Europe seeks power to seize overseas data in challenge to tech giants

Europe seeks power to seize overseas data in challenge to tech giants

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is preparing legislation to force companies to turn over customers’ personal data when requested even if it is...
Major quake cuts communications, halts oil and gas operations in Papua New Guinea

Major quake cuts communications, halts oil and gas operations in Papua New Guinea

WELLINGTON/MELBOURNE (Reuters) - At least one company began evacuating non-essential personnel after a powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit Papua New Guinea’s energy-rich interior on...
Oil steady near two-week high as Saudi to keep export curbs

Oil hits nearly three-week high as Saudi Arabia to keep output well below cap

TOKYO (Reuters) - Oil prices extended gains to hit their highest level in nearly three weeks on Monday, supported by comments from Saudi Arabia...
White House: Talks with North Korea must lead to ending nuclear program

White House: Talks with North Korea must lead to ending nuclear program

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said any talks with North Korea must lead to an end to its nuclear program after senior officials...
Oil steady near two-week high as Saudi to keep export curbs

Oil steady near two-week high as Saudi to keep export curbs

TOKYO (Reuters) - Oil prices held little changed near two-week highs early on Monday, supported by comments from Saudi Arabia that it would continue...
China sets stage for Xi to stay in office indefinitely

China sets stage for Xi to stay in office indefinitely

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s ruling Communist Party on Sunday set the stage for President Xi Jinping to stay in office indefinitely, with a proposal...
Weakened Merkel offers job to arch critic in young new German cabinet

Weakened Merkel offers job to arch critic in young new German cabinet

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would promote her most prominent critic from within her conservative party, 37-year old Jens Spahn,...
North Korea condemns sanctions, but seen open to talks with U.S.

North Korea condemns sanctions, but seen open to talks with U.S.

SEOUL (Reuters) - Senior officials from Pyongyang visiting South Korea on Sunday said North Korea was open to talks with the United States, hours...
Syrian Kurdish leader arrested in Prague at Turkey's request

Syrian Kurdish leader arrested in Prague at Turkey’s request

BEIRUT/ANKARA (Reuters) - The main Syrian Kurdish political party said on Sunday that one of its leaders had been arrested in Prague at the...
Iran says Damascus suburbs assault to continue after U.N. ceasefire call

Iran says Damascus suburbs assault to continue after U.N. ceasefire call

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran said attacks would continue on rebel-held areas near Damascus, where clashes were reported on Sunday between insurgents and government forces...

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Britain's big banks play catch up with fintech with new apps

Britain’s big banks play catch up with fintech with new apps

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