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‘Proud for having served Europe’: Juncker makes emotional farewell speech during his final European Council summit

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Jean-Claude Juncker was almost reduced to tears as he bid a fond farewell to journalists at his last ever European Council Summit as president of the European Commission. Juncker, with his voice breaking, thanked European Council President Donald Tusk and the assembled media for the five years he spent in the European Commission role, saying Read More

UK bomb squad called in over suspicious package near parliament

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18 Oct, 2019 14:57 Follow RT on Police in London temporarily closed a street in Whitehall near the Houses of Parliament after the discovery of a suspicious package on Friday afternoon. A bomb squad was called in to “make the package safe.” The Met tweeted that “specialist officers” were called to the scene to assess Read More

‘Stablecoins’ could hinder efforts to stamp out money laundering: global watchdog

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LONDON (Reuters) – The spread of cryptocurrencies such as Facebook’s Libra could have serious repercussions for worldwide efforts to detect and stamp out money laundering and terror financing, a global watchdog on illicit finance said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: A 3D-printed Facebook Libra cryptocurrency logo is seen in front of displayed German flag in this Read More

Amanda Holden suffers major wardrobe malfunction

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Amanda Holden’s wardrobe malfunction caught the eye of many at the Global Gift Gala on Thursday night. Photographers got a little more than they could handle when the 48-year-old TV personality’s dress revealed too much at the London event. While the plunging neckline was certainly a very risky move on the actress’ part, Holden did not let Read More

World’s longest non-stop flight from US to Australia ready for take-off

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Qantas Airlines will operate a direct flight from New York to Sydney on Friday. At nearly 20 hours long, it is set to become the longest non-stop flight in the world. A Boeing 787-9 with 40 people on board, mostly the carrier’s employees, will take off on Friday and cover more than a 10,000-mile distance Read More

UPDATE 2-Schlumberger profit beats as international gains offset weak N.America

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(Reuters) – Schlumberger NV (SLB.N) beat Wall Street estimates for profit on Friday, in the first quarter under Olivier Le Peuch, as higher international drilling activity boosted demand for its equipment and services and helped counter weakness in North America. FILE PHOTO: The exterior of a Schlumberger Corporation building is pictured in West Houston January Read More

Oil ticks up as rising crude stocks are offset by products demand

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LONDON (Reuters) – Oil prices rose slightly on Friday as concern over an economic slowdown in China, the world’s biggest oil consumer, was countered by bullish signals from both the Chinese and U.S. refining sectors. FILE PHOTO: Pumpjacks are seen during sunset at the Daqing oil field in Heilongjiang province, China August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer Read More

REFILE-Blackstone’s financing for Merlin deal unsettles bond market

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(This October 17 story refiles to change Thursday to Wednesday in fifth paragraph) FILE PHOTO: A LEGO Windsor Castle is worked on by staff at Legoland, in Windsor, Britain May 10, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo By Abhinav Ramnarayan and Yoruk Bahceli LONDON (Reuters) – A buyout consortium led by Blackstone (BX.N) sent a frisson through Read More

LSE Group Q3 income rises, CFO to retire at the end of 2020

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Oct 18 – London Stock Exchange Group on Friday reported a 12 percent rise in total income from continuing operations to 587 million pounds ($754.88 million) in the quarter ended Sept. 30. The numbers will be a boost to LSE as it pushes on with a $27 billion plan to buy data and analytics firm Read More

Joy Behar bickers about Trump — even while on vacation

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Trump-bashing co-host Joy Behar of “The View” apparently can’t avoid arguing about the president even while on vacation. On Thursday, Behar returned to the daytime talk show and told the other panelists about a clash she got into with a Trump supporter while visiting London. LIBERAL ‘THE VIEW’ HOST JOY BEHAR DISMISSES CONTROVERSY SURROUNDING BIDEN AND Read More