Several parties interested in insolvent airline Niki: union

BERLIN (Reuters) – At least three parties are interested in taking over the Niki subsidiary of collapsed airline Air Berlin (AB1.DE), an Austrian trade unionist told broadcaster ORF on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: An aircraft operated by German carrier Niki and Air Berlin sits on the tarmac of Berlin's Tegel airport, Germany, August 23, 2017. REUTERS/Fabrizio […]

Mexico Senate committees pass controversial security bill

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican Senate committees on Wednesday approved a controversial security bill that human rights groups say risks granting excessive power to the armed forces in their already checkered role in combating organized crime in the country. Activists make a symbolic closure of the Senate building as they protest against a new security […]

U.N.’s Guterres warns against ‘sleepwalking’ into war over North Korea

TOKYO (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, warning against the danger of “sleepwalking” into war, said on Thursday that Security Council resolutions on North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs must be fully implemented by Pyongyang and other countries. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres attends a joint news conference with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Abe's […]

China not happy about WTO member complaints

BEIJING (Reuters) – China on Thursday expressed its displeasure at complaints about the World Trade Organization by member nations unhappy with how the organization functions. The comment came after U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade chief said on Monday that the WTO is losing its focus on trade negotiations in favor of litigation, and was going […]

Asia stocks slightly up after Fed move; dollar, U.S. yields sag

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks generally rose on Thursday after the Federal Reserve delivered a much-anticipated interest rate hike, while its caution on inflation tempered expectations for 2018 tightening, weighing on the dollar and Treasury yields. FILE PHOTO – Investors look at computer screens showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai, China November […]