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Image of van attack suspect Alek Minassian. Photograph: Linkedin

A man accused of using a rented van to plough into a busy Toronto footpath has been charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder and 13 counts of att(...)

Bank of England governor Mark Carney said leaving the EU would at least temporarily reduce the openness of the UK economy. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Bank of England governor Mark Carney said Brexit is undermining the UK’s supply capacity, making it harder for the economy to grow without generating (...)

US secretary of state Rex Tillerson is greeted by Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on Wednesday. Photograph: Sergei Chirikov/EPA

Russian president Vladimir Putin has started a meeting in the Kremlin with US secretary of State Rex Tillerson, a spokeswoman for the US embassy in Mo(...)

Sterling swung on Tuesday as anxiety about Britain’s referendum on staying or leaving the European Union continued to build. (Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg)

The pound fell toward an eight-week low while the yen approached its strongest level since October 2014 as concern the UK will vote to leave the Euro(...)

The governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney. Leave campaigners blame his intervention in the debate for a shift towards Remain in recent days

With its lurid predictions of recession, job losses and tumbling house prices, yesterday’s Treasury report on the short-term economic impact of Brexit(...)

Japanese shares and the yen were volatile, with markets digesting surprisingly strong annualised 1.7 per cent growth in the January-March quarter that may be masking pockets of weakness. (Photograph:KAZUHIRO NOGIKAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

Asian shares weakened on Wednesday in the wake of accelerating US inflation and comments from Federal Reserve officials that rekindled prospects of a(...)

Crew members of Japanese submarine Oyashio (left) work on the deck while Japanese destroyers  dock at a port of the former US naval base in Subic bay, north of Manila, in the   Philippines.  China has an ongoing row with Tokyo over the ownership of islands in the region. Photograph: Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images

China has expressed “strong dissatisfaction” after foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) bloc of advanced economies issued a statement strong(...)

The Bank of Japan’s negative interest rates came into effect on Tuesday in a radical plan already deemed a failure by financial markets, highlighting Tokyo’s lack of options to spur growth as global markets sputter. (Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters)

The Bank of Japan’s negative interest rates came into effect on Tuesday in a radical plan already deemed a failure by financial markets, highlighting(...)

Women hold a banner which says “unconstitutionality judgement” outside  Japan’s Supreme Court in Tokyo on Wednesday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Japan’s Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a law requiring spouses to use the same surname, the only such law in the big developed nations forming the(...)

In a move of considerable symbolic importance the Group of Seven industrial powers has for the first time made the case that the world should phase ou(...)

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