Rising sun: A computer generated image of what Heathrow might look like in  2050, if Earth makes it that far. Photograph: handout via AFP / Getty Images

  Image of the week: Heathrow 2050 Welcome to Heathrow City, please have your passports ready for inspection. This computer generated image rel(...)

A woman points to the website of the NHS: East and North Hertfordshire notifying users of a problem in its network, in London on May 12th, 2017. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

The Health Service Executive has said it is taking precautionary action to protect its IT systems in the wake of a major cyber-attack that struck orga(...)

Traders work at their screens in front of the German share price index DAX board at the stock exchange in Frankfurt yesterday. Photograph: Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters

Markets rose amid hopes that the European Central Bank’s (ECB) €1.14 trillion stimulus plans will spark economic growth in the region.Analysts said t(...)

Portugal’s economy minister António Pires de Lima. Photograph: Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP/Getty Images

Just over a year after Portugal Telecom announced a planned merger with Brazil’s Oi, which aimed to create a leading global brand, both firms have bec(...)

US Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen addresses a Senate banking committee hearing in Washington, DC, yesterday. She told lawmakers the central bank must press on with monetary stimulus as “significant slack” remained in labour markets and inflation was still below the Fed’s goal. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

US stock markets rose yesterday, adding to earlier gains as investors bet that the US Federal Reserve would not adjust guidance about how soon it w(...)

Espirito Santo plunged 11 per cent to 39.6 cents, its lowest price since June 2012. Photograph: Mario Proenca/Bloomberg

Markets went into retreat yesterday on renewed fears about Portugal’s Banco Espirito Santo and comments from Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen (...)