Syrian army seizes border crossing with Jordan - Hezbollah-run media

Syrian government forces seized control of the Nassib border crossing with Jordan on Friday, a military news service run by the Lebanese group Hezbollah said, after Russia concluded a surrender agreement with rebels in the area.


Posted 2018/07/06 22:02:51

Belgium use daring and intelligence to outwit Brazil in thriller

Belgium used a combination of daring, intelligence, resilience and not a little luck to oust World Cup favourites Brazil 2-1 in a memorable quarter-final tie on Friday that would have made a worthy final.


Posted 2018/07/06 21:38:13

Dueling tariffs raise fears of long U.S.-China trade battle

A U.S.-China trade fight resulting in duties on $34 billion (£25.6 billion) worth of each other's imports was seen dragging on for a potentially prolonged period, as Washington and Beijing flexed their muscles with no sign of negotiations to ease tensions.


Posted 2018/07/06 20:38:44

PM May reaches deal with cabinet on Brexit strategy

Prime Minister Theresa May agreed Britain's Brexit negotiating position on trade and customs with her cabinet on Friday at a make-or-break meeting with senior ministers at her country residence.


Posted 2018/07/06 20:32:09

Tariffs on U.S.-made models will mean pricier BMWs in China

German luxury automaker BMW said on Friday that it will be unable to "completely absorb" a new Chinese 25 percent tariff on imported U.S.-made models and will have to raise prices on the vehicles it makes in Spartanburg, South Carolina.


Posted 2018/07/06 19:51:59

UK police say Novichok poisoning investigation will take months

British police said on Friday that police activity related to the nerve agent poisoning in southern England will last for months, adding that they remain focused on trying to find the source of contamination.


Posted 2018/07/06 19:12:02

South Syrian rebels agree surrender deal, Assad takes crossing

South Syrian rebels agreed to give up arms in a Russian-brokered ceasefire deal on Friday, rebel sources said, surrendering Deraa province to the government in another major victory for President Bashar al-Assad and his Russian allies.


Posted 2018/07/06 17:41:13

Ousted Pakistani PM Sharif gets 10-year jail term ahead of polls

A Pakistani court on Friday sentenced ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to 10 years in prison for corrupt practices linked to his family's purchase of upscale London flats, in a major blow to his party ahead of general elections on July 25.


Posted 2018/07/06 17:23:43

World stock markets edge higher as U.S.-China trade tariffs kick in

World stock markets rose and the euro climbed to a three-week peak on Friday as the threat of tariffs by the United States and China on billions of dollars of trade became a reality, though concerns about the conflict escalating capped the appetite for risk.


Posted 2018/07/06 17:22:39

Griezmann inspires France past punchless Uruguay in World Cup quarter-final

Raphael Varane's glancing header and a goalkeeping blunder that gifted Antoine Griezmann a soft goal gave France a 2-0 victory over Uruguay in the first World Cup quarter-final on Friday and set them up for a last-four tie with either Brazil or Belgium.


Posted 2018/07/06 17:09:50

Trump to avoid London protests with tour of English country homes

President Donald Trump would like a quick trade deal with Britain once Brexit is finished, the U.S. ambassador to Britain said on Friday ahead of a presidential visit to London next week that will keep Trump largely away from planned mass protests.


Posted 2018/07/06 17:04:08

European shares buoyant, shrugging off trade war worries

European shares climbed on Friday as traders said an escalating trade dispute between the United States and China - with U.S. tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese imports taking effect and China immediately retaliating - was factored in to prices.


Posted 2018/07/06 16:44:29

First new steps for Syrian girl who used tin cans for legs

Eight-year-old Maya Merhi, who was born with no legs, had to shuffle around a camp in northern Syria on makeshift limbs fashioned from old tubing and tin cans.


Posted 2018/07/06 16:44:27

EchoStar drops $3.2 billion bid for British rival Inmarsat

U.S. satellite group EchoStar dropped a $3.2 billion takeover approach for Inmarsat on Friday after failing with a late attempt to persuade the British company into talks.


Posted 2018/07/06 16:17:59

Thyssenkrupp board to seek new CEO after Hiesinger quits

Thyssenkrupp will take its time to replace Chief Executive Heinrich Hiesinger after his resignation, dampening hopes of a speedy restructuring or even a break-up of the German industrial group.


Posted 2018/07/06 15:46:16

Thyssenkrupp to refine strategy only after new CEO is named, board tells workers

Thyssenkrupp will embark upon a planned refinement of its strategy only after a new chief executive is named, the company's management board wrote to employees on Friday.


Posted 2018/07/06 15:46:03

Tariffs on U.S.-made models to force BMW price hikes in China

German luxury automaker BMW said on Friday that it will be unable to "completely absorb" a new Chinese 25 percent tariff on imported U.S.-made models and will have to raise prices on the vehicles it makes in Spartanburg, South Carolina.


Posted 2018/07/06 15:37:09

Jordan says return of displaced Syrians in southern Syria is top priority

Jordan's foreign minister said on Friday the return of tens of thousands of displaced Syrians in southern Syria is the kingdom's top priority and he had discussed "practical guarantees" with concerned parties.


Posted 2018/07/06 15:36:58

UK police in protective suits investigate latest Novichok poisoning

Police wearing protective suits entered a hostel in the southern English city of Salisbury on Friday as counter-terrorism detectives stepped up their investigation into how two people were exposed to the nerve agent Novichok.


Posted 2018/07/06 15:11:56

VW loses bid to block investigators examining legal files

Volkswagen has lost a legal challenge to prevent prosecutors from examining unpublished documents about its emission scandal, with Germany's top court ruling on Friday that files seized from a U.S. law firm may be reviewed.


Posted 2018/07/06 14:42:53