Myanmar judge rejects request for dismissal of case against two jailed Reuters reporters

YANGON (Reuters) - A judge on Wednesday rejected a request for dismissal of a case against two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar after being accused of possessing secret government papers.


Posted 2018/04/11 09:04:07

Tesco shines in home market, beats annual profit forecast

LONDON (Reuters) - Tesco beat expectations with a 28 percent rise in full-year profit on Wednesday, helped by a strong end to the year in its home market, underlining the recovery of Britain's biggest retailer under Chief Executive Dave Lewis.


Posted 2018/04/11 07:20:35

UK starting salaries for permanent jobs rise at slowest pace in nine months - REC

LONDON, (Reuters) - British companies raised salaries for new permanent staff in March at the slowest rate in nine months, according to a survey that may surprise Bank of England officials expecting a further improvement in pay growth.


Posted 2018/04/10 03:47:42

Stocks rally as Xi calms jitters over U.S.-China trade row

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S stock futures rallied, Asian equities bounced and the safe haven yen fell on Tuesday as Chinese President Xi Jinping promised to lower import tariffs on products including cars, helping soothe investor jitters over an escalating U.S.-China trade row.


Posted 2018/04/10 03:44:56

Mexico data protection body to investigate possible links to Cambridge Analytica

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's data protection body said on Monday it had opened an investigation into whether companies possibly linked to political consultancy Cambridge Analytica broke the country's data protection laws.


Posted 2018/04/10 03:34:45

Trump vows quick action in response to suspected chemical attack in Syria

WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday promised quick, forceful action in response to a deadly suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, appearing to suggest a potential military response.


Posted 2018/04/10 03:19:53

UK consumer spending wilts in March under heavy snow - surveys

LONDON, April 10 (Reuters) - British consumer spending wilted under heavy snow in March, according to surveys on Tuesday that added to signs the economy probably slowed at the start of 2018.


Posted 2018/04/09 23:16:32

Global stocks and oil up, but U.S. dollar slips amid ongoing geopolitical risk

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks across the globe rose on Monday, helping lift oil prices, but shares on Wall Street ended far from their highs after the FBI raided the offices of President Donald Trump's long time lawyer.


Posted 2018/04/09 23:00:44

China blames U.S. for trade frictions, but Trump voices optimism

BOAO, China/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China stepped up its attacks on the Trump administration on Monday over billions of dollars worth of threatened tariffs, but U.S. President Donald Trump again voiced optimism the two sides would hammer out a trade deal.


Posted 2018/04/09 22:57:18

Zuckerberg ditches T-shirt, apologises for Facebook mistakes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg swapped his trademark T-shirt and jeans for a dark suit and a purple tie on Monday as he met U.S. lawmakers to apologise for the social network's misuse of its members' data and to head off possible regulation.


Posted 2018/04/09 22:34:17

War crimes prosecutor seeks jurisdiction over Rohingya deportations

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has asked it to rule on whether it has jurisdiction over the deportations of Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh, a possible crime against humanity, according to a filing published on Monday.


Posted 2018/04/09 22:31:22

Trump says will meet with North Korean leader in May or early June

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he planned to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next month or in early June and hoped the discussions would ultimately lead to an end of the North's nuclear weapons programme.


Posted 2018/04/09 22:21:37

Trump says to make fast decision after suspected Syrian chemical attack

WASHINGTON/AMMAN (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday condemned a suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held town in Syria that killed dozens of people and said he would decide on a response probably by the end of the day.


Posted 2018/04/09 17:28:17

Facebook CEO says company did not do enough to prevent misuse

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg told Congress on Monday that the social media network did not do enough to prevent itself and its members' data being misused over the past few years and offered an apology to lawmakers.


Posted 2018/04/09 17:15:50

Trump says will meet with North Korean leader in May or early June

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he planned to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next month or in early June and hoped the discussions would ultimately lead to an end of the North's nuclear weapons programme.


Posted 2018/04/09 16:22:06

FTSE inches up, Russia-exposed stocks tumble

LONDON (Reuters) - Worries over global trade took a backseat as Britain's top share index advanced on Monday, though stocks with links to Russia fell on further U.S. sanctions.


Posted 2018/04/09 16:14:02

Novartis bets big on gene therapy with $8.7 billion AveXis deal

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Novartis is moving further into gene therapy by buying AveXis for $8.7 billion (£6.17 billion) , adding a rare-disease treatment that could reap billions in sales.


Posted 2018/04/09 11:23:43

Britons rushed for EU passports in Brexit vote year - data

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The number of Britons becoming citizens of another EU country more than doubled in 2016, data showed, and more than quadrupled in Germany in a development Berlin put down to Brexit.


Posted 2018/04/09 10:36:07

Syria, Russia say Israeli war planes carried out strike on Syrian air base

AMMAN (Reuters) - The Russian and Syrian military on Monday said Israeli war planes carried out missile strikes on a Syrian air base, hours after U.S. President Donald Trump warned of a "big price to pay" following reports of a poison gas attack on a rebel-held town.


Posted 2018/04/09 10:31:47

Hungarian PM could target Soros organisations right after election win

BUDAPEST, Hungary (Reuters) - Prime Minister Viktor Orban could use his sweeping new political mandate to extend Hungary's crackdown on civil organisations that have been critical of his anti-immigration policies.


Posted 2018/04/09 10:28:38