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US president Donald Trump (L) sits to lunch with French president Emmanuel Macron at the Hotel du Palais in Biarritz on Saturday. Photograph:  Nicholas Kamm/AFP

US president Donald Trump arrived in France on Saturday for what promises to be a fraught meeting of major industrialised nations, with friction over (...)

A protester holding an umbrella and wearing a gas mask reacts after riot police fired tear gas during an anti-government march in Kwun Tong, Hong Kong on Saturday. Photograph: Roman Piley/EPA

Hong Kong police used tear gas to break up anti-government protests in a gritty industrial suburb on Saturday after some activists threw petrol bombs (...)

FROM OVARIAN FREEZING TO GENE EDITING, HOW BABIES ARE MADE MAY LOOK VERY DIFFERENT IN THE 21ST CENTURY In 2016, a 24-year-old woman gave birth t(...)

 Protesters hold hands and wave the light from their phones as they participate in the ‘Hong Kong Way’, at Tsim Sha Tsui, in Hong Kong, China. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/EPA

Supporters of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement created human chains on both sides of the city’s harbour, inspired by a protest 30 years ago in the B(...)

 French president Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech on environment and social equality to business leaders in Paris, on the eve of the G7 summit. Photograph: Michel Spingler/EPA

French president Emmanuel Macron wants the three-day G7 summit that he will host in Biarritz from Saturday to “lay the foundations of a new democratic(...)

Donald Trump told US companies “to immediately start looking for an alternative to China” in response to Beijing’s threat to impose retaliatory tariffs on US goods. Photograph: Getty

Markets fell as China and US threatened tit-for-tat tariffs on each others’ imports as latest round of the trade war between the pair escalated. DUBL(...)

South Korea’s president, Moon Jae-in, at a  National Security Council meeting in Seoul on Thursday. Photograph: South Korean presidential Blue House via Getty Images

South Korea has scrapped a military intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, citing a “grave change” in security conditions after Tokyo placed export res(...)

 US stocks turned lower on Thursday as the first contraction in the manufacturing sector in nearly a decade and uncertainty about future interest rate cuts overshadowed an initial boost from upbeat retail earnings. Photograph: Reuters/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

European shares fell on Thursday as mixed readings of business growth across major economies and uncertainty over the US interest rate outlook made in(...)

Germany, the euro region’s largest economy, faces the risk of falling into a recession should output contract again in the three months through September. Photograph: iStock

Activity in the euro area’s private sector unexpectedly picked up, though a meaningful rebound remains out of sight. IHS Markit’s composite Purchasin(...)

Major car makers are chasing a purported €300-billion pot of autonomous gold, the predicted level of cash to be made from autonomous car services by 2030.

I’m not a Luddite. I would not have been among the angry mob throwing their wooden shoes (known as sabos, hence saboteurs) into the workings of weavi(...)

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