World News

Subscribe to World News feed World News is your source for breaking news, business, financial and investing news, including personal finance and stocks. Reuters is the leading global provider of news, financial information and technology solutions to the world's media, financial institutions, businesses and individuals.
Updated: 6 hours 38 min ago

Saudi Arabia implements end to travel restrictions for Saudi women: agency

6 hours 56 min ago
Saudi Arabia has begun allowing adult women to travel without permission and to exercise more control over family matters, state news agency SPA reported on Tuesday, following a flurry of royal decrees approving the changes.

Three more women sue Epstein's estate over alleged abuse

6 hours 57 min ago
Three women on Tuesday sued the estate of Jeffrey Epstein, saying they were sexually abused by the financier, both before and after the widely criticized 2007 plea deal that allowed him to avoid federal prosecution for sex crimes.

Wall Street treads water after three-day winning streak as financials weigh

7 hours 21 min ago
U.S. stocks were little changed on Tuesday after three sessions of gains, as lower Treasury yields weighed on financial shares, offsetting a boost from Home Depot's better-than-expected earnings.

Goldman CEO memo calls Apple Card 'a beginning' on launch day

7 hours 29 min ago
Goldman Sachs Group Inc officially became a credit-card lender on Tuesday by rolling out its first product with Apple Inc , but the bank has aspirations to grow much bigger in consumer lending, its chief executive said in an internal memo viewed by Reuters.

Italian PM to resign, denounces Salvini for sinking government

7 hours 32 min ago
Italy's prime minister announced his resignation on Tuesday as he made a blistering attack on his own interior minister, Matteo Salvini, accusing him of sinking the ruling coalition and endangering the economy for personal and political gain.

Italy president seen meeting party chiefs Wednesday on government crisis

7 hours 32 min ago
Italian President Sergio Mattarella will probably begin formal consultations with party delegations on Wednesday to try to find a way out of the government crisis, an Italian official told Reuters.

Hong Kong leader says dialogue and 'mutual respect' offer way out of chaos

7 hours 33 min ago
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she hoped a peaceful weekend anti-government protest was the start of efforts to restore calm and that talks with non-violent protesters would provide "a way out" for the Chinese-ruled city.

Emotions stir in Jerusalem as HBO's 'Our Boys' hits local airwaves

7 hours 44 min ago
A new HBO series on the killing of a Palestinian youth after three Israeli teens were murdered in a deadly summer five years ago is stirring up painful memories for bereaved families on both sides of the conflict.

Ex-Republican senator: Facebook has 'significant work' to address conservatives' concerns

7 hours 46 min ago
A year-long review by a former Republican U.S. senator concludes that Facebook Inc has "significant work to be done to satisfy" concerns on the political right that the social media website is biased against conservatives.

Exclusive: Cigna seeks sale of group benefits insurance business - sources

7 hours 51 min ago
U.S. health insurer Cigna Corp is exploring a sale of its group benefits insurance business, which could be valued at as much as $6 billion, four people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

Safe-havens rise as recession concerns boost hopes for easing

7 hours 53 min ago
Traditional safe-havens including the Japanese yen and U.S. Treasuries were sought out on Tuesday even as there were signs that more economic stimulus was on its way, as traders focused on concerns over a global deceleration.

U.S. oil firms challenge pipeline surcharge for steel tariff: filing

8 hours 22 sec ago
Two U.S. shale producers have challenged an energy pipeline operator's proposed surcharge for the Trump administration's 25% tariff on imported steel, raising the stakes for pipeline builders facing higher construction costs.

EU rebuffs British PM Johnson's Brexit gambit

8 hours 2 min ago
The European Union on Tuesday rebuffed Prime Minister Boris Johnson's demand that it reopen the Brexit divorce deal, saying Britain had failed to propose any realistic alternative to an agreed insurance policy for the Irish border.

Elanco to become No.2 in animal health with $7.6 billion Bayer deal

8 hours 15 min ago
Elanco Animal Health agreed to buy Bayer's veterinary drugs unit on Tuesday in a cash and stock deal valued at $7.6 billion, creating the second largest maker of medicines for pets and livestock and expanding Elanco's reach online.

Spain sends warship to pick up migrants off Italy's coast

8 hours 23 min ago
Spain ordered a naval vessel on Tuesday to the Italian island of Lampedusa to bring migrants stranded there on a rescue boat to Mallorca after some of them jumped overboard, amid a prolonged stand-off with Italy's government over their fate.

Italy's Salvini says ready to pass budget before elections

8 hours 27 min ago
Italy's League leader Matteo Salvini said on Tuesday he was ready to keep the coalition government alive to approve a 2020 budget and vote in a reform of parliament before heading to early elections.

Democrat Warren wants to repeal 1994 crime bill, end cash bail

8 hours 29 min ago
U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday proposed sweeping changes to federal and state criminal justice systems, including ending cash bail requirements and doing away with a crime bill that rival Joe Biden helped make law.

Merkel: Irish border solution possible, but not by reopening Withdrawal Agreement

8 hours 49 min ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday the EU would think about practical solutions regarding the post-Brexit border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, but not by revisiting the Withdrawal Agreement.

U.S. removed almost 2.7 million barrels of Iranian oil from market: Pompeo

8 hours 50 min ago
The United States has removed nearly 2.7 million barrels of Iranian oil from global markets as a result of Washington's decision to reimpose sanctions on all purchases of Iran's crude, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday.

Italian PM Conte denounces Salvini for toppling government

9 hours 7 min ago
Italy's prime minister announced his resignation on Tuesday as he made a blistering attack on his own interior minister, Matteo Salvini, accusing him of sinking the ruling coalition and endangering the economy for personal and political gain.