Exit polls: Big majority for Macron in parliament

President Emmanuel Macron's fledgling En Marche! party has secured a large majority in parliamentary elections, exit polls suggest.

Posted 2017/06/18 18:05:00

In Brexit boost, Jaguar Land Rover to hire 5,000 staff

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's biggest carmaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will hire 5,000 staff as it boosts its skills in autonomous and electric technology, a welcome business endorsement as Prime Minister Theresa May starts Brexit talks after a botched election.


Posted 2017/06/18 17:52:02

At least 62 killed in forest fire still raging in Portugal

PEDROGAO GRANDE, Portugal (Reuters) - A huge forest fire raging since Saturday in central Portugal has killed at least 62 people, most of them dying in their cars as they tried to flee, the government said on Sunday,


Posted 2017/06/18 16:39:36

Pamela Anderson pens love letter to Assange

Pamela Anderson has penned an online love letter to Julian Assange calling on world leaders to intervene to set the WikiLeaks founder free.

Posted 2017/06/18 11:32:00

Man dies as violence escalates in Darjeeling

A man has died and scores of police were injured during rioting in the Indian resort of Darjeeling.

Posted 2017/06/18 09:04:00

Dozens killed or wounded in attack on Afghanistan police headquarters

GARDEZ, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Dozens of people were killed or wounded when as many as five suicide bombers attacked a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said.


Posted 2017/06/18 07:08:57

U.S. destroyer almost foundered after collision, bodies found - Seventh Fleet

YOKOSUKA, Japan (Reuters) - The bodies of missing sailors were found in flooded compartments of the USS Fitzgerald, which came close to sinking after a collision with a container ship off Japan tore a gash under the warship's waterline, the U.S. Navy's Seventh Fleet commander said on Sunday.


Posted 2017/06/18 07:08:13

Landslide majority in sight for Macron as French elect parliament

PARIS (Reuters) - French voters are expected to hand President Emmanuel Macron a landslide majority in parliament on Sunday, a second election triumph for him after his presidential victory and one which should allow him to embark on deep social and economic reforms.


Posted 2017/06/18 07:07:09

Explosion in Bogota shopping center kills three, wounds nine

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Three women were killed and nine wounded after an explosive device detonated in a restroom in a busy upscale shopping center in Colombia's capital on Saturday.


Posted 2017/06/18 04:10:05

Dozens killed in Portuguese forest fires

Dozens of people have died in a number of forest fires in central Portugal, as temperatures pass 40C.

Posted 2017/06/18 03:58:00

At least 61 die as forest fires rage in Portugal

Three days of national mourning have been declared in Portugal after at least 61 people were killed in forest fires.

Posted 2017/06/18 03:58:00

Bodies of missing US Navy sailors found

The bodies of a number of US sailors who were missing after their warship collided with a container vessel have been found in the destroyer's flooded compartments.

Posted 2017/06/18 02:19:00

Portugal forest fire kills at least 19 - government

LISBON (Reuters) - A forest fire in central Portugal killed at least 19 people on Saturday, most of them occupants of various vehicles that were on the road and caught in the blaze, an official said in televised remarks.


Posted 2017/06/18 00:54:04

Matador gored to death after tripping on cloak

A renowned Spanish bullfighter has died after he tripped on his cloak and was fatally gored in a ring in France.

Posted 2017/06/17 23:06:00

Britain to hold special two-year parliament session to tackle Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - The British parliament will hold a rare two-year legislative session to tackle the complexities of Britain's departure from the European Union, the government said on Saturday.


Posted 2017/06/17 22:53:24

At least 58 feared dead in London tower fire, May admits failings

LONDON (Reuters) - At least 58 people are feared to have died in the fire that engulfed a London tower block this week, police said on Saturday, as Prime Minister Theresa May admitted that the response from the authorities had not been good enough.


Posted 2017/06/17 21:56:50

May will face leadership challenge if she softens Brexit - Telegraph

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May will face an immediate leadership challenge from eurosceptic MPs in her party if she seeks to water down her plans for Brexit, the Sunday Telegraph reported, citing senior Conservative sources.


Posted 2017/06/17 21:46:14

Jaguar Land Rover to create 5,000 new jobs in UK - Telegraph report

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's biggest carmaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is drawing up plans to hire an extra 5,000 engineers and technical staff in the next year, the Sunday Telegraph reported, in a boost to the government as it embarks on the Brexit negotiations.


Posted 2017/06/17 21:08:30

Mistrial declared in Cosby sex assault case

A judge has declared a mistrial in the Bill Cosby sex assault case because the jury says it is hopelessly deadlocked.

Posted 2017/06/17 14:20:00

U.S. soldiers wounded in apparent shooting at Afghan base - official

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan (Reuters) - At least one Afghan soldier was killed and several American soldiers were wounded in an incident at a base in northern Afghanistan on Saturday, a U.S. military official said.


Posted 2017/06/17 14:12:15

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