• European stock markets rise but, with gains in London capped by a sharp drop in the share price of Unilever

    European stock markets rose Monday, with gains in London capped by a sharp drop in the share price of Unilever following the collapse of a proposed mega-merger. Unilever shed 6.6 percent on London's benchmark FTSE 100 index to trade at £35.47 in morning deals. Over the weekend, US food giant Kraft Heinz dropped a bid …

  • Shares in Unilever, the owner of brands like Hellman's, Lipton, and Knorr, are down sharply after rival Kraft Heinz withdrew a $143 billion takeover offer

  • Shares in Unilever, the owner of brands like Hellman's, Lipton, and Knorr, are down sharply after rival Kraft Heinz withdrew a $143 billion takeover offer

  • LONDON (AP) — A former counterterrorism chief for London's Metropolitan Police says Britain's withdrawal from the European Union could compromise the security of other EU members if they do not continue to have full access to British intelligence.

  • A former counterterrorism chief for London's Metropolitan Police says Britain's withdrawal from the European Union could compromise the security of other EU members if they do not continue to have full ...

  • Iraqi troops push into IS-held southern outskirts of Mosul

    SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi Federal Police forces on Monday pushed into the southern outskirts of Mosul on the second day of a new push to drive Islamic State militants from the city's western half as the U.S. defense secretary started a visit to Iraq to discuss the fight against IS.

  • FTSE 100 struggles as Unilever poised for worst day in 13 years after Kraft Heinz abandons takeover bid

    Unilever poised for worst day in more than 13 years after Kraft Heinz walks away from takeover bid Kraft Heinz: How to lose a deal and irritate everyone European bourses open higher after mixed session in Asia Pound remains below $1.25 after Friday's weak retail sales figures Euro struggles as French political concerns …

  • German car makers are taking on "considerably more" orders, says the Bundesbank

    Germany will see growth pick up in the first quarter of 2017, powered by industry and consumer spending, the country's central bank said Monday. "Powerful momentum can be expected from industrial activity above all," the Bundesbank wrote in its monthly report for February. An unexpected jump in industrial orders in December …

  • London Fashion Week: the weekend's highlights in pictures

    After wrapping up in New York, fashion week rolled into the British capital, February 17, with collections channeling active, elegant women, driven by fluid cuts, volume and sensuality. While color wasn't a major feature of the NY runway, London brings more vibrant shades to the fall/winter season, including several …

  • A bus which hit an electricity post in Tanay town, Rizal province, east of Manila on February 20, 2017

    Fourteen college students on a camping trip were killed and dozens injured on Monday when their bus slammed into an electricity post in a mountainous area of the Philippines, police said. The bus, rented by a Manila private school was taking over 50 teenage students and an instructor on the trip when the driver lost control …

  • Equities in the world’s biggest single market rose and U.S. futures pointed higher even as Unilever slumped after Kraft Heinz Co. withdrew a $143 billion takeover bid. The pound rallied the most in more than two weeks against the dollar, while South Africa’s rand fell on political turmoil. With U.S. bond and stock markets …

  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, center, is greeted by U.S. Ambassador Douglas Silliman as he arrives at Baghdad International Airport on an unannounced trip Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Mattis said Monday the United States does not intend to seize Iraqi oil, shifting away from an idea proposed by President Donald Trump that has rattled Iraq's leaders. (AP Photo/Lolita Baldor)

    BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday the United States does not intend to seize Iraqi oil, shifting away from an idea proposed by President Donald Trump that has rattled Iraq's leaders.

  • Fresh fighting in eastern Ukraine has cast a shadow over a new ceasefire deal

    One soldier has been killed and another wounded in eastern Ukraine, the army said Monday, as it accused rebels of breaking a new truce deal announced at the weekend. Ukraine's military spokesman Leonid Matyukhin said Russian-backed rebels had shelled his troops "on all fronts", resulting in one death and one injury over …

  • HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong Disneyland posted a wider annual loss on Monday as attendance by mainland Chinese tourists dropped amid a softer tourism market.

  • Hong Kong Disneyland posted a wider annual loss on Monday as attendance by mainland Chinese tourists dropped amid a softer tourism market. The park said it lost 171 million Hong Kong dollars ($22 million) ...