US president Donald  Trump and Chinese president Xi Jinping. The Wall Street Journal has reported that trade differences have narrowed between the two sides.  Photograph:  EPA/Roman Pilipey

Trade negotiations between China and the United States have been extended for an extra day amid signs of progress between the sides. Negotiations in B(...)

 British prime minister Theresa May is seeking to gather support for her Withdrawal Agreement ahead of a crucial vote. Photograph: Reuters

British prime minister Theresa May will continue efforts to win over Tory critics of her Brexit deal as MPs return to Westminster next week, but both (...)

Euro sign in Frankfurt: the euro is the currency of choice in some 36 per cent of international payments to the dollar’s 40 per cent. Photograph: Bernd Kammerer

The battle for international dominance between the dollar and the euro has been one that has lain dormant for much of the single currency’s 20-year ex(...)

The phone call between British prime minister Theresa May and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker was described by Brussels as “friendly”. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Theresa May has spoken to Jean-Claude Juncker as part of her effort to obtain further written reassurances that the Irish Border backstop in her Brexi(...)

Jean-Claude Juncker: the  European Commission president supported the new moves on tax policy in his state of the union speech last September. Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters

The European Commission is pressing ahead with developing a plan to end national vetoes in some decisions on tax policy, a move which the Republic is (...)

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker attends a news conference earlier this month in Brussels. File photograph: Reuters

Jean-Claude Juncker has called on the United Kingdom to “get your act together” over Brexit, branding some Britons “entirely unreasonable” for expecti(...)

Romanian Social Democrat Party leader Liviu Dragnea and Romania’s prime minister, Viorica Dancila. Photograph: Daniel Mihailescuu/AFP/Getty Images

As the European Union braces for what is likely to be a tumultuous year, its presidency has passed to a country that is enduring turbulent times of it(...)

In 2011, the British government proposed a three-year trial of moving to Central European Time, but it was abandoned after opposition from northern England and Scotland. Photograph: Nick Bilton/The New York Times

Britain will likely abolish daylight saving time in line with a push by the European Commission to end the century-old practice of changing the clocks(...)

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg admits its users have been victims in the Cambridge Analytica controversy. Photograph: Tom Brenner/ The New York Times
This year they said . . .

“They did not want their information to be sold to Cambridge Analytica by a developer . . . That happened, and it happened on our watch.” Facebook bos(...)

Journalist Joanna Bell (left) with Kim Kardashian. File photograph: Joanna Bell/Twitter

A Daily Mail journalist who was ejected from a party at the Irish embassy in London for heckling the Ambassador’s speech said she was annoyed at his s(...)

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