Trump hits North Korea with fresh sanctions

Donald Trump has signed an executive order to introduce new sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear weapons programme.

Posted 2017/09/21 18:30:00

15 dead on Dominica after Hurricane Maria

At least 15 people have died and 20 are missing on Dominica following Hurricane Maria, the island's Prime Minister has said.

Posted 2017/09/21 16:51:00

EU wants May to make firm offers now for Brexit deal - Barnier

ROME (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May should make the EU firm offers by next week to break deadlock in Brexit talks if she wants an orderly withdrawal and transition to a new relationship, the bloc's negotiator said on Thursday.


Posted 2017/09/21 16:37:30

Boost for Hammond as UK posts smallest August budget deficit in 10 years

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain unexpectedly posted its smallest budget deficit for any August since 2007, helped by record sales tax revenues that could give Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond room to relax his grip on spending in an upcoming budget.


Posted 2017/09/21 11:19:15

Kill my son if drugs claims true, says Duterte

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has told the country's police to kill his son if allegations he is involved in drug trafficking with a Chinese triad are proved, saying officers carrying out the sentence will not be prosecuted.

Posted 2017/09/21 10:34:00

No missing children at collapsed Mexico school

All the pupils at a school in Mexico City that collapsed after this week's 7.1 magnitude earthquake have been accounted for, the country's navy has said.

Posted 2017/09/21 03:38:00

Hurricane Maria slams Puerto Rico with high rains, storm surge

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the strongest storm to hit the U.S. territory in nearly 90 years, ripping windows from their fixtures and sending debris hurtling through the streets as it approached the capital, San Juan.


Posted 2017/09/20 13:58:03

Toshiba to sell chip unit to Bain Capital-led group for $18 billion

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Toshiba Corp agreed on Wednesday to sell its prized semiconductor business to a group led by U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital LP, a key step in keeping the struggling Japanese conglomerate listed on the Tokyo exchange.


Posted 2017/09/20 13:55:22

Oil set for strongest third quarter since 2004, Iraq hints at OPEC extension

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil headed for its largest third-quarter gain in 13 years as prices rose on Wednesday after the Iraqi oil minister said OPEC and its partners are considering extending or deepening output cuts aimed at reducing a global supply glut.


Posted 2017/09/20 13:44:34

Rescuers search rubble of school as Mexican quake toll hits 217

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescue workers scrabbled through rubble as dawn broke on Wednesday, searching for dozens of children feared buried beneath a Mexico City school, among hundreds of buildings destroyed by the country's most lethal earthquake in a generation.


Posted 2017/09/20 13:24:37

Shopping surge in August boosts British rate hike bets

LONDON (Reuters) - British retail sales unexpectedly surged in August, boosting chances the Bank of England will raise interest rates for the first time in a decade at its next meeting.


Posted 2017/09/20 12:39:42

As Apple slows, fast-moving Chinese rivals gain in wealthy markets

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Slowing innovation at iPhone maker Apple gives Asian rivals their best chance yet to conquer developed markets, retailers and consumers say - thanks to better designs and lower prices.


Posted 2017/09/20 11:53:48

Police arrest three in Wales over London train bomb attack

NEWPORT, Wales (Reuters) - British police arrested three men in south Wales over last week's bombing of a busy commuter train in west London, meaning five people are now being questioned by detectives over the attack which injured 30 people.


Posted 2017/09/20 10:43:12

DiCaprio pledges $20m to tackle climate change

Leonardo DiCaprio has announced his foundation will give out $20m (£15m) to tackle the effects of climate change.

Posted 2017/09/20 10:31:00

Spanish police arrest Catalan govt officials

Police have arrested at least 12 people in raids on Catalan government offices, ahead of an independence referendum authorities in Spain are calling illegal.

Posted 2017/09/20 10:20:00

Fears Bali volcano could erupt amid tremors

Hundreds of small tremors have raised fears of an impending volcanic eruption on the holiday island of Bali.

Posted 2017/09/20 09:12:00

Why are there so many earthquakes in Mexico?

Mexico has a deadly and unlucky history with earthquakes.

Posted 2017/09/20 08:20:00

Frantic search for Mexico quake survivors

More than 200 people have been killed in an earthquake in central Mexico - including at least 21 children whose school collapsed on them.

Posted 2017/09/19 19:11:00

May faces new parliament battle with committee vote

LONDON (Reuters) - British lawmakers will vote on Tuesday on moves by the Conservative government to bolster its numbers on committees that scrutinise laws, denounced by the opposition as an attempt to "rig parliament".


Posted 2017/09/12 13:14:26

Myanmar faces mounting pressure over Rohingya refugee exodus

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Pressure mounted on Myanmar on Tuesday to end violence that has sent about 370,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, with the United States calling for protection of civilians and Bangladesh urging safe zones to enable refugees to go home.


Posted 2017/09/12 12:01:57