Barclays expects 1 billion pound writedown from U.S. tax reform

LONDON (Reuters) - Barclays expects to take a writedown of about 1 billion pounds on its annual post-tax profit as a result of the U.S. tax overhaul, the bank said in a statement on Wednesday.


Posted 2017/12/27 19:07:56

Reuters journalists in Myanmar appear in court, remanded for another 14 days

YANGON (Reuters) - Two Reuters journalists who have been detained in Myanmar for the past two weeks were remanded in custody for a further two weeks on Wednesday as a probe continues into allegations they breached the nation's Official Secrets Act.


Posted 2017/12/27 18:47:25

U.S. sanctions North Korean missile experts, Russia offers to mediate

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - The United States announced sanctions on two of North Korea's most prominent officials behind its ballistic missile programme on Tuesday, while Russia reiterated an offer to mediate to ease tension between Washington and Pyongyang.


Posted 2017/12/27 17:43:23

Putin critic Navalny calls election boycott rallies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Opposition leader Alexei Navalny announced on Wednesday a series of rallies across Russia in January to press home his call for a boycott of next year's presidential election, a move likely to draw a sharp response from the Kremlin and police.


Posted 2017/12/27 16:26:15

Airbus ready to axe A380 if fails to win Emirates deal - sources

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus is drawing up contingency plans to phase out production of the world's largest jetliner, the A380 superjumbo, if it fails to win a key order from Dubai's Emirates, three people familiar with the matter said.


Posted 2017/12/27 14:54:56

Special Report - A business where human bodies were butchered, packaged and sold

PHOENIX (Reuters) - Sam Kazemi stood over the old man’s corpse. Nearby lay pliers, a scalpel and a motorized saw designed to cut drywall and pipe.


Posted 2017/12/27 13:17:59

Support slides for Merkel serving full term as coalition talks beckon

BERLIN (Reuters) - If Angela Merkel becomes German chancellor again, nearly half of voters would want her to quit her term early, according to a poll offering a rare sign that domestic support for Europe's most influential leader may be waning.


Posted 2017/12/27 10:58:51

Rescuers search for Philippine storm victims as toll rises to 200

MANILA (Reuters) - Rescuers in the Philippines searched on Sunday for survivors of a storm that triggered floods and landslides and killed about 200 people, left scores missing and thousands homeless, most of whom apparently ignored warnings to move to safety.


Posted 2017/12/24 09:00:02

North Korea says new U.N. sanctions an act of war

BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - The latest U.N. sanctions against North Korea are an act of war and tantamount to a complete economic blockade against it, North Korea's foreign ministry said on Sunday, threatening to punish those who supported the measure.


Posted 2017/12/24 08:34:50

Special Report - Ex-banker cheerleads his way to cryptocurrency riches

HONG KONG/NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Seventeen months ago, a former Wall Street investment banker who specialised in distressed assets took to Twitter to announce he had bought a cryptocurrency for 50 cents per coin. "At $0.50, risk/return felt right," tweeted Barry Silbert, founder and chief executive of a private New York-based company called Digital Currency Group, or DCG.


Posted 2017/12/24 06:07:17

Man City make it 17 straight wins and a 13-point lead

LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester City extended their winning sequence to 17 and their lead at the top of the Premier League to 13 points with a 4-0 thrashing of Bournemouth on Saturday as Manchester United were held 2-2 at Leicester City and champions Chelsea suffered a goalless stalemate at Everton.


Posted 2017/12/24 00:59:35

Beirut activists hold vigil in tribute to murdered women

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Dozens of people gathered outside Beirut's national museum on Saturday evening to light candles for a British woman and three Arab women murdered in the past week in Lebanon.


Posted 2017/12/23 18:39:11

Aardvark dies in blaze at London Zoo, meerkats missing

LONDON (Reuters) - An aardvark was killed and four meerkats are missing believed dead after a blaze tore through part of London Zoo early on Saturday, destroying a cafe and gift shop.


Posted 2017/12/23 17:41:58

More than 100 dead in Philippine mudslides, flooding - officials

MANILA (Reuters) - A tropical storm in the southern Philippines triggered mudslides and flash floods that killed more than 100 people, while dozens are missing, police and disaster officials said on Saturday.


Posted 2017/12/23 17:41:35

Let me come back, Catalan leader tells Spain

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Catalonia's separatist leader Carles Puigdemont called on Spain's government on Saturday to allow him to return home in time for the opening session of the Catalan parliament so that he can become the region's next president.


Posted 2017/12/23 17:00:56

RBS to pay $125 million to settle California mortgage bond claims

(Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc will pay $125 million (93.55 million pounds) to resolve claims that it made misrepresentations while selling mortgage-backed securities to two large California pension funds, the state's attorney general has announced.


Posted 2017/12/23 17:00:22

Myanmar to grant families access to two Reuters journalists after remand period expires - media

YANGON (Reuters) - Two Reuters journalists detained in Myanmar will be allowed to meet their families once their first 14-day period of remand expires, according to local media reports.


Posted 2017/12/23 13:27:08

Bundesbank says no euro zone cryptocurrency in sight

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Bundesbank board member Carl-Ludwig Thiele has ruled out the introduction of official digital money for the euro zone and warned of losses from investments in cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, according to a German newspaper.


Posted 2017/12/23 13:11:45

Driver charged with attempted murder over Australian vehicle attack

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The man accused of deliberately ploughing into Christmas shoppers on a busy street in the Australian city of Melbourne was charged on Saturday with 18 counts of attempted murder and one count of conduct endangering life.


Posted 2017/12/23 09:13:12

U.N. Security Council imposes new sanctions on North Korea over missile test

UNITED NATIONS/SEOUL (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Friday for its recent intercontinental ballistic missile test, seeking to limit its access to refined petroleum products and crude oil and its earnings from workers abroad.


Posted 2017/12/23 03:28:10