US President Donald Trump signs a proclamation declaring his intention to withdraw from the JCPOA Iran nuclear agreement  at the White House on Tuesday. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

US president Donald Trump defied international allies and announced America’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear agreement on Tuesday, unravelling years(...)

Aluminium ingots  stored at the foundry shop of the Rusal Krasnoyarsk aluminium smelter in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, last year. Photograph: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters

Debt issued by the Dublin-based vehicle used by Russian aluminium giant Rusal to raise finance in international markets has been impacted by sanctions(...)

 The cyberattacks, beginning in at least 2013, pilfered more than 31 terabytes of academic data and intellectual property from 144 US universities and 176 universities in 21 other countries, the US Department of Justice said. Photograph: iStockphoto

The US on Friday announced sanctions against nine Iranians and an Iranian company for attempting to hack into hundreds of universities worldwide, incl(...)

US president Donald Trump holds up a signed presidential memorandum targeting China’s economic aggression in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Fears of a global trade war have intensified as US president Donald Trump announced new tariffs on Chinese imports on Thursday, doubling-down on the p(...)

Shares of Broadcom, which is effectively barred from continuing its hostile pursuit of Qualcomm, rose nearly 3 per cent in morning trading. Qualcomm shares fell 3.5 per cent. Photograph: Reuters

Broadcom chief executive Hock Tan is unlikely to put the brakes on his acquisition spree after the microchip maker’s $117 billion bid for rival Qualc(...)

Latvia’s prime minister Maris Kucinskis: the Baltic state sought to restore confidence in its scandal-hit banking sector.  Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Latvian officials are due to hold an emergency meeting on Monday after the European Central Bank wound up the country’s third-largest lender, ABLV, wh(...)

  Latvia Ilmars Rimsevics. Latvia’s finance minister said Mr Rimsevics should step aside for the time being to protect the Baltic country’s reputation. Photograph: Roman Koksarov/AP

Latvia’s anti-corruption agency has detained central bank governor Ilmars Rimsevics, prompting calls for him to step aside while he is under investiga(...)

President Donald Trump speaks to the media during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington. Photograph: Kevin Dietsch/EPA

US president Donald Trump has declared North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism. The designation on Monday allows the United States to impose additio(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Tech stocks enjoyed a rebound on Tuesday.

A recovery in tech stocks and fresh optimism over troubled Italians banks lifted European shares from seven-week lows on Tuesday. The pan-European STO(...)

US president Donald Trump unleashed a barrage of criticism against Japan and China on Tuesday, saying they were devaluing their currencies. Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

China said on Friday it has never used its currency as a tool to gain an advantage in trade and was not seeking a “currency war”, after US president D(...)

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