26 Apr 2017 | 9:30 PM
NEW YORK, Apr 26 (Reuters) Movie director Jonathan Demme, best known for "The Silence of the Lambs" has died at the age of 73, his publicist said today. Sharesee more..
26 Apr 2017 | 8:49 PM
ABUJA, Apr 26 (Reuters) A meningitis outbreak in Nigeria has killed 813 people so far this year, the country's health minister said, as Africa's most populous country and aid organisations attempt to tackle the surge in infections. Sharesee more..
26 Apr 2017 | 8:42 PM
By Philip Pullella
ROME, Apr 26 (Reuters) The ousted Grand Master of the Knights of Malta Catholic charity will attend a meeting that could elect his successor, the group said today, in a direct defiance of Pope Francis' order for him to stay away. Sharesee more..
26 Apr 2017 | 8:36 PM
ANKARA, Apr 26 (Reuters) Turkish warplanes hit Kurdish militant targets in northern Iraq today and killed six militants, the military said, in a second day of cross-border raids. Sharesee more..
26 Apr 2017 | 8:25 PM
LUANDA, Apr 26 (Reuters) Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has signed a decree setting August 23 as the date for general elections, state radio reported today. Sharesee more..
26 Apr 2017 | 8:11 PM
WASHINGTON, Apr 26 (Reuters) A US missile defense system that is being established in South Korea to defend against any North Korean attack should be operational in the coming days, Admiral Harry Harris, the top US commander in the Asia-Pacific, told Congress today. Sharesee more..
26 Apr 2017 | 8:07 PM
Moscow/New Delhi, Apr 26 (UNI) Conveying India’s strong solidarity with Russia in the wake of the recent terror attack in St Petersburg, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley today said the scourge of terrorism remains the primary security challenge for all peaceful countries. Sharesee more..
26 Apr 2017 | 7:57 PM
BERLIN, Apr 26 (Reuters) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi today urged all sides to ease tensions between North and South Korea and work towards a peaceful solution in the region. Sharesee more..
26 Apr 2017 | 7:56 PM
JOHANNESBURG, Apr 26 (Reuters) Two white South African farmers were arrested on suspicion of murdering a black boy in a farming community in North West province, police said today, as racial violence persists two decades after the end of apartheid. Sharesee more..
26 Apr 2017 | 7:46 PM
KARACHI, Apr 26 (Reuters) Afghanistan today dismissed as spin by Pakistan comments by an ex-Taliban spokesman that Afghan and Indian intelligence agencies gave funds and other assistance to Pakistani Taliban militants to fight Islamabad. Sharesee more..
26 Apr 2017 | 7:12 PM
By Ulf Laessing
HAMMAM AL-ALIL CAMP, Iraq, Apr 26 (Reuters) The Iraqi intelligence officer kept barking the same question at the 46-year-old man who was looking nervously at his hands after having escaped Mosul: "Why do you still have a beard?"
Having walked with his wife and children across frontlines in Iraq's second-largest city, dodging gun fights between Iraqi forces and Islamic State, the man, Mohammed, was hoping for a tent and the chance to rest in the crowded Hammam al-Alil camp for displaced people. Sharesee more..
26 Apr 2017 | 7:09 PM
BRUSSELS, Apr 26 (Reuters) The European Parliament began a procedure that could lead to the lifting of France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen's immunity for alleged misuse of European Union funds, the president of the legislature said today. Sharesee more..
26 Apr 2017 | 6:59 PM
MOSCOW, Apr 26 (Reuters) Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu complained today that a US missile strike on a Syrian air base earlier this month had posed a threat to Russian troops and was forcing Moscow to take extra measures to protect them. Sharesee more..
26 Apr 2017 | 6:56 PM
LONDON, Apr 26 (Reuters) Prime Minister Theresa May said today her government was talking to Nestle after the Swiss-based company announced plans to cut almost 300 jobs in Britain, a move she said was not connected to Brexit. Sharesee more..
26 Apr 2017 | 6:35 PM
WASHINGTON, Apr 26 (Reuters) US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said the plan for "the biggest tax cut" in U. Sharesee more..
26 Apr 2017 | 6:18 PM
By Nawied Jabarkhyl
DUBAI, Apr 26 (Reuters) Industrial and Commercial Bank of China has cleared more than 590 billion yuan ($86 billion) in transactions in Qatar in the nearly two years since it opened its clearing centre in the Gulf state, an executive told Reuters. Sharesee more..
26 Apr 2017 | 6:10 PM
MOSCOW, Apr 26 (Reuters) A MiG-31 fighter jet crashed in eastern Siberia today, the TASS news agency cited the Defence Ministry as saying. Sharesee more..
26 Apr 2017 | 6:06 PM
ANKARA, Apr 26 (Reuters) Turkey's main opposition party will appeal to the European Court of Human Rights to challenge the acceptance of unstamped ballots in the April 16 referendum to expand President Tayyip Erdogan's powers, a party spokeswoman said today. Sharesee more..
26 Apr 2017 | 6:01 PM
By Jan Strupczewski
BRUSSELS, Apr 26 (Reuters) The European Commission proposed today to strengthen social protection across the bloc as the European Union struggles with a wave of populism triggered by globalisation and a migration crisis. Sharesee more..
26 Apr 2017 | 6:00 PM
By Valerie Volcovici
WASHINGTON, Apr 26 (Reuters) US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order today to identify national monuments that can be rescinded or resized - part of a push to open up more federal lands to drilling, mining and other development. Sharesee more..
26 Apr 2017 | 5:57 PM
PARIS, Apr 26 (Reuters) Far-right leader Marine Le Pen sought to steal presidential rival Emmanuel Macron's thunder today with a surprise visit to striking workers in northern France, aiming to wrong-foot him while he was campaigning in the same town. Sharesee more..
26 Apr 2017 | 5:53 PM
LONDON, Apr 26 (Reuters) Britain has protested to Twitter over restricting the government's access to data, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said today. Sharesee more..
26 Apr 2017 | 5:48 PM
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LONDON, Apr 26 (Reuters) British Prime Minister Theresa May said today that old age pension payments would continue to rise if her party wins a June 8 election, but avoided renewing a pledge made by her predecessor that mandates a minimum 2. Sharesee more..
26 Apr 2017 | 5:46 PM
WASHINGTON, Apr 26 (Reuters) President Donald Trump today attacked a federal judge's ruling that blocked his executive order seeking to withhold funds from "sanctuary cities" for illegal immigrants, vowing to appeal it to the US Supreme Court. Sharesee more..
26 Apr 2017 | 5:40 PM
By Michael Holden
LONDON, Apr 26 (Reuters) Gina Miller, the London investment manager and prominent pro- European Union campaigner, said on Wednesday she would use 300,000 pounds to encourage Britons to vote tactically for candidates in the upcoming election who opposed a "hard Brexit". Sharesee more..
26 Apr 2017 | 4:58 PM
LONDON, Apr 26 (Reuters) British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party has increased its lead over the opposition Labour Party and now has 49 per cent support ahead of a June 8 election, a lead equivalent to that held by Margaret Thatcher in 1983, Ipsos MORI said. Sharesee more..
26 Apr 2017 | 4:52 PM
PARIS, Apr 26 (Reuters) French conservative former president Nicolas Sarkozy said today he would vote for centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron. Sharesee more..
26 Apr 2017 | 4:51 PM
Undated, Apr 26 (Reuters) Twitter Inc reported a 6 percent increase in monthly active users, beating analysts' expectations, after several quarters of stagnating growth. Sharesee more..
26 Apr 2017 | 4:31 PM
SOFIA, Apr 26 (Reuters) Bulgaria has decided to start talks with Sweden to acquire eight new Gripen combat jets made by SAAB, interim deputy prime minister Stefan Yanev said today. Sharesee more..
26 Apr 2017 | 4:29 PM
KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 26 (Reuters) A 11-year-old Malaysian boy, who suffered alleged abuse at an Islamic school so bad that his legs had to be amputated, died today, state news agency Bernama reported, in a case that has sparked a public outcry in the Muslim-majority country. Sharesee more..