As Najib holidays in Malaysia, his former mentor Mahathir turns up the pain

LANGKAWI/KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (Reuters) - The police kept watch close to a holiday villa where Najib Razak this week gave his first sit-down interview since his shock election defeat last month, a reminder for the former Malaysian prime minister that he may not have much more time to relax.


Posted 2018/06/22 07:45:17

Kim bolsters nuclear talks hand on China trip

North Korea has broadcast footage of Kim Jong Un's latest trip to China, where he gained approval for the outcome of his historic summit with Donald Trump.

Posted 2018/06/22 06:53:00

Parliamentary group calls for probe of Lloyds, KPMG over HBOS fraud

(Reuters) - A group of British lawmakers on Thursday called for an investigation by law enforcement and regulatory agencies into the handling by Lloyds Banking Group of a fraud at its HBOS Reading unit more than a decade ago and into the role of auditor KPMG.


Posted 2018/06/22 06:50:54

Trump directs U.S. agencies to reunite families at border; Melania visits region

WASHINGTON/MCALLEN, Texas (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was directing federal agencies to begin reuniting children and parents separated at the U.S.-Mexico border after entering the country illegally, a first step to implementing his executive order reversing an administration policy that had drawn global condemnation.


Posted 2018/06/21 19:28:40

Britain might not play fair with Brexit - Deutsche Boerse chief

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Britain may bend the rules to defend London's standing as a global investment hub after leaving the European Union, the head of the company that runs the Frankfurt Stock Exchange warned on Thursday, raising the stakes in a duel for post-Brexit financial supremacy.


Posted 2018/06/21 18:45:32

Italy and Germany clash as migration rows split EU

BRUSSELS/ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday a draft EU accord on migration had been withdrawn after he clashed with Chancellor Angela Merkel over an issue that is splitting Europe.


Posted 2018/06/21 18:03:33

We want to say yes - UK unveils Brexit residency rules for EU citizens

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain unveiled its planned residency rules for European Union citizens living in the United Kingdom after Brexit on Thursday, promising an "easy" system that would work in the favour of those wanting to stay.


Posted 2018/06/21 17:00:31

BoE chief economist votes for rate rise, boosting chance of Aug move

LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England bolstered expectations that at its next meeting it will raise rates for only the second time in a decade, after its chief economist unexpectedly joined the minority of policymakers voting for a hike on Thursday.


Posted 2018/06/21 16:54:21

British milestones in Holy Land set traditional foundation for royal visit

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prince William will become on Monday the first British royal to pay an official visit to Israel and the Palestinian Territories, 70 years after British forces withdrew from the Holy Land leaving behind the divisions that remain to this day.


Posted 2018/06/21 15:46:45

Internet shut down in Algeria to stop pupils cheating

To stop pupils cheating in Algeria, the government has taken the extreme measure of cutting internet access across the whole of the country during exam time.

Posted 2018/06/21 15:10:00

Police hunt UK football fans who did Nazi salute

UK police are working to identify men caught on video giving Nazi salutes in a Russian bar during the World Cup.

Posted 2018/06/21 14:54:00

Lion shot dead after escaping zoo enclosure

A lion has been shot dead after escaping its enclosure at a zoo in Belgium.

Posted 2018/06/21 10:46:00

Hammond to reassure bankers he will protect them in Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - The Chancellor of the Exchequer will try to reassure bankers on Thursday that he will protect their interests as London leaves the European Union, with a speech emphasising open trade and the relationship of financial services both with Europe and beyond.


Posted 2018/06/21 10:38:42

12 most popular selfies ever for World Selfie Day

Love them or loathe them, selfies appear to be here to stay.

Posted 2018/06/21 09:42:00

Bank of England to keep rates steady, markets look for August hint

LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England may lay some groundwork on Thursday for an August interest rate rise, if it judges the economy is now turning a corner after an unusually weak start to the year.


Posted 2018/06/21 06:38:04

UK set to publish plans for EU citizens post-Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will outline its plans on Thursday for new immigration rules for European Union citizens living in the United Kingdom after Brexit as it calls on the bloc to give more details about its own proposals for British nationals.


Posted 2018/06/21 06:24:41

New Zealand prime minister gives birth to baby girl

New Zealand's prime minister Jacinda Ardern has become the first world leader in nearly 30 years to have a baby while in office.

Posted 2018/06/21 06:24:00

New Zealand prime minister gives birth to baby girl

New Zealand's PM Jacinda Ardern has become the first world leader in nearly 30 years to have a baby while in office.

Posted 2018/06/21 06:24:00

Trump backs down on separating immigrant children, legal problems remain

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday backed down and abandoned his policy of separating immigrant children from their parents on the U.S.-Mexico border, after images of youngsters in cages sparked outrage at home and abroad.


Posted 2018/06/21 04:32:03

Akon to build new city in Africa with currency called AKoin

Grammy-nominated artist Akon is planning to build a futuristic city in Senegal and base its entire economy around a new cryptocurrency named after himself.

Posted 2018/06/21 03:09:00