Estate agents boards are lined up outside houses in south London June 3, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

UK mortgage lending jumps

British mortgage lending picked up strongly in June, adding to signs that the housing market is regaining momentum, but a sharp drop in lending to businesses is a reminder that the economic recovery has yet to find a sounder footing.  Full Article | Related Story 


Man dies in Channel Tunnel as migrant crisis deepens 1:44pm BST

LONDON/PARIS - A Sudanese man died on Wednesday as migrants desperate to enter Britain from France stormed the channel tunnel entrance and British ministers and security chiefs held an emergency meeting to try to tackle the growing crisis.

U.S. Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen delivers her semi-annual report on monetary policy before the Senate Banking and Urban Affairs Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 16, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Theiler

U.S. Fed set to push ahead with rate hike plan

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve is expected to point to a growing U.S. economy and stronger job market as it sets the stage for a possible interest rate hike in September.  Full Article | Commentary 

The Barclays logo is seen outside a branch of the bank in central London October 30, 2014. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Barclays to speed up cost cuts

Barclays' new executive chairman seeks to stamp his mark on the bank by accelerating the sale of assets and cost cutting, as the group reports an 12 percent rise in profit.  Full Article 

Activists of the Right Sector political party attend an anti-government march in Kiev, Ukraine, in this February 25, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko/Files

Ukraine struggles to control maverick battalions

KIEV - In the eyes of many Ukrainians, volunteer fighters are heroes for helping the weak regular army resist pro-Russian separatists. In the view of the government, however, some of the volunteers have become a problem. Bringing them under control will not be easy.  Full Article 

The Microsoft logo is seen at the Microsoft store in New York City, July 28, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Microsoft launches Windows 10

Microsoft launches its much-awaited Windows 10 operating system, which will be available in 190 countries as a free upgrade for users of Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1.  Full Article 

UEFA president Michel Platini in the stands Action Images via Reuters / Carl Recine Livepic

Platini announces FIFA presidency bid

UEFA president Michel Platini ends weeks of uncertainty when he announces that he will stand for the presidency of FIFA in place of outgoing Sepp Blatter.  Full Article 

A man carries a rifle at Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century colonial Virginia, in Williamsburg, Virginia in this file photo dated 2007. REUTERS/Jim Young/files

Four founders of English America revealed

WASHINGTON - U.S. scientists have used high-tech detective work to identify the remains of four leaders of Jamestown, the New World's first successful English colony, more than 400 years after they died.  Video | Full Article 

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Jewish settlers, Israeli forces clash over demolitions

Clashes break out between Jewish settlers and Israeli forces as the authorities knock down two dwellings built on Palestinian-owned land. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).