Fire breaks out at Dubai residential tower

A huge fire has broken out at Dubai's Torch Tower - one of the tallest residential buildings in the world.

Posted 2017/08/03 21:56:00

Brexit-wary Bank of England leaves rates on hold, cuts growth forecast

LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England kept interest rates at a record low again on Thursday and cut its forecasts for growth and wages as it warned that Brexit was weighing on the economy.


Posted 2017/08/03 21:13:47

Grand jury subpoenas issued over Trump Jr meeting

Grand jury subpoenas have been issued in connection with a June 2016 meeting involving Donald Trump Jr, Jared Kushner and a Russian lawyer, according to Reuters.

Posted 2017/08/03 21:00:00

Global stocks slip as Wall Street eases, dovish BoE hits sterling

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A gauge of world stocks declined as Wall Street dipped on Thursday, although European shares rallied, while sterling hit a nine-month low against the euro after the Bank of England's policymakers kept interest rates unchanged.


Posted 2017/08/03 20:26:16

Woman jailed for urging boyfriend to kill himself

A woman who encouraged her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself in dozens of text messages has been jailed for 15 months for involuntary manslaughter.

Posted 2017/08/03 19:31:00

Israeli court sees possible graft charges in cases involving Netanyahu

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli court said on Thursday that two police investigations in which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been questioned could result in corruption charges, and that prosecutors were in talks with one of his former top aides.


Posted 2017/08/03 19:27:34

U.S. may soon expand U.N. talks on North Korea sanctions, signalling China deal - diplomats

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States could shortly broaden talks on a push for stronger United Nations sanctions on North Korea to include all 15 Security Council members, signalling a likely deal with China on new measures, diplomats said on Thursday.


Posted 2017/08/03 19:04:25

Barcelona paid £198m buyout clause for Neymar

Barcelona have confirmed the club has received payment for Neymar's £198m buyout clause, meaning he is now free to complete his world-record transfer to Paris Saint-Germain.

Posted 2017/08/03 18:01:00

Hacker who ended NHS cyberattack charged

A British hacker credited with helping to stop the global WannaCry attack has been arrested by the FBI and indicted on several criminal counts, US officials have said.

Posted 2017/08/03 17:41:00

Danish Prince refuses to share grave with Queen

Prince Henrik of Denmark has announced that he does not wish to be buried next to his wife, Queen Margrethe of Denmark, when he dies.

Posted 2017/08/03 17:33:00

Transgender man gives birth to healthy baby

A transgender man has given birth to a healthy baby boy called Leo.

Posted 2017/08/03 16:41:00

New York crushes tons of confiscated ivory

Nearly two tons of ivory objects have been crushed in New York to demonstrate the state's commitment to ending the illegal ivory trade.

Posted 2017/08/03 16:27:00

Three years since Islamic State attack, Yazidi wounds still open

SINJAR, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq's Yazidis marked three years since Islamic State launched what the United Nations said was a genocidal campaign against them on Thursday, but their ordeal is far from over despite the ouster of the jihadist fighters.


Posted 2017/08/03 14:24:44

British blue chips gain as BoE stays put; strong earnings help

MILAN (Reuters) - UK blue chips rose to a one-week high on Thursday after the Bank of England kept rates on hold, lifting export oriented stocks and boosting a market buoyed by solid earnings updates.


Posted 2017/08/03 12:37:28

British Airways mixed-fleet cabin crew to strike over public holiday

LONDON (Reuters) - British Airways "mixed fleet" cabin crew members are set to strike for another two weeks in August, including over a public holiday, as part of a long-running pay dispute.


Posted 2017/08/03 11:29:52

Olympic stadium opened to shelter refugees

An Olympic stadium is being used to shelter asylum seekers in Canada following an influx of people from the United States - many of them fearful of Donald Trump's immigration crackdown.

Posted 2017/08/03 09:46:00

China welcomes U.S. seeking dialogue with North Korea

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Thursday welcomed comments by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that the United States does not seek to topple the North Korean government and would like dialogue with Pyongyang at some point, saying China had always supported talks.


Posted 2017/08/03 09:41:30

European President questioned by prosecutors

The President of the European Council has been questioned by prosecutors over a plane crash that killed the Polish president.

Posted 2017/08/03 09:41:00

Wladimir Klitschko retires from boxing

Former heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko says he has retired from boxing with immediate effect.

Posted 2017/08/03 08:26:00

UK acid attack survivors call for tougher sentences

TRURO, England (Reuters) - Victims of acid attacks in Britain are calling on the government to enforce longer prison sentences and tighten controls on the sale of corrosive substances, after a jump in the number of cases last year and in 2017.


Posted 2017/08/03 08:11:59

Secured By Trustico