UK economy will shrink without Brexit deal, IMF warns

Britain's economy will shrink if it leaves the European Union without a Brexit deal and it will suffer some damage whatever terms it agrees, the International Monetary Fund said on Monday, challenging the promises of some Brexit supporters.


Posted 2018/09/17 11:45:32

U.S. Defense Secretary warns of Russian meddling in Macedonia referendum

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis accused Russia on Monday of attempting to influence the outcome of a referendum in Macedonia on changing the country's name that would open the way for it to join NATO and the European Union.


Posted 2018/09/17 11:27:34

Germany concerned about health of anti-Kremlin activist in Berlin

The German government said on Monday it was concerned about the health of an anti-Kremlin activist who is in Berlin for treatment after a suspected poisoning.


Posted 2018/09/17 11:20:24

Worst flooding yet to come for waterlogged Carolinas

Deadly storm Florence moved across western North Carolina early on Monday and continued to dump rain that has nowhere to go except to swell rivers, flood highways and homes, and threaten more lives as it heads towards Virginia and New England.


Posted 2018/09/17 10:42:06

North Carolina devastated as floodwaters rise from deadly storm Florence

Deadly storm Florence drenched North Carolina with more downpours on Sunday, cutting off the coastal city of Wilmington, damaging tens of thousands of homes and threatening worse flooding as rivers fill to the bursting point.


Posted 2018/09/17 10:36:43

Iran says U.S. pullout from nuclear deal threatens regional peace

The U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear deal struck between Iran and major powers is "doomed" to seriously affect peace and security in the Middle East, Iran's atomic chief said on Monday.


Posted 2018/09/17 10:31:05

Myanmar group founded by prominent dissident urges release of Reuters reporters

An organisation founded by one of Myanmar's most famous political prisoners and an old ally of Aung San Suu Kyi, called on Wednesday for the release of two Reuters journalists jailed after being found guilty of violating an official secrets law.


Posted 2018/09/12 11:38:07

Combining House of Fraser and Debenhams discussed at board level- outgoing Sports Direct director

Combining the department store groups House of Fraser and Debenhams has been discussed at board level by Sports Direct , outgoing non-executive director Simon Bentley said on Wednesday.


Posted 2018/09/12 11:17:13

Oil stocks keep FTSE steady as SSE hit by profit warning

Oil majors gained on stronger crude prices on Wednesday, helping to steady Britain's top share index, while a profit warning hit energy provider SSE.


Posted 2018/09/12 11:13:58

British air taxi firm takes flight, inspired by F1 racing advances

A British energy entrepreneur and one-time Formula 1 racing team owner is entering the race to build new inter-city "flying taxi" services that tap recent aerospace advances while steering clear of more fanciful blue-sky visions touted by tech-focused rivals.


Posted 2018/09/12 11:07:50

Analysis - In quake-prone Japan, attention shifts to flood risks as heavy rains increase

Japanese have long been conditioned to prepare for earthquakes, but recent powerful typhoons and sudden, heavy rains have brought to the forefront another kind of disaster: flooding.


Posted 2018/09/12 10:58:03

Swedish centre-right pushes for power after election deadlock

The leaders of Sweden's centre-right opposition Alliance on Wednesday urged the incumbent Social Democrat-led bloc to step aside and help them form a viable government to break a post-election deadlock.


Posted 2018/09/12 10:47:12

Brexit rebels make proposals on Irish border issue

Brexit supporting rebels in Prime Minister Theresa May's party made proposals on Wednesday which they said would allow trade to flow over the Irish border while safeguarding the integrity of the European Union's Single Market.


Posted 2018/09/12 10:43:12

Rebel MPs tell May: change course on Brexit

Brexit-supporting lawmakers in British Prime Minister Theresa May's party called on her to change course on Brexit but said they supported her remaining as leader.


Posted 2018/09/12 10:43:12

Former minister Davis: UK will reset Brexit plans after Salzburg

Former Brexit Secretary David Davis said he expected Prime Minister Theresa May's government to change course on Brexit after an informal meeting of EU leaders in Salzburg next week.


Posted 2018/09/12 10:42:08

New York overtakes London as top financial centre; Brexit blamed

New York has overtaken London as the world's most attractive financial centre, a survey said on Wednesday, as Britain's decision to leave the European Union prompts banks to shift jobs out of the city to preserve access to Europe's single market.


Posted 2018/09/12 10:40:45

EU must grasp world role as U.S. retreats, Juncker says

The European Union must flex its muscles as a world power, EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday, as he spoke critically of U.S. President Donald Trump's retreat from international engagement.


Posted 2018/09/12 10:29:13

EU proposes tighter money laundering supervision but no single agency

The European Commission has recommended changes to banking supervision following a series of high-profile money laundering cases but stopped short of setting up a new agency to tackle financial crime as called for by the European Central Bank.


Posted 2018/09/12 10:16:56

U.N. war crimes team documents further Syrian government use of banned chlorine

Syrian government forces fired chlorine, a banned chemical weapon, on a rebel-held Damascus suburb and on Idlib province this year, in attacks that constitute war crimes, United Nations human rights investigators said on Wednesday.


Posted 2018/09/12 10:15:22

World stocks inch off 3-week lows but little respite for emerging markets

Fresh sparring between Washington and Beijing over trade kept world stocks close to three-week lows on Wednesday, while a slight dollar pullback gave little respite to emerging markets, with the Indian rupee plumbing new record lows.


Posted 2018/09/12 09:21:44