A worker checks the final grade of cricket bat blades at J S Wright & Sons cricket willow suppliers in Chelmsford, Britain July 6, 2015.   REUTERS/Neil Hall

UK growth bounces back

British economic growth got back on track in the second quarter but the strength of the pound hurt manufacturers, putting the Bank of England in a tricky spot as it gets closer to raising interest rates.  Full Article 


Libyan court sentences Gaddafi son Saif, eight other ex-officials to death 2:05pm BST

TRIPOLI - A Libyan court on Tuesday sentenced Muammar Gaddafi's most prominent son, Saif al-Islam, and eight others to death for war crimes including killings of protesters during the 2011 revolution that ended his father's rule. | Video

A BP logo is seen at a petrol station in London January 15, 2015. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor/Files

BP profits slump after huge oil spill charge

BP's second-quarter profit slumps by nearly two thirds from a year ago as it grapples with lower crude prices and takes a huge $10.8 billion charge related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  Full Article 

 Labour Party leadership candidate Andy Burnham speaks as fellow candidate Yvett Cooper listens during a hustings event in Stevenage, Britain June 20, 2015.  REUTERS/Darren Staples

Labour Party "frightened of its own shadow"

The Labour Party lacks the courage and big ideas to win back lost voters, MP Andy Burnham, a frontrunner to become the party's new leader, will say today as Labour battles to define its political identity after a painful election defeat.  Full Article 

A Greek flag flutters in the wind above tourists visiting the archaeological site of the Acropolis hill in Athens, Greece July 26, 2015. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Greek creditors seek third wave of reforms

BRUSSELS/ATHENS - International creditors want Greece to enact a third wave of politically sensitive reforms before they will release any money to keep the near bankrupt country afloat under a third bailout they began negotiating on Monday.  Video | Full Article 

Customers shop for vegetables at a supermarket in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, June 9, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Deflation threat returns to stalk investors

Fear of falling prices in a debt-laden world has returned to unnerve investors and central banks alike, as the slide on oil and commodity markets that set off a deflation scare last year resumes.  Full Article 


Platini to announce FIFA presidency bid

ZURICH - Michel Platini, the head of European football's governing body UEFA, is to announce in the next few days that he will stand for the presidency of FIFA, a source close to the former France international tells Reuters.  Full Article 

Cable cars travel over La Paz, July 23, 2015. REUTERS/David Mercado

Bolivia triples size of its subway in the sky

LA PAZ - Bolivia already has the largest urban cable car system in the world. Now the booming country is tripling the size of the network and will soon have nine lines whizzing above La Paz.  Full Article 

UK economy grows for 10th quarter

The UK economy expands for a 10th straight quarter, with GDP per person returning to pre-crisis levels for the first time.