UK consumer economy fails to bounce back much in April - surveys

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's consumer economy failed to rebound last month after snowy weather kept shoppers at home in March, according to surveys that add to downbeat data which make a Bank of England rate hike this week unlikely.


Posted 2018/05/08 23:13:33

Allies dismayed as Trump pulls US out of Iran deal

Donald Trump has pulled the US out of the Iran nuclear deal to the dismay of European allies and Barack Obama, the former president who spearheaded the 2015 agreement.

Posted 2018/05/08 21:37:00

Hawaii volcano simmers ominously, experts warn it could blow again

PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - A Hawaiian volcano that has been exploding for five days, destroying 35 homes and other structures as it disgorges rivers of lava and belches out toxic gas, appeared to have paused on Tuesday, but scientists warned that it could erupt again.


Posted 2018/05/08 20:57:16

Belgian billionaire Frere to sell Burberry stake

(Reuters) - Albert Frere is selling his entire stake in Burberry , the Belgian billionaire's Groupe Bruxelles Lambert (GBL) said on Tuesday, after a period of management upheaval at the British fashion house.


Posted 2018/05/08 20:13:44

May suffers defeat in House of Lords over plans to leave EU single market

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's upper house of parliament on Tuesday inflicted another embarrassing defeat on Prime Minister Theresa May's government on Tuesday, challenging her plan to leave the European Union's single market after Brexit.


Posted 2018/05/08 20:06:55

US pulls out of Iran deal: What happens next?

Donald Trump has confirmed the US has withdrawn from the Iran nuclear accord.

Posted 2018/05/08 20:03:00

Berlusconi denies he may take step back to let Italy form government

ROME (Reuters) - Silvio Berlusconi denied he may stand aside to let his ally the League form a government with the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, after senior sources from his Forza Italia party said on Tuesday he was considering it.


Posted 2018/05/08 19:39:08

Trump sends earthquake through the Middle East

It was well telegraphed in advance but that didn't make the punch of the US withdrawal from the Iran deal any less powerful.

Posted 2018/05/08 19:35:00

US Secretary of State heads to North Korea

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is en route to North Korea, President Donald Trump has said.

Posted 2018/05/08 18:36:00

Bureaucracy row leaves migrants stranded at sea

More than 100 migrants have spent over three days stranded in the Mediterranean Sea amid a bureaucratic tussle between rescue charities and the Italian, British and Libyan maritime authorities.

Posted 2018/05/08 18:21:00

Three babies abandoned across Berlin are sisters

Three baby girls found abandoned around Berlin in recent years are sisters, German police have said.

Posted 2018/05/08 14:46:00

Two cases of Ebola confirmed in Congo

Two cases of Ebola have been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to a government health official.

Posted 2018/05/08 14:14:00

New York Attorney General resigns over assault allegations

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has resigned after four women accused him of being physically abusive.

Posted 2018/05/08 07:07:00

UK says foreign secretary Johnson to meet U.S. VP Pence, discuss Iran, North Korea

LONDON (Reuters) - Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is travelling to the United States on Sunday for a two-day visit, during which he will meet Vice President Mike Pence and national security adviser John Bolton, Britain said.


Posted 2018/05/06 00:54:31

Trump speaks with May on Iran, North Korea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday on issues including the Iran nuclear deal, a week before the president is to decide whether Washington will leave the pact, the White House said.


Posted 2018/05/06 00:22:35

Buffett craves more Apple shares, endorses its buybacks

OMAHA, Neb. (Reuters) - Billionaire Warren Buffett has been buying a boatload of Apple Inc shares and on Saturday suggested he would buy even more shares at the right price.


Posted 2018/05/05 23:53:02

Russian opposition leader and activists held before Putin inauguration

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and around 1,600 anti-Kremlin activists were detained by police on Saturday during street protests against Vladimir Putin ahead of his inauguration for a fourth term as president.


Posted 2018/05/05 23:37:08

Toddler in hospital after fall from building

A toddler is in a serious condition after a fall from the second floor of a building in Portugal.

Posted 2018/05/05 23:32:00

Gaza blast kills six Hamas gunmen

GAZA (Reuters) - An explosion in Gaza killed six Hamas gunmen on Saturday, the group said. It blamed the incident on Israel, which declined comment.


Posted 2018/05/05 21:55:30

Amazon unsuccessfully approached UK supermarket Waitrose in 2017 - Sunday Times

LONDON (Reuters) - Amazon made an unsuccessful informal attempt to buy upmarket British supermarket chain Waitrose late last year, the Sunday Times newspaper reported.


Posted 2018/05/05 21:50:06