Tesco slashes profit forecast and dividend as trading slumps 12:41pm BST

LONDON - Britain's biggest retailer Tesco slashed its interim dividend by 75 percent as tough trading conditions forced it to cut its profit forecast for the second time in two months. | Video

European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi speaks during the bank's monthly news conference in Frankfurt August 7, 2014.     REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

Draghi dials R for Reform. Line is busy

FRANKFURT - Two years ago, euro zone government leaders hung on Mario Draghi's every word. Now the European Central Bank chief is struggling to get through to them. What has happened to 'Super Mario's' mojo?  Full Article | Related Story 

A man walks past the signage of a new property development advertising apartments for 5.5 million pounds sterling in central London July 2, 2014.   REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

UK house prices surge unexpectedly in August

British house prices rose during August at a much faster monthly pace than expected, according to a survey that contrasts with other signs of cooling in the housing market.  Full Article 

Syrian refugee children play in front of their family residences at Azraq refugee camp near Al Azraq, east of Amman, August 19, 2014.  REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Syrian refugees top 3 million

GENEVA - Three million Syrian refugees will have registered in neighbouring countries as of today, an exodus that began in March 2011 and shows no sign of abating, the United Nations says.  Full Article | Related Story 

The Scottish saltire flag (L) and Union flag fly outside the Scottish Office, in central London August 28, 2014.   REUTERS/Toby Melville

'Yes' campaign gains on final TV debate

Support for Scottish independence has risen by 4 percent after the final TV debate before a breakaway referendum in less than three weeks' time, one opinion poll shows, halving the anti-independence campaign's lead.  Full Article 

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe (L) and China's Premier Li Keqiang shake hands during their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing 26 August, 2014.   REUTERS/Diego Azubel/Pool

Mugabe sets hopes on 'old friend' China

HARARE/BEIJING - Snubbed by a U.S.-hosted gathering of African leaders this month, Zimbabwe's veteran President Robert Mugabe has turned again to "old friend" China, but even Beijing's support may not be enough to rescue his country's sinking economy.  Full Article 

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Google tests airborne drones to deliver goods

Google is developing airborne drones capable of flying on their own and delivering anything from sweets to medicine, the Internet company says.  Full Article | Video 

Manchester United's new signing Angel Di Maria (L) poses for a photograph with his shirt and with manager Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England  August 28, 2014.    REUTERS/Darren Staples

Man United seek Di Maria spark at Burnley

Manchester United top the Premier League spending charts but after a dismal start to life under Louis van Gaal they badly need to beat promoted Burnley on Saturday.  Full Article | Video