South Korea’s SK Hynix posts record third-quarter profit as chip outlook dims

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s SK Hynix Inc (000660.KS) posted record third-quarter operating profit on Thursday despite softer chip prices, beating expectations thanks to a seasonal sales boost for mobile devices...

Russian fans injured as Rome metro escalator gives way

An escalator has given way at a metro station in central Rome leaving more than 20 people injured, some of them seriously, Italian officials say. Most of those injured were fans of...

Jumpei Yasuda: Japanese journalist held hostage in Syria ‘freed’

A man believed to be a Japanese freelance journalist held hostage in Syria for the past three years has been released, Japan's government says. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters that...

US white nationalist Richard Spencer’s wife says he abused her

The wife of US white nationalist Richard Spencer has accused him of being "physically, verbally and emotionally abusive", US media report. In papers filing for divorce, Nina Koupriianova said on one occasion...

Asian shares buckle to European woes, Saudi anxieties

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares fell on Tuesday as earnings season nerves in the U.S. dented Wall Street, while a cocktail of negative drivers from Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic isolation to concerns...

Dollar index near two-week high on stronger safe haven bid

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The dollar gained against its major peers on Tuesday, reining as the preferred safe haven currency as uncertainty over Brexit negotiations and Italy’s free spending budget spooked investors...

Uber, Ola drivers strike in India, demanding higher fares

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Hundreds of drivers for ride-hailing giant Uber and its local rival Ola went on strike in the two biggest Indian cities, Delhi and Mumbai, on Monday, demanding...

Dunnes Stores regains top spot in Ireland’s supermarket wars

DUNNES STORES HAS regained its position as Ireland’s most popular supermarket, while Aldi has hit a record market share in the most recent period. The latest Kantar Worldpanel supermarket shares show that...

Saudi Arabia has ‘no intention’ of 1973 oil embargo replay: TASS

LONDON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has no intention of unleashing a 1973-style oil embargo on Western consumers and will isolate oil from politics, the Saudi energy minister said on Monday amid...

Taiwan’s president meets relatives of 18 killed in worst rail tragedy in decades

YILAN, Taiwan (Reuters) - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen offered words of comfort and encouragement on Monday as she met relatives of the 18 dead and 187 injured after a train derailed...