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Federal Reserve chairman Jay  Powell: statement to Congress come as investors bet that the reserve’s monetary policymakers will move as early as late July to cut its main interest rate by at least 25 basis points Photograph: Getty

Chairman of the US Federal Reserve Jay Powell has cemented the case for the US central bank to cut interest rates based on mounting risks to the US ec(...)

Britain’s then British foreign secretary Boris Johnson with then British Ambassador to the United States  Kim Darroch in Washington in November 2017. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

The forced resignation of Britain’s ambassador to Washington is not only a national humiliation but a grim herald of the cold, capricious world that a(...)

Brazil’s agriculture minister Tereza Cristinao: ‘There isn’t an agreement where only one side wins.’ Photographer: Andre Coelho/Bloomberg

For Brazilian beef farmer Jonatan Pereira Barbosa the draft trade agreement between the European Union and the Mercosur trade bloc in South America is(...)

Jerome Powell will present remarks and take questions from members of the US house of representatives financial services committee this afternoon. Photograph: Getty Images

Concerns about trade policy and a weak global economy “continue to weigh on the US economic outlook” and the Federal Reserve stands ready to “act as a(...)

A European Commission report says that growth in the euro zone exceeded expectations in the first quarter of the year. Photograph: iStock

Ireland’s economic outlook remains “clouded in uncertainty”, the European Commission has warned in its summer economic forecast. Brexit and changes in(...)

The move follows last month’s announcement of a truce in the US-China trade war by US president Donald Trump at the G20 summit. Photograph: Reuters

The Trump administration has announced a significant relaxation of its restrictions on US companies selling to Huawei, saying the ban will only apply (...)

Mutlaq bin Majid al-Qahtani (R), the special envoy of the Qatari Foreign Minister for Terrorism and Mediation in the Settlement of Disputes, attends the second day of the Intra Afghan Dialogue talks in the Qatari capital Doha. Photograph: Karim Jaafar/AFP/Getty Images

The US special envoy for peace in Afghanistan wound up on Tuesday the seventh round of talks he has held with the Taliban in Qatar, after signs of pro(...)

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday the extradition bill that sparked the city’s biggest political crisis in decades was dead and the government’s work on the bill a “total failure”.Photographer: Justin Chin/Bloomberg

Protesters in Hong Kong vowed to escalate their efforts on Tuesday after the city’s leader said the controversial extradition Bill was “dead” and her (...)

Police arrested six people during a demonstration in one of Hong Kong’s most popular tourist areas on Sunday Photographer: Kyle Lam/Bloomberg

Police arrested six people during a demonstration in one of Hong Kong’s most popular tourist areas on Sunday, where thousands of protesters sought to (...)

Protesters march to the West Kowloon railway station during a demonstration against a proposed extradition Bill in Hong Kong on July 7th, 2019. Photograph: Vivek Prakash/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of protesters are taking to the streets in the heart of Hong Kong’s tourism district on Sunday to explain to mainland Chinese visitors their(...)

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