May wins backing of Trump, EU leaders in showdown with Russia

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May agreed on Tuesday that Russia must provide "unambiguous answers" after London gave Moscow until midnight to explain how a Soviet-era nerve weapon was used against a former Russian double agent.


Posted 2018/03/13 22:00:43

Trump fires Tillerson, a moderate; replaces him with hawkish spy chief Pompeo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday after a series of public rifts over policy on North Korea, Russia and Iran, replacing his chief diplomat with loyalist CIA Director Mike Pompeo.


Posted 2018/03/13 21:56:51

Wall St. swoons on Tillerson firing, tech losses; oil dragged down

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. and European stock indexes closed down on Tuesday, pressured by losses in technology stocks and U.S. President Donald Trump's ouster of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.


Posted 2018/03/13 21:20:24

Exclusive - G20 financial leaders to speak against unfair trade practices: draft communique

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The world's financial leaders will pledge to fight unfair trade practices and stress the role of global trade rules when they meet on March 20, as the United States raises the threat of a global trade war by imposing import tariffs on steel and aluminium.


Posted 2018/03/13 19:17:26

UK set for years of slow growth but Hammond vows to do better

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's sluggish economy is heading for more weak growth over the next five years, according to official forecasts announced by finance minister Philip Hammond on Tuesday as the country heads for Brexit.


Posted 2018/03/13 18:50:18

VW assigns $25 billion in battery orders in electric car drive

BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen has picked partners to provide battery cells and related technology worth around 20 billion euros (17.72 billion pounds)


Posted 2018/03/13 16:59:04

RT under review by Ofcom amid Russia investigation

The British broadcasting regulator has placed Russian-funded television station RT on notice following a chemical weapon attack in the UK.

Posted 2018/03/13 14:58:00

Mike Pompeo: Who is new US Secretary of State?

The man set to become the new US Secretary of State is a conservative hardliner who has grown close to Donald Trump during a meteoric career.

Posted 2018/03/13 13:36:00

Norway underlines faith in London with unlisted property bets

OSLO (Reuters) - London overtook New York as the top destination last year for unlisted real estate investments by Norway's $1 trillion wealth fund, which is focusing on 10 global cities it expects to grow in terms of population, jobs and trade.


Posted 2018/03/13 13:13:08

Sacked Tillerson urges staff to stay in posts

Outgoing US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said he will remain at the White House until the end of the month to ensure a "smooth and orderly transition".

Posted 2018/03/13 12:44:00

Charles Manson grandson wins battle over body

The grandson of cult leader Charles Manson has won a four-month court battle over the rights to his body.

Posted 2018/03/13 10:29:00

Moscow taunts UK Govt over poisoning allegations

The Russian foreign ministry has mocked allegations of its involvement in a chemical weapon attack in the UK which seriously harmed three people.

Posted 2018/03/13 10:11:00

Trade war threatens global economic rebound - OECD

An improved outlook for world economic growth will be placed at severe risk if a trade war results from US metal tariffs, a respected global forum has warned.

Posted 2018/03/13 10:04:00

Trump blocks $117bn takeover of US tech firm

Donald Trump has exercised rarely-used powers to block the hostile takeover of mobile chipmaker Qualcomm by Singapore-based rival Broadcom.

Posted 2018/03/13 05:49:00

Teen dies in third Texas package bombing

Three package bombings which have killed two people in 10 days are believed to be linked, say police in Texas.

Posted 2018/03/12 19:37:00

Bangladeshi plane crashes in Nepal killing at least 50

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A Bangladeshi airliner with 71 people on board crashed on Monday while coming in to land at the airport in the Nepali capital, Kathmandu, killing at least 50 people, officials said.


Posted 2018/03/12 12:46:52

EU wants capital market plan in place before Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union stepped up efforts on Monday to create a more unified and cheaper capital market by next year when it faces the loss of Britain, the bloc's biggest financial centre.


Posted 2018/03/12 12:20:27

May weighs response to nerve attack on Russian double agent

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May held a meeting of Britain's top ministers and security officials on Monday to weigh up how to respond to a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy who passed secrets to British intelligence.


Posted 2018/03/12 11:49:37

Poverty row splits conservatives before German coalition deal signed

BERLIN (Reuters) - The new secretary general of Germany's conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) on Monday chided the incoming health minister, Jens Spahn, after a media backlash over comments he made on poverty.


Posted 2018/03/12 11:29:59

Singapore-based Broadcom to redomicile to U.S. by April 3

(Reuters) - Singapore-based Broadcom Ltd said on Monday it expects to redomicile to the United States by April 3, two days before the chipmaker's acquisition target Qualcomm Inc holds its annual shareholder meeting.


Posted 2018/03/12 11:18:55