Euro zone economy sparkles, lights way for ECB pull-back

LONDON (Reuters) - If the latest surveys of business intentions are to be believed, the euro zone economy is sparkling, growing at a pace that easily explains the hints from some European Central Bank policymakers of a pull-back from their easy-money regime.


Posted 2017/03/24 11:11:06

Exclusive - HSBC to boost China staff by up to 1,000 in 2017, mostly in Pearl River Delta

HONG KONG (Reuters) - HSBC plans to add as many as 1,000 new employees to its Chinese retail banking and wealth management arm this year, the business's regional head said, most of them in the Pearl River Delta, the heart of the bank's growth strategy in China.


Posted 2017/03/24 11:02:11

Iraqi forces prepare new push, tactics in Mosul as civilians flee city

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces are preparing a fresh push against Islamic State using new tactics, but operations to drive the militants out of their last stronghold in the country are on hold, military officials said on Friday.


Posted 2017/03/24 10:08:33

Mortgage approvals dip in February, consumer lending slows - BBA

LONDON (Reuters) - British banks approved the fewest mortgages in three months in February and consumer credit growth slowed slightly despite a jump in credit card borrowing, industry figures showed on Friday.


Posted 2017/03/24 09:50:57

Healthcare vote delay worries stocks, dollar

LONDON (Reuters) - All eyes in global financial markets were fixed on stuttering Republican efforts to pass a replacement for Obamacare on Friday, with failure likely to undermine faith in Donald Trump’s promise to deliver a "phenomenal" U.S. tax reform.


Posted 2017/03/24 09:46:34

Trump demands support in do-or-die Friday vote on healthcare plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump warned House Republican lawmakers that he will leave Obamacare in place and move on to tax reform if they do not get behind new healthcare legislation and support it in a vote on Friday.


Posted 2017/03/24 09:26:04

Trump issues ultimatum on healthcare bill

Donald Trump has issued an ultimatum to Republicans in the House, telling them to get behind his proposed overhaul of Obamacare or he will leave his predecessor's healthcare legislation in place.

Posted 2017/03/24 09:16:00

Twitter considers launch of premium version

Twitter is considering launching a premium version of its Tweetdeck platform, raising the possibility that it could run a subscription service for the first time.

Posted 2017/03/24 08:59:00

Labour gets historic win in City of London

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Labour party has won five seats at elections in the City of London, the heart of the country's financial district, as it seeks to challenge the borough's centuries-old policy of independence from party politics.


Posted 2017/03/24 08:01:57

Toddlers found safe after California car theft

Two young boys in California have been found safe after their babysitter's car was stolen while they were inside.

Posted 2017/03/24 07:00:00

Schaeuble - Trying to keep disadvantages for Britain as small as possible in Brexit

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Friday that the European Union was trying to limit the negative effects of Brexit for Britain but stressed that countries wanting to get the benefits related to the bloc had to make commitments, too.


Posted 2017/03/24 06:46:50

Age reversal drug may be on sale in three years

A drug that reverses ageing could be on the market in three years, scientists claim.

Posted 2017/03/24 00:36:00

How IS has changed its online message

Islamic State's online propaganda and recruitment effort is adapting as the group loses physical territory in Iraq, according to an analysis of secret communications channels seen by Sky News. 

Posted 2017/03/23 21:21:00

People from 12 countries injured in London attack

People from 12 different countries, including three French teenagers, are among those injured in the Westminster attack.

Posted 2017/03/23 15:40:00

German foreign minister says Turkey further away from EU membership than ever

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said in an interview with news magazine Der Spiegel published on Saturday that Turkey has never been less likely to join the European Union than now, as relations between Ankara and Berlin hit a low point.


Posted 2017/03/18 11:57:53

Syrian rebels, families begin leaving Homs district in deal with government

HOMS, Syria/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Rebels and their families began leaving their last bastion in the Syrian city of Homs on Saturday, state media and a Reuters witness said, under a Russian-backed deal with the government expected to be among the largest evacuations of its kind.


Posted 2017/03/18 11:54:04

Eleven candidates qualified for first round of French election

PARIS (Reuters) - France's Constitutional Council validated on Saturday eleven candidates to run in the first round of the French presidential elections on April 23.


Posted 2017/03/18 11:13:43

Apple CEO Tim Cook calls for more global trade with China

BEIJING (Reuters) - Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook expressed support for globalisation and said China should continue to open its economy to foreign firms, while speaking at a forum in Beijing on Saturday.


Posted 2017/03/18 10:45:15

Top NSA official ridicules allegation Britain spied on Trump

LONDON (Reuters) - Allegations from the United States that British spy agency GCHQ snooped on Donald Trump during his election campaign are "arrant nonsense", the deputy head of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) said in an interview on Saturday.


Posted 2017/03/18 09:54:39

Paris shooting and airport attack: Timeline

A man shot dead at a Paris airport after grabbing a soldier's gun had earlier opened fire on police officers at a road check.

Posted 2017/03/18 09:10:00