Jury begins deliberations in New Hampshire prep school rape trial
CONCORD, N.H. (Reuters) - The jury in the rape trial of a former student at an elite New Hampshire boarding school began deliberations on Thursday after hearing closing arguments focusing on whether he forced a 15-year-old classmate to have sex or whether she accused him to save her reputation. ...
Greek judge appointed caretaker PM ahead of elections
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's top Supreme Court judge was sworn in as caretaker prime minister on Thursday to lead the country to elections next month, ending a week of political deadlock after leftist leader Alexis Tsipras resigned. ...
Apple lines up Sept 9 event, seen unveiling new iPhones
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc on Thursday invited journalists to a Sept. 9 event, where it is expected to unveil new iPhones and potentially a new version of its Apple TV set-top box. ...
U.S. second-quarter GDP growth revised sharply higher to 3.7 percent
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy grew faster than initially thought in the second quarter on solid domestic demand, showing fairly strong momentum that could still allow the Federal Reserve to hike interest rates this year. ...
Migrant crisis forcing divided Europe to look ahead
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Leaders of the European Union declared this week that it has "failed" in the face of human agony on its frontiers. But the migrant crisis may now be forging a better way forward. ...
Wall Street extends gains after strong GDP data
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks extended their rally on Thursday, raising hopes that the worst was behind the market, after further evidence that the U.S. economy was on a solid footing. ...
Wall Street extends gains, helped by GDP data
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose sharply on Thursday, a day after posting their biggest one-day gain in four years, as data showed the U.S. economy grew faster in the second quarter than initially thought. ...
Greek president names Supreme Court judge as caretaker PM
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's top Supreme Court judge Vassiliki Thanou was named the head of a caretaker government to lead the country to elections expected next month, the president's office said on Thursday. ...
U.S. second-quarter GDP growth rate revised up to 3.7 percent
WASHINGTON, Aug 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. economy grew faster than initially thought in the second quarter on solid domestic demand, showing fairly strong momentum that could still allow the Federal Reserve to hike interest rates this year. ...
Islamic State takes new ground near Turkish border
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State has seized new territory from Syrian rebels in northern Syria, advancing in an area where Turkey and the United States are planning to open a new front against the group. ...
Seven Ukraine servicemen killed, 13 wounded: Ukraine military
KIEV (Reuters) - Seven Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and 13 wounded in fighting with pro-Russian separatists in the past 24 hours, military spokesman Oleksander Motuzyanyk said on Thursday. ...
Islamic State takes new ground near Turkish border
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State has seized new territory from Syrian rebels in northern Syria, advancing in an area where Turkey and the United States are planning to open a new front against the group. ...
China detains 12 over Tianjin blasts, accuses officials of dereliction
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has formally detained a dozen people over explosions in the city of Tianjin this month that killed at least 145 people, and has accused 11 officials and port executives of dereliction of duty or abuse of power. ...
Surprised by global impact of yuan move, China looks to calm markets
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has been so surprised by the global reaction to its currency devaluation that it is likely to keep the yuan on a tight leash in the near-term to head off a currency war that could spark a broader financial crisis, policy insiders say. ...
Asia stocks take heart from Wall Street rally
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks rose on Thursday as a sharp rebound on Wall Street eased fears of a protracted global market rout, while the dollar steadied as risk appetite returned. ...
Policeman shot to death and three women stabbed, one fatally, in Louisiana
(Reuters) - Police firing tear gas stormed a grocery market in southwestern Louisiana on Wednesday to arrest a man accused of shooting a police officer to death and stabbing three women, one fatally, before barricading himself inside the store, authorities said. ...
China market chaos blamed on exodus of regulatory 'turtles'
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - At the height of the 2008 financial crisis, as Wall Street slashed jobs, Beijing took advantage of the disarray to poach top Chinese financial talent from overseas to help reform its stock markets. ...
British hacker for Islamic State killed in U.S. drone strike in Syria: sources
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A British hacker who U.S. and European officials said became a top cyber expert for Islamic State in Syria has been killed in a U.S. drone strike, a U.S. source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. ...
Chinese police arrest 12 suspects in Tianjin blasts: Xinhua
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese police have arrested 12 people suspected of involvement in this month's massive explosions in the city of Tianjin that killed 139 people and devastated the port area, the state-run Xinhua news agency said on Thursday. ...
Policeman shot, two people stabbed in southwest Louisiana
(Reuters) - Police stormed a grocery market in a southwestern Louisiana town on Wednesday to arrest a man accused of stabbing two people and shooting an officer before barricading himself inside the store, the St. Landry Parish sheriff said. ...