Expectations have been high in Tehran and western capitals over Iran’s reintegration in the global economy, with European businessmen rushing to Tehran to propose deals. Above: a man drives a motorcycle in Tehran.  Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A punitive sanctions regime progressively imposed on Iran over the past decade could begin to lift as early as Monday, if the International Atomic Ene(...)

US president Barack Obama waves after his year end press conference in the Brady Briefing Room at the White House. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

US president Barack Obama used his end-of-year press conference to defend his strategy against Islamic State (IS) militants and trumpet his administra(...)

OPEC Secretary-General Abdullah al-Badri speaks during a news conference in New Delhi, India, December 15, 2015. Global crude oil prices at seven-year lows will not continue and could swing upwards in as little as a year, Badri said on Tuesday, as the low-price cycle leads to cuts in output from some producers. (Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters)

Oil prices won’t be affected by US crude exports, according to OPEC’s top official. “The net effect of export of American oil on the market is zero,”(...)

US president Barack Obama during his address to the nation from the Oval Office. Photograph: AFP Photo

President Barack Obama spoke to the American people in a rare televised Oval Office address – only the third of his presidency – in order to make a po(...)

Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer, who has said he will oppose the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

US president Barack Obama’s hopes of preserving the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers have been dealt a setback with the announcement by C(...)

CarPlay: access to data should be about making driving better, not about playing Big Brother

The 2010 Roman Polanski film The Ghost is a political thriller based on the novel by Robert Harris. In the film the satnav in the BMW X5 driven by one(...)

 President Barack Obama: stressed that there was no alternative to the deal. Photograph: Getty Images

The tough negotiations leading to a nuclear deal with Iran may have concluded in Vienna, but the hard work on selling the agreement to sceptical Repub(...)

Senator Elizabeth Warren: ‘No more secret deals. No more special deals for multinational corporations.’ Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

Powers that would allows US president Barack Obama to agree trade deals with Asian countries and the European Union, as well as the deals themselve(...)

Searching  for a deal ....  US secretary of state John Kerry looks at the view of Lake Geneva from his hotel room as the Iran nuclear talks continue, in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Wednesday. Photograph: Laurent Gillieron/EPA

Major powers and Iran were closer to a preliminary accord on reining in Tehran’s nuclear programme as marathon talks ran into Wednesday, but they hit (...)

US president Barack Obama wants to introduce a minimum tax of 19 per cent on future overseas earnings of American companies and a mandatory 14 per cent tax on profits accumulated by the firms outside the US in low-tax countries such as Ireland. Photograph: Reuters

President plans to target the foreign earnings and hoarded offshore profits of US multinationals by proposing new taxes that would have major implicat(...)