LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) – Factory activity shrank across much of Europe and Asia in June as the simmering U.S.-China trade conflict put further strains on the manufacturing sector, keeping policymakers under pressure to deploy stronger steps to avert a global recession. FILE PHOTO: An employee works at the Maanshan steel and iron factory in Hefei, Anhui
HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters stormed the legislature on the anniversary of the city’s 1997 return to China on Monday, destroying pictures and daubing walls with graffiti in a direct challenge to China as anger over an extradition bill spiraled out of control. Some carried road signs, others corrugated iron sheets
NAIROBI (Reuters) – When Bob Collymore, the CEO of Kenya’s Safaricom (SCOM.NR), wanted to know about his poorest customers, he would catch a local bus or walk around Kenya’s slums with a prominent anti-corruption activist. FILE PHOTO: Bob Collymore, CEO of Safaricom, delivers a speech during the Concordia Summit in Manhattan, New York, U.S., September 19,
FILE PHOTO: Materials are seen left at demonstration by people opposed to childhood vaccination after officials in Rockland County, a New York City suburb, banned children not vaccinated against measles from public spaces, in West Nyack, New York, U.S. March 28, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo (Reuters) – The United States recorded 18 new measles cases
GUADALAJARA, Mexico (Reuters) – Drifts of hail from a freak storm partially buried tractor-trailers and cars in the Mexican city of Guadalajara, bringing families out on to the streets to play in ice piled high despite the summer heat. The storm on Sunday blanketed parts of Mexico’s second largest city in white, Reuters images show.
DUBAI/VIENNA (Reuters) – Iran announced on Monday it had amassed more low-enriched uranium than permitted under its 2015 deal with major powers, its first major step in violation of the deal since the United States pulled out of it more than a year ago. FILE PHOTO: The Iranian flag flutters in front the International Atomic
NEW YORK/HELSINKI (Reuters) – An agreement by the United States and China to return to the negotiating table on trade is doing little to relieve pressure on the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates. FILE PHOTO: Flags fly above the Federal Reserve building in Washington, DC, U.S., August 22, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie/File Photo The two
FILE PHOTO: A Huawei logo and a 5G sign are pictured at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Shanghai, China June 28, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The Dutch government will force telecoms companies to vet their equipment suppliers more thoroughly as they roll out 5G mobile networks, but made no mention of banning
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 1, 2019 South Africa’s Kevin Anderson in action during his first round match against France’s Pierre-Hugues Herbert REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge LONDON (Reuters) – Returning to the lush grasscourts of Wimbledon proved to be just the tonic Kevin Anderson needed on Monday
(Reuters) – Rory McIlroy has little interest in following Jason Day’s example and teaming up with a so-called superstar caddie, the Northern Irishman said in the wake of Day’s decision to hire the sport’s best known bagman. FILE PHOTO – June 16, 2019; Pebble Beach, CA, USA; Rory McIlroy misses a putt on the 18th
Residents fill their empty containers with water from a municipal tap in Chennai, India, June 28, 2019. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India is sending more than 250 civil servants to some of the driest areas of the vast country as part of efforts by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government to tackle water shortages.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov speaks during a news conference in Moscow, Russia February 7, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov called on the United States on Monday to free Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko and exchange him for any American national held in Russia, Interfax news agency reported.
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s economy has lost momentum and might have shrunk in the second quarter of 2019, according to data that showed the double impact of Brexit and the slowdown in the global economy. Manufacturers had their worst month in more than six years and consumers increased their borrowing at the slowest pace since
LYON, France (Reuters) – Megan Rapinoe was hailed as a warrior by team mate Christen Press on Monday, after a week in which the United States winger was criticized by President Donald Trump but still led her side into a women’s World Cup semi-final against England. FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Women’s World Cup –
British singer Cliff Richard speaks to members of the media during a news conference near the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, July 1, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson LONDON (Reuters) – British singer Cliff Richard joined forces with other high profile figures in the media on Monday to demand that those people accused of sexual offences
FILE PHOTO – Singer Cliff Richard leaves the High Court after the court found in his favour in the privacy case he brought against the BBC, in central London, Britain, July 18, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) – British singer Cliff Richard joined forces with other high profile figures in the media on Monday to