Technology

Reuters Top 100: Europe's Most Innovative Universities – 2018

For the third year running KU Leuven tops Reuters ranking of Europe’s most innovative universities, a list that identifies and ranks the educational institutions doing the most to advance science, invent new technologies and power new markets and indust

World

Hedge funds are making big bets on oil going higher

AP/Rodrigo Abd Money managers bet on oil prices to rise, taking close to record long positions The lopsided long to short position ratios may lead to a sharp market correction according to a Reuters market analyst  Money managers have amassed close

United States

Shire and Takeda to announce preliminary deal Wednesday after breakthrough in merger talks: Reuters, citing sources

London-listed drugmaker Shire and Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical plan to announce a preliminary deal after a breakthrough in merger talks.

Science

Heavy rains, landslides kill 18 in Rwanda: government

KIGALI (Reuters) - Eighteen people died overnight on Monday when heavy rains ripped through several parts of Rwanda, causing landslides, the government said.

United States

20% of financial firms like banks and hedge funds are looking to trade cryptocurrencies soon, survey finds

One in five firms are considering trading digital currency in the next three to 12 months, according to a new Thomson Reuters survey published this week.

Sport

Froome named in Sky team for Giro

(Reuters) - Team Sky have named Britain's Chris Froome in their team for the Giro d'Italia starting next month despite the ongoing investigation into his adverse doping test.

World

Missing Mexican students were killed and dissolved in acid after a cartel confused them for rivals, officials say

REUTERS/Fernando Carranza MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Three missing Mexican students were killed last month in the western state of Jalisco and their bodies dissolved in acid after criminals confused them with members of a rival gang, authorities said Monday.

World

China reportedly stonewalls investigation into rape, suicide case and silences #MeToo activist

Associated Press/Pablo Martinez Monsivais A heartfelt letter calling for China's prestigious Peking University to make public its investigation into a decades-old alleged rape and suicide galvanized China's fledgling #MeToo movement. But one of the lette

World

Trump's revenge: US oil floods European market, hurting OPEC and Russia

REUTERS/Mike Segar As OPEC's efforts to balance the oil market bear fruit, U.S. producers are reaping the benefits - and flooding Europe with a record amount of crude. The relatively high prices brought about by a pact between Russia and OPEC, coupled wi

Technology

One in five financial institutions consider cryptocurrency trading, survey says

LONDON (Reuters) - One in five financial institutions is considering trading cryptocurrencies within the next 12 months, a survey published by Thomson Reuters on Tuesday found.

World

Iran's Rouhani warns Trump he'll 'face severe consequences' if he exits the Iran deal

Thomson Reuters LONDON (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday to remain in the nuclear deal Tehran signed with world powers in 2015, or face "severe consequences". "I am telling those in the White House

World

Somber Kim Jong Un visits Chinese embassy after bus crash in North Korea kills 32 Chinese

KCNA/via Reuters North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited the Chinese embassy in Pyongyang on Monday to express "deep sympathy" over a bus accident that killed 32 Chinese tourists and critically injured two. The accident occurred on Sunday when a bus cras

Finance

One in 5 finance firms are considering trading cryptocurrencies

Thomson Reuters survey: 20% of 400 finance firms surveyed are considering launching crypto trading with the next 12 months. Crypto trading remains a niche activity in mainstream finance but interest is growing and could support price growth. Goldman Sachs

Business

Exclusive: China's HNA Group seeks up to $1.5 billion in new fund - document

(Reuters) - A unit of debt-laden Chinese conglomerate HNA Group [HNAIR.UL] is seeking to raise as much as $1.5 billion by the end of this year in an investment fund that will serve as the group's primary vehicle for global acquisitions, a document reviewe

Health

Heavy drinking linked to worse PMS

(Reuters Health) - Women who are heavy drinkers are at increased risk of pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS), new research shows.

World

US orders embassy staff out of Nicaragua amid deadly protests against the government

REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas MANAGUA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A student was shot dead in Nicaragua late on Sunday, the Red Cross said, bringing the total death toll to nine in the latest unrest, as the United States ordered its embassy staff out of the c

Health

Vaping tied to higher risk that teens will try marijuana

(Reuters Health) - Teens who use e-cigarettes may be twice as likely to smoke pot as their peers who never try vaping, a U.S. study suggests.

World

Motorcycle taxi drivers protest low online tariffs

Hundreds of Indonesian motorcycle taxi drivers working for start-ups Grab and Go-Jek have called for an end to low online fares and demanded tighter regulation of ride-hailing companies. Silvia Antonioli reports Video provided by Reuters &#

Science

Angola satellite inoperative, Russia to build another one

LUANDA (Reuters) - Russia's space agency said on Monday that Angola's first national telecoms satellite, AngoSat-1, was inoperative and Russia would build another one for launch in 2020.

Travel

Southwest cancels about 40 flights for engine inspections: Reuters

Southwest Airlines said it canceled about 40 flights on Sunday, or 1 percent of those scheduled, as it inspects engines after last weeks deadly accident in Pennsylvania.

World

Paris attack suspects found guilty of attempted terrorist murder in Belgium

REUTERS/Benoit Tessier BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A Belgian court has found Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam guilty of attempted terrorist murder of police during a shootout with police in Brussels in March 2016, Belgian news agency Belga said on Monday. Ne

World

German startup puts insect burgers on supermarket shelves

German shoppers sample burgers made of buffalo worms. Rough Cut (No reporter narration) Video provided by Reuters        

World

World Bank: Sub-Saharan Africa set for 3.1% growth in 2018

Sub-Saharan Africa is on course for economic growth of 3.1 percent this year, the World Bank says, marginally slower than it previously forecast but faster than last year thanks to rising commodity prices. Pascale Davies reports. Video provided

Business

HNA cuts stake in Deutsche Bank: filing

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chinese conglomerate HNA has cut its stake in Deutsche Bank to 7.9 percent, according to a U.S. regulatory filing.

World

Iraq's April 19 air strike in Syria killed 36 IS militants: spokesman

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An Iraqi air strike in Syria on April 19 has killed 36 Islamic State militants, including some of the group's leaders in Syria, an Iraqi military spokesman told Reuters on Sunday.

Boxing

Frampton vs Donaire result: Carl Frampton wins unanimous points decision after convincing performance in Belfast

CARL FRAMPTON scored a comfortable victory over Nonito Donaire in Belfast on Saturday. The Northern Irishman was awarded the fight on all three judges’ scorecards – 117-111. PA:Press Association REUTERS Getty Images - Getty REUTERS More to fol

World

Saudi-led coalition air raid kills 20 Yemeni civilians: residents

The attack hit a car transporting 20 passengers south of Taiz province, locals tell Reuters news agency.

World

Red Cross says employee killed in Yemen

GENEVA/ADEN (Reuters) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Saturday one of its employees had been killed in a shooting in the Yemeni city of Taiz.

Top News

Family of Myanmar policeman who described sting on Reuters reporters evicted: family

YANGON (Reuters) - The family of a Myanmar policeman who told a court how police planted secret documents on Reuters reporters to "entrap" them was evicted from police housing in the capital Naypyitaw on Saturday, less than 24 hours after his testimony, f

World

Apple offers free battery replacement for some MacBook Pros with built-in battery flaw

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider A component failure in some MacBook Pros will cause the built-in battery to expand. Apple said it will offer worldwide free replacement for the affected batteries. Apple on Friday said component failure in a li

Entertainment

Swedish electronic music DJ Avicii found dead at age 28

(Reuters) - Swedish DJ and record producer Avicii, known for his electronic music, was found dead on Friday in Muscat, Oman, his U.S. publicist said.

World

'No job, no money': Life in Vietnam for immigrants deported by the US

Thomson ReutersHO CHI MINH CITY (Reuters) - It wasn't until Pham Chi Cuong saw the plane waiting to deport him from the United States that it sunk in that he was about to be sent back to Vietnam, the country he fled in 1993. Cuong and at least three other

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