Japan PM, finance minister under fire over suspected cover-up of cronyism

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his close ally, Finance Minister Taro Aso, faced growing pressure on Monday over a suspected cover-up of a cronyism scandal that has dogged the premier for more than a year.


Posted 2018/03/12 11:16:14

Bangladesh plane carrying 71 people crashes in Nepal

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A Bangladeshi aircraft carrying 67 passengers and four crew crashed on Monday while coming in to land at the airport in the Nepali capital, Kathmandu, an airport official said, adding that 17 people on board had been rescued.


Posted 2018/03/12 11:12:43

Football match halted as owner takes gun on pitch

Police are investigating a football club owner who allegedly marched on to the pitch armed with a weapon.

Posted 2018/03/12 11:04:00

May weighs response to attack on former Russian double agent

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May will chair a meeting of Britain's National Security Council on Monday to weigh how to respond to a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy who passed secrets to British intelligence.


Posted 2018/03/12 10:57:12

Melrose raises GKN bid to 8.1 billion in final offer

LONDON (Reuters) - Melrose Industries increased its hostile offer for GKN by around 10 percent to 8.1 billion pounds ($11.2 billion), trying to win over investors after the British engineering firm struck a rival deal of its own last week.


Posted 2018/03/12 10:47:42

Berlusconi calls on defeated centre-left to help form Italian government

ROME (Reuters) - Former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi called on the defeated Democratic Party (PD) to help his centre-right bloc form a government, saying Italy had to avoid a swift return to the polls.


Posted 2018/03/12 10:44:17

FTSE 100 lags Europe on miners and energy, Just Eat goes cold

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's top share index underperformed other European markets on Monday due to weak mining and energy stocks, while shares in takeaway company Just Eat were hit by a broker downgrade.


Posted 2018/03/12 09:45:00

Dozens killed after plane crashes in Nepal

At least 50 people have been killed after a plane crashed and burst into flames in Nepal, an army spokesman has said.

Posted 2018/03/12 08:55:00

Officials confirm 49 dead in Nepal plane crash

Officials in Nepal say 49 people died and 22 were injured after a plane crashed and burst into flames.

Posted 2018/03/12 08:55:00

Country star collapses on stage in Ireland

Country music star Tim McGraw has collapsed on stage during a show at the Country to Country festival in Ireland.

Posted 2018/03/12 08:41:00

Madcap British comedian Ken Dodd dies, aged 90

LONDON (Reuters) - British comedian Ken Dodd, well-known to the country's television audiences for his spiky hair, buck teeth and "tickling stick", has died aged 90, his publicist said on Monday.


Posted 2018/03/12 07:28:16

British-Iranian jailed for spying in Iran

A British-Iranian person has been jailed for six years on spying charges, according to reports in Iran.

Posted 2018/03/12 03:51:00

UK police identify over 200 witnesses in nerve agent attack - minister

SALISBURY, England (Reuters) - British police have identified more than 200 witnesses and are looking at more than 240 pieces of evidence in their investigation into a nerve agent attack on a Russian ex-spy and his daughter, interior minister Amber Rudd said on Saturday.


Posted 2018/03/12 03:37:10

Asia shares rally as U.S. job data revive risk appetite

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A relief rally swept across Asian share markets on Monday after the latest U.S. jobs report managed to impress with its strength while also easing fears of inflation and faster rate hikes, a neat feat that whetted risk appetites globally.


Posted 2018/03/12 02:41:00

Myanmar builds military bases where Rohingya once lived and prayed - Amnesty

YANGON (Reuters) - After driving nearly 700,000 Rohingya Muslims out of the country, Myanmar's military is building bases where some of their homes and mosques once stood, Amnesty International said on Monday, citing new evidence from satellite imagery.


Posted 2018/03/12 00:44:49

Harvey Nichols makes online push with Farfetch tie-up

PARIS (Reuters) - High-end British department store Harvey Nichols will team up with online fashion retailer Farfetch to sell accessories and clothes through the platform as it looks to boost web sales, the companies said on Monday.


Posted 2018/03/12 00:34:37

Record number of UK energy customers switched supplier in February

LONDON (Reuters) - A record number of British energy customers switched supplier in February, data from industry group Energy UK showed on Monday.


Posted 2018/03/12 00:22:15

UK consumer spending suffers weakest start since 2012 - Visa

LONDON (Reuters) - British consumers tightened their belts in February, giving the weakest start to the year since 2012, figures from payments company Visa showed on Monday, raising the prospects that the broader economy will slow in the first quarter of 2018.


Posted 2018/03/12 00:18:07

Pilot survives as 5 die in New York helicopter crash

All five passengers on a helicopter have been killed after it crashed into the East River off Manhattan.

Posted 2018/03/11 23:41:00

Lightning strike kills 16 at Rwanda church

At least 16 people have died after a church in southern Rwanda was hit by lightning.

Posted 2018/03/11 20:06:00