Exclusive - Foreign banks in Britain pay fraction of tax rate

LONDON (Reuters) - Some of the biggest foreign investment and commercial banks operating in Britain paid an average tax rate of just 6 percent on the billions of dollars of profits they made in the country last year, a Reuters analysis of regulatory filings shows.


Posted 2016/12/17 11:05:07

Magnitude 7.9 quake hits Papua New Guinea

A magnitude 7.9 earthquake has struck off the east coast of Papua New Guinea.

Posted 2016/12/17 11:04:00

Three more charged over truck attack in Nice

Three more people have been charged with helping to arm the Islamist radical who killed 86 people with a truck in Nice.

Posted 2016/12/17 10:31:00

Deadly car bomb blast hits troop bus in Turkey

At least 13 soldiers have been killed and 55 wounded in a car bomb attack on a bus carrying off-duty troops in Turkey.

Posted 2016/12/17 06:46:00

Deadly car bomb blast hits troop bus in Turkey

At least 13 soldiers have been killed and 56 wounded in a car bomb attack on a bus carrying off-duty troops in Turkey.

Posted 2016/12/17 06:46:00

Uber threatened in self-driving cars row

Uber is on a collision course with regulators in California after vowing that its self-driving cars will continue transporting passengers around San Francisco.

Posted 2016/12/17 03:49:00

Prison Officers regain control over rioting inmates in UK jail disturbance

BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - Prison officers regained control of inmates at a prison in Birmingham, England on Friday more than 12 hours after rioting broke out among some 300 prisoners.


Posted 2016/12/16 23:50:59

British Airways says cabin crew to strike over Christmas

(Reuters) - British Airways said on Friday it was "appalled" by trade union Unite's decision to call a strike involving one of its five cabin crew fleets on Christmas Day and Boxing Day (Dec. 26).


Posted 2016/12/16 22:52:46

You Have To Distort The Facts Pretty Badly To Argue That Google & Facebook Are Worse For Consumers Than AT&T

… : Google and Facebook are big, and thus bad, and need antitrust treatment. Look at the numbers. Alphabet (the parent company of Google … ! The real scam in fake antitrust complaints is trying to define … either of the other ones. Antitrust should be about protecting consumers …

Posted 2016/12/16 21:55:11

Aleppo evacuation suspended amid dispute over villages

ALEPPO, Syria/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The evacuation of the last opposition-held areas of the Syrian city of Aleppo was suspended on Friday after pro-government militias demanded that wounded people should also be brought out of two Shi'ite villages being besieged by rebel fighters.


Posted 2016/12/16 15:02:13

Breakthrough in Japan, Russia islands row eludes PM Abe, Putin

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin wrapped up two days of talks on Thursday, with numerous economic deals but no big breakthrough on a territorial row that has overshadowed ties since World War Two.


Posted 2016/12/16 14:40:18

IS shows no sign of weakening as Mosul battle enters third month

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters have stepped up counterattacks on Iraqi forces in Mosul amid bad weather as the U.S.-backed offensive to capture their last major city stronghold in Iraq enters its third month.


Posted 2016/12/16 13:31:35

Actavis UK raised drug prices 12,000 percent, watchdog finds

(Reuters) - Drug maker Actavis UK broke competition law by raising prices of hydrocortisone tablets by more than 12,000 percent, Britain's competition watchdog said in a provisional ruling on Friday.


Posted 2016/12/16 11:27:30

EU agrees on approach to Brexit talks, May left out in cold

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders agreed their plan for Brexit negotiations on Thursday, pledging to move swiftly and stick together to ensure Britain does not cherry pick a sweet deal that might inspire others to unstitch the bloc.


Posted 2016/12/16 10:22:03

Spain considers saying adios to siesta at work

Spain is considering putting an end to its long working day and moving the clocks back an hour to improve productivity.

Posted 2016/12/16 09:38:00

Father of missing twins in Oz makes new appeal

A father in Australia has made a plea for help tracing his twin daughters who were allegedly abducted by their mother.

Posted 2016/12/16 09:11:00

Woman admits £17m cocaine charge on cruise

A woman could be facing life in prison after pleading guilty to attempting to smuggle more than 90kg of cocaine worth £17m into Australia on a cruise ship.

Posted 2016/12/16 08:40:00

World boxing champ jailed after paint job fracas

World boxing champion Terence Crawford has been jailed for 90 days over a disturbance at a car body shop in Nebraska.

Posted 2016/12/16 07:46:00

UK business confidence recovers in November - survey  

LONDON (Reuters) - British businesses turned more optimistic in November about the country's economy although they are still not as confident as they were before June's Brexit vote, a survey showed on Friday.


Posted 2016/12/16 07:44:43

Investors give thumbs down to Super Mario app

Nintendo shares have tumbled after investors gave the thumbs down to its new Super Mario app.

Posted 2016/12/16 07:07:00