Facebook hiring 3,000 staff to police content

Mark Zuckerberg has said he will hire an extra 3,000 staff to combat extremist and distressing content, especially in videos, on Facebook.

Posted 2017/05/03 14:06:00

Dozens killed and injured in coal mine blast

At least 21 miners have been killed and 69 injured in an explosion in northern Iran, according to state media.

Posted 2017/05/03 12:14:00

Apple posts surprise dip in iPhone sales, shares fall

(Reuters) - Apple Inc reported a surprise fall in iPhone sales for its second quarter on Tuesday, indicating that customers may have held back purchases in anticipation of the 10th-anniversary edition of the company's most important product later this year.


Posted 2017/05/02 21:21:08

Le Pen says euro a deadweight, capital controls an option if she wins power

PARIS (Reuters) - Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen said capital controls were an option if she won Sunday's presidential election and there was a run on banks as she negotiated France's exit from the European Union, but stressed they were unlikely to be needed.


Posted 2017/05/02 21:09:55

Trump, Putin discuss Syria ceasefire in first talks since U.S. air strikes

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke on Tuesday for the first time since U.S. air strikes in Syria on April 4 strained U.S.-Russian relations and said they would seek a ceasefire in the Syrian civil war.


Posted 2017/05/02 20:50:30

UK troops arrive in South Sudan to provide engineering, medical aid

JUBA (Reuters) - Four hundred British troops have arrived in Juba, capital of South Sudan, to provide engineering and medical support to the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and to help ease the delivery of humanitarian aid, the mission said on Tuesday.


Posted 2017/05/02 20:23:36

North Korea says U.S. bomber flights push peninsula to brink of nuclear war

SEOUL/BEIJING (Reuters) - North Korea accused the United States on Tuesday of pushing the Korean peninsula to the brink of nuclear war after a pair of strategic U.S. bombers flew training drills with the South Korean and Japanese air forces in another show of strength.


Posted 2017/05/02 19:09:29

French prosecutors seek heavy fine for topless photos of the Duchess of Cambridge

NANTERRE, France (Reuters) - French prosecutors asked a court on Tuesday to impose a heavy fine on celebrity magazine Closer if it is found guilty of invading the privacy of Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, by publishing topless photos of her in 2012.


Posted 2017/05/02 18:58:44

Trump and Putin plan face-to-face meeting

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin have agreed to try to meet up for face-to-face talks in Germany in the summer.

Posted 2017/05/02 18:54:00

Merkel urges Putin to protect Chechen gays

Angela Merkel has asked Vladimir Putin to help protect gay rights in Chechnya, amid allegations homosexuals there have been persecuted, tortured and even killed.

Posted 2017/05/02 15:12:00

On day one as editor, Osborne taunts May over "unrealistic" Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - On his first day as a newspaper editor, former finance minister George Osborne taunted British leader Theresa May over her snap election strategy and "unrealistic" Brexit stance.


Posted 2017/05/02 14:32:46

Deadly IS suicide attack on Syria refugee camp

At least 32 people have been killed by Islamic State militants who attacked a refugee camp in northeast Syria near the border with Iraq.

Posted 2017/05/02 12:45:00

UK manufacturing growth spikes to three-year high in April - PMI

LONDON (Reuters) - British factories had their best month in three years in April, the clearest sign yet that manufacturers are enjoying at least a temporary boost from the pound's fall after the Brexit vote and an improving global economy, a survey showed on Tuesday.


Posted 2017/05/02 11:29:28

New crack opens in fragile Antarctic ice shelf

A new crack has opened in an Antarctic ice shelf where an iceberg a quarter of the size of Wales is already poised to break off, scientists have said.

Posted 2017/05/02 10:56:00

US missile system in South Korea goes live

A US anti-missile defence system deployed in South Korea is now operational and can defend against North Korean missiles, Seoul has said.

Posted 2017/05/02 06:40:00

Greece struggles to help injured Syrian children

Charities estimate there are thousands of migrant and refugee children in Greece who are in need of specialist care, but say the country is unable to cope with them.

Posted 2017/05/01 20:41:00

May braces for difficult Brexit negotiations

LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May expects divorce talks with the European Union to be difficult, she said on Sunday in response to the tough stance taken by EU leaders over the forthcoming Brexit negotiations.


Posted 2017/04/30 11:46:23

Swiss climber falls to death, preparing for Mount Everest ascent

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - An experienced Swiss climber died on Sunday after he fell in the Everest region of Nepal during preparations to climb the world's highest mountain, the first to perish in the current climbing season, officials said.


Posted 2017/04/30 10:26:13

May says she will not raise Value Added Tax

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she would not increase Value Added Tax if her Conservative Party was elected on June 8 and that she would not raise the overall levels of tax on Britons.


Posted 2017/04/30 09:43:50

South Korea says U.S. reaffirms it will pay THAAD costs; joint drills wrap up

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said the United States had reaffirmed it would shoulder the cost of deploying the THAAD anti-missile system, days after President Donald Trump said Seoul should pay for the $1-billion battery designed to defend against North Korea.


Posted 2017/04/30 07:50:02

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