Allies press Catalan leader to declare full independence, ignore Madrid deadlines

MADRID (Reuters) - Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont came under pressure from one of his key allies on Friday to declare full independence and ignore a threat of direct rule from the Spanish government.


Posted 2017/10/13 13:30:42

Toxic fumes cause evacuation of new EU building

Staff working in the kitchens of the European Union's new building in Brussels have been taken ill after a ventilator malfunction filled the air with fumes.

Posted 2017/10/13 13:26:00

Amazon steps up UK expansion drive with new distribution centre

LONDON (Reuters) - Amazon said on Friday it would open a new distribution centre in Bolton, northwest England, in 2018, stepping up its expansion drive in its third-largest market outside North America.


Posted 2017/10/13 13:09:53

Prisoner executed over sandwich row murder

A man has been executed for killing a prison guard in a dispute sparked by a peanut butter sandwich.

Posted 2017/10/13 09:05:00

British-built satellite launches from Russia

A British-built pollution monitoring satellite was launched into orbit on Friday.

Posted 2017/10/13 08:03:00

Workers call on May to be more visible in Bombardier dispute

LONDON (Reuters) - Workers at Bombardier's Northern Irish plant called on Prime Minister Theresa May to be more visible in her attempts to save their jobs after the United States imposed tariffs on planes made by the Canadian aerospace firm.


Posted 2017/10/11 11:03:43

Trump to make working visit to UK in early 2018 - report

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will make a working visit to Britain in early 2018, with a full state visit to follow later at an unspecified date, the London Evening Standard newspaper reported on Wednesday.


Posted 2017/10/11 11:00:15

Exclusive - U.S. warship sails near islands Beijing claims in South China Sea: U.S. officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Tuesday, three U.S. officials told Reuters, prompting anger in Beijing, even as President Donald Trump's administration seeks Chinese cooperation in reining in North Korea's missile and nuclear programs.


Posted 2017/10/11 10:58:05

U.S. flies bombers over Korea as Trump discusses options

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military flew two strategic bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force late on Tuesday, as President Donald Trump met top defence officials to discuss how to respond to any threat from North Korea.


Posted 2017/10/11 10:27:19

Special Report - In blocking arms to Yemen, Saudi Arabia squeezes a starving population

DJIBOUTI (Reuters) - Late last year, the Kota Nazar, a Singaporean ship with 636 containers of steel, paper, medicine and other goods, set sail to Hodeida, the largest cargo port in war-torn Yemen.


Posted 2017/10/11 10:21:22

UK labour union to fight legal injunction attempt over Royal Mail strike

(Reuters) - Britain's Communications Workers Union (CWU) said it would defend its position at London's Royal Courts of Justice on Oct. 12, after Royal Mail sought an injunction to prevent union members from striking later this month.


Posted 2017/10/11 10:17:30

Unrest in Kenya amid call for election reforms

The Kenyan parliament has passed a controversial amendment to the country’s election laws, ruling if one candidate withdraws from a repeat presidential vote the other candidate would win automatically.

Posted 2017/10/11 09:50:00

Officer sacked for dragging nurse in blood row

A police officer has been sacked for handcuffing and forcefully dragging a screaming nurse out of a Utah hospital.

Posted 2017/10/10 23:16:00

At least 17 dead as California wildfires rage

At least 17 people have died in California as ferocious wildfires continue to sweep across the US state's wine region.

Posted 2017/10/10 21:41:00

NFL stars could be required to stand for anthem

NFL team owners are considering requiring players to stand for the national anthem in response to controversial protests that have been slammed by Donald Trump.

Posted 2017/10/10 19:52:00

Weinstein left by wife as sex scandal deepens

Harvey Weinstein's wife has announced she is leaving him following a series of sexual harassment claims made against the Hollywood mogul.

Posted 2017/10/10 18:21:00

EU not working on "no deal" scenario for Brexit

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is negotiating the terms of Britain's exit from the bloc in good faith and is not working on a scenario where there is no agreement on the separation, the chairman of EU leaders Donald Tusk said on Tuesday.


Posted 2017/10/10 14:33:56

North Korea hackers stole South Korea-U.S. military plans - Yonhap

(Reuters) - North Korean hackers may have stolen a large amount of classified military documents, including the latest South Korea-U.S. wartime operational plan, a South Korean ruling party lawmaker said, Yonhap News reported on Tuesday.


Posted 2017/10/10 14:01:48

Iran hardliners, pragmatists show unity in response to Trump

LONDON (Reuters) - A tough line from President Donald Trump has been met by a show of unity from both sides of Iran's political divide, uniting hardliners who cast the United States as an implacable enemy with pragmatists who seek rapprochement with the West.


Posted 2017/10/10 13:58:53

Kenya opposition leader withdraws candidacy

Kenya opposition leader Raila Odinga has withdrawn his candidacy in the fresh presidential election ordered by the Supreme Court.

Posted 2017/10/10 13:56:00