German judge authorises arrest of Iraqi detained after Dortmund blasts

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German judge authorised on Thursday the arrest of a 26-year-old Iraqi man detained after an attack on a bus carrying players of a soccer team, and prosecutors said they believed he was a member of Islamic State.


Posted 2017/04/13 19:10:57

Japanese, U.S. navies plan joint show of force towards North Korea

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's navy plans a joint show of force with the U.S. Navy's USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group as it steams towards the Korean peninsula aimed at deterring secretive North Korean regime from further missile tests, two sources said.


Posted 2017/04/12 04:14:26

Investors seek safe harbours in yen, gold, bonds on North Korea, Syria tensions

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Investors ducked for cover on Wednesday as a drumbeat of alarming geopolitical news sent the safe-haven yen and gold to five-month highs and yields on top-rated sovereign bonds to their lowest for the year so far.


Posted 2017/04/12 03:20:19

Blasts hit Borussia Dortmund team bus, leaving player hurt

DORTMUND, Germany (Reuters) - Borussia Dortmund's team bus was attacked with explosives on Tuesday shortly before the start of their Champions League clash with AS Monaco, injuring defender Marc Bartra and forcing the match to be postponed by a day.


Posted 2017/04/12 01:25:19

Macron, Le Pen hold French election lead but investors eye Melenchon surge

PARIS (Reuters) - French centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen clung on as frontrunners in France's tight presidential race on Tuesday, but the unpredictable outcome is pushing some pollsters to calculate the most extreme runoff scenarios.


Posted 2017/04/12 01:06:03

SWIFT to introduce tool to spot fraudulent inter-bank messages

LONDON (Reuters) - Interbank messaging service SWIFT, which is used to transfer trillions of dollars between banks every day, will launch a new tool to spot fraudulent messages, seeking to restore trust in the system after millions of dollars were stolen in cyber raids.


Posted 2017/04/12 00:30:49

CME Group, Royal Mint test blockchain-based gold trading platform

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chicago-based exchange CME Group Inc and Britain's Royal Mint have started testing a blockchain-based platform for trading gold, as more projects using the emerging technology come closer to deployment.


Posted 2017/04/11 22:58:25

Honing Brexit campaign, EU takes aim at UK residence red tape

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union should tell London to cut red tape that makes it hard for EU expats to confirm their residence in Britain, senior EU officials said after a meeting in Brussels on Tuesday to prepare for Brexit talks.


Posted 2017/04/11 19:59:02

Oil rises, Treasury yields fall on political risk view

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil futures rose on Monday due to uncertainty on the situation in Syria, one of several risk concerns that helped cap stock gains and send U.S. Treasury yields down along with the U.S. dollar.


Posted 2017/04/10 20:51:42

Malala receives highest U.N. honour to promote girls education

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai a U.N. Messenger of Peace on Monday to promote girls education, more than four years after a Taliban gunman shot her in the head on her school bus in 2012.


Posted 2017/04/10 20:48:47

Egyptian police kill seven suspected Islamic State militants in shootout

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian security forces killed seven suspected Islamic State militants in a shootout on Monday as they were meeting to plan attacks on minority Christians, the Interior Ministry said.


Posted 2017/04/10 20:38:10

Gunman kills woman, wounds two students, kills self in California classroom

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (Reuters) - A man opened fire with a pistol in a classroom at a Southern California elementary school on Monday, fatally shooting a woman presumed to be the teacher and wounding two children before killing himself.


Posted 2017/04/10 20:34:10

Sweden falls silent to honour truck attack victims

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's Prime Minister said on Monday the country would never yield to terrorism, as he led a minute's silence for those killed and injured when a truck driver mowed down pedestrians on a Stockholm shopping street.


Posted 2017/04/10 19:59:26

Professors clear debris at Mosul University, wrecked by IS

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Professors were among the workers who turned up on Monday to clear away rubble and prepare for a resumption of classes at the renowned University of Mosul, wrecked by the militants of Islamic State.


Posted 2017/04/10 16:34:04

Court approves Tesco deal to settle accounting charges

LONDON (Reuters) - A court approved a deal on Monday between Britain's biggest retailer Tesco plc and the country's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) to settle a probe over a 2014 accounting scandal.


Posted 2017/04/10 15:43:56

Thousands of UK police pay respects to officer killed in attack

LONDON (Reuters) - Thousands of police officers across Britain marked a two-minute silence on Monday to coincide with the funeral of Constable Keith Palmer who was killed in last month's attack outside parliament in London.


Posted 2017/04/10 14:11:55

Bombings at Egyptian Coptic churches on Palm Sunday kill 43

TANTA,Egypt/CAIRO (Reuters) - At least 43 people were killed in bomb attacks on two Egyptian Coptic churches on Palm Sunday that included the seat of the Coptic Pope, the latest assault on a religious minority increasingly targeted by Islamist militants.


Posted 2017/04/09 15:19:14

Uzbek suspect in Swedish attack sympathised with Islamic State -police

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - An Uzbek man suspected of ramming a truck into a crowd in Stockholm, killing four people, had expressed sympathy for Islamic State and was wanted for failing to comply with a deportation order, Swedish police said on Sunday.


Posted 2017/04/09 14:53:15

UK defence minister - Russia responsible by proxy for Syria chemical deaths

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Sunday Russia bore responsibility by proxy for civilian deaths in Syria last week caused by a poison gas attack that Washington says was carried out by the Moscow-backed government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.


Posted 2017/04/09 14:44:48

Hollande, Trudeau mark centenary of WW1 battle at Vimy Ridge

ARRAS, France (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau led commemorations on Sunday marking the centenary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge in northern France in which over 3,500 Canadian soldiers were among the dead.


Posted 2017/04/09 14:41:55