Global shares up on strong Japan data, China property moves
Share markets got an upbeat start to the week Monday on reports that China plans to ramp up controls of its unruly property sector, and news of stronger-than-expected manufacturing data from Japan. Attention ...
Spain leads Europe higher on breakthrough for PM Rajoy
Stock markets rose on Monday, led in Europe by a surge for Spain's IBEX index on signs of an end to 10 months of political deadlock that has paralyzed government in one of the countries worst-hit by the euro zone's debt crisis. The bond yields at which governments in Europe's debt-ridden southern countries fund their budget gaps were also sharply lower, 10-year bond yields falling 5 basis points in Spain and 15 in Portugal after a ratings decision seen as crucial to keeping the European Central Bank buying Lisbon's bonds.
Tom Hayden, famed 1960s anti-war activist, dies at 76
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) ? Famed '60s anti-war activist Tom Hayden, whose name became forever linked with the celebrated Chicago 7 trial, Vietnam War protests and his ex-wife actress Jane Fonda, has died. He was 76.
Tom Hayden, prominent social activist, politician dead at 76
(Reuters) - Veteran social activist and politician Tom Hayden, a stalwart of America's New Left who served 18 years in California's state legislature and gained a dash of Hollywood glamour by marrying actress Jane Fonda, has died aged 76, according to media reports. Hayden died in Santa Monica, California, after a long illness, The Los Angeles Times reported on its website. "A political giant and dear friend has passed," Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti wrote on Twitter, adding "Tom Hayden fought harder for what he believed than just about anyone I have known." Hayden, who forged his political activism as a founding member of Students for a Democratic Society, which stood at the core of the 1960s anti-war and civil rights movements, was principal author of the group's revolutionary manifesto, the Port Huron Statement.
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Microsoft to raise enterprise prices in UK after pound plunges
By Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - Microsoft plans to increase prices for some enterprise services by up to 22 percent in Britain following the plunge in the pound, likely hitting thousands of companies and government departments who rely on its cloud and software products. Microsoft said it would increase prices for its enterprise software by 13 percent and for its cloud services by 22 percent from Jan. 1 next year, becoming the latest tech company to raise fees in the wake of the vote to leave the European Union. Britain's shock vote on June 23 triggered the biggest one-day fall in sterling against the dollar and the pound is now down 18 percent against the U.S. currency, prompting computer makers such as Apple, Dell and others to increase prices in Britain.
UK banks fear public, politicians set against them on Brexit
By Anjuli Davies, William James and Andrew MacAskill LONDON (Reuters) - For decades, Britain's bankers have relied on their industry's outsized status in the economy to find a receptive ear in government. June's vote to quit the EU has triggered a change in leadership and tone in the British government with new Prime Minister Theresa pledging an industrial revival and to build "an economy that works for everyone" - setting nerves jangling in the City of London global financial hub. Reuters spoke to several senior bankers from big British and international banks based in the city, including some involved in discussions with the government over Brexit.
Iraq forces shell IS near Mosul; group urges airstrike probe
BARTELLA, Iraq (AP) ? Iraqi forces shelled Islamic State positions outside Mosul on Monday as fighting to retake the extremist-held city entered its second week and a rights group urged a probe into a suspected airstrike that hit a mosque, killing over a dozen civilians.
The 'Jungle' migrant camp in France: five key questions
France began clearing the so-called "Jungle" migrant camp in the northern city of Calais on Monday ahead of its planned demolition. It is a collection of tents and shelters on a muddy, windswept patch of land near Calais, northern France, that has become a magnet for migrants seeking to cross the Channel to reach Britain. Various squalid settlements have existed for decades around the gritty town that is home to one of the country's biggest ports and the Channel Tunnel rail link connecting France and Britain.
North Korea lashes out at threat of more sanctions
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) ? North Korean officials lashed out Monday at efforts in the United Nations to strengthen sanctions following the North's latest missile launches and nuclear test in September.