands of people from two pro-Syrian government villages in the northwest got under way overnight, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and a commander in the regional alliance that backs Damascus said.


Posted 2018/07/19 00:29:02

White House denies Trump said Russia no longer targeting U.S

The White House denied that U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that Russia was no longer targeting the United States, saying his answer "no" was about taking questions not about potential interference in U.S. elections.


Posted 2018/07/18 23:00:36

Trump says he holds Putin personally responsible for election meddling

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he holds Russian President Vladimir Putin personally responsible for Russia's meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.


Posted 2018/07/18 21:39:40

Tech lifts European shares as currency weakens; autos up

European shares hit a one-month high on Wednesday supported by currency weakness and a rally in tech stocks following well-received earning updates and a record close for the Nasdaq.


Posted 2018/07/18 09:25:37

UK inflation fails to rise in June, giving BoE pause for thought

British inflation failed to rise as expected last month, potentially giving Bank of England policymakers pause for thought ahead of a widely expected interest rate hike next month.


Posted 2018/07/18 09:21:51

EasyJet lifts profit forecast as rivals falter

British low cost airline easyJet raised its profit guidance on Wednesday, forecasting earnings could soar by as much as 45 percent this year as it benefits from the collapse of rivals last year and strikes at competitor Air France .


Posted 2018/07/18 09:16:16

FTSE rises as easyJet, Smiths Group updates in focus

The UK's top share index marched higher on Wednesday, helped by a weaker pound as company earnings took centre stage with some notable share price moves for easyJet and Smiths Group.


Posted 2018/07/18 09:12:28