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

Weak German economic data and a profit warning from Daimler weakened European stock markets on Monday as investors reined in any bets on a fourth w(...)

US national security adviser John Bolton. Photograph: Abayov/Pool via Reuters

The United States will unveil new sanctions on Iran as early as Monday, US national security adviser John Bolton has said, warning that Iran should no(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks to the media about Iran,  prior to departing for Camp David. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has defended his decision to cancel a planned air strike on Iran on Thursday night, claiming that he could help “make Iran g(...)

Gold jumped to a near six-year high on Friday. Photograph: iStock

Gold jumped to a near six-year high on Friday, surpassing the key $1,400 (€1,238) level before shedding some gains, but bullion was headed for its bes(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (left) speaks to  European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier   on the sidelines of the EU Summit in Brussels on Thursday. Photograph: EPA

A weary Donald Tusk told journalists in Brussels early this morning that EU leaders had failed to agree on a new president for the European Commission(...)

 Jeremy Hunt  with Boris Johnson in London ahead of the 2012 Olympics. The pair are the final two contenders for the Conservative Party leadership. File photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Boris Johnson Boris Johnson, who turned 55 on Wednesday, has been one of Britain’s most prominent and colourful politicians for two decades, during m(...)

Nissan is part of an alliance with Renault, Mitsubishi and Waymo on driverless cars.  Photograph: Aly Song/File Photo/Reuters

Waymo agreed to explore driverless services with Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi, pairing a leader in self-driving technology with the world’s largest (...)

The IOC recommended last month that boxing should keep its place at next year’s Games but recognition of AIBA  should be suspended until the issues surrounding its finances and governance are resolved. Photograph:    Kevin  Cox/Getty Images

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday thrashed out the plan for the boxing qualification and competition for next year’s Tokyo 2020 (...)

Federal Reserve chairman Jay Powell: the Fed noted that inflation continued to run below its 2% target

The Federal Reserve held interest rates steady but shifted towards a more dovish stance and pointed to possible interest rate cuts in the future, citi(...)

An estimated 188 million parents worldwide say their children are unvaccinated. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

Trust in vaccines – one of the world’s most effective and widely-used medical products – is highest in poorer countries but weaker in wealthier ones w(...)

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