LONDON British American Tobacco has offered to buy out U.S. cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc in a $47 billion (38.46 billion pounds) takeover that would create the world's biggest listed tobacco company with brands including Newport, Lucky Strike and Pall Mall. | Video
NEW YORK AT&T Inc has reached an agreement in principle to buy Time Warner Inc for about $85 billion (69.48 billion pounds), sources said on Friday, paving the way for what would be the biggest deal in the world this year, giving the telecom company control of cable TV channels HBO and CNN, film studio Warner Bros and other coveted media assets. | Video
ESEKA, Cameroon Fourteen people remained trapped on Friday under the wreckage of a packed passenger train that derailed en route between Cameroon's two largest cities, killing at least 55 and injuring 575, the government said in a communique read on state television.
NEW YORK The United States will seek the extradition from Britain of a former HSBC Holdings Plc executive accused of participating in a fraudulent scheme involving a $3.5 billion (3.21 billion pounds) currency transaction, prosecutors said on Friday.
BRUSSELS Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday Britain's negotiations to leave the European Union would take time and that she was ready for some "difficult moments", but would fight to remain part of the bloc's single market.
BARTELLA, Iraq The din of bullets, mortars and bombs in the northern Iraqi town of Bartella was replaced momentarily on Friday by a sound not heard there for more than two years: the peal of church bells. | Video
NEWTOWN, Pa./CLEVELAND Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gained on his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton among American voters this week, cutting her lead nearly in half, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling released on Friday. | Video
FRANKFURT Images taken by a NASA Mars orbiter indicate that a missing European space probe was destroyed on impact after plummeting to the surface of the Red Planet from a height of 2-4 km (1.2 to 2.5 miles), the European Space Agency said on Friday. | Video
Hackers unleashed a complex attack on the internet through common devices like webcams and digital recorders and cut access to some of the world's best known websites on Friday, a stunning breach of global internet stability.
DAVAO, Philippines Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday he was not severing ties with his country's long-time ally the United States, but merely pursuing a more independent foreign policy by strengthening relations with China. | Video
- Financial: U.S. to seek ex-HSBC executive's extradition from Britain
- Technology: RPT-UPDATE 1-Russian indicted in U.S. on charges of hacking LinkedIn
- Healthcare: BRIEF-Mallinckrodt provides update on co's pending litigation with FDA
- Consumer: UPDATE 2-INSIGHT-New NYC law, San Francisco lawsuit highlight global risks for Airbnb
- Energy: BRIEF-Superior Drilling files for resale of up to 700,000 shares of co's common stock
- Industrials: BRIEF-Western Forest announces settlement for April 2011 tenure extinguishment
- M&A: UPDATE 5-Bombardier to cut 7,500 more jobs through 2018, mostly in rail
- Bankruptcy: BRIEF-Pacific updates on status of its restructuring transaction
- IPOs: UPDATE 7-BAT offers to buy U.S. tobacco firm Reynolds in $47 billion deal
- Private Capital: UPDATE 2-Eaton Vance taking over responsible-investment manager Calvert
- Hedge Funds: Rise in assets, acquisition and buyback boost Man shares