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Motorist crashes into Times Square crowd, killing one person, injuring 22

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy veteran ploughed his car into pedestrians in New York City's packed Times Square on Thursday, killing an 18-year-old woman and injuring 22 people. The city's mayor said there was no indication it was an act of terrorism.


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Posted 2017/05/18 23:37:21

Greek parliament approves more austerity to unlock bailout funds, debt relief

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek lawmakers approved pension cuts and tax hikes on Thursday sought by the country's lenders to unlock vital financial aid, as angry demonstrators protested outside parliament over new austerity, the latest since the country plunged into crisis seven years ago.


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Posted 2017/05/18 22:35:34

New ferry links North Korea and Russia despite U.S. calls for isolation

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) - A new ferry between isolated North Korea and Russia docked for the first time at the Pacific port of Vladivostok on Thursday, in spite of U.S. calls for countries to curtail relations with Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programmes.


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Posted 2017/05/18 22:14:17

U.S. strikes Syria militia threatening U.S.-backed forces - officials

WASHINGTON/AMMAN (Reuters) - The U.S. military carried out an air strike on Thursday against militia supported by the Syrian government that posed a threat to U.S. and U.S.-backed Syrian fighters in the country's south, U.S. officials told Reuters on Thursday.


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Posted 2017/05/18 20:01:08

Motorist slams car into Times Square pedestrians, killing one, injuring 22

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former U.S. Navy sailor slammed his car into pedestrians in New York City's packed Times Square on Thursday, killing an 18-year-old woman and wounding 22 people, and authorities said there was no indication it was an act of terrorism.


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Posted 2017/05/18 19:36:23

Roger Ailes, former Fox News chief, dies at 77

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Roger Ailes, founder and former chief executive of Fox News, the cable news channel popular with conservatives that helped reshape the U.S. political landscape, has died at age 77.


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Posted 2017/05/18 19:15:51

Case of slain Archbishop Romero reopened by judge in El Salvador

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - A judge in El Salvador on Thursday reopened the nearly four-decade-old case of murdered Archbishop Oscar Romero, an icon of the Roman Catholic Church in Latin America, and asked that prosecutors seek criminal charges against the main suspect.


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Posted 2017/05/18 18:57:31

US strikes Syria to protect British soldiers

US warplanes have struck Syrian pro-regime forces in a mission to protect British and American soldiers in the country's southeast.
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Posted 2017/05/18 18:45:00

Syria airstrikes to protect UK and US forces

US warplanes have struck Syrian pro-regime forces in a mission to protect British and American soldiers in the country's southeast.
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Posted 2017/05/18 18:45:00

Speeding car hits pedestrians in Times Square

A suspected drunk driver mounted the kerb close to New York's Times Square and drove for three blocks smashing into pedestrians.
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Posted 2017/05/18 16:03:00

Times Square crash: Teenage victim named

A suspected drunk driver mounted the kerb close to New York's Times Square and drove for three blocks smashing into pedestrians.
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Posted 2017/05/18 16:03:00

Teenage victim of Times Square crash named

A suspected drunk driver mounted the kerb close to New York's Times Square and drove for three blocks, crashing into pedestrians.
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Posted 2017/05/18 16:03:00

As Britain steps aside, EU states to negotiate joint defence fund

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU states aim to pool public money into a fund to help pay for joint military projects, a senior EU official said on Thursday, in potentially one of the most significant steps to underpin an emerging European defence union.


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Posted 2017/05/18 14:01:16

Fox News mastermind Roger Ailes dies

Fox News co-founder and former chief executive Roger Ailes has died at the age of 77, his family has announced.
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Posted 2017/05/18 12:48:00

Exclusive: Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians - sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Michael Flynn and other advisers to Donald Trump’s campaign were in contact with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties in at least 18 calls and emails during the last seven months of the 2016 presidential race, current and former U.S. officials familiar with the exchanges told Reuters.


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Posted 2017/05/18 12:43:13

Chris Cornell: Seattle Sound and untimely deaths

Chris Cornell, who has died at the age of 52, was hailed as one of the founding fathers of grunge.
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Posted 2017/05/18 10:31:00

Trump Russia inquiry: What is a special counsel?

The Trump campaign's alleged links to Russia are to be investigated by an ex-FBI chief, who has been appointed as special counsel. But what does the role involve?
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Posted 2017/05/18 08:42:00

Facebook fined £95m by EU over WhatsApp info

Facebook has been fined €110m (£94.5m) by EU competition regulators in relation to its takeover of WhatsApp.
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Posted 2017/05/18 07:22:00

Boy, 12, accidentally kills girl live on Facebook

A 12-year-old boy has accidentally killed a girl of the same age while filming with a shotgun on Facebook Live in Argentina.
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Posted 2017/05/18 06:15:00

Tulsa officer cleared in killing of black man

A white Oklahoma police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man has been found not guilty of first-degree manslaughter.
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Posted 2017/05/18 03:45:00

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