Saudi security forces foil attack on Grand Mosque in Mecca - state TV
DUBAI Saudi security forces foiled an attack on the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca on Friday, state television Al-Ekhbariya and Al Arabiya TV reported.
ST PETERSBURG, Russia Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he wouldn't judge U.S. President Donald Trump for quitting a landmark climate pact, but said he thought Washington could have stayed in the agreement.
Speaking at an economic forum in St Petersburg, Putin said the 2015 Paris accord was a good document, but that Russia had not yet ratified it because it was waiting for certain technical details to be settled.
(Reporting by Christian Lowe, Andrey Ostroukh and Denis Pinchuk; Editing by Andrew Osborn)
LONDON Tesco, Britain's biggest private sector employer, is to raise pay for hourly paid store staff by an inflation-beating 10.5 percent over the next two years, it said on Friday.
LONDON A report has concluded that a so-called hard Brexit could cost banks up to 35 billion euros (30.7 billion pounds) and European customers were being overly optimistic if they thought lenders would pick up the bill, an industry source said on Friday.