U.S. stock futures slide, yen rises as Trump proposes more China tariffs

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. stock markets slid and the yen rose against the dollar on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump proposed additional tariffs on China, aggravating trade tensions and smothering a revival in broader investor risk appetite.


Posted 2018/04/05 23:58:33

UK economy sags under weight of snow in March - IHS Markit

LONDON (Reuters) - Heavy snow and weak consumer demand weighed on British services businesses last month, which grew at the slowest rate since just after the vote to leave the European Union in June 2016, a survey showed on Thursday.


Posted 2018/04/05 21:23:57

German court rejects extradition of former Catalan leader on rebellion charge

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German court on Thursday rejected an extradition request for Catalonia's former leader Carles Puigdemont on the charge of rebellion for his role in the campaign for the region's independence.


Posted 2018/04/05 20:21:09

Facebook says Cambridge Analytica may have had data on 87 million people

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Wednesday that the personal information of up to 87 million users may have been improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, up from a previous news media estimate of more than 50 million.


Posted 2018/04/04 19:16:44

U.S. floats talks after China strikes back in trade fight

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration said on Wednesday talks with Beijing could resolve an escalating U.S.-China trade fight after China retaliated against U.S. proposals to slap tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods by targeting key American imports with similar duties.


Posted 2018/04/04 19:15:04

Russian bid for joint inquiry into England spy poisoning fails

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Russia's call for a joint inquiry to be held into the poisoning of a former Russian double agent in England failed on Wednesday when it was outvoted 15-6 at a meeting of the global chemical weapons watchdog.


Posted 2018/04/04 19:11:24

France hit by second day of rail chaos as strike bites

PARIS (Reuters) - Millions of French commuters suffered a second day of travel chaos on Wednesday as striking rail workers locked horns with President Emmanuel Macron's government in a dispute over reforming the state-owned SNCF railways.


Posted 2018/04/04 18:29:13

Prince Philip, 96, satisfactory in hospital after hip surgery - Palace

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Philip, 96, the husband of Queen Elizabeth, is making satisfactory progress in hospital after successful hip replacement surgery, Buckingham Palace said on Wednesday.


Posted 2018/04/04 17:05:09

Defensive FTSE 100 ekes out a gain amid global trade sell-off

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 managed a small gain on Wednesday despite global trade worries denting appetite for risky assets, as investors piled into defensive sectors which make up a large part of the UK index.


Posted 2018/04/04 16:17:41

In boost for Britain, Peugeot to build new van at Vauxhall plant

LUTON, England (Reuters) - Peugeot-maker PSA has unveiled plans to raise output at its British Vauxhall van plant, in a pre-Brexit show of confidence that will raise pressure on sister brand Opel's German workforce to offer concessions in labour talks.


Posted 2018/04/04 16:05:23

Trump vows immigration action on Wednesday - tweet

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said his administration would "be taking strong action" on immigration on Wednesday, a day after he said he would deploy the U.S. military to protect the southern border with Mexico.


Posted 2018/04/04 15:47:13

Peugeot to build new van at UK Vauxhall plant

LUTON, England (Reuters) - French auto-maker Peugeot will boost output at its English Vauxhall van plant by around two thirds from next year onwards, including new Peugeot and Citroen models, in a show of confidence in its British brand a year before Brexit.


Posted 2018/04/04 10:49:28

Lawyers for Reuters reporters argue for Myanmar court to dismiss case

YANGON (Reuters) - Lawyers for two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar asked a judge on Wednesday to dismiss the case against them, arguing there was insufficient evidence to support charges of obtaining secret government papers.


Posted 2018/04/04 10:45:30

China retaliates for U.S. tariffs, slaps duties on soybeans, planes; markets skid

BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China quickly hit back on Wednesday at Trump administration plans to slap tariffs on $50 billion (35.57 billion pounds) in Chinese goods, retaliating with a list of similar duties on key U.S. imports including soybeans, planes, cars, whiskey and chemicals.


Posted 2018/04/04 10:38:18

Cameroon security forces free 18 hostages in Anglophone region

YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Cameroon security forces freed 18 hostages kidnapped in the restive Southwest region, including seven Swiss and five Italian nationals, the government spokesman said in a statement late on Tuesday.


Posted 2018/04/04 10:04:25

YouTube attacker was vegan activist who accused tech firm of discrimination

(Reuters) - The woman identified by police as the attacker who wounded three people at YouTube's headquarters in California was a vegan blogger who accused the video-sharing service of discriminating against her, according to her online profile.


Posted 2018/04/04 09:29:18

Trade worries a bother for FTSE as WPP wobbles

LONDON (Reuters) - The UK's top share index declined on Wednesday as worries over global trade dented appetite for risky assets, while advertising group WPP dropped as it investigated its boss for alleged misconduct.


Posted 2018/04/04 09:22:34

Euro zone inflation rises in modest support for ECB hawks

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone inflation increased in line with expectations in March mainly due to more costly food and services, data showed on Wednesday, providing modest support to European Central Bank policymakers pushing to wind down its stimulus.


Posted 2018/04/04 09:05:12

German prosecutors file for extradition of ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont

BERLIN (Reuters) - German prosecutors filed a request to a regional court on Tuesday for the extradition of former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont to Spain, where he faces charges of rebellion over the region's campaign for independence.


Posted 2018/04/03 10:15:49

Labour leader Corbyn criticised for spending Passover with anti-Israel group

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn risked further souring his relationship with the Jewish community by attending a Passover event with a left-wing Jewish group that has called for the destruction of Israel.


Posted 2018/04/03 10:08:11