Two Australian financial services giants are engaged in a £550m takeover battle for the fund management business headed by Richard Buxton, one of the City's best-known investors. Sky News has learnt that Challenger and Macquarie Investment Management are among a "small handful" of bidders
The global oil market is improving and stabilising, Saudi Oil Minister Khalid al-Falih said in Baghdad on Saturday. In a speech at the opening of the Baghdad International Exhibition, Falih praised the cooperation between Iraq and Saudi Arabia, which he said had helped to boost global oil prices. Speaking
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is defending chief of staff John Kelly after he mischaracterized the remarks of a Democratic congresswoman.
President Donald Trump's chief of staff distorted the facts when he accused a "selfish" Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson of grandstanding at a building dedication in the memory of two slain FBI agents in 2015. John Kelly said she stunned the audience at the somber ceremony by recounting how
The U.N. subcommittee on torture prevention has suspended a visit to Rwanda, citing obstructions imposed by the government that compromised its fact-finding mission. Rwandan authorities barred the U.N. delegation from accessing some detention sites and made it impossible for them to conduct "private
German airline Air Berlin is demanding damages from its part-owner Etihad Airways for letting it become insolvent and it hopes for payment of at least 10 million euros (£8.94 million), Air Berlin's administrator told a German newspaper. "We are in negotiations with Etihad and hope to reach
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security officials say at least 55 policemen, including 20 officers and 34 conscripts, have been killed in a shootout during a raid on a militant hideout near Cairo.
Saudi Oil Minister Khalid al-Falih made a high profile visit to Iraq on Saturday, calling for increased economic cooperation and praising existing coordination to boost crude oil prices. In a speech at the opening of the Baghdad International Exhibition, Falih said cooperation between Iraq and Saudi
NIAMEY (Reuters) - Gunmen mounted on pick-up trucks and motocycles killed at least eight gendarmes and wounded several in an attack on their base in western Niger, near the Mali border, on Saturday, two security sources said.
GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) should overturn its decision to appoint of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, global health leaders said on Saturday, describing the move as unjustifiable and wrong. The British government said Mugabe's appointment
India's central bank on Saturday dismissed media reports that it was not necessary to link national identity card numbers, known as Aadhar numbers, to bank accounts. It said in a statement the requirement remained in force under anti-money laundering rules. "The Reserve Bank clarifies that
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan discussed an upcoming meeting of the Astana process on the Syrian conflict in the Kazakh capital in late October, the Kremlin said on Saturday. During their phone conversation, Putin and Erdogan talked about joint efforts within the
Police say they've arrested a suspect after four people were lightly wounded in Munich by a man with a knife. Police spokesman Marcus da Gloria Martins said the man was arrested about three hours after Saturday morning's incident in an area near downtown Munich. Da Gloria Martins says the assailant
There were only a few minutes left before baggage carousel No. 4 jolted to life at John F. Kennedy International Airport, soon to be ringed with people coming from Puerto Rico on one-way tickets they never would have bought if not for the hurricane. Moving at a canter, Emily Pagan and three colleagues
The Queen's Crown Estate is home to some iconic landmarks, but this one in Oxfordshire is the only one with a McDonald's restaurant. The Crown Estate funded the development of Banbury Gateway Shopping Park in 2015.
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has long faced United States sanctions over his government's human rights abuses. With Mugabe on hand, WHO director-general Tedros Ghebreyesus announced the appointment at a conference in Uruguay this week on non-communicable diseases. Tedros, an Ethiopian who became
* The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has cleared the acquisition of Illinois-based Ferrara Candy Co by Italian confectionary group Ferrero, the regulator said in its website. * Nutella maker Ferrero on Thursday agreed to buy Ferrara Candy Company, the third-largest U.S. non-chocolate confectionary company
Five projectiles from Syria set off air raid sirens in Israeli towns on Saturday, prompting the Israeli military to say it would step up its response to stray fire from the civil war that has repeatedly spilled over the border. The projectiles crossed into the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights and the
China's economy is on track to meet its official growth target for 2017, the head of the state planning agency said on Saturday, despite a punishing war on pollution which is expected to slash industrial output over the winter months. China has forced 28 cities in smog-prone northern regions to
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The Spanish cabinet was meeting on Saturday to prepare to impose direct rule on Catalonia and thwart a drive by the autonomous region to breakaway from Spain. It will be the first time in Spain's four decades of democracy that Madrid has invoked the constitutional right to take control of a region