VAR will be used at Russia World Cup, says FIFA

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Video assistant referees (VARs) will be used at the World Cup for the first time in this year's finals in Russia, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Friday, and teams will be allowed a fourth substitute in matches that go to extra-time.


Posted 2018/03/16 23:36:09

Exclusive - European powers propose new Iran sanctions to meet Trump ultimatum

BRUSSELS/PARIS (Reuters) - Britain, France and Germany have proposed fresh EU sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles and its role in Syria's war, according to a confidential document, in a bid to persuade Washington to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran.


Posted 2018/03/16 23:30:33

Take Five - World markets themes for the week ahead

LONDON (Reuters) - Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the Reuters stories related to them.


Posted 2018/03/16 23:05:36

UK trade minister optimistic about resolution over U.S. tariffs

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Britain has made its disappointment with U.S. import tariffs on metals known and is optimistic about a resolution, UK trade minister Liam Fox said on Friday.


Posted 2018/03/16 22:54:47

Civilians flee as two big Syria battles enter decisive phases

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Thousands of civilians were fleeing from besieged enclaves at opposite ends of Syria on Friday as two major battles in the multi-sided war entered decisive phases, with hundreds of thousands of people trapped in the path of both assaults.


Posted 2018/03/16 21:39:52

Russia to expel UK diplomats as crisis over nerve toxin attack deepens

ASTANA/LONDON (Reuters) - Russia is set to expel British diplomats in retaliation for Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to kick out 23 Russians as relations with London crashed to a post-Cold War low over an attack involving a military-grade nerve agent on English soil.


Posted 2018/03/16 19:29:02

London court rules UK spy behind Trump dossier must give evidence in U.S. libel trial

LONDON (Reuters) - Former British spy Christopher Steele, who compiled a "dossier" of allegations linking U.S. President Donald Trump to Russia, must give a deposition in a U.S. libel case, lawyers for the Russian businessman involved said on Friday.


Posted 2018/03/16 19:20:46

UK treating death of Russian businessman Glushkov as murder - police

LONDON (Reuters) - British police said on Friday they had launched a murder investigation following the death this week of a Russian associate of late tycoon Boris Berezovsky.


Posted 2018/03/16 17:03:23

West calls on Russia to explain nerve toxin attack on former double agent

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain, the United States, Germany and France jointly called on Russia on Thursday to explain a military-grade nerve toxin attack on a former Russian double agent in England which they said threatened Western security.


Posted 2018/03/15 14:33:20

Thousands stream out of Syrian rebel enclave as army advances

BEIRUT/DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Thousands of Syrians fled a rebel pocket in eastern Ghouta on Thursday and crossed by foot to army positions, the largest such outflow in almost a month of fighting, as troops seized more ground in the opposition stronghold.


Posted 2018/03/15 14:20:39

Unilever picks Rotterdam for HQ as Britain loses the battle before Brexit​

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's third biggest company Unilever picked Rotterdam over London for its main headquarters on Thursday in a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May's government a year before Brexit.


Posted 2018/03/15 13:42:59

HSBC has 59 percent gender pay gap, biggest among British banks

LONDON (Reuters) - HSBC will reveal a gender pay gap of 59 percent at its main UK banking operation, the biggest yet disclosed by a British bank, according to a copy of the lender's report on the subject seen by Reuters on Thursday ahead of its publication.


Posted 2018/03/15 13:18:06

The lives of three men show why Syria’s rebels are losing

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The war has cost one man part of his liver and intestines. Another his home and work. A third his homeland and studies.


Posted 2018/03/15 12:45:07

FTSE back in the black, Unilever slips after UK snub

LONDON (Reuters) - UK shares gained on Thursday after three days in the red, while Britain's third-biggest company, Unilever, fell after announcing it would make Rotterdam its sole legal home a year before Brexit.


Posted 2018/03/15 10:32:41

Walmart patents hint at future where its drones tend the farms

NEW YORK/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Walmart Inc's patent filings hint that it may see a future where farmers use its drones to not only spot crop problems but selectively apply chemicals or even disperse pollen to bring shoppers the freshest and cheapest food possible.


Posted 2018/03/15 10:31:26

Global stocks sag, bonds supported as simmering trade woes curb risk appetite

TOKYO (Reuters) - Stock markets sagged broadly on Thursday while government bonds attracted safe-haven demand amid mounting investor concerns that growing trade tensions would hurt the global economy.


Posted 2018/03/15 00:45:53

Author of disputed Brexit blueprint for banks says gaining ground

LONDON (Reuters) - A disputed blueprint for financial services trade with the European Union after Brexit is finding favour with Britain's government, the financial lawyer who wrote the proposal said on Wednesday.


Posted 2018/03/14 20:22:21

Britain expels 23 Russian diplomats over nerve attack on ex-spy

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is to kick out 23 Russian diplomats, the biggest such expulsion since the Cold War, over a chemical attack on a former Russian double agent in England that Prime Minister Theresa May blamed on Moscow.


Posted 2018/03/14 18:22:05

Florida judge enters not-guilty plea for suspected Parkland shooter

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida judge on Wednesday entered a not-guilty plea for Nikolas Cruz, who is charged with shooting to death 17 students and staff last month in a massacre at a high school in Parkland, Florida.


Posted 2018/03/14 18:05:39

Kremlin paradox - Putin win certain, yet vote push unprecedented

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Vote in Russia's presidential election this Sunday or get hyper-inflation and Africans in the army.


Posted 2018/03/14 17:55:30