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Mexicans turn to church as earthquake death toll hits 320


MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexicans packed churches on Sunday to pray for the victims of the country's deadliest quake in 32 years as rescue teams searched against the odds for any survivors trapped under rubble since Tuesday's tremor shook…


Weakened dam looms as latest threat to Puerto Rico after hurricane

Reuters / World

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - A dam in Puerto Rico weakened by heavy rains from Hurricane Maria was in danger of failing on Sunday, posing a flood threat to thousands of homes downstream as the storm-battered U.S. island territory…

Sunday, Sep 24


Kurds stick with independence vote, 'never going back to Baghdad' - Barzani

Reuters / UK

ERBIL, Iraq/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Iraq's Kurds will go ahead with a referendum on independence on Monday because their partnership with Baghdad has failed, Kurdistan Regional Government President Massoud Barzani said on Sunday, shrugging…


UPDATE 2-Billionaire Arison to bring in partners for Bank Hapoalim stake

Reuters / UK

TEL AVIV, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Billionaire Shari Arison has


Lufthansa seen offering to pay 200 million euros for Air Berlin assets - source

Reuters / UK

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A Lufthansa bid price of 200 million euros ($239 million) to buy assets from insolvent Air Berlin plus 100 million euros to meet operating costs is roughly correct, a source familiar with the talks said on Sunday.


Talks continuing with Shell about Iraq's Majnoon oil field, oil minister says

BAGHDAD, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Iraqi oil minister Jabar

UK food delivery firm Deliveroo raises $385 million for expansion

Reuters / UK

LONDON (Reuters) - British takeaway food delivery firm Deliveroo has raised $385 million in new funding, the firm said in a statement on Sunday which set out that the money would help establish operations in new areas of the country and…


UK's Johnson opposes adopting any new EU rules during Brexit transition

Reuters / UK

LONDON (Reuters) - British foreign minister Boris Johnson will oppose any move to adopt European Union regulations made after Britain leaves the bloc in March 2019, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported, risking reigniting divisions over…


Investors wary as Tanzania moves to assert more control over mines

Reuters / UK

NAIROBI/LONDON, Sept 24 (Reuters) - New laws and a crackdown


Fears of dam collapse add to Puerto Rico's misery after hurricane

Reuters / World

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Puerto Rico's governor met mayors from around the ravaged island on Saturday after surveying damage to an earthen dam in the northwestern part of the U.S. territory that was threatening to collapse from…


Amazon affiliate to buy $27.6 million stake in retailer Shoppers Stop

Reuters / UK

MUMBAI (Reuters) - An affiliate of Amazon.com Inc has agreed to buy a 1.79 billion-rupee ($27.6 million) stake in Indian retailer Shoppers Stop Ltd, the Indian company said in a filing.


Iran tests new missile after U.S. criticises arms programme

Reuters / World

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran said on Saturday it had successfully tested a new ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 km (1,200 miles) and would keep developing its arsenal despite U.S. pressure to stop.

China to push for greater cooperation on graft, terrorism at Interpol meeting

Reuters / UK

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will push for greater international cooperation in the fight against corruption and terrorism when it hosts Interpol's general assembly next week, according to diplomatic sources familiar with the matter, against…


A celebrity listing crashes Japanese exchange's party

Reuters / UK / Markets

TOKYO (Reuters) - On Japan's newest exchange, fame can pay off. That may not be so great for investors though.

Saturday, Sep 23


Latest Mexico quake spreads alarm, some rescue efforts suspended


MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.2 earthquake that shook southern Mexico on Saturday spread fear in the capital and frustrated rescuers, some of whom were forced to suspend the search for survivors of an earlier, bigger tremor.

Facing far-right gains, Merkel, Schulz urge undecided Germans to vote


BERLIN/GREIFSWALD, Germany (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel, poised to win a fourth term in Sunday's election, and her centre-left challenger Martin Schulz urged supporters on Saturday to keep fighting for votes with a third of…


Echoing France, Germany says May offered 'nothing concrete' on Brexit


BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's foreign minister said on Saturday that he had been disappointed by British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit speech, adding to a downbeat reception from France ahead of the resumption of Brexit negotiations…


Spain, Catalonia clash over policing as illegal independence vote nears

Reuters / UK / World

MADRID (Reuters) - The mounting political crisis in Spain over Catalonia's campaign for independence intensified on Saturday with a new row over the control of the local police force as the regional government pressed ahead with plans to…

Uber, reviving old tactic, is backed by more than 500,000 in London row

Reuters / Technology

SAN FRANCISCO/LONDON (Reuters) - Half a million people have signed an online petition in under 24 hours backing Uber's bid to stay on the roads of London, showing the company is turning to its tried-and-tested tactic of asking customers…


France's far left takes to the streets against Macron

Reuters / World

PARIS (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of supporters of French far-left opposition party leader Jean-Luc Melenchon gathered on Paris's Bastille Square on Saturday to march against President Emmanuel Macron's labour reforms.

RPT-Half a million sign petition supporting Uber in London

SAN FRANCISCO/LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Half a million


Protests could derail St. Louis' bid for second Amazon hub - sources

Reuters / Technology

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - Protests in St. Louis over the acquittal of a white former policeman who killed a black man could impede the city's bid to attract Amazon.com's second headquarters, academics and business executives said.

Failing dam creates new crisis on Puerto Rico amid flooding from Hurricane Maria

Reuters / UK

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Emergency officials in Puerto Rico raced on Saturday to evacuate tens of thousands of people from a river valley below a dam in the island's northwest, which is on the verge of collapse under the weight of…


China-backed fund shunned by Trump to buy British chip maker

Reuters / UK

(Reuters) - Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, the China-backed buyout fund that was barred last week by U.S. President Donald Trump from buying a U.S. chip maker, said it would purchase British chip designer Imagination Technologies Group…


'Unfit' Uber stripped of London licence, CEO tweets 'pls work w/us'

Reuters / Technology

LONDON (Reuters) - London deemed Uber unfit to run a taxi service on Friday and stripped it of its licence to operate from the end of next week in a major blow to the U.S. firm and 3.5 million users in one of the world's wealthiest cities.

Uber looks to Londoners after city strips license

Reuters / Technology

London's transport regulator on Friday stripped Uber of its license, and hours later Uber's CEO called on the city's residents to help make things right.

Sprint hired Trump-connected lobbyist amid deal talks


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sprint Corp hired a lobbying firm with close ties to U.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Sept. 1, adding to Sprint's stable of federal lobbyists as it nears a deal to merge with wireless rival T-Mobile US…

Friday, Sep 22


U.S. seeks urgent action on Myanmar, U.N. eyes $200 million for refugees

Reuters / UK

YANGON/DHAKA (Reuters) - The United States wants Myanmar to take urgent action to end violence in Rakhine state, where a military offensive has created a crisis that could jeopardise its economic and political transition, a U.S. official…

GLOBAL MARKETS-Bond prices, yen rise on North Korea concerns

Euro zone businesses report strong Q3 activity


Kurds press historic independence vote despite regional fears


ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurds are expected to vote for independence in a referendum on Monday that neighbouring countries and Western powers fear could break up the country and stir broader regional ethnic and sectarian conflict.