Regulator warns insurers over policy renewals

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's markets watchdog said on Tuesday it would take action against general insurance firms who were failing to implement rules designed to increase transparency and encourage customers to shop around before renewing policies.


Posted 2018/04/03 10:02:01

No Sky fall as FTSE falters

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's top share index declined with other European bourses at the start of the second quarter as a stronger pound weighed on its dollar-earning constituents, with Sky TV among just 10 or so stocks in positive territory.


Posted 2018/04/03 09:24:16

Sodhi stands firm as New Zealand hold on for series win

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (Reuters) - Tail-ender Ish Sodhi hit a gutsy half-century as New Zealand fought a defiant rearguard action on a tense final day to hold on for a draw in the second test on Tuesday and secure a first series win over England since 1999.


Posted 2018/04/03 09:21:50

British firm De La Rue to challenge government over blue passport contract snub

LONDON (Reuters) - British manufacturer De La Rue Plc said it will challenge a decision by Britain to award a contract to print the post-Brexit blue passports to a European company.


Posted 2018/04/03 08:47:31

UK manufacturing growth cools to one-year low in first quarter - PMI

LONDON, (Reuters) - - Manufacturing growth in Britain cooled to a one-year low in the first quarter of 2018, according to a survey on Tuesday that suggested the economy remains on a slow but steady course a year ahead of Brexit.


Posted 2018/04/03 08:47:02

Winnie Mandela, tainted anti-apartheid figurehead, dies at 81

SOWETO, South Africa (Reuters) - Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who emerged as a combative anti-apartheid campaigner during her husband Nelson Mandela's decades in jail but whose reputation was later tarnished by allegations of violence, died on Monday at the age of 81.


Posted 2018/04/02 22:59:29

Kremlin says Trump suggested Putin visit the White House

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Kremlin aide said on Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump suggested the White House as the venue for a summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin when they discussed the idea of meeting in a telephone call last month.


Posted 2018/04/02 22:54:23

British firm De La Rue to challenge government on passport contract

(Reuters) - British passport-making company De La Rue Plc said on Monday it would appeal a decision by the British government that would allow Franco-Dutch company Gemalto NV to make new blue national passports from 2019.


Posted 2018/04/02 22:49:20

Israel suspends new relocation deal for African migrants

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday he was suspending a new agreement with the U.N. refugee agency to relocate thousands of African migrants, as right-wing pressure mounted on him to scrap the deal.


Posted 2018/04/02 22:11:19

Saudi crown prince says Israelis have right to their own land

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's crown prince said Israelis are entitled to live peacefully on their own land in an interview published on Monday in U.S. magazine The Atlantic, another public sign of ties between Riyadh and Tel Aviv appearing to grow closer.


Posted 2018/04/02 20:39:15

Oil falls 2 percent on Russia output rise, potential Saudi price cut

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil fell by more than 2 percent on Monday, pressured by a rise in Russian production, expectations that Saudi Arabia will cut prices of the crude it sends to Asia and a deepening trade spat between China and the United States.


Posted 2018/04/02 17:54:25

Amazon shares fall 6 percent as Trump renews attack

(Reuters) - Shares of Amazon.com Inc fell 6 percent on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump again attacked the online retailer over the pricing of its deliveries through the United States Postal Service and promised unspecified changes.


Posted 2018/04/02 15:46:21

Strike-hit Air France expects 75 percent of flights to operate, as rail stoppage looms

PARIS (Reuters) - Air France said it expected to operate around 75 percent of its flights on Tuesday, the first day of a strike that will coincide with a larger stoppage on the rail network, paralysing much of France's transport network.


Posted 2018/04/02 11:31:45

China says space station burns up over South Pacific

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's Tiangong-1 space station re-entered the earth's atmosphere and burnt up over the middle of the South Pacific on Monday, the Chinese space authority said.


Posted 2018/04/02 07:14:43

Trump to unveil China tariff list this week, targeting tech goods

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration this week will unveil the list of Chinese imports targeted for U.S. tariffs to punish Beijing over technology transfer policies, a move expected to intensify trade tensions between the world's two largest economies.


Posted 2018/04/02 05:46:44

Asia stocks start new quarter on front foot, dollar steady

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks began the new quarter on Monday with modest gains following a strong performance by global equities last week, while the dollar held steady ahead of key economic indicators.


Posted 2018/04/02 05:30:36

Ex-Guatemalan dictator Rios Montt dies, leaving bitter legacy

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Former Guatemalan military dictator Efrain Rios Montt died at the age of 91 on Sunday, a bitterly divisive figure in the country's long civil war who escaped a 2013 genocide conviction only to face renewed charges last year.


Posted 2018/04/02 03:43:01

Trump says DACA deal for young immigrants is off

WASHINGTON/IXTEPEC, Mexico (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Sunday that there will be no deal to legalize the status of young adult immigrants called Dreamers and he said the U.S.-Mexico border is becoming more dangerous.


Posted 2018/04/01 23:40:34

Last eastern Ghouta rebels poised to surrender - Syrian state media

AMMAN (Reuters) - The group in control of the last rebel bastion near Damascus appeared on Sunday to have agreed a deal for its fighters to make peace with the government or quit the eastern Ghouta enclave, Syrian state media said on Sunday.


Posted 2018/04/01 17:30:26

No Gaza inquiry, Israeli defence minister says

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's defence minister rejected on Sunday calls for an inquiry into the killing of 15 Palestinians by the military during a Palestinian demonstration that turned violent on Friday at the Gaza-Israel border.


Posted 2018/04/01 17:14:36