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US and Iran already facing off over US president Donald Trump’s crippling economic campaign against Tehran. Photograph: PA

Oil prices jumped close to $70 a barrel after a US airstrike ordered by US president Donald Trump killed a top Iranian general in Iraq, intensifying f(...)

In an indication of a positive start on Wall Street, the S&P 500 e-mini futures gained 0.12 per cent.

Asian shares scaled an 18-month high on Friday while oil prices stayed buoyant in a holiday-shortened week, as investor optimism improved on hopes a U(...)

Crude has taken support from broader markets amid reports Beijing and Washington are close to agreeing a deal to delay tariffs that were set to start this weekend

Brent crude oil jumped back above $65 (€58) a barrel on Friday for the first time since the attacks on Saudi Arabia in September, as production cuts b(...)

Traders at the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty

European shares closed lower on Thursday as a warning from German carmaker Daimler and weak economic data from major economies added to concerns about(...)

Photograph: Mohammed Al-Nemer/Bloomberg

Saudi state oil giant Aramco will sell up to 0.5 per cent of its shares to individual retail investors and will be restricted from issuing additional (...)

Transport prices, including air fares, petrol and diesel, fell 0.6%. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Decreases in the cost of hotel accommodation and airfares saw headline inflation in the Irish economy fall to 0.7 per cent in October. This was margin(...)

Demonstrators carry a man affected by tear gas during a protest in Baghdad, Iraq. Photograph: Thaier al-Sudani/Reuters

A protester struck in the face by a tear gas canister died in Baghdad on Friday as Iraqi security forces sought to repel demonstrators protesting at (...)

 A demonstrator clashes with riot police as thousands march against Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno’s decision to slash fuel subsidies, in Quito on Wednesday.  Photograph: Martin Bernetti/AFP

Masked youths battled Ecuadorean security forces during indigenous-led protests and a national strike on Wednesday as president Lenin Moreno stuck by (...)

US stocks gained in early trading on Thursday after the US delayed scheduled tariff hikes on billions worth of Chinese imports. Photograph: Reuters

A gauge of global stock markets touched its highest since late July on Thursday after fresh hints of progress in the US-China trade dispute, sending b(...)

European stocks gained some ground after Reuters reported that European Central Bank policymakers are leaning towards a stimulus package that includes a rate cut.

European shares retreated from one-month highs on Tuesday as weak US factory data added to worries about global growth, while uncertainty over Britain(...)

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