Wage growth rose to 2.8% in the three months to February, outstripping inflation for the first time in a year, official figures show. The figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) signal an end to the squeeze on household incomes after the slump in the pound following the Brexit...
TOKYO (Reuters) - Kansai Electric Power Co said on Friday it will decommission two 38-year-old reactors at its Ohi nuclear plant as Japan’s electricity industry struggles to cope with new safety standards imposed after the 2011 Fukushima disaster. The widely expected announcement brings to 14 the number of...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Crews battling to subdue the remnants of a sprawling Southern California wildfire gained more ground on Thursday after a resurgence of winds proved weaker than expected, allowing officials to lift all remaining evacuation orders and warnings. The so-called Thomas fire, California’s second-largest on record,...
ANKARA (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 rocked Iran’s southeastern province of Kerman on Thursday and at least 23 people were injured, state TV said, only a day after a deadly tremor near the capital Tehran. Rescue teams were dispatched to the town of Kouhbanan, the epicenter...
MANILA (Reuters) - A tropical storm in the southern Philippines triggered mudslides and flash floods that killed more than 100 people, while dozens are missing, police and disaster officials said on Saturday. The casualties, most of them caused late on Friday, were all on the main southern island...
BEIJING (Reuters) - When an inspector from a local environmental protection bureau visited a small village in China’s Shandong province in October to check on a gasification project, she said village officials became tearful in lamenting how far behind schedule they were. For years, the village...
Broken teapot sold at auction for half a million pounds was bought for £15 in 2016. A cracked teapot that was initially sold for just 15 quid, ended up being sold-on for a huge price after it was put up for auction in the US of A. The blue and white...