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

Pregnant YouTuber jailed for killing partner in stunt

A pregnant woman who shot dead her boyfriend in a botched YouTube stunt has been jailed for six months.

Posted 2018/03/15 09:24:00

Twins prove space travel changes your genes

Research by NASA on identical twins has revealed that being in space changes human genes.

Posted 2018/03/15 03:17:00

Afghan toddler named after US President Trump

Growing up in Kabul might seem like a tough enough prospect these days - but spare a thought for the toddler named Donald Trump.

Posted 2018/03/15 01:56:00

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

Stephen Hawking, who unlocked the secrets of space and time, dies at 76

LONDON (Reuters) - Stephen Hawking, who sought to explain the origins of the universe, the mysteries of black holes and the nature of time itself, died on Wednesday aged 76.


Posted 2018/03/14 17:27:57

Myanmar urged not to drag out case against Reuters reporters

YANGON (Reuters) - Some international observers urged Myanmar on Wednesday not to drag out legal proceedings against two Reuters journalists, as they appeared in court for the 10th time since they were arrested in December and accused of possessing secret government papers.


Posted 2018/03/14 17:25:37

Weakened Merkel begins fourth term beset by challenges

BERLIN (Reuters) - German lawmakers on Wednesday re-elected Angela Merkel as chancellor for a fourth, and likely final, term that may prove her most challenging yet as she takes charge of a fragile coalition with her personal standing diminished.


Posted 2018/03/14 17:24:12

Barclays investors give CEO Staley year to fix investment bank

LONDON (Reuters) - From BZW to BarCap, Barclays bosses have spent more than three decades trying to make the British bank a profitable investment banking force, often frustrating its investors.


Posted 2018/03/14 17:11:04

UK privacy watchdog ends WhatsApp probe after compliance pledge

(Reuters) - Britain's privacy watchdog said it had dropped an investigation into WhatsApp after the messaging service signed an undertaking not to share the personal data of users with its owner Facebook.


Posted 2018/03/14 16:41:55

New Tata Steel UK pension scheme to be set up after meeting minimum criteria

LONDON (Reuters) - A new pension fund backed by Tata Steel UK, a unit of India's Tata Steel, will be set up after meeting minimum size and funding criteria, paving the way for the firm's merger with Germany's Thyssenkrupp.


Posted 2018/03/14 12:11:54

A shadow of former self, RBS investment bank starts comeback

LONDON (Reuters) - After a decade of deep cuts to rein in a division that nearly bankrupted its parent, Royal Bank of Scotland's investment bank is attracting new business once again, according to executives and a review of industry data.


Posted 2018/03/14 11:24:43

Merkel begins fourth term as German Chancellor

Angela Merkel has finally begun her fourth term as Chancellor after almost six months of political deadlock in Germany.

Posted 2018/03/14 09:18:00

Scientists find all galaxies rotate like clockwork

Astronomers have discovered that all galaxies, regardless of their size, rotate once every billion years.

Posted 2018/03/14 08:52:00

Russian associate of late tycoon Berezovsky found dead in Britain

LONDON (Reuters) - British counter-terrorism police were on Tuesday investigating the unexplained death of a Russian associate of late tycoon Boris Berezovsky but said the death was not thought to be linked to a nerve agent attack on a former Russian double agent.


Posted 2018/03/13 22:02:23