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Indian group Mahindra takes over Pininfarina

MILAN (AP) — The Mahindra industrial group based in Mumbai, India, announced Monday it had reached a deal to buy a controlling stake in the Italian design firm Pininfarina, most…

Exclusive – Obama expected to move on Taiwan arms sales before year-end

By Patricia Zengerle & David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration is expected as shortly as this week to authorise the sale of two guided missile frigates to Taiwan,…

Seattle lawmakers set to vote on allowing Uber, other drivers to unionize

(Reuters) – Lawmakers in Seattle were set on Monday to vote on a new law that would allow drivers for services such as Uber & Lyft the right to unionize….

Twitter Warns Users Over ‘Government’ Hacking

Twitter has sent out messages to some users warning them that their accounts may have been hacked by ‘state-sponsored actors’. It is the first time that Twitter has issued a…

Oil rout rattles nervous investors as Fed hike looms

By Jamie McGeever LONDON (Reuters) – Volatility swept through world markets on Monday as a renewed slide in oil & weakness in credit markets hit stocks, weighed on bond yields…

Britain would consider nationalising Rolls-Royce's submarine business – FT

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain would consider nationalising Rolls-Royce's business which makes the power systems used in the country's nuclear submarines, if the company's difficulties worsen, the Financial Times reported. The…

Full Moon Will Fall On Christmas Day For First Time In 38 Years

A full moon will light up the skies on Christmas Day for the first time since 1977. The moon will be at its peak over the U.K. in the early…

Elf on the Shelf: Cute or Creepy?

Ten years ago, a self-published Christmas book launched a new holiday tradition: the Elf on the Shelf. But is this little spy for Santa cute … or creepy? Pinterest &…

Accused man set to make 'legal history' with hoverboard charge

A man accused of stealing a crate of Lucozade while riding a "'hoverboard" may make British legal history after being charged with offences including driving the gadget on a pavement….

Japan firms keep bullish capex plans, gloomy on outlook: tankan

By Leika Kihara & Tetsushi Kajimoto TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese business confidence held steady & companies maintained their bullish spending plans, a quarterly central bank survey showed on Monday, offering…