RBS reaches $4.9 billion deal to settle U.S. mortgage bond investigation

WASHINGTON/BOSTON/LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland has agreed to pay a smaller-than-expected $4.9 billion (3.62 billion pounds) to resolve a U.S. investigation into its sale of mortgage-backed securities, paving the way for a long-awaited return of cash to UK taxpayers who bankrolled its post-crisis survival.


Posted 2018/05/10 06:48:03

21 people killed as Kenya dam bursts

A dam has burst in Kenya killing at least 21 people and causing "huge destruction of both life and property", Kenyan officials confirmed.

Posted 2018/05/10 05:39:00

Dozens killed as Kenya dam bursts

A dam has burst in Kenya killing at least 44 people and causing "huge destruction of both life and property", Kenyan officials have confirmed.

Posted 2018/05/10 05:39:00

Israel launches counter-strikes after Iranian attacks

Israel has attacked dozens of Iranian targets in Syria in retaliation for 20 rockets being fired at its positions in the Golan Heights.

Posted 2018/05/09 22:35:00

Convicted killer may have murdered seven teen girls

A man serving a life sentence for the murder of a 13-year-old girl is suspected of killing six others.

Posted 2018/05/09 20:55:00

Former Man United manager Ferguson out of intensive care - club

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson is out of intensive care after undergoing emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage, the Premier League club said on Wednesday.


Posted 2018/05/09 19:25:55

Americans freed by North Korea before Trump-Kim summit head home

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea released three American prisoners and handed them over to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday, clearing a major obstacle to an unprecedented summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.


Posted 2018/05/09 19:10:23

Europeans work to save Iran deal, and business, after Trump pulls out

WASHINGTON/PARIS (Reuters) - Dismayed European allies sought to salvage the international nuclear pact and preserve their business with Iran on Wednesday after President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the landmark accord and ordered sanctions reimposed on Tehran.


Posted 2018/05/09 18:48:40

School to stop spanking pupils on their birthdays

A school in Texas is going to stop spanking its pupils on their birthdays after parents complained about the "special celebration".

Posted 2018/05/09 18:47:00

Russia unlikely to limit Israeli actions in Syria - Netanyahu

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Russia is unlikely to try to limit Israel's military actions in Syria, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday after meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin.


Posted 2018/05/09 18:24:10

Spain moves to block Catalan ex-leader forming government

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain acted on Wednesday to block pro-independence politicians in Catalonia from voting in ex-leader Carles Puigdemont, now in Germany, as their regional head with a deadline looming to form a government and avoid fresh elections.


Posted 2018/05/09 18:12:22

Irish women open up about abortion ahead of referendum

DUBLIN (Reuters) - When posters with the words 'Licence To Kill' were put up in her neighbourhood in advance of Ireland's referendum on abortion, Amy Callahan decided to share the story of travelling to Britain to terminate her pregnancy.


Posted 2018/05/09 18:09:10

Cracks in British nuclear reactor ring power alarm bells

LONDON (Reuters) - Cracks in the core of a Scottish nuclear reactor could signal that most of Britain's ageing plants will not be able to supply the country with much needed power for as long as predicted.


Posted 2018/05/09 17:59:14

Myanmar policeman who said Reuters reporters were framed details sting operation

YANGON (Reuters) - A Myanmar policeman now serving a prison sentence gave more details to a court on Wednesday about how he says two Reuters reporters were framed by police, in what has become a landmark press freedom case for the Southeast Asian nation.


Posted 2018/05/09 17:13:42

Turkish President to visit UK this weekend

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit the UK on Sunday, it has been announced.

Posted 2018/05/09 15:01:00

Zoo in trouble after taking bear out for ice cream

A wildlife park has been fined after forgetting to tell police they were taking their bear out for ice cream.

Posted 2018/05/09 14:35:00

Rockefeller art auction fetches record $646m

Works from the art collection of billionaire David Rockefeller, which includes paintings by Pablo Picasso and Claude Monet, fetched more than $646m (£476m) on the first night at auction.

Posted 2018/05/09 13:42:00

Who are the three released US inmates?

Each of the three American prisoners who have been released by North Korea were accused of anti-state activities - but their arrests were widely seen as politically motivated.

Posted 2018/05/09 13:04:00

North Korea frees three American prisoners

Three Americans jailed in North Korea have been released and are heading back to the US.

Posted 2018/05/09 12:33:00

Pompeo heads back to North Korea; Trump cites hope for detainees

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was on his way to North Korea on Tuesday to prepare for an unprecedented summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as President Donald Trump signaled the possibility that three Americans detained there could soon be released.


Posted 2018/05/08 23:38:35