Donald Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Donald Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by two Norwegian politicians after his historic meeting with Kim Jong Un.

Posted 2018/06/14 08:10:00

UK to relax immigration rules for non-EU doctors and nurses - BBC says

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government will loosen immigration rules to allow more doctors and nurses from outside the European Union to come and work for Britain's National Health Service (NHS), the BBC and other national media reported on Thursday.


Posted 2018/06/14 06:28:00

Asian shares slip on Fed hike, trade fears and soft China data

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares eased on Thursday after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates and struck a more hawkish tone by forecasting a slightly faster tightening, while concerns about weak Chinese data and U.S.-China trade frictions kept investors on edge.


Posted 2018/06/14 06:11:44

Pompeo says North Korea sanctions to remain until complete denuclearisation

SEOUL (Reuters) - Tough sanctions will remain on North Korea until its complete denuclearisation, the U.S. secretary of state said on Thursday, apparently contradicting the North's view that the process agreed at this week's summit would be phased and reciprocal.U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un issued a joint statement after their Singapore meeting that reaffirmed the North's commitment to "work toward complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula", an end to j


Posted 2018/06/14 05:48:23

Protective order obtained for Marvel magnate Stan Lee

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A temporary restraining order was issued on Wednesday against Stan Lee's caregiver, who is accused in court documents of subjecting the 95-year-old Marvel Comics magnate to elder abuse since taking charge of his affairs earlier this year.


Posted 2018/06/14 05:24:37

Sanctions stay until nukes go, US tells North Korea

The US has said it will not be easing sanctions until North Korea has denuclearised - despite claims made by Pyongyang state media.

Posted 2018/06/14 03:42:00

Asian shares slip on Fed hike, trade fears and soft China data

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares eased on Thursday after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates and took a more hawkish tone in forecasting a slightly faster pace of tightening, while concerns about U.S.-China trade frictions kept investors on edge.


Posted 2018/06/14 03:31:53

Apple to stop police breaking into iPhones

Apple has said it will change iPhone settings to block a method used by police and intelligence agencies to break into devices.

Posted 2018/06/14 02:47:00

Hold off buying new atlas - Macedonia name change on hold

Macedonia's president has refused to sign a historic deal that would change the country's name.

Posted 2018/06/14 01:29:00

Comcast offers $65 billion to lure Fox from Disney bid

(Reuters) - Comcast Corp offered $65 billion (£48.5 billion) on Wednesday to lure Twenty-First Century Fox Inc away from a merger with Walt Disney Co, setting up a bidding war between two of the largest U.S. media companies with its 20 percent higher offer.


Posted 2018/06/13 23:49:51

United Nations condemns excessive Israeli force against Palestinians

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. General Assembly condemned Israel on Wednesday for excessive use of force against Palestinian civilians and asked U.N. chief Antonio Guterres to recommend an "international protection mechanism" for occupied Palestinian territory.


Posted 2018/06/13 22:34:19

Arab states launch biggest assault of Yemen war with attack on main port

ADEN (Reuters) - A Saudi-led alliance of Arab states launched an attack on Yemen's main port city on Wednesday in the largest battle of the Yemen war, aiming to bring the ruling Houthi movement to its knees at the risk of worsening the world's biggest humanitarian crisis.


Posted 2018/06/13 22:30:35

Fed lifts rates amid stronger inflation, drops crisis-era guidance

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve raised interest rates on Wednesday, a move that was widely expected but still marked a milestone in the U.S. central bank's shift from policies used to battle the 2007-2009 financial crisis and recession.


Posted 2018/06/13 22:21:11

ECB gets ready to pull the plug on stimulus scheme

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank will debate on Thursday whether to end its huge asset purchases by year-end, in what would be its biggest step towards dismantling crisis-era stimulus credited with pulling the euro zone economy out of recession.


Posted 2018/06/13 22:16:12

Migrants row deepens as Macron condemns Italy

Italy has postponed high-level talks with France after Paris accused Rome of acting "irresponsibly" by turning away hundreds of stranded migrants on board a rescue boat.

Posted 2018/06/13 22:11:00

Weakened, May defeats final Brexit challenges in parliament

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May defeated the final challenges to her Brexit blueprint in parliament on Wednesday, leaving plans for Britain's departure from the European Union still largely on track but her authority weakened.


Posted 2018/06/13 20:23:54

VW fined €1.2bn over diesel emissions scandal

The emissions scandal that engulfed Volkswagen three years ago continues to dog the carmaking giant, as German authorities hit the group with a €1.2bn fine.

Posted 2018/06/13 16:22:00

French National Front founder in hospital amid trial

The founder and former leader of France's far-right National Front is being treated in hospital for exhaustion, after being rushed in on the day a verdict was due in his hate speech trial.

Posted 2018/06/13 16:17:00

Saudi-led coalition attacks Yemen aid port

A Saudi-led coalition has begun an assault on the Yemen port city of Hodeida with aid agencies warning 300,000 children are at risk of being killed or maimed.

Posted 2018/06/13 08:36:00

Confusion as North Korea says US will lift sanctions

North Korea's state media has reported that Donald Trump has "expressed his intention" to lift crippling sanctions against the country - despite the US president saying that they will remain until "nukes are no longer a factor".

Posted 2018/06/13 01:35:00