The construction site of Royal Dutch Shell’s new plant, which  will produce more than a million tons of plastic, in the form of tiny pellets. Many in the Pittsburgh area see it as an economic engine, but others worry about the long-term harm. Photograph: The New York Times

The 386-acre property looks like a giant Lego set rising from the banks of the Ohio River. It is one of the largest active construction projects in th(...)

Signage outside a Royal Dutch Shell gas station in Torrance, California. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/Bloomberg

Royal Dutch Shell fell into the same earnings trap as many of its peers, reporting second-quarter earnings that were well short of analysts’ expectati(...)

President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades: has expressed “utmost satisfaction”with the EU’s  supportive stance. Photograph: Julian Warnand

The European Council’s willingness to contemplate measures against Turkey over its illegal drilling for natural gas off the coast of Cyprus has been m(...)

Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange   in New York. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Energy stocks boosted by a steady surge in oil prices and a higher open on Wall Street helped European shares erase session losses and close higher on(...)

Photograph: iStock

European shares fell on Tuesday as battery maker Umicore kicked off a busy week of earnings with a grim outlook and investors grew concerned about Chi(...)

Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Global stocks edged higher on Tuesday after strong US earnings releases and German data provided reassurance about economic sentiment in Europe’s bigg(...)

Climate change activists demonstrate during an Extinction Rebellion protest at the Waterloo Bridge in London on Tuesday. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Police have arrested 209 people in two days of protests after climate change activists blocked some of London’s most important junctions including Oxf(...)

Saudi Aramco was the world’s most profitable company in 2018. Photograph: Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters

Saudi Aramco was the world’s most profitable company in 2018, easily surpassing US behemoths including Apple and Exxon Mobil, according to accounts p(...)

Caterpillar, a bellwether for global industrials, fell more than 8 per cent. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

European shares slid on Monday as optimism about the end of a US government shutdown faded and growth worries reared their head again. DUBLIN Monday(...)

US-China trade tensions were judged to have eased on Friday. Photograph: Reuters

European shares climbed to their highest level in six weeks as US-China trade tensions eased. DUBLIN Ryanair attracted a lot of attention after the (...)

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