Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella holds a speech to present the companies new cloud strategy for Germany in Berlin

Microsoft threw down a challenge to the US tech industry on Wednesday as it came up with a radical new regime to try to protect the data of some of it(...)

 Germany’s finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble. Officials in Berlin insist he is not interested in weakening the European Commission. Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

Officials close to Germany’s finance minister, Wolfgang Schäuble, have denied reports that he wants to strip the European Commission of powers if its (...)

German finance minister Wolfgang Schauble. Photograph: Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty Images

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble has proposed pruning and reordering the competences of the European Commission in light of its euro crisis r(...)

The ECB headquarters in Frankfurt. As the bank enters its second month of quantitative easing, many analysts think it could be only a matter of time before German 10-year yields drop below zero.

Germany’s benchmark 10-year government borrowing costs are on track to fall below zero for the first time, raising fresh concerns over the damaging s(...)

The European Central Bank’s “quantitative easing” policy means historically low borrowing costs. (Photographer: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg)

Falls in European interest rates into negative territory could profoundly affect the workings of the financial system and there is little chance of b(...)

Mario Draghi, head of the European Central Bank (ECB), is seen in the newsroom to speak to journalists after a meeting of the ECB governing board in Frankfurt, Germany. Photograph: Hannelore Foerster/Getty Images

European government borrowing rates plummeted to record lows, the euro weakened to an 11-year low against the dollar and stock markets rallied after t(...)

A pair of US Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles fly over northern Iraq after conducting airstrikes in Syria. Photograph: US Air Force/Senior Airman Matthew Bruch/Handout/Reuters.

Air and missile strikes, thought to be carried out by US-led forces, hit oilfields and Islamic State bases in the eastern Syrian province of Deir a(...)

Arriving in Brussels last Saturday ahead of a summit to choose the next head of the European Council, Taoiseach Enda Kenny was unequivocal about the m(...)

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