Subscribe: Reuters: Top News
Preview: Reuters: Top News

Reuters: Top News is your source for breaking news, business, financial and investing news, including personal finance and stocks. Reuters is the leading global provider of news, financial information and technology solutions to the world's media, financial in


How Iran closed the Mosul 'horseshoe' and changed Iraq war

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:00:10 -0500

BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - In the early days of the assault on Islamic State in Mosul, Iran successfully pressed Iraq to change its battle plan and seal off the city, an intervention which has since shaped the tortuous course of the conflict, sources briefed on the plan say.(image)

Time magazine names U.S. President-elect Trump Person of the Year

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:57:59 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Time Magazine named U.S. President-elect Donald Trump its person of the year on Wednesday, citing the upheaval in American politics brought about by the New York businessman's election campaign and victory.(image)

Trump defends Boeing tweet, says companies shouldn't worry

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:50:41 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his direct interventions with companies, including making statements on Twitter, saying businesses will benefit from his actions and his upcoming term in office.(image)

Search completed at Oakland warehouse in fire that killed 36

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:55:33 -0500

OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - Authorities concluded their search on Wednesday of an Oakland warehouse gutted by a fast-moving fire that killed 36 people during a dance party, a police official said.(image)

Italy PM Renzi resigns, president to consult with parties

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:09:21 -0500

ROME (Reuters) - Prime Minister Matteo Renzi tendered his resignation to the head of state on Wednesday following a weekend referendum in which Italians resoundingly rejected his proposed constitutional reforms.(image)

Trump to tap Oklahoma attorney general to lead EPA -transition team

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:44:39 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump plans to appoint Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, a Trump transition team source said on Wednesday.(image)

Trump seeks another retired general for top administration job

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:16:46 -0500

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump plans to nominate a third retired general for a top job in his new administration with the choice of a battle-hardened Marine commander to lead the agency set up after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks to protect the U.S. homeland.(image)

Trump picks longtime friend of Beijing as U.S. ambassador to China

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:41:38 -0500

BEIJING/NEW YORK (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump will nominate Iowa Governor Terry Branstad as the next U.S. ambassador to China, choosing a longstanding friend of Beijing after rattling the world's second largest economy with tough talk on trade and a telephone call with the leader of Taiwan.(image)

'No survivors' after plane crash in northern Pakistan mountains

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:42:33 -0500

PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - There were no survivors after a plane carrying 48 passengers crashed into a mountain in northern Pakistan on Wednesday, the airline's chairman said, as recovery operations continued late into the night at the remote crash site.(image)

Rebels seek ceasefire with Syrian army closer to retaking Aleppo

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:04:23 -0500

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian rebels in besieged eastern Aleppo called on Wednesday for an immediate five-day ceasefire and the evacuation of civilians and wounded, but gave no indication they were ready to withdraw as demanded by Damascus and Moscow.(image)