Asian shares edge ahead, oil subdued before OPEC meeting

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares crept ahead on Thursday as a lull in the Sino-U.S. trade tussle and talk of more Chinese stimulus helped calm nerves, while tensions in the oil market grew ahead of an OPEC meeting that could expand the supply of crude.


Posted 2018/06/21 02:41:15

Hammond to reassure bankers in speech he will protect them in Brexit

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


Posted 2018/06/20 21:35:08

May faces down pro-EU rebel lawmakers to win Brexit vote

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May won a crucial Brexit vote in parliament on Wednesday, keeping her divided government's plans to end more than 40 years of British partnership with the European Union on track.


Posted 2018/06/20 21:01:01

Disney hikes bid for Fox assets to $71.3 billion, tops Comcast

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co raised its bid for the bulk of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's film and television assets to $71.3 billion (£54 billion) on Wednesday, sweetening its deal with cash as it looks to upend Comcast Corp's $65 billion offer.


Posted 2018/06/20 20:45:14

Trump signs order stopping family separations

Donald Trump has signed an executive order to stop children being separated from their parents at the southern US border.

Posted 2018/06/20 20:37:00

FA condemns England fans over Nazi salutes

The Football Association has condemned a small group of England fans after a video appeared of them singing anti-Semitic songs.

Posted 2018/06/20 20:34:00

Untested drugs cocktail for Nevada execution

A murderer who sawed up one of his victims and stuffed the remains into a suitcase for disposal is to be injected with a never-before-used lethal cocktail of drugs when the US state of Nevada carries out its first execution since 2006.

Posted 2018/06/20 20:32:00

Challenged at home, Merkel seeks emergency EU meeting on migration

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel will try on Sunday to persuade other EU leaders to further curb immigration and restrict movement of asylum seekers within the European Union, to help keep her ruling coalition from crumbling at home.


Posted 2018/06/20 19:46:03

England manager dislocates shoulder while running

England football manager Gareth Southgate, who is in Russia with his side at the World Cup, has dislocated his right shoulder while running.

Posted 2018/06/20 18:17:00

Former Anglo Irish Bank boss jailed for six years

The former chief executive of Anglo Irish Bank has been jailed for six years for inflating the failing bank's balance sheet.

Posted 2018/06/20 16:19:00

Germany calls emergency migration summit

An emergency meeting of key European leaders has been convened in Brussels this Sunday to discuss migration at the request of Germany.

Posted 2018/06/20 12:06:00

Cost of some US goods to rise by 25% on Friday

The EU has said its retaliatory tariffs on US goods will kick-in from Friday - six weeks after America slapped import duties on the bloc's steel and aluminium products.

Posted 2018/06/20 11:35:00

Taliban kill 30 soldiers days after ceasefire

Taliban militants have killed around 30 Afghan security forces in multiple attacks in western Afghanistan, officials have said, days after the group ended its ceasefire.

Posted 2018/06/20 08:52:00

China stocks extend slump, temper Asian bounce as trade war anxiety grows

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's stock markets slumped on Wednesday, extending a rout from the previous day as the prospect of a full-blown Sino-U.S. trade war put a dampener on the rest of Asian equities, even as they managed a modest bounce.


Posted 2018/06/20 03:55:34

White House piles pressure on China after Trump tariff threat

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - China has underestimated U.S. President Donald Trump's resolve to impose more tariffs unless it changes its "predatory" trade practices, a White House trade adviser said on Tuesday, as Trump greatly expanded the amount of Chinese imports possibly facing new duties.


Posted 2018/06/20 03:16:07

Trump says would back both U.S. House immigration bills as separation crisis grows

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told Republican lawmakers on Tuesday he would back either of the immigration bills making their way through the House of Representatives, as the outcry grew over his administration's separation of immigrant parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border.


Posted 2018/06/20 02:21:07

U.S. quits U.N. human rights body, citing bias vs Israel, alarming critics

WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States withdrew from a "hypocritical and self-serving" United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday over what it called chronic bias against Israel and a lack of reform, a move activists warned would make advancing human rights globally even more difficult.


Posted 2018/06/20 02:14:00

Canada to legalise cannabis after landmark vote

Canada is to become only the second country to have a legal nationwide cannabis market after a landmark government bill was passed by the senate.

Posted 2018/06/20 00:53:00

Half of UK employers expect they will struggle to find staff - REC

LONDON (Reuters) - Half of British employers think they will struggle to find the permanent staff they need, the biggest proportion since early 2017, a survey from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) showed on Wednesday.


Posted 2018/06/19 23:17:17

Labour could order biggest shakeup of Bank of England remit in decades

LONDON (Reuters) - The Labour Party is considering asking the Bank of England to target productivity to help boost the economy if it wins power, in what would be the most radical change to the central bank's remit in over two decades.


Posted 2018/06/19 23:10:07