Top News

Top News

U.S. lawmakers introduce bipartisan bills targeting China’s Huawei and ZTE

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced bills on Wednesday that would ban the sale of U.S. chips or other components to Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL], ZTE Corp or other Chinese telecommunications companies that violate U.S. sanctions or export control laws. FILE PHOTO: The Huawei logo is pictured outside their research […]

Top News

May says door open to Labour to join Brexit talks

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement following winning a confidence vote, after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal, outside 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, January 16, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday the opposition Labour Party had yet to discuss a new approach to Brexit […]

Top News

U.S. stocks hit one-month high on bank results; pound up on UK PM confidence vote

NEW YORK (Reuters) – World stock markets rose on Wednesday, with Wall Street’s major indexes hitting one-month highs after strong earnings from Bank of America Corp and Goldman Sachs, while the pound rose after British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government won a confidence vote in parliament. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor of the […]

Top News

China brushes off global outrage over death sentence for Canadian

BEIJING/SHERBROOKE, Quebec (Reuters) – China said on Wednesday it was “not worried in the slightest” by mounting international concern over the death sentence handed to a Canadian for drug smuggling. A still image taken from CCTV video shows Canadian Robert Lloyd Schellenberg in court, where he was sentenced with a death penalty for drug smuggling, […]

Top News

U.S. investigating Huawei for alleged trade secret theft – WSJ

FILE PHOTO: Attendees pass by a Huawei booth during the 2019 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Steve Marcus/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Federal prosecutors are investigating Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL], the world’s largest telecommunications equipment maker, for allegedly stealing trade secrets from U.S. businesses and could soon issue an indictment, the Wall […]

Top News

French government calls for Renault board meeting to replace Ghosn

PARIS (Reuters) – French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Wednesday the government had requested a Renault (RENA.PA) board meeting in coming days to replace the company’s scandal-hit Chairman and Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn. FILE PHOTO: French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire attends the questions to the government session at the National Assembly in […]

Top News

May seeks to end Brexit stalemate after winning confidence vote

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May won a confidence vote in the British parliament on Wednesday before inviting other party leaders for immediate talks to try to break the impasse on a Brexit divorce agreement. MPs voted 325 to 306 that they had confidence in May’s government, just 24 hours after handing her European […]

Top News

May’s spokesman says not ruling out ‘no deal’ EU exit

British Prime Minister Theresa May gestures as she speaks during a no confidence debate after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal, in London, Britain, January 16, 2019, in this screen grab taken from video. Reuters TV via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman said on Wednesday he was not willing to rule […]

Top News

May’s victory shows importance of DUP support – Dodds

Democratic Unionist Party deputy leader Nigel Dodds speaks to the media, after the British parliament rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, in London, Britain, January 16, 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May’s victory in a vote of no confidence on Wednesday shows the importance of the Northern Irish Democratic […]

Top News

May’s statement on Brexit talks with party leaders

LONDON (Reuters) – Following is a statement from Prime Minister Theresa May after winning a confidence vote in parliament. British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks after winning a confidence vote, after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal, in London, Britain, January 16, 2019, in this screen grab taken from video. Reuters TV via REUTERS “On a […]

Top News

May says will meet party leaders on Wednesday evening

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May said she had invited parliamentary party leaders to meet her on Wednesday evening to try to break the deadlock over Brexit after her government won a vote of confidence from MPs. “We have a responsibility to identify a way forward that can secure the backing of the […]

Top News

Taiwan objects to Britain’s post-Brexit WTO services trade arrangement

GENEVA (Reuters) – Taiwan objects to Britain’s proposed rules for managing its trade in services after it leaves the European Union and has requested negotiations at the World Trade Organization, according to a document seen by Reuters on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: A military honour guard holds a Taiwanese national flag as he attending flag-raising ceremony […]

Top News

EU envoys agree sanctions on Russians accused of poisoning ex-spy -diplomats

FILE PHOTO: A police officer guards a cordoned off area in the city centre where former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found poisoned, in Salisbury, Britain, April 3, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union ambassadors agreed on Wednesday to impose sanctions on nine individuals and one entity […]

Top News

Labour says no to talks with May until she rules out ‘no deal’ Brexit – spokesman

Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, speaks after Britain’s PM Theresa May won a confidence vote, after Parliament rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, in London, Britain, January 16, 2019, in this screen grab taken from video. Reuters TV via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour Party is not prepared to hold […]

Top News

Nothing should be off the table in search for Brexit compromise, Amber Rudd says

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Amber Rudd, and Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns arrive in Downing Street, London, Britain, December 18, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Nothing should be taken off the table in the search for compromise over Brexit, British Secretary of State for Work […]

Top News

May to seek Brexit consensus after winning confidence vote

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May won a confidence vote in the British parliament on Wednesday before proposing immediate talks with other party leaders in an attempt to break the deadlock on a Brexit divorce agreement. Lawmakers voted 325 to 306 that they had confidence in May’s government, just 24 hours after handing her […]

Top News

Kenya hotel siege over, militants and at least 21 victims dead

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenyan security forces have killed all the Somali militants who stormed an upscale Nairobi hotel compound, taking at least 21 lives and forcing hundreds of people into terrifying escapes, the government said on Wednesday. Fifty people believed to have been in the complex remained unaccounted for on Wednesday afternoon, the Kenya Red […]

Top News

May wins confidence vote; now to search for Brexit consensus

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May’s government won a confidence vote in the British parliament on Wednesday, clearing the way for her to attempt to forge a consensus among MPs on a Brexit divorce agreement. MPs voted 325 to 306 that they had confidence in May’s government, just 24 hours after they handed her […]

Top News

Kenya-based foreign firms pledge to stick to Nairobi after attack

NAIROBI (Reuters) – International companies with regional headquarters in Kenya said on Wednesday that a deadly militant attack on an upscale Nairobi hotel complex would not scare them away from a city that has long been East Africa’s business hub. FILE PHOTO: An ambulance is seen at the scene where explosions and gunshots were heard […]

Top News

World stocks climb; sterling steady ahead of May vote

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Major world stock indexes rose on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 supported by gains in U.S. bank stocks after strong earnings, while the pound was steady ahead of a no-confidence vote in British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government. A trader works at his desk whilst screens show market data at CMC […]