Patients with chemical attack symptoms in Mosul

The UN is investigating possible war crimes in eastern Mosul after 10 patients were admitted to hospital with symptoms linked to a chemical attack.

Posted 2017/03/04 16:35:00

MH370 families plan private search for plane

Families of those on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have launched a campaign to raise money to pay for a private search for the missing plane.

Posted 2017/03/04 10:11:00

Jordanians hanged over terror attacks

Ten men have been executed in Jordan after being convicted on terrorism charges, including an attack on tourists in which a British man was killed.

Posted 2017/03/04 07:42:00

Wary of Trump unpredictability, China ramps up naval abilities

BEIJING (Reuters) - The PLA Navy is likely to secure significant new funding in China's upcoming defence budget as Beijing seeks to check U.S. dominance of the high seas and step up its own projection of power around the globe.


Posted 2017/02/26 01:07:49

One dead after man drives into crowd in Germany, no sign of terrorism - authorities

HEIDELBERG, Germany (Reuters) - A man died and two other people were injured after a 35-year-old German man drove into a crowd standing near a bakery in the southwestern town of Heidelberg on Saturday, but the authorities said there were no indications that it was a terrorist attack.


Posted 2017/02/25 22:37:11

Malaysia to sweep Kuala Lumpur airport for toxic chemicals after Kim Jong Nam murder

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia will sweep one of the terminals at Kuala Lumpur international airport for toxic chemicals after Kim Jong Nam was murdered there with a nerve agent last week, as authorities said they would issue an arrest warrant if a North Korean diplomat wanted over the death did not come forward.


Posted 2017/02/25 22:30:31

Bombings, air strikes in Syria rattle Geneva peace talks

GENEVA (Reuters) - A United Nations peace envoy said a militant attack in Syria on Saturday was a deliberate attempt to wreck peace talks in Geneva, while the warring sides traded blame and appeared no closer to actual negotiations.


Posted 2017/02/25 22:28:38

Egypt annoyed as Britain continues suspension of flights

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt expressed frustration on Saturday at Britain's refusal to lift a suspension of flights from the United Kingdom to the Red Sea resort of Sharm al-Sheikh, imposed after Islamic State brought down a Russian airliner in 2015.


Posted 2017/02/25 21:57:39

Buffett scorns tricky Wall Street accounting, but defends buybacks

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Warren Buffett on Saturday attacked what he saw as tricks used by U.S. companies to boost earnings and stock prices, but he defended one oft-criticized practice: share buybacks.


Posted 2017/02/25 20:30:50

Kuwait could pay up to $60,000 for party at Trump Hotel in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Kuwaiti government could pay up to $60,000 (£48,180) to President Donald Trump's hotel in Washington for a party on Saturday that will be an early test of Trump's promise to turn over profits from such events to the U.S. Treasury.


Posted 2017/02/25 20:04:43

TCL carries flickering BlackBerry flame with new phone launch

BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) - Blackberry Ltd may have exited the device business, but fans of the pioneering email machine need not despair as Chinese smartphone maker TCL Communication has introduced its first Blackberry-licensed phone with the physical keyboard that was long its key allure.


Posted 2017/02/25 19:05:02

One killed as man drives car into crowd in Germany

One person has died after a man drove a car into people in a central square in the German city of Heidelberg.

Posted 2017/02/25 17:33:00

Iraqi forces push deeper into western Mosul as civilians flee

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Iraqi forces pushed deeper into western Mosul on Saturday, advancing in several populated southern districts after punching through the defences of Islamic State's last major urban stronghold in Iraq a day earlier.


Posted 2017/02/25 16:57:06

Iran plans to buy Kazakh uranium ore, seek Russia help to make nuclear fuel

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran plans to buy 950 tonnes of uranium ore from Kazakhstan over three years and expects to get Russian help in producing nuclear fuel, its top nuclear official said in remarks published on Saturday.


Posted 2017/02/25 16:37:19

Former rugby stars arrested in drugs case

A former All Black and former Wallaby have reportedly been arrested in Paris on suspicion of trying to buy cocaine.

Posted 2017/02/25 13:48:00

Kim Jong-Nam murder: Airport safe after sweep

Police have completed a "forensic sweep" of one of the terminals at Kuala Lumpur airport where the exiled half-brother of North Korea's leader was poisoned and killed.

Posted 2017/02/25 11:15:00

Mexico threatens trade war over Trump wall tax

Mexico has threatened to retaliate if US President Donald Trump imposes a border tax to pay for his controversial wall.

Posted 2017/02/25 08:55:00

What is VX nerve agent and what does it do?

Toxicology tests show the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un was murdered using VX nerve agent.

Posted 2017/02/25 07:51:00

White House excludes media from briefing

The White House has excluded several news outlets from a media briefing, leading to accusations Donald Trump is retaliating for unwelcome reporting.

Posted 2017/02/24 20:14:00

One fifth of UK shoppers fear Brexit may impact spending - PwC survey

LONDON (Reuters) - More than 20 percent of UK consumers are worried about the impact of Brexit on their spending plans over the next year, according to a report published by PwC on Thursday.


Posted 2017/02/23 08:55:45