UK manufacturing growth spikes to three-year high in April - PMI

LONDON (Reuters) - British factories had their best month in three years in April, the clearest sign yet that manufacturers are enjoying at least a temporary boost from the pound's fall after the Brexit vote and an improving global economy, a survey showed on Tuesday.


Posted 2017/05/02 11:29:28

New crack opens in fragile Antarctic ice shelf

A new crack has opened in an Antarctic ice shelf where an iceberg a quarter of the size of Wales is already poised to break off, scientists have said.

Posted 2017/05/02 10:56:00

US missile system in South Korea goes live

A US anti-missile defence system deployed in South Korea is now operational and can defend against North Korean missiles, Seoul has said.

Posted 2017/05/02 06:40:00

Greece struggles to help injured Syrian children

Charities estimate there are thousands of migrant and refugee children in Greece who are in need of specialist care, but say the country is unable to cope with them.

Posted 2017/05/01 20:41:00

May braces for difficult Brexit negotiations

LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May expects divorce talks with the European Union to be difficult, she said on Sunday in response to the tough stance taken by EU leaders over the forthcoming Brexit negotiations.


Posted 2017/04/30 11:46:23

Swiss climber falls to death, preparing for Mount Everest ascent

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - An experienced Swiss climber died on Sunday after he fell in the Everest region of Nepal during preparations to climb the world's highest mountain, the first to perish in the current climbing season, officials said.


Posted 2017/04/30 10:26:13

May says she will not raise Value Added Tax

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she would not increase Value Added Tax if her Conservative Party was elected on June 8 and that she would not raise the overall levels of tax on Britons.


Posted 2017/04/30 09:43:50

South Korea says U.S. reaffirms it will pay THAAD costs; joint drills wrap up

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said the United States had reaffirmed it would shoulder the cost of deploying the THAAD anti-missile system, days after President Donald Trump said Seoul should pay for the $1-billion battery designed to defend against North Korea.


Posted 2017/04/30 07:50:02

South Korea says U.S. reaffirms it will pay THAAD costs; joint drills wrap up

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said Washington had reaffirmed it would shoulder the cost of deploying the THAAD anti-missile system, days after U.S. President Donald Trump said Seoul should pay for the $1-billion system designed to defend against nuclear-armed North Korea.


Posted 2017/04/30 04:53:41

Trump celebrates first 100 days as president, blasts media

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump hit the road on Saturday to celebrate his first 100 days in the White House with cheering supporters at a campaign-style rally, touting his initial achievements and lashing out at critics.


Posted 2017/04/30 04:24:47

Dozens in hospital after Texas tornado

One person has reportedly died and nearly 50 people are in hospital after a tornado moved through the east Texas city of Canton.

Posted 2017/04/30 03:32:00

Tornadoes kill at least five people in Texas

Five people have been killed and dozens more injured after tornadoes swept through eastern Texas.

Posted 2017/04/30 03:32:00

Turkey fires 3,900 in second post-referendum purge

ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey on Saturday expelled more than 3,900 people from the civil service and military as threats to national security, in the second major purge since President Tayyip Erdogan was granted sweeping new powers.


Posted 2017/04/30 03:09:54

PM May sets out plans to protect pensions during takeovers

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May pledged to protect workers against irresponsible practices over pensions on Sunday, promising new regulations on how schemes are handled during corporate takeovers.


Posted 2017/04/29 23:38:29

Wary of Trump, EU courts Iran to bolster moderates ahead of polls

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Wary of U.S. President Donald Trump's tough talk on Iran, the European Union is courting Tehran to signal to its commitment to a nuclear deal and holding out the promise of its economic payoff ahead of May 19 presidential polls, EU diplomats say.


Posted 2017/04/29 22:33:32

Joshua beats Klitschko in Wembley thriller

Anthony Joshua has beaten Wladimir Klitschko with an 11th round stoppage in a thrilling heavyweight title fight in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley.

Posted 2017/04/29 21:00:00

Military plane crashes in Cuba killing all eight on board

HAVANA (Reuters) - A military airplane crashed into a mountain in Cuba's north-western region of Artemisa on Saturday morning, killing all eight personnel on board, the Ministry of Revolutionary Armed Forces said.


Posted 2017/04/29 20:48:16

EU sets Britain tough divorce terms, slams budget veto

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders endorsed stiff divorce terms for Britain on Saturday and warned Britons to have "no illusions" about swiftly securing a new relationship to keep their access to EU markets.


Posted 2017/04/29 20:22:33

ASEAN firms up South China Sea stance as Beijing lobbies over statement

MANILA (Reuters) - Southeast Asian countries have altered a statement to be issued at Saturday's ASEAN summit to include references to militarization and island-building in the South China Sea, the latest draft shows, in a move likely to frustrate Beijing.


Posted 2017/04/29 13:40:45

EU leaders united on Brexit demands - for now

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders endorsed a stiff set of divorce terms for Britain at a summit on Saturday, rejoicing in a rare show of unity in adversity but well aware that may start to fray once negotiations begin.


Posted 2017/04/29 13:40:07