Fruit importer Fyffes added 3.41 per cent to end the day at €1.396

European shares fell on Tuesday as oil dropped again and investors weighed earnings from a number of companies, including BP and UBS. Dealers noted(...)

A British flag flutters next to EU flags ahead of  David Cameron’s visit to  Brussels last Friday, Photograph:  EPA/Laurent Dubrule

Three years after Britain’s prime minister David Cameron delivered his “Bloomberg” speech announcing his plan to hold a referendum on Britain’s member(...)

 Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley greets potential supporters on Sunday  in Johnston, Iowa. Photograph:  Steve Pope/Getty Images

Presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley, polling a distant third behind Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, urged supporters to “hold strong,” still seei(...)

Hillary Clinton holds a 45 per cent to 42 per cent edge over Bernie Sanders but the race is effectively a statistical tie, making his once long-shot bid too close to call in Iowa. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/Bloomberg

Republican and Democratic presidential hopefuls will make last-minute pitches to the people of Iowa on Monday before voters choose nominees in the st(...)

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump hold narrow leads in the polls but voting in Iowa can be hard to predict. Photographs: Getty and Reuters

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump hold narrow leads in the final “gold standard” poll in Iowa, a day before the state holds its caucuses, the official (...)

The idea that  Trump could carry Republican hopes and lead the party of Abraham Lincoln into November’s election  is now a very real prospect. If he wins in the Iowa caucuses next Monday, it could be difficult to stop him. REUTERS/Scott Morgan

Cast your mind back seven months to that moment Donald Trump descended that escalator at Trump Tower into the presidential race to the strains of Neil(...)

Traffic passes by the Apple store on 5th Avenue in New York. Photographer: Chris Goodney/Bloomberg

After Apple reported earnings today, it’s not just investors who are poring over the results to see how the world’s most valuable company fared. Hund(...)

French prime minister Manuel Valls in Davos: “If Europe can’t protect its own borders, it’s the very idea of Europe that could be thrown into doubt. It could disappear, of course – the European project, not Europe itself.” Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

The future of the European Union is being put in “grave danger” by the continuing migration crisis, France’s prime minister said on Friday. Manuel Va(...)

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), during a panel session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Friday. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

The number of migrants entering Europe must be reduced, Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem has said. His comments come as European Central Ba(...)

An electronic screen displays Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), as he speaks during a panel session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Private-sector growth in the euro area slowed to the weakest in almost a year as volatility in financial markets highlighted risks to economic growth,(...)