Six dead as rubbish lorry ploughs into Christmas shoppers in Glasgow

22 Dec 2014

LONDON - Six people were killed when a rubbish lorry ran out of control and careered down a pavement crowded with Christmas shoppers in Glasgow, Scotland, on Monday, people, police said.

Internet outage seen in North Korea amid U.S. hacking dispute

22 Dec 2014

WASHINGTON/BEIJING - North Korea, at the center of a confrontation with the United States over the hacking of Sony pictures, itself experienced Internet outages on Monday, a U.S. company that monitors Internet infrastructure said.

Tesco CEO Dave Lewis arrives for Tesco's interim results announcement in London October 23, 2014. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

Tesco's new boss keeps all guessing

When Phil Clarke was sacked as Tesco's CEO, senior executives hoped his 7 a.m. strategy meetings would go with him. They did - new boss Dave Lewis starts his at 6:30 a.m.  Full Article 

Shoppers are reflected in a window as they carry bags along Oxford street during the final weekend of shopping before Christmas in London December 20, 2014.  REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

UK firms expect to offer a bit more pay in 2015

British companies plan to cautiously relax their grip on pay in 2015, but rises will be limited by higher costs for holiday pay and workplace pensions, as well as weak productivity growth, the Confederation of British Industry says.  Full Article 

Women react as they flee from their flooded area in Jakarta in this January 17, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Enny Nuraheni/Files

In Jakarta, that sinking feeling is all too real

JAKARTA, Indonesia – In the Indonesian capital, sinking land has left the government with no option but to spend tens of billions of dollars on reinforcing its ramshackle defences.  Full Coverage 

A general view shows the cockpit an Airbus A350 under construction at the final assembly line at the Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, December 4, 2014.  REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

The inside story of the new Airbus A350 jet

PARIS - A fluctuating, decade-long journey from half-hearted tinkering to an all-new family of jets highlights a chess game still being played out as Airbus and Boeing battle each other in the wide-body market, valued at $1.9 trillion over 20 years.  Full Article 

Blood samples from patients suspected of having the Ebola virus disease are prepared for transportation to Freetown for testing, at the Port Loko District Hospital September 27, 2014. REUTERS/Christopher Black/WHO/Handout via Reuters

Can Ebola survivors' blood create a cure?

CHICAGO - For months, Vanderbilt University researcher Dr. James Crowe has been desperately seeking access to the blood of U.S. Ebola survivors, hoping to extract the proteins that helped them overcome the deadly virus for use in new, potent drugs.  Full Article 

Pope Francis talks during an audience for Christmas greetings to the Curia in the Clementina hall at the Vatican December 22, 2014.  REUTERS/Andreas Solaro/Pool

Vatican is sick with power and greed - Pope

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis chose the annual Christmas meeting to issue a stinging critique telling the priests, bishops and cardinals who run the Curia, that careerism, scheming and greed had infected them with "spiritual Alzheimer's".  Full Article 

A young Arsenal fan waves his flag as he watches a victory parade after Arsenal won the FA Cup final soccer match against Hull City at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, in London May 18, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

Arsenal chalk up five million Twitter followers

Arsenal have become the first Premier League club to reach five million followers on Twitter, consolidating their position as the third most followed team behind Real Madrid and Barcelona.  Full Article