Activists including members of Black Lives Matter demonstrate inside a Carrefour supermarket against the murder of Black man Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas at a different Carrefour the night before. Photograph: Bruna Prado/AP Photo)

A black man died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre on the eve of Friday’s Black Consciousness Da(...)

The New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street, where trading has turned volatile due to surging Covid-19 cases. Photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP

European stocks suffered their sharpest drop in five weeks as Germany announced a new lockdown to combat a surge in Covid-19 cases, while restrictions(...)

Walmart had been seeking an exit from Asda for some time to focus on the US and faster-growing overseas markets.

Walmart has announced the sale of a majority stake in UK supermarket chain Asda to TDR Capital and the owners of EG Group, ending a 20-year foray into(...)

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Irish retail software development company Intouch. com has announced the appointment of former Coca-Cola senior executive Francisco Crespo to its boar(...)

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen observes a minute of silence along with European Parliament members in honour of George Floyd. Photograph: Francisco Seco

Brussels is usually a carousel of meetings. Committees in the European Parliament pore over draft laws. Diplomats brief journalists in stuffy conferen(...)

A protester holds a placard supporting BDS (the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement) in Paris in 2015. Photograph:   Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty Images

Seven judges at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, presided over by Irishwoman Síofra O’Leary, have overturned a conviction by France’s(...)

Just as the coronavirus ravages the world in the absence of a vaccine, so the banana disease fusarium wilt is marching inexorably around the globe, leaving a trail of scorched plantations in its wake

In the banana plantations of the tropical lowlands of Ecuador, workers are being issued with protective clothing and disinfectant is provided for thei(...)

French police and investigators at the scene of the fatal knife attack in Romans-sur-Isère. Photograph: EPA/Alex Martin

France was confronted with what is being considered a terrorist attack in the midst of the coronavirus epidemic when a man stabbed two people to death(...)

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Tesco agreed to sell its Asian businesses to Thai billionaire Dhanin Chearavanont for more than $10 billion (€8.75 billion), clinching a record deal i(...)

Toilet roll panic: Empty shelves in the tissue paper aisle in a supermarket in London on March 4th, 2020. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP

The stockpiling crisis that has hit supermarkets across Asia has spread to Europe as consumers start hoarding groceries and hygiene products amid fear(...)

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