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U.N. chief says arrest of Reuters journalists shows erosion of press freedom in Myanmar - World News
U.N. chief says arrest of Reuters journalists shows erosion of press freedom in Myanmar 18 hours ago
TOKYO (Reuters) - The arrest of two Reuters journalists in Yangon this week was a signal that press freedom is shrinking in Myanmar and the international community must do all it can to get them released, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Th
Ukraine to broadcast to Crimean Tatars -World News
Ukraine to broadcast to Crimean Tatars 19 hours ago
Ukraine to broadcast news to Crimean Tatars under Russian annexation.
FTSE weighed down by financials, eyes on Bank of England -World News
FTSE weighed down by financials, eyes on Bank of England 19 hours ago
MILAN (Reuters) - The UK's top share index slipped on Thursday, weighed down by losses among financial stocks, while among positive commodity stocks, miner Lonmin soared after a takeover bid.
How Greenland would look without its ice sheet -World News
How Greenland would look without its ice sheet 20 hours ago
Scientists stitch together decades of survey data to reveal a hidden world of mountains and canyons.
Israel closes Gaza border crossings after Palestinian rocket strikes -World News
Israel closes Gaza border crossings after Palestinian rocket strikes 20 hours ago
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel announced the closure of its Gaza border crossings on Thursday in response to daily rocket fire from the enclave over the past week after U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital stoked Palest
Six months on, London holds memorial for Grenfell fire victims -World News
Six months on, London holds memorial for Grenfell fire victims 20 hours ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Survivors of a fire that killed 71 people six months ago in the Grenfell Tower social housing block in west London will join firefighters and members of the royal family at a national memorial service at St Paul's Cathedral on Thursday.
After defeat at home, May urges EU leaders to move on with Brexit -World News
After defeat at home, May urges EU leaders to move on with Brexit 20 hours ago
LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will urge European Union leaders to approve an agreement to move Brexit talks on to a second phase on Thursday, just hours after an embarrassing parliamentary defeat at home that weakens her h
Asia stocks slightly up after Fed move; dollar, U.S. yields sag -World News
Asia stocks slightly up after Fed move; dollar, U.S. yields sag 21 hours ago
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks generally rose on Thursday after the Federal Reserve delivered a much-anticipated interest rate hike, while its caution on inflation tempered expectations for 2018 tightening, weighing on the dollar and Treasury yields.
Brexit bill: May heads to Brussels after EU vote loss -World News
Brexit bill: May heads to Brussels after EU vote loss 23 hours ago
The EU summit comes after a Tory rebellion defeats the government in a key vote on Brexit.
Seizures of medicines using banned animal parts see steep rise -World News
Seizures of medicines using banned animal parts see steep rise 23 hours ago
LONDON (Reuters) - The amount of medicinal products containing illegal wildlife parts seized by EU authorities has risen sharply in the last six years, according to monitoring group TRAFFIC, and includes items from a range of animals including tigers, bea
Australian watchdog blocks BP buy of Woolworths petrol stations -World News
Australian watchdog blocks BP buy of Woolworths petrol stations 23 hours ago
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's antitrust regulator on Thursday blocked BP Plc's A$1.8 billion (1.04 billion pounds) purchase of Woolworths Ltd's petrol stations, even after the oil company offered to sell some stations to ease competition concerns.
May urges EU leaders to move on with Brexit talks -World News
May urges EU leaders to move on with Brexit talks 24 hours ago
LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will urge European Union leaders to approve an agreement to move Brexit talks on to a second phase on Thursday, describing it as a fair deal that offers a good base for a discussion of future
No evidence Ashes test under fixing threat, says ICC -World News
No evidence Ashes test under fixing threat, says ICC 1 day ago
PERTH (Reuters) - The ICC are taking allegations in a British newspaper about attempts to organise spot-fixing during the third Ashes test "extremely seriously" but do not think the match has been compromised, global cricket's governing body said on Thurs
Asia stocks edge higher after Fed meeting; dollar, U.S. yields sag -World News
Asia stocks edge higher after Fed meeting; dollar, U.S. yields sag 1 day ago
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks edged higher on Thursday after the Federal Reserve delivered a much-anticipated interest rate hike but flagged caution about inflation, tempering expectations for future tightening, which weighed on the dollar and Treasury y
UK RICS house price balance slips to lowest since March 2013 -World News
UK RICS house price balance slips to lowest since March 2013 1 day ago
LONDON (Reuters) - British house prices were flat for the first time in more than four years during the past three months, a closely watched industry survey showed on Thursday, as falling prices in London and nearby areas dragged down the national average
Bank of England's Brexit views in focus as rates set to stay on hold -World News
Bank of England's Brexit views in focus as rates set to stay on hold 1 day ago
LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England's views on Brexit will be scrutinised by investors on Thursday when the central bank announces its first policy decision since raising rates for the first time in more than a decade last month.
Disney deal set to value Fox at more than $75 billion - source -World News
Disney deal set to value Fox at more than $75 billion - source 1 day ago
(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's deal to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc will value the latter at over $40 per share, or $75 billion (£56 billion), a person familiar with the matter said.
UK urgently needs Brexit transition deal, and more time after that, MPs say -World News
UK urgently needs Brexit transition deal, and more time after that, MPs say 1 day ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain urgently needs a "standstill" deal to keep its ties with the European Union unchanged in a post-Brexit transition period, and will probably need an adaptation phase after that for sectors such as financial services, a group of M
Froome faces tough questions after positive Vuelta test -World News
Froome faces tough questions after positive Vuelta test 1 day ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome could potentially be stripped of his Vuelta a Espana title after a urine test he gave during the race in September showed excessive levels of an asthma medication.
Merkel's conservatives keen, but SPD still coy on German government talks -World News
Merkel's conservatives keen, but SPD still coy on German government talks 1 day ago
BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives said they were willing to open formal talks on forming a government with Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) - but her chosen partner was expected to take two more days to decide how to proceed.
Steady as she goes - ECB to keep money taps wide open -World News
Steady as she goes - ECB to keep money taps wide open 1 day ago
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank is likely to bump up some of its economic forecasts on Thursday and may debate tweaking its pledge to keep money at its current, ultra-easy level, but will ultimately reaffirm is policy stance.
Ecuador court sentences VP to six years in jail in Odebrecht graft case -World News
Ecuador court sentences VP to six years in jail in Odebrecht graft case 1 day ago
QUITO (Reuters) - An Ecuadorean court on Wednesday sentenced Vice President Jorge Glas to six years in jail after finding him guilty of receiving bribes from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht [ODBCT.UL] in return for handing the scandal-ridden fir
Swiss church bells can chime again at night, says court -World News
Swiss church bells can chime again at night, says court 1 day ago
A court rejects a couple's complaints and says the bells in Wädenswil can peal through the night.
Muslim leaders call on world to recognise East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital -World News
Muslim leaders call on world to recognise East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital 1 day ago
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Muslim leaders on Wednesday condemned U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and called on the world to respond by recognising East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine.
U.S. judge orders accused New York bomber detained ahead of trial -World News
U.S. judge orders accused New York bomber detained ahead of trial 1 day ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Bangladeshi man accused of attempting a suicide bombing in a busy New York City commuter hub will remain in federal custody while he awaits trial on charges that include supporting a foreign terrorist organisation, a judge ruled o