News of the US Federal Reserve’s rate cut helped bank stocks on Thursday. Photograph: Mark Lennihan/AP Photo

Global stocks were pushed higher on Thursday, a day after the US Federal Reserve cut interest rates as expected and left the door open for further mon(...)

Actor Rip Torn: died aged 88. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Screen and stage star Rip Torn has died at the age of 88. Torn made his reputation in the works of Tennessee Williams and played roles as diverse as (...)

The global economy is facing a ‘delicate moment’, the International Monetary Fund warned on Tuesday. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty

Fresh tariff rhetoric from US president Donald Trump affected global stocks on Tuesday with Europe’s benchmark Stoxx 600 index down 0.3 per cent. Add(...)

US attorney general Eric Holder said five Chinese officials have been charged with espionage and trade secret theft. Photograph: Charles Dharapak/AP

The US has charged five Chinese military officials with hacking into major US companies to steal trade secrets in the first US criminal prosecutions a(...)

US attorney general Eric Holder speaks as he announces indictments against Chinese military hackers on cyber-espionage today. Photograph:  Alex Wong/Getty Images

A US grand jury has indicted five Chinese military officers on charges of hacking American companies and stealing trade secrets, the toughest action t(...)