Relief for UK consumers as inflation drops more than expected

British inflation fell more than expected in September to a three-month low, offering some relief to consumers who have been squeezed financially since the Brexit vote.


Posted 2018/10/17 16:53:13

May says Brexit deal is achievable

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday she believed a Brexit deal was achievable if both sides worked "intensively" in the coming days and weeks.


Posted 2018/10/17 16:04:37

Trump says does not want to move away from Saudi Arabia amid Khashoggi case

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he does not want to walk away from Saudi Arabia despite concerns about Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and said he hopes Saudi's royal leaders were not involved in his disappearance.


Posted 2018/10/17 15:49:41

Labour eye government collapse, new elections and then swift Brexit deal

Britain's opposition Labour Party could win power from Theresa May's ruling Conservatives in the coming months and quickly tie up a new and different Brexit deal with the European Union, the party's finance policy chief John McDonnell said on Wednesday.


Posted 2018/10/17 14:48:05

Varadkar says all 27 EU states against hard border in Ireland

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday that he had the support of all remaining 27 European Union states on ensuring a Brexit deal delivers legally-binding guarantees there will be no hard border between Ireland and northern Ireland.


Posted 2018/10/17 14:44:44

Plane carrying Melania Trump forced to land

A plane carrying Melania Trump was forced to land after a "haze of smoke" was spotted on board, according to US media reports.

Posted 2018/10/17 13:21:00

Indian politician resigns amid #MeToo campaign

India's junior foreign minister MJ Akbar has resigned following accusations of sexual harassment and assault.

Posted 2018/10/17 12:44:00

19 dead after gunman opens fire at Crimea college

At least 19 people have been killed after a mass shooting and explosion at a college in Crimea.

Posted 2018/10/17 11:16:00

Canada legalises marijuana for recreational use

Canada has legalised marijuana for recreational use, making it the largest country with a legal national pot market.

Posted 2018/10/17 07:12:00

Two Koreas, U.N. Command wrap up first session of talks on disarming border

North and South Korea held their first three-way talks with the United Nations Command (UNC) on Tuesday to discuss ways to demilitarise the border as the neighbours push for peace, Seoul's defence ministry said.


Posted 2018/10/16 08:35:49

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer complications at 65

Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen, the man who persuaded school-friend Bill Gates to drop out of Harvard to start what became the world's biggest software company, died on Monday at the age of 65, his family said.


Posted 2018/10/16 08:31:03

Australia embraces royal couple after pregnancy announcement

Crowds thronged the Sydney Opera House and the shores of the city's sparkling harbour on Tuesday to catch a glimpse of Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, on their first public appearance in Australia since the announcement they were expecting a child.


Posted 2018/10/16 08:28:40

Rescuers in Florida Panhandle search for missing people, bodies after hurricane

Rescue workers and volunteers searched for more than 1,000 people still missing in the Florida Panhandle and tens of thousands of residents remained without power on Tuesday after the area was devastated by Hurricane Michael last week.


Posted 2018/10/16 08:16:43

Still one-in-four chance of no-deal Brexit, say economists - Reuters poll

There is still a one-in-four chance Britain and the European Union part ways in less than six months without reaching a deal, according to a Reuters poll taken as EU leaders prepare to meet in Brussels later this week.


Posted 2018/10/16 08:11:30

European shares bounce from 22-month low as earnings flow in; Volvo hit

European shares rose in early trading on Tuesday helped by stronger defensive stocks, as the focus turned to the start of the reporting season which is expected to deliver double-digit earnings growth for the third quarter.


Posted 2018/10/16 07:36:07

Trump sends Pompeo to Riyadh over Khashoggi; Saudis may blame official

Saudi Arabia is preparing to acknowledge the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a botched interrogation, CNN and the New York Times said on Monday, after U.S. President Donald Trump speculated "rogue killers" may be responsible.


Posted 2018/10/16 07:24:17

Saudi riyal rebounds on report Riyadh to acknowledge Khashoggi death

Saudi Arabia's riyal rebounded against the U.S. dollar early on Tuesday after CNN reported Riyadh was preparing to acknowledge the death of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a botched interrogation.


Posted 2018/10/16 07:24:17

U.S. Secretary of state arrives in Riyadh to discuss Khashoggi case

U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo arrived in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Tuesday to discuss the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi with King Salman.


Posted 2018/10/16 07:21:48

German carmakers have 50 percent chance of staying ahead, VW says

Germany's carmakers only have a 50 percent chance of surviving as leading players in the auto industry unless they transform to meet new regulations and adapt their supply chains, Volkswagen Chief Executive Herbert Diess said on Tuesday.


Posted 2018/10/16 07:20:45

British American Tobacco cuts revenue target for new products

British American Tobacco , the second-biggest international tobacco company by revenue, cut its full-year revenue target for next-generation products on Tuesday, citing a flat market in Japan and a product recall in the United States.


Posted 2018/10/16 06:47:51