Women-only car show opens in Saudi Arabia

As Saudi Arabia prepares to allow women to drive, a car show has been held for female customers only at a shopping mall in Jeddah.

Posted 2018/01/12 11:12:00

Memorial held for teen after bullying suicide

A 14-year-old girl whose family say took her own life after being targeted by bullies online has been remembered at a memorial service.

Posted 2018/01/12 10:50:00

Giant elephant tusks seized at Bangkok airport

Hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of smuggled elephant tusks have been seized by authorities in Thailand.

Posted 2018/01/12 10:50:00

How is your Facebook news feed going to change?

Facebook is changing the way its news feed works to encourage "more meaningful social interactions" and reduce the amount of content from "businesses, brands and media".

Posted 2018/01/12 04:45:00

French NGOs file complaint against Samsung Elec over deceptive marketing

PARIS (Reuters) - Two French rights groups said on Thursday they had filed a complaint against South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd over alleged deceptive marketing practices.


Posted 2018/01/11 06:06:46

Asian shares weaken on trade worries, bonds recover as China rebuts report, Bitcoin slumps

TOKYO (Reuters) - The New Year rally in Asian shares petered out on Thursday due to concerns about rising U.S. protectionism, while bonds rebounded after China's regulator called a report about Beijing slowing or halting of its U.S. bond buying possibly wrong.


Posted 2018/01/11 06:03:14

South Korea plans to ban cryptocurrency trading, rattles market

SEOUL (Reuters) - The South Korean government on Thursday said it plans to ban cryptocurrency trading, sending bitcoin prices plummeting and throwing the virtual coin market into turmoil as the nation's police and tax authorities raided local exchanges on alleged tax evasion.


Posted 2018/01/11 05:50:00

Time running out to find survivors of US mudslides

Rescuers are racing to find 17 people who are still missing after mudslides slammed into wealthy areas of California, destroying an estimated 100 homes.

Posted 2018/01/11 03:24:00

Exclusive - Canada increasingly convinced Trump will pull out of NAFTA

LONDON, Ontario (Reuters) - Canada is increasingly convinced that President Donald Trump will soon announce the United States intends to pull out of NAFTA, two government sources said on Wednesday, sending the Canadian and Mexican currencies lower and hurting stocks.


Posted 2018/01/11 03:23:33

Death toll rises to 17 in California mudslides, 17 missing

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - The death toll from devastating mudslides in affluent communities along a stretch of Southern California coastline rose to 17 on Wednesday after two more bodies were recovered, the local sheriff said, and the number of people missing also climbed to 17.


Posted 2018/01/11 03:18:25

Brexit caused 37 percent fall in new London financial jobs in December - report

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's forthcoming exit from the European Union was the main reason for a 37 percent decline in new jobs available in London's financial sector last month, according to a report from recruiting firm Morgan McKinley released on Thursday.


Posted 2018/01/11 02:35:06

Armed robbers steal millions from Ritz Paris hotel

PARIS (Reuters) - Axe-wielding robbers stole jewellery on Wednesday possibly worth more than $5 million from a store in the famed Ritz Paris hotel, police said.


Posted 2018/01/11 02:07:01

Assange appears in Ecuador database, spurring citizenship speculation

QUITO (Reuters) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's name has appeared in an Ecuadorean government database of citizen identification numbers, fuelling speculation that he may have received citizenship from the Andean country.


Posted 2018/01/11 00:20:43

Manhunt as gems worth millions stolen in Paris

Armed robbers have raided the Ritz Hotel in Paris and stolen jewellery thought to be worth millions of pounds.

Posted 2018/01/10 20:07:00

Deadly protests after girl, 8, raped and murdered

At least two people have died in protests sparked by the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl whose body was dumped in a rubbish heap.

Posted 2018/01/10 16:37:00

Separatists back Puigdemont for re-election

Catalonia's two main pro-independence parties have agreed to back Carles Puigdemont to be re-elected as president of the region later this month.

Posted 2018/01/10 15:30:00

A tall tale: Astronaut sorry for height claim

A Japanese astronaut who wrongly claimed he had grown 9cm (3.5in) taller in space has apologised for a "mis-measurement".

Posted 2018/01/10 11:20:00

French star: Men should be free to hit on women

French cinema icon Catherine Deneuve has attacked the "puritanism" triggered by the recent surge of sexual harassment allegations, arguing men should be "free to hit on" women.

Posted 2018/01/10 07:44:00

Foreign minister Johnson says would not be sensible to rescind Trump invitation

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's invitation to U.S. President Donald Trump should not be rescinded, British foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday, stressing that the United States is an important ally.


Posted 2018/01/09 12:51:12

"Is that it?" No new start for PM May with reshuffle

LONDON (Reuters) - It was meant to be a fresh start to put a year of gaffes, scandals and an ill-judged election behind Britain's Theresa May, but so far it only seems to have made matters worse.


Posted 2018/01/09 12:03:03