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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(...)

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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(...)

Donald Trump checks his notes in Burnsville, Minnesota. Photograph: Jim Watson / AFP.

Image of the week: On the ropes As the Brexit contingent take a relative breather (Theresa May has gone hill-walking in Wales), there’s plenty of tim(...)

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(...)

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(...)

A Tullow Oil drilling block in Kenya. Photograph: Tony Karumbatony/Getty Images

Tullow Oil could be in line for a $200 million (€177 million) boost this year after agreeing a tax settlement with Uganda’s government. The deal will (...)

 Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte at European Council in Brussels in June, 2018. Photograph: EPA/ Julien Warnand

Leaders of the seven EU Mediterranean countries will gather in Cyprus on Tuesday for a summit on migration, European energy, security, euro zone refor(...)

 François Villeroy de Galhau, governor of the  central bank of France; 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg and John J Haley, CEO of Willis Tower Watson, during a panel session in Davos.

Three months after scores of business and political figures shunned a Riyadh investment forum, dubbed “Davos in the Desert”, following the killing of (...)

Explosion at the Gulf Oil terminal at Whiddy Island, Bantry, Co Cork, in which 51 people died as the French tanker The Betelgeuse unloaded its cargo. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Michael Kingston had just celebrated his fourth birthday the day before his father, Tim, was killed in the Whiddy Island terminal disaster on January (...)

US national security adviser John Bolton speaks on Tuesday at a forum in New York sponsored by a group intensely critical of the Iran nuclear accord. Photograph: Darren Ornitz/Reuters

The Trump administration has issued a stark warning to the United States’s closest European allies, threatening to sharply penalise European governmen(...)

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