Qualcomm to refile China antitrust application for $44 billion NXP takeover - sources

BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm will refile as early as Monday an application with the Chinese government to clear its $44 billion (£30.9 billion) takeover of NXP Semiconductors, sources said, giving regulators more time to decide on the deal and averting a collapse.


Posted 2018/04/16 09:59:18

Jaguar Land Rover to cut UK staff, output as diesel sales slump

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's biggest carmaker Jaguar Land Rover said it will cut 1,000 jobs and reduce production at two of its English factories as demand for diesel cars slumps in the face of higher taxes and a regulatory crackdown.


Posted 2018/04/16 09:17:05

FTSE dips after Syria strike; WPP falls on Sorrel exit

LONDON (Reuters) - UK shares eased on Monday morning, with two corporate events taking centre stage: CEO Martin Sorrell's exit from advertising company WPP and U.S. hedge fund Elliott Management raising its stake in hotel and coffee-shop operator Whitbread.


Posted 2018/04/16 08:56:31

Shire sells cancer drugs to Servier for $2.4 billion as Takeda circles

LONDON (Reuters) - Shire , the London-listed rare diseases specialist that is a potential takeover target for Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical , is selling its oncology business to unlisted French drugmaker Servier for $2.4 billion (£1.7 billion).


Posted 2018/04/16 08:53:20

Pubs group JD Wetherspoon drops social media in protest

(Reuters) - British pubs group JD Wetherspoon closed all its social media accounts on Monday, saying it was taking a stand against an industry accused of mis-using personal data and allowing bullying to run rife.


Posted 2018/04/16 08:41:23

Japan, China agree trade war will harm global economy

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and China agree that a trade war will have serious consequences for the world economy, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said on Monday after a high-level economic dialogue between the world's third- and second-largest economies.


Posted 2018/04/16 07:50:45

Tokyo fears Trump could link security with trade at summit with Abe

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe could find his oft-touted close ties with Donald Trump sorely tested at a summit this week in which Tokyo fears the U.S. leader will to try to link vital security matters with touchy trade topics.


Posted 2018/04/16 05:45:48

Global stocks dip, oil gains as Syria fears go on; U.S. bank shares fall

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices extended recent gains and a gauge of global stocks eased on Friday as concern over a broader conflict in Syria left investors nervous, while U.S. bank shares led Wall Street lower.


Posted 2018/04/13 21:27:31

U.S. says it has proof Syria government was behind gas attack

WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States on Friday blamed the Syrian government for a deadly chemical weapons attack this month and slammed Russia for failing to stop its ally, President Bashar al-Assad, as Western allies considered military strikes on Syria.


Posted 2018/04/13 21:17:00

Russia spied on Skripal and daughter for at least five years - UK

LONDON (Reuters) - Russia's intelligence agencies spied on former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia for at least five years before they were attacked with a nerve agent in March, the national security adviser to Britain's prime minister said.


Posted 2018/04/13 18:48:02

UK police arrest man on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts

(Reuters) - British police said on Friday that they arrested a man on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts in London.


Posted 2018/04/13 17:52:51

Jaguar Land Rover to cut output and jobs due to Brexit, diesel slump - source

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's biggest carmaker Jaguar Land Rover will cut around 1,000 jobs and production at two of its English factories due to a fall in sales caused by uncertainty around Brexit and confusion over diesel policy, a source told Reuters.


Posted 2018/04/13 16:51:50

Pro-Brexit campaign group may have broken spending rules -law firm

LONDON (Reuters) - The main "Leave" group in Britain's 2016 EU referendum may have broken electoral rules by over-spending during the campaign, according to a legal opinion published by a parliamentary committee on Friday.


Posted 2018/04/13 13:30:48

Prince Philip, 96, leaves hospital after hip surgery

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Philip, 96, the husband of Queen Elizabeth, left hospital on Friday after a hip replacement operation, waving to media waiting outside the hospital as he was driven away.


Posted 2018/04/13 11:26:47

Hunt apologises for failing to declare luxury flats purchase

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's health minister, Jeremy Hunt, has apologised after he broke the government's own anti-money laundering rules by failing to declare his stake in a company used to buy luxury flats.


Posted 2018/04/13 11:13:29

More than 250 killed in Algerian military plane crash

ALGIERS (Reuters) - More than 250 people were killed when a military plane crashed in a field outside Algeria’s capital on Wednesday, state media said, in the country's worst air disaster.


Posted 2018/04/11 12:01:33

EU plans more powers for consumers to sue companies

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union plans more powers for consumers to sue firms like Volkswagen after the Dieselgate scandal showed the limits of consumer protection authorities to curb corporate cheating.


Posted 2018/04/11 11:11:48

British warship to help police North Korean sanctions

TOKYO (Reuters) - A British warship "changed its deployment" and arrived in Japan on Wednesday to join efforts to police U.N. sanctions imposed on North Korea over its nuclear and missile programmes.


Posted 2018/04/11 10:46:54

Second day of U.S. congressional hearings awaits Facebook CEO Zuckerberg

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg returns to Capitol Hill on Wednesday for more questioning by lawmakers who have a rare chance to air grievances about the company directly to the head of the world's largest social media network.


Posted 2018/04/11 10:05:01

UK factory output falls for first time in almost a year

LONDON (Reuters) - British manufacturing output fell unexpectedly in February, its first month-on-month drop in almost a year, adding to signs the economy may have slowed in the first quarter.


Posted 2018/04/11 09:40:16