• China says ready to defend its interests in U.S. trade spat
    on March 24, 2018 at 5:25 am

    BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States has flouted trade rules with an inquiry into intellectual property and China will defend its interests, Vice Premier Liu He told U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in a telephone call on Saturday, Chinese state media reported. […]

  • Islamist gunman attacks French supermarket, kills three
    on March 24, 2018 at 1:25 am

    TREBES, France (Reuters) - A gunman killed three people in southwestern France on Friday as he held up a car, fired on police and seized hostages in a supermarket, screaming "Allahu Akbar" before security forces stormed the building and killed him, authorities said. […]

  • Whales die after mass stranding in Australia
    on March 24, 2018 at 12:48 am

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - All but six of more than 150 short-finned pilot whales that stranded themselves on a beach in Western Australia have died, despite efforts from authorities and local beachgoers to save them, officials said on Saturday. […]

  • Trump signs budget deal after raising government shutdown threat
    on March 23, 2018 at 10:48 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump signed Congress' newly passed $1.3 trillion spending bill on Friday, ending several hours of confusion spurred by a tweeted veto threat that raised the spectre of a government shutdown. […]

  • Analysis: Extent of U.S.-China trade fight depends on Trump's goals
    on March 23, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - How bad will the U.S.-China trade fight get? That depends on whether President Donald Trump will settle for a reduction in China's U.S. trade surplus or hold out for sweeping changes to China's industrial policies. […]

  • #DeleteFacebook? Privacy proves hard to protect online
    on March 23, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Anyone tempted to #DeleteFacebook after the personal data of millions of users fell into the hands of a political consultancy is still likely to be monitored by the social network, which tracks nearly 30 percent of global website traffic. […]

  • Reliance beefs up music streaming service with Saavn deal
    on March 23, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    MUMBAI (Reuters) - Oil-to-telecoms conglomerate Reliance Industries is buying a stake in Indian music streaming service Saavn and will merge it with its JioMusic app to create a new entity it said would be valued at $1 billion. […]

  • Europeans promise more steps against Russia over UK spy attack
    on March 23, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union member states agreed at a summit on Friday to take additional punitive measures against Russia for a nerve agent attack in Britain, as Moscow accused the bloc of joining a London-driven hate campaign against it. […]

  • Tata Steel offers $5.4 billion to take over bankrupt Bhushan Steel: source
    on March 23, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    MUMBAI (Reuters) - Tata Steel has offered to pay a little more than 350 billion rupees ($5.4 billion) to lenders of Bhushan Steel & Power to take over the bankrupt steelmaker, a source with direct knowledge of the deal said. […]

  • Higher gold prices keep buyers at bay; India discounts at 6-1/2-month high
    on March 23, 2018 at 8:58 am

    MUMBAI/BENGALURU (Reuters) - Physical gold demand in Asian hot spots slouched this week as higher global prices made buyers hold off on purchases and as discounts in India widened to their highest in 6-1/2 months. […]