U.S., Japan step up defence cooperation to counter North Korea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Japan will step up their defence cooperation to deal with the threat from nuclear-armed North Korea as tensions in East Asia remain high, officials from the two allies said on Thursday.


Posted 2017/08/17 21:50:34

House explosion linked to Barcelona attack

A "jihadist" van attack that killed at least 13 people in Barcelona city centre has been linked to an explosion 100 miles away.

Posted 2017/08/17 15:18:00

Oz senator defends burka stunt after backlash

An Australian politician has told Sky News she stands by her stunt of wearing a burka in parliament despite facing a backlash.

Posted 2017/08/17 12:49:00

Mass burials for Sierra Leone mudslide victims

Hundreds of bodies have been removed from the mortuary in Sierra Leone's capital of Freetown overnight after devastating mudslides.

Posted 2017/08/17 11:03:00

Mother-of-six gunned down in family home

A mother-of-six and her friend have been killed after gunmen stormed a family home in the Ballymun area of north Dublin - with the intended target escaping unhurt.

Posted 2017/08/17 05:44:00

Asia stocks, dollar extend slide as U.S., North Korea tensions intensify

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian stocks slumped on Friday as tensions ramped up between the U.S. and North Korea, sending investors into less risky assets such as gold, the yen and U.S. government bonds.


Posted 2017/08/11 00:17:41

Any new Korean war could quickly escalate to catastrophe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Any new military conflict with North Korea would likely escalate quickly to the use of nuclear weapons, bringing catastrophic casualties not seen since World War Two and an untold economic impact worldwide, former U.S. defence officials and experts say.


Posted 2017/08/10 23:15:02

Video shows migrants fleeing boat landing on Spanish resort beach

MADRID (Reuters) - A dinghy carrying dozens of migrants landed on Wednesday in the middle of a beach full of holiday makers in Zahara de los Atunes on the coast of Andalusia, southern Spain.


Posted 2017/08/10 23:12:51

North Korea talk drags stocks lower; gold, yen rise

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks around the world fell sharply on Thursday and investors moved into the yen, gold and other safe-haven assets amid more aggressive talk between the United States and North Korea.


Posted 2017/08/10 22:09:41

Trump issues stern warning to North Korea and its leader

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump ratcheted up his rhetoric toward North Korea and its leader on Thursday, warning Pyongyang against attacking Guam or U.S. allies after it disclosed plans to fire missiles over Japan to land near the U.S. Pacific territory.


Posted 2017/08/10 22:02:38

Trump says he has not thought about firing Russia probe special counsel

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he has not given any thought to the possibility of firing special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.


Posted 2017/08/10 21:25:52

In a remote Irish town, a goat reigns supreme

KILLORGLIN, Ireland (Reuters) - For a few days this week a goat will be king of a small town in Ireland's rural south west.


Posted 2017/08/10 21:06:28

Hate crimes soared after UK attacks, but fell soon after - police

LONDON (Reuters) - Hate crimes in Britain spiked in the aftermath of three attacks blamed on Islamist militants earlier this year but the number quickly dropped in the following days, police said on Thursday.


Posted 2017/08/10 18:10:03

Saudi, Iraq renew efforts to cut oil production

OPEC's top two oil producing nations will strengthen their resolve on production cuts, as the group struggles to keep to its self-imposed limit.

Posted 2017/08/10 17:34:00

Exclusive - Foundations for post-Libor system sliding into place

LONDON (Reuters) - Critical steps for replacing Libor could be taken by next year, British industry officials told Reuters, increasing the chances of a smooth transition from the interest rate benchmark used to price financial contracts worth tens of trillions of pounds.


Posted 2017/08/10 16:08:44

UK exports disappoint as economy limps to end of weak first half

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's economy put in a weak performance in June when declines in car manufacturing, construction and exports gave an uninspiring end to the weakest first half of any year since 2012.


Posted 2017/08/10 15:55:41

Police arrest jogger suspected of knocking woman in front of bus

LONDON (Reuters) - British police on Thursday said they had arrested a 50-year-old jogger on suspicion of knocking a woman into the path of a bus on a busy west London street earlier this year.


Posted 2017/08/10 15:39:49

Kerry warns Kenya opposition against violence

Former US secretary of state John Kerry has stepped into the Kenyan election controversy with an impassioned plea to opposition leader Raila Odinga to stay within the law when protesting against the results.

Posted 2017/08/10 13:15:00

Police say modern slavery far more prevalent in UK than thought

LONDON (Reuters) - Modern slavery and human trafficking are more prevalent across Britain than previously thought as more international gangs realise they can make significant sums from it, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said on Thursday.


Posted 2017/08/10 12:47:41

Facebook takes on rivals with video platform

Facebook is launching a new platform which will see the social network giant take on the likes of YouTube as well as TV networks.

Posted 2017/08/10 06:02:00