British Prime Minister Theresa May heads for Brussels to request an extension to Brexit, a day after delivering an address urging lawmakers to vote through her withdrawal deal. But, as Francis Maguire reports, as Brexit clouds gather there was a bri
American whiskey exports slumped in the second half of 2018, taking a blow from higher duties by the country’s trading partners following President Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, an industry group said on Thursday.
Three thousand people have been brought to safety from cyclone-hit areas in Mozambique, but 15,000 still need to be rescued.
Tencent profits have taken a tumble after Chinese regulators conducted a review of the lucrative online gaming sector.
Shares in Asia rose on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve abandoned forecasts for any rate hikes this year, but European stock markets fail to get a lift as the banking sector weighs up the prospect of a continued era of low rates.
A drag queen aiming to promote LGBT rights and gender equality has joined Thai politics ahead of the general election on March 24.
China's Geely Automobile Holdings posted an 18 percent jump in annual net profit, driven by higher sales of its sedans and sports utility vehicles (SUVs). But, as Francis Maguire reports, Geely forecast flat sales growth in 2019 due to uncertainty ab
New Zealand will ban military-style semi-automatic and assault rifles under tough new gun laws following the killing of 50 people in the country’s worst mass shooting, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.
The widow and daughter of John McCain blast President Donald Trump for repeated attacks on the former U.S. senator, Republican presidential nominee and Vietnam War hero.
Levi Strauss & Co is coming back to the stock market on Thursday after more than three decades with a valuation of $6.6 billion. Jane Lanhee Lee reports.
The Federal Reserve held its key interest rate steady and erased plans to hike rates this year as it downgraded its outlook for the global economy. Conway G.
The S&P 500 and the Dow ended lower Wednesday as interest rate-sensitive financial stocks dragged down the indexes after the Federal Reserve affirmed a dovish monetary policy stance.
Thomson Reuters Stocks Buzz analyst Terence Gabriel tells Reuters' Fred Katayama why investor reaction to the Fed move was muted and why he's cautious on the outlook for stocks.
U.N. judges sentenced former Bosnian Serb political leader Radovan Karadzic to life in prison on appeal on Wednesday, ending one of the most momentous trials over genocide committed during the Balkan wars of the 1990s.
A Netflix experiment that began with viewers picking a movie character's breakfast cereal may expand to letting the audience choose the best on-screen date or the safest path to escape an ax murderer.
Kazakhstan's new president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev handed the key post of senate speaker on Wednesday to a daughter of his predecessor Nursultan Nazarbayev, who unexpectedly resigned a day earlier after three decades in power. Saskia O'Donoghue reports
Europe's first underwater restaurant has opened in Norway, with more than 7,000 customers booked in to eat among the fish.
Samsung Electronics says it's confident it can reverse the recent slump in its fortunes in China, the world's biggest smartphone market.
Prime Minister Theresa May asked for a three-month delay to Brexit on Wednesday to buy time to get her twice-rejected departure deal though parliament, but the request faced immediate resistance from the European Commission.
Finns view themselves as the most content in the world, according to the World Happiness Report which has ranked 156 countries.
New Zealand's Foreign Minister will travel to Turkey to "confront" comments made by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on the killing of at least 50 people at mosques in Christchurch.
The EU has hit Google with a fine of €1.49 billion for blocking rival online search advertisers.
Shares of Sage Therapeutics were up in premarket trading on Wednesday after the FDA approved its drug for postpartum depression,
An election campaign video starring Israel's far-right justice minister spoofs perfume ads to sell her political priorities, but has a strong whiff of muddled message given the fragrance is labelled "Fascism." Francesca Lynagh reports
The cockpit voice recorder on the Lion Air jet that crashed last year reveals how the pilots frantically scoured manuals for clues to why their plane kept nosediving, say Reuters sources.
BMW on Wednesday said it expected group pretax profit to fall by more than 10 percent in 2019 and announced a sweeping 12 billion euro ($13.6 bln) cost savings and efficiency plan to help offset higher technology investment and currency costs.
Farmers in the Dominican Republic face a drought crisis, with thousands of cattle dying due to a lack of water.
Norsk Hydro, one of the world's largest aluminium producers, has made some progress in restoring operations after a ransomware cyber attack, but is not yet back to normal, it said on Wednesday.
The number of people killed in Mozambique by powerful storms and floods across southeastern Africa is likely to rise significantly, the Red Cross said on Tuesday.
Whenever dust particles hang thick in the air in South Korea, sales of pork rise due to an old belief.
The number of people killed in a powerful cyclone and flooding in Mozambique has risen above 200, more than doubling the country's death toll from a storm that could rank as one of the worst weather-related disasters in the southern hemisphere.
Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev unexpectedly resigned on Tuesday after three decades in power.
The bodies of two victims from New Zealand's mosques mass shooting were carried in open caskets on the shoulders of mourners into a large tent at Christchurch's Memorial Park Cemetery - the first burials of the 50 victims.
The U.S. SEC says Tesla founder Elon Musk has not complied with a court ruling that he get all his tweets approved by company counsel.
In a country where half the population is younger than 15, Afghanistan's 17-year war has arguably hit children the hardest. Twelve-year-old Zabiullah Mujahed hustles every day to shine shoes, one of the countless number of Afghan children orphaned or
Google announced on Tuesday that it would launch a browser-based video game streaming service dubbed Stadia that attempts to capitalize on the company's cloud technology and global network of data centers. Jane Lanhee Lee reports.
With humorous diatribes and barked commands, UK parliament's Speaker of the House John Bercow is often the subject of viral videos and memes. He's also become a powerful force in the country's Brexit chaos. Matthew Larotonda and William James report.
Peloton, the popular video-streaming stationary cycling company, was slapped with a lawsuit Tuesday by music publishers accusing Peloton of not getting permission to use songs made by industry heavyweights such as Rihanna, Bruno Mars and Katy Perry,
The benchmark S&P 500 index ended flat Tuesday as investor optimism regarding the Federal Reserve's expected affirmation of its dovish policy stance was offset by reports of fault lines emerging in ongoing U.S.-China trade negotiations.
Commodities like sugar and gold now look most promising after the S&P's long bull run, Vespula Capital CEO Jeff Tomasulo says in an interview with Reuters' Fred Katayama.
Instagram launched on Tuesday a new checkout feature that allows uers to shop for apparel without leaving the app. As Fred Katayama reports, it's the latest platform to try to compete with Amazon and other e-tailers.
Dutch prosecutors on Tuesday said they were investigating a possible terrorist motive behind the shooting on a tram in the city of Utrecht in which three people were killed and five wounded.
In his first public comments since the second crash of a Boeing 737 MAX plunged the world's biggest planemaker into a major crisis, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg acknowledged "lives depend on the work we do.” Conway G.
Alan Krueger, a prominent Princeton University economics professor who advised U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, took his own life over the weekend, his family said in a statement on Monday. He was 58. Colette Luke has more.
New Zealand farmer John Hart has owned semi-automatic rifles for at least 10 years, but following the mass shooting in Christchurch last Friday (March 15) that left 50 dead, he has surrendered his weapons to the local authorities, he said in a video
A skier has caught on camera the moment an avalanche hit a group as they waited to descend a ski route in Austria.
French unions took to the streets on Tuesday to protest against President Macron's economic policies. As Francis Maguire reports, the demonstrations ramp up pressure on Macron who is also dealing after 'yellow vest' protests turned violent at the wee