Iran reveals British-Iranian dual citizen jailed six years for spying

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran revealed on Sunday that it had sentenced an unidentified Iranian-British dual citizen to six years in jail for spying for Britain, in a case that appears not to have previously been disclosed.


Posted 2018/03/11 19:00:48

11 die as plane crashes in remote mountains

A Turkish private jet has crashed in a remote part of Iran's Zagros mountains, killing all 11 people on board.

Posted 2018/03/11 17:31:00

Le Pen tries to detoxify party with name change

National Front leader Marine Le Pen has suggested her party change its name to National Rally in an attempt to detoxify its image.

Posted 2018/03/11 16:19:00

Death toll tops 1,000 in Ghouta bombardment

The Syrian regime's bombardment of rebel-held eastern Ghouta has now claimed the lives of more than 1,000 civilians, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Posted 2018/03/10 19:24:00

Gunman and three hostages found dead at California veterans home

YOUNTVILLE, Calif. (Reuters) - Three women and a gunman who held them hostage at a California home for U.S. war veterans were found dead inside the room where he was holed up on Friday, bringing a tragic end to an all-day standoff with police at the facility, authorities said.


Posted 2018/03/10 14:13:34

Syrian army gains ground in intensified Ghouta assault

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army intensified its onslaught in eastern Ghouta on Saturday with advances that a war monitor and state media said had splintered the enclave, though a rebel official denied this.


Posted 2018/03/10 13:53:18

Reckitt CEO stands by Mead Johnson deal, despite Pfizer option

LONDON (Reuters) - Reckitt Benckiser has no regrets about its $17 billion (12.3 billion pounds) acquisition of Mead Johnson last year, its chief executive said, even though there are concerns it may now be too stretched to buy Pfizer's coveted consumer health business.


Posted 2018/03/10 10:19:36

In state media, China presents itself as crucial to U.S.-North Korea talks

BEIJING (Reuters) - China helped bring about a dramatic easing of tensions between the United States and North Korea, according state media outlets, adding evidence that the government sees itself as a central player in any agreement despite largely sitting on the sidelines so far.


Posted 2018/03/10 10:12:07

Army veteran shoots dead three female hostages

Three hostages have been killed by a gunman, a former US Army rifleman, at a veterans' home in California.

Posted 2018/03/10 05:20:00

U.S. eases way to more tariff exemptions under pressure from allies

WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The United States opened the way for more exemptions from its steel and aluminium tariffs on Friday, after pressure from allies and intense lobbying from lawmakers, further diluting the measures just a day after they were formally announced.


Posted 2018/03/10 02:29:37

Kim deal would mean lasting legacy for Trump

The White House view is that North Korea's softening of its stance and the invitation to talks is evidence that Donald Trump's strategy of "maximum pressure" is working.

Posted 2018/03/09 22:46:00

UK watchdog asks financial businesses to complete Brexit survey

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's markets watchdog has asked financial firms from the European Union to complete a 15-minute survey to help it to deal with what could be thousands of requests to continue serving UK customers after Brexit.


Posted 2018/03/09 22:17:28

Trump and Kim: A gamble but nothing else works

Donald Trump has astonished the world again.

Posted 2018/03/09 18:44:00

Italian election lays bare gaping north-south divide

ROME (Reuters) - Long divided along economic lines, Italy is now also politically cleft after Sunday's elections, with the anti-elite 5-Star Movement triumphing in the underdeveloped south and the right predominating in the wealthy north.


Posted 2018/03/09 17:10:45

GKN agrees $6 billion tie-up with Dana to help fend off Melrose

(Reuters) - GKN has struck a $6.1 billion (4.42 billion pounds) deal to merge its automotive business with U.S. company Dana Incorporated in a move by the British engineer to fend off a hostile takeover by turnaround specialist Melrose Industries .


Posted 2018/03/09 16:44:47

ECB staff eyes rate rise in mid-2019, but road looks bumpy, sources say

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - European Central Bank staff offered policymakers meeting this week a scenario where interest rates would be raised in mid-2019 after winding down their bond purchases at the end of this year, three sources told Reuters.


Posted 2018/03/09 16:26:40

British woman in Australia charged with killing boy

A British woman has been charged with the murder of a boy in Australia.

Posted 2018/03/09 14:13:00

Britain sends specialist troops to city where Russian double agent poisoned

SALISBURY, England (Reuters) - Britain deployed specialist troops on Friday to remove potentially contaminated objects from the English city where a Russian former double agent and his daughter were poisoned with a nerve agent.


Posted 2018/03/09 13:33:28

U.S. steel tariffs hit European firms, but impact mixed

FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) - New U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminium imports took a toll on European Union steelmakers' shares on Friday, although two of the bloc's top players said the move by the world's largest steel importer will have a limited impact on them.


Posted 2018/03/09 12:16:02

FTSE treads water as Trump softens tariff stance

MILAN (Reuters) - UK shares were little changed on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump softened his stance on trade tariffs, easing worries over a trade war that had weighed on equity markets.


Posted 2018/03/09 10:11:11