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A handout photo made available by Iran’s official state TV (IRIB) allegedly shows the crude oil tanker Front Altair on fire in the Gulf of Oman, June 13th 2019. Photograph: IRIB/EPA

Two oil tankers were severely damaged by attacks in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday that sparked a 4 per cent surge in crude prices and put the energy in(...)

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani shakes hands with Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe during a welcome ceremony in Tehran on Wednesday. Photograph: Handout via Reuters

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe began a two-day visit to Iran on Wednesday as part of international efforts to reduce tensions between Tehran and W(...)

Gabriele Grunewald runs in the Women’s 1,500 metres opening round during the 2017 USA Track & Field Championships at Hornet Stadium in Sacramento, California. Photograph: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Gabriele Grunewald, the elite runner who gained the support of thousands of followers on social media for her perseverance in competing while facing a(...)

The decision - revealed in a letter from Jean-Dominique Senard, Renault’s chairman, to Hiroto Saikawa, chief executive of Nissan, on Saturday - marks an abrupt reversal of policy, and threatens to destroy months of work by Nissan

Renault has told Nissan it will block the Japanese company’s plan to overhaul its troubled corporate governance, further inflaming the fraught relatio(...)

A man prays  at the site where 17 schoolgirls and two adults were stabbed last week in in Kawasaki, Japan. A schoolgirl and an adult were killed, and the attacker took his own life. Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters

After the stabbing of 17 schoolgirls and two adults at a bus stop near Tokyo last week, a shocked public has been grasping for answers as to what cou(...)

 O’Shea Jackson jnr attends the ‘Long Shot’ premiere at the Paramount Theatre  in Austin, Texas, in March 2019. Photograph: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SXSW

Most actors couldn’t possibly carry off the chunky gold chain that O’Shea Jackson jnr is wearing in London today. But O’Shea Jackson jnr is not most a(...)

 Police forensics experts at the crime scene in Kawasaki, Japan on Tuesday. Photograph: Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images

A knife-wielding man slashed at a group of schoolgirls at a bus stop in Japan on Tuesday, killing one girl and an adult who may have been the father o(...)

A Fiat Chrysler dealership in Turin. Photograph: Marco Bertorello/AFP/Getty

Stocks climbed in Europe on Monday after markets traded mixed in Asia as investors mulled three weeks of global declines amid escalating US-China trad(...)

US first lady Melania Trump, President Donald Trump, Japan’s Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako listen to national anthems during a welcome ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Monday. Photograph: Nicolas Datiche/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump said he would welcome efforts by Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe to help improve relations between Washington and Tehran,(...)

Member of staff at Huawei’s flagship store in Bangkok, Thailand: firm has avoided   worst-case scenario. Photograph: Soe Zeya Tun

Panasonic said it was halting shipments of some components to Huawei that would fall under the proposed US export restrictions, in the latest setback (...)

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