Asian stock markets were scorched overnight after a torrid day of trading in US markets. As fear overwhelmed greed, yields on longer-term Japanese bonds fell below zero for the first time, the yen surged to a 15-month peak and gold reached its most precious since June. (Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters)

Asian share markets were scorched on Tuesday as stability concerns put a torch to European bank stocks and sent investors stampeding to only the safe(...)

Ukraine’s economy minister Aivaras Abromavicius:  stepped down as economy minister, claiming political  interference. Photograph:  Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters

Ukraine’s government is on the brink of collapse after the resignation of a leading reformer split the ruling coalition, and deepened western fears t(...)

The HTC One A9 may not be the flagship One handset, but it tries to hold its own among the mid-range market. HTC’s latest offering fits in with most(...)

Migrants  at Salzburg station in Austria on a train to Germany. Photograph: Guenter Schiffmann/AFP/Getty Images

As the migration crisis continues to overwhelm Europe, one of the biggest casualties of the current impasse may be the Schengen Area, the EU’s border-(...)

 2015 shows coal stockpiled at the coal port of Newcastle in Australia’s New South Wales state.

Rich nations are stubbornly divided ahead of talks in Paris on Thursday to seek a deal to phase out coal subsidies in a foretaste of the difficulty of(...)

European transport and interior ministers at a meeting to discuss rail security. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA

European ministers have agreed to increase security on key international rail routes and improve intelligence sharing after the thwarted gun attack on(...)

Protesters carry the coffin of Gunay Ozarslan, killed by Turkish police at an anti-terror operation, in Istanbul,  yesterday. Photograph: Sedat Suna/EPA

Today’s emergency meeting of Nato ambassadors in Brussels has focused minds on the increasingly complex geopolitical situation unfolding on the border(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin gestures to Chinese president Xi Jinping as other heads of state look on during the Brics/SCO summits in Ufa. Photograph: Ria Novosti/Getty Images

As Europe focused on Greece’s travails, leaders of the so-called Brics nations launched ambitious financial projects that could, in time, come to offe(...)

Matthew Elderfield: warned that progress since 2010 in the independence and assertiveness of the supervisory model “could easily be eroded”.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The former head of financial regulation in Ireland has told the Oireachtas banking inquiry the State needs to do more to tackle white-collar crime t(...)

Sigmar Gabriel, Germany’s economy and energy minister: “We’re sending an international signal to show we are achieving the switch to renewables in a highly industrialised country and are setting European and international standards.” Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

After months of squabbling, Berlin’s ruling coalition has struck a compromise it says will square the circle on how to abandon nuclear energy without(...)