Woman dead in Chingford fire - London Fire Brigade

(Reuters) - The London Fire Brigade said on Friday a woman has been confirmed dead in a fire at a flat on Connington Crescent, Chingford.


Posted 2018/04/20 05:12:38

Comey says in memos that Trump showed concern about leaks, loyalty, dossier

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former FBI Director James Comey in memos recounting conversations with U.S. President Donald Trump last year said Trump repeatedly raised concern over salacious allegations in an intelligence dossier, the need for loyalty and ferreting out leakers.


Posted 2018/04/20 04:19:57

Assad steps up efforts to crush last besieged enclaves

BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - The Syrian government stepped up its efforts on Thursday to retake the opposition's last besieged enclaves, as rebels prepared to withdraw from one and a newspaper reported an ultimatum against another.


Posted 2018/04/20 03:45:31

Pound on backfoot as doubts rise of BoE rate hike in May

TOKYO (Reuters) - The British pound flirted with two-week lows against the dollar on Friday following comments from the Bank of England chief and soft UK retail sales data, while the yen eased as risk sentiment was on the mend.


Posted 2018/04/20 03:37:56

MPs to debate EU customs union membership

LONDON (Reuters) - The House of Commons will debate staying in a customs union with the European Union next week, stepping up pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May to change her Brexit blueprint.


Posted 2018/04/20 03:18:10

Asia tech shares spooked by phone warning, oil near highs

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares slipped on Friday as a warning on smartphone demand from the world's largest contract chipmaker slugged the tech sector, while high oil prices stirred inflation fears and undermined sovereign bonds.


Posted 2018/04/20 03:13:36

Takeda shares drop after Shire rejects $63 billion offer

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd shares fell on Friday after rare disease drug maker Shire Plc rejected its $63 billion (44.7 billion pounds) cash-and-stock acquisition offer.


Posted 2018/04/20 01:19:03

Wall Street tumbles on chip stocks, commodities soften after wild ride

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street stocks fell on a broad-based slump in technology stocks and a tumble in consumer staples on Thursday, while oil prices softened and other commodities went on a wild ride.


Posted 2018/04/19 19:40:19

U.S. and UK form regulatory Working Group to boost stability

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain and the United States said on Thursday they would form a Financial Regulatory Working Group to promote financial stability and efficient markets as the UK leaves the European Union.


Posted 2018/04/19 18:54:11

In a variety of cases, Brexit starts to reach EU court

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The fallout from Brexit is starting to come before the European Union's top judges, in cases whose variety the head of the EU Court of Justice said defied the imagination.


Posted 2018/04/19 17:04:29

Labour tries new pitch to financiers: higher taxes for some influence

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's shadow chancellor John McDonnell offered London's mighty financial services industry a new pact on Thursday: higher taxes in return for a seat at the policymaking table if Labour wins the next election.


Posted 2018/04/19 15:06:24

U.S., Syria give conflicting accounts on global chemical weapons experts

WASHINGTON/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United States and Syria appeared to offer conflicting accounts on Tuesday of whether global chemical weapons inspectors had reached the Syrian town of Douma where a suspected poison gas attack took place and sparked a U.S.-led retaliatory strike.


Posted 2018/04/17 22:58:13

May apologises to Caribbean countries for UK treatment of post-war migrants

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May apologised to 12 Caribbean nations on Tuesday for immigration officials' harsh treatment of people from those countries who migrated to Britain as children after World War Two.


Posted 2018/04/17 22:46:37

U.S., Europe shares climb as dollar recovers on data

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. and European shares climbed on Tuesday on quarterly earnings and a renewed appetite for risk, while the dollar rose off a two-week low and 2-year Treasury yields touched a decade high after economic data supported expectations of further rate hikes by the Federal Reserve.


Posted 2018/04/17 20:53:31

UK political pollsters told to upgrade methods to improve predictions

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's political pollsters have been told by a parliamentary committee to upgrade their methods to avoid the high-profile failures of recent years.


Posted 2018/04/17 18:46:55

Harry and fiancee Meghan to attend memorial service for Stephen Lawrence

LONDON (Reuters) - Prince Harry and his American fiancee Meghan Markle will attend a memorial service next week for Stephen Lawrence, a London teenager who was murdered in a racially motivated attack 25 years ago, Kensington Palace said on Tuesday.


Posted 2018/04/17 18:41:23

May faces embarrassing Brexit defeat in upper house

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's upper house of parliament is expected to inflict an embarrassing defeat on Theresa May's government on Wednesday, challenging her refusal to remain in a customs union with the European Union after Brexit.


Posted 2018/04/17 18:06:42

UK says nerve agent used to poison ex-Russian spy was in liquid form

LONDON (Reuters) - The nerve agent used to poison former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter at his home in southern England last month was delivered in a liquid form, British officials said on Tuesday.


Posted 2018/04/17 14:49:46

Oil prices drop as fears about Syria strikes fallout wane

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil fell nearly 2 percent on Monday after U.S. drilling activity rose and fears waned about escalating tensions in the Middle East following air strikes on Syria over the weekend.


Posted 2018/04/16 11:15:49

After Syria strikes, PM May to face critical parliament

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May will face criticism on Monday for bypassing parliament to join weekend air strikes against Syria, with some lawmakers calling for a potentially damaging vote on her future strategy.


Posted 2018/04/16 11:01:54