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  • Trump orders more Iran curbs as Saudi readies attack evidence

    Trump orders more Iran curbs as Saudi readies attack evidence0

    JEDDAH/DUBAI (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he ordered a major increase in sanctions on Iran in the latest U.S. move to pressure Tehran, which U.S. officials say probably carried out a crippling weekend attack on Saudi oil facilities. Smoke is seen following a fire at Aramco facility in the eastern city of

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  • Britain to investigate $5 billion U.S. takeover of defence firm Cobham

    Britain to investigate $5 billion U.S. takeover of defence firm Cobham0

    LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will investigate the national security impact of the purchase of defence company Cobham (COB.L) by U.S. private equity firm Advent International, potentially delaying or even blocking the $5 billion (£4 billion) deal. FILE PHOTO: Canadian F-18 war planes (L) wait to refuel from a British VC-10 tanker aircraft over the Mediterranean

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  • PM Johnson could recall parliament if suspension ruled unlawful

    PM Johnson could recall parliament if suspension ruled unlawful0

    LONDON (Reuters) – Boris Johnson could recall parliament if Britain’s highest court rules he unlawfully suspended it, a government lawyer said on Tuesday, after judges heard the prime minister wanted a shutdown because it was an obstacle to his Brexit plans. Johnson announced on Aug. 28 that he had asked Queen Elizabeth to prorogue, or

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  • Saudi oil attacks came from southwest Iran, U.S. official says, raising tensions

    Saudi oil attacks came from southwest Iran, U.S. official says, raising tensions0

    WASHINGTON/DUBAI (Reuters) – The United States believes the attacks that crippled Saudi Arabian oil facilities last weekend originated in southwestern Iran, a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday, an assessment that further increases tension in the Middle East. Three officials, speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said the attacks involved both cruise missiles and

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  • Exclusive: Saudi oil output to return faster than first thought – sources

    Exclusive: Saudi oil output to return faster than first thought – sources0

    FILE PHOTO: Smoke is seen following a fire at Aramco facility in the eastern city of Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 14, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer LONDON (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s oil output will be fully restored quicker than thought following weekend attacks on production facilities, two sources briefed on developments said on Tuesday, taking two or three

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  • Supreme Court hears cases that Johnson’s parliament suspension was illegal

    Supreme Court hears cases that Johnson’s parliament suspension was illegal0

    LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government will try to persuade Britain’s top court this week that his decision to suspend parliament until shortly before the date for Brexit was not illegal as Scottish judges concluded last week. People protest outside the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom against Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision

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