Records smashed at Rockefeller art auction

Records were broken as iconic artworks put together by billionaire David Rockefeller were auctioned this week.

Posted 2018/05/10 17:52:00

Bank of England to wait out soft data as it eyes next rate rise

LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England held interest rates steady on Thursday and said it wanted to be sure the economy was recovering from a slow start to the year before it raised borrowing costs again.


Posted 2018/05/10 17:29:57

Israel warns Iran and Syria after rocket attacks

Israel's Prime Minister says Iran "crossed a red line" when it fired rockets at Israeli forces in the Golan Heights.

Posted 2018/05/10 16:27:00

UK parliamentary committee summons former Cambridge Analytica boss

LONDON (Reuters) - A British parliamentary committee said on Thursday it had summoned the former chief executive of Cambridge Analytica and a director of the official Brexit campaign group to appear before lawmakers.


Posted 2018/05/10 15:19:06

Spotify axes R Kelly from playlists amid backlash

R&B singer R Kelly's music will no longer feature on Spotify's curated playlists under the streaming service's new policy on hate content and hateful conduct.

Posted 2018/05/10 15:05:00

UK apologises to Libyan ex-rebel and wife over role in 2004 rendition

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has apologised to a Libyan former rebel and his wife over the role of British spies in their 2004 rendition to Libya, where they were detained and the husband was tortured by Muammar Gaddafi's henchmen.


Posted 2018/05/10 14:57:15

Russia hits out at Britain over Skripals access

Russia has hit out at Britain for continuing to block physical access to nerve agent victims Sergei and Yulia Skripal. 

Posted 2018/05/10 14:42:00

BT to cut 13,000 jobs as it tackles bloated legacy

LONDON (Reuters) - BT will cut 13,000 managerial and back-office jobs and move to a smaller London base in the latest attempt by the boss of Britain's biggest telecoms group to rebuild from an accounting scandal and multiple pressures on its business.


Posted 2018/05/10 14:18:50

Trump and Kim to meet in Singapore on 12 June

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un will meet for their historic summit on 12 June, the President has confirmed.

Posted 2018/05/10 14:17:00

Four more suspected Ebola cases reported

Four more cases of suspected Ebola have been reported in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Posted 2018/05/10 14:10:00

Four more suspected Ebola cases reported

Four more cases of suspected Ebola have been reported in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Posted 2018/05/10 14:10:00

Trump hails Kim as N Korea prisoners arrive home

Donald Trump has welcomed home three Americans released by North Korea, calling it a "great honour" and thanking Kim Jong Un for setting them free.

Posted 2018/05/10 09:23:00

Scientist, 104, ends his life at Swiss clinic

The final words of scientist David Goodall before he lost consciousness at an assisted suicide clinic were "this is taking an awfully long time".

Posted 2018/05/10 08:40:00

American prisoners released by North Korea land in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A plane carrying three U.S. prisoners released by North Korea landed near Washington D.C. on Thursday to be met by President Donald Trump, clearing a major obstacle to a planned summit between him and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.


Posted 2018/05/10 07:28:13

Iran targets Israeli bases across Syrian frontier, Israel pounds Syria

JERUSALEM/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iranian forces in Syria launched a rocket attack on Israeli army bases in the Golan Heights early on Thursday, Israel said, prompting one of the heaviest Israeli barrages against Syria since the conflict there began in 2011.


Posted 2018/05/10 07:24:45

Indonesia police say hostage crisis at high-security jail over

DEPOK, Indonesia (Reuters) - A hostage crisis at a high-security jail in Indonesia ended on Thursday after Islamist militant prisoners who killed five police surrendered and released an officer they were holding, police said.


Posted 2018/05/10 07:10:29

Next raises profit forecast as warm weather boosts sales

LONDON (Reuters) - British clothing retailer Next upgraded its full-year profit forecast on Thursday, after an improvement in spring weather boosted first-quarter sales.


Posted 2018/05/10 07:07:57

Mahathir says poised to lead Malaysia again after shock election win

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Mahathir Mohamad brushed aside doubts on Thursday that he would become Malaysia's next prime minister following his shock election victory over the coalition that has ruled the Southeast Asian nation for six decades since independence from Britain.


Posted 2018/05/10 06:57:26

BT to cut 13,000 jobs and leave London headquarters

LONDON (Reuters) - BT is cutting 13,000 managerial and back-office jobs and leaving its London headquarters in the latest attempt by Britain's biggest telecoms group to rebuild after an accounting scandal and downturn in trading.


Posted 2018/05/10 06:56:52

Britain settles rendition case with Libyan ex-rebel, Guardian reports

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has reached a settlement with Abdul Hakim Belhadj, a Libyan former rebel leader who says he suffered years of torture by Muammar Gaddafi's henchmen after British and U.S. spies handed him over to Libya, the Guardian newspaper reported.


Posted 2018/05/10 06:55:22