Fighters battle Houthis in Yemen's southern city of Aden

7:53pm BST

ADEN - Heavy fighting erupted in southern Yemen near Aden airport on Friday when local militia attacked Shi'ite Houthi rebels in a push to drive them from the district, residents and fighters said.


David Miliband says world refugee crisis to worsen with climate change

8:02pm BST

NEW YORK - A historic 52 million people are fleeing conflict worldwide, a trend that will intensify over the next two decades because of climate change, International Rescue Committee chief David Miliband said on Friday.


RBS invites pitches for broker role ahead of privatisation - sources

4:07pm BST

LONDON - Royal Bank of Scotland has invited investment banks to pitch for the role of corporate broker as the state-backed lender gears up for a full return to public hands, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday.


Stocks, bond yields fall on Greece worries, US data

9:21pm BST

NEW YORK - Global equity markets and bond yields both fell on Friday, as data showed the U.S. economy contracted in the first quarter and as investors were unnerved by mixed signals from Greece's debt talks.

Blatter wins fifth FIFA term as challenger concedes

Sepp Blatter is re-elected president of FIFA for a fifth term despite a major bribery scandal and growing calls for him to step down. Vanessa Johnston reports.