A strike that crippled public transport and closed schools across France entered a second day on Friday, with trade unions saying they planned to keep going until President Emmanuel Macron backs down from a planned reform of pensions.
French public sector workers began a nationwide strike on Thursday over Emmanuel Macron's plans to reform France's generous pension system, in the biggest challenge to the president since "yellow vest" protests erupted last year.
French railway workers have voted to extend their strike, the UNSA railway union's spokesman says on Thursday.
China's Huawei mounted a legal challenge against the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Thursday after the body designated the technology giant as a security threat and moved to bar it from a government subsidy program.
Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn on Thursday unveiled a new criminal charge against singer R. Kelly, accusing him of arranging to bribe an official as part of a scheme to recruit underage girls for sex.
For a candidate who has at times struggled to get noticed on social media, Joe Biden finally got some online attention on Thursday - for better or worse.
Wall Street eked out slight gains on Thursday as investors waited for concrete news on a hoped-for interim trade deal between the United States and China before a new round of tariffs scheduled to kick in on Dec. 15.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who now heads a weakened minority government, on Thursday called on opposition parties to work with him to help pass a tax cut, strengthen the healthcare system and fight climate change.
Warning that American democracy is at stake, U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday she has asked a House committee to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, a historic step that sets up a fight over whether to oust him from office.
On most days, U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi attempts to position herself as the tough but calm and controlled counterweight to President Donald Trump, who many Republicans applaud for being confrontational and unpredictable.
U.S. Navy investigators on Thursday were trying to determine what prompted a sailor to shoot three civilians working at the historic Pearl Harbor military base in Hawaii, killing two of them, before taking his own life with the same gun.
Authorities on Thursday lifted a second evacuation order in a week for thousands of people in a Texas city as U.S. safety officials began examining what caused the latest in a series of chemical plant fires in the state.
Thousands of residents of an East Texas city who fled elevated air levels of cancer-causing petrochemicals were allowed to return to their homes on Thursday after leaks at a chemical plant were halted, officials said.
A Nov. 27 explosion at the TPC Group petrochemical plant in Port Neches, Texas, was due to a "fundamental failure in the system," U.S. Chemical Safety Board member Manuel Ehrlich said on Thursday.
U.S. healthcare spending recovered in 2018 after two consecutive years of decline, a government health agency reported on Thursday.
Some of Europe's biggest banks are being challenged by environmental groups to sever all lending to utilities which they say are still developing new coal-fired power plants.
Wall Street was largely unchanged on Thursday as market participants stayed on the sidelines, awaiting further developments in the hoped-for interim trade deal between the United States and China.
DUBAI/RIYADH Reuters) - State-owned oil giant Saudi Aramco's initial public offering (IPO) will be the biggest in history, but will still fall significantly short of the towering $2 trillion valuation long sought by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
The British cave explorer suing Elon Musk for calling him a "pedo guy" on Twitter testified on Thursday that his criticism of the Tesla Inc chief executive that led to the tweet was not a personal attack.
State-run oil giant Saudi Aramco has priced its initial public offering (IPO) at the top of its indicative range, making it the world's biggest flotation by raising more than Alibaba's $25 billion listing in 2014.