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Cricket

ICC warns England player over support for Gaza

Moeen Ali. Picture: STU FORSTER/GETTY IMAGES
1 day(s) ago

Moeen Ali is asked not to wear wristbands declaring support for Gaza, but International Cricket Council says he faces no disciplinary action on this occasion

Europe

EU agrees to economic sanctions on Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

The measures will shut state-owned Russian banks out of European capital markets and target the defence sector and sensitive technologies, including oil

Middle East

Israel knocks out Gaza’s only power station

Smoke rises following what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Israel knocks out Gaza’s only power plant, flattens the home of its Islamist Hamas political leader and hits dozens more high-profile targets in the enclave

Asia-Pacific

China investigates former top official

 Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

China investigating one of the most powerful politicians of the last decade on suspicion of corruption

Opinion

Beneficiation often not beneficent

ASSET: A clump of iron ore from a mine. Picture: REUTERS

A focus on raw materials can be restricting and if poor countries want to get rich they should stop exporting resources in raw form and focus on adding value to them, writes Ricardo Hausmann

TALKS: US Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Iraq’s Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari  (not pictured) in Baghdad on Monday. Picture: REUTERS

US needs to play more neutral role in Middle East

The US has for decades kept up the pretence of being an even-handed broker in the Arab-Israeli dispute, writes Edward Luce

Europe

Russia ordered to pay $50bn for seizing oil company Yukos

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Picture: REUTERS/STRINGER
2 day(s) ago

Russia to use every means to defend itself after the arbitration court in the Hague orders it to pay $50bn compensation to Yukos shareholders

World

IMF warns of potential risks to global growth

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1 day(s) ago

IMF says sharply higher interest rates could combine with weaker growth in emerging markets to slice as much as two percentage points off global growth in the next five years

Gadgets & Gear

L’Oréal make-up goes virtual for selfie age

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

New app is one way of attracting attention in competitive world of cosmetics, but is also latest step in digital direction for manufacturers of consumer products


International companies


African News

Black boxes from Mali aircraft crash arrive in France

Algerian Transport Minister Amar Ghoul, centre, speaks at a news conference regarding Air Algerie flight AH5017 in Bamako on Sunday.  Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

France comes a step closer to finding out why an Air Algerie aircraft crashed into Mali desert last week as black boxes arrive in Paris

Asia-Pacific

Chinese regulator announces anti-monopoly probe of Microsoft

Picture: MARTIN RHODES
1 day(s) ago

Regulator says it is conducting an anti-monopoly investigation into Microsoft over Windows operating system, in latest in growing number of competition probes

Europe

Litigation bites at Deutsche, UBS

Deutsche Bank. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
1 day(s) ago

US regulators are looking into whether broker-run stock exchanges gave an unfair advantage to high-frequency traders

The Gherkin, a glass tower in London. Picture: BBC

London’s famed ‘gherkin’ on sale for £650m

Most ‘iconic office tower’ in the City’s skyline goes on sale after German property firm IVG Immobilien becomes frustrated at attempts to restructure debt

Asia-Pacific

Nissan profit beats estimates on solid US and China sales

Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

Japan’s Nissan reports profit that beat an estimate by analysts as deliveries rise in China and the US, its two biggest markets

Europe

Jumia enters new African markets

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

Online retailer Jumia, a would-be African Amazon set up by a German venture capital firm, is expanding into Uganda, Ghana and Cameroon

Europe

Court orders Russia to pay billions in damages to Yukos shareholders

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

Arbitration panel orders Moscow to pay $51.57bn in damages to shareholders in defunct oil giant Yukos, saying officials manipulated legal system to bankrupt company

Europe

Merkel will see off Siggi Pop’s ‘seriousness deficit’

UNPRECEDENTED POPULARITY: German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

The German political landscape is strewn with men who have tried to take on Angela Merkel and failed

Middle East

Destroy Hamas at your peril, Pentagon chief warns

Palestinians inspect the rubble of destroyed houses in the Shejaia neighbourhood, which witnesses said was heavily hit by Israeli shelling and air strikes during an Israeli offensive, in Gaza City on Saturday. Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

Lt-Gen Michael Flynn, the outgoing head of the Defence Intelligence Agency, says the destruction of Hamas would lead only to something more dangerous taking its place

Americas

Exit of brewer’s CEO makes merger less likely

SABMiller CEO Alan Clark
3 day(s) ago

The retirement of Molson Coors Brewing CEO Peter Swinburn may be bad news for investors betting on a merger between Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller

Europe

Russia takes aim at McDonald’s burgers as US ties worsen

Picture: MARTIN RHODES
4 day(s) ago

Russian consumer watchdog agency, previously accused of acting in the political interests of the Kremlin, says the US chain is guilty of sanitary violations

Asia-Pacific

China regulator says scandal-hit food supplier forged production dates

A Burger King outlet at Park Station in Johannesburg. Picture: THE TIMES
4 day(s) ago

The official Xinhua news agency says Shanghai Husi forged the production dates on smoked beef patties produced in May 2013 and sold them as being made in January 2014

Middle East

Hamas accepts 24-hour Gaza humanitarian truce

Smoke rises following what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

However the sound of heavy Israeli shelling could still be heard within Gaza and sirens sounded in Israeli communities

Middle East

More fighting breaks out in Gaza after rockets hit Israel

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pauses while delivering a statement in Jerusalem. Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

Israeli tanks and artillery army pound targets along the coastal enclave, sending thick plumes of black smoke rising into the sky

Middle East

Twelve-hour Gaza humanitarian truce takes hold

Palestinians inspect the rubble of destroyed houses in the Shejaia neighbourhood, which witnesses said was heavily hit by Israeli shelling and air strikes during an Israeli offensive, in Gaza City on Saturday. Picture: REUTERS
4 day(s) ago

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip pour into the streets to recover their dead and stock up on food supplies

Europe

Fighting complicates Ukraine crash probe

Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

Europe and the US prepare economic sanctions on Russia over the conflict

Opinion & Analysis

Murdoch the deal maker overshadows the innovator

Media magnate Rupert Murdoch.  Picture: REUTERS
6 day(s) ago

Cable companies face new online and digital competition. This is difficult for them but good for consumers, and cannot be solved by mergers, writes John Gapper

Europe

Kingfisher clueless on what caused trading slowdown

Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 day(s) ago

Kingfisher not sure why it suffered a sharp slowdown in trading last month, particularly in France and Poland

World

IMF cuts outlook for global growth

International Monetary Fund MD Christine Lagarde. Picture: REUTERS
6 day(s) ago

The International Monetary Fund lowers outlook for global growth as expansions weaken from China to the US and conflicts raise risk of a surge in oil prices

Middle East

Ban appalled by attack on UN school in Gaza Strip

A trail of blood is seen in the courtyard of a UN School in the northern Beit Hanun district of the Gaza Strip on Thursday, after it was hit by an Israeli tank shell. Picture: AFP
6 day(s) ago

Fifteen Palestinians killed after Israeli shell hits school where hundreds of civilians took refuge, bringing the death toll in Gaza to 777

Asia-Pacific

Human remains still at MH17 crash site, says Abbott

Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Picture: REUTERS
4 day(s) ago

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is sending troops to participate in a planned Dutch-led operation to secure the crash site

Europe

UK agency charges Alstom with corruption

Picture: AFP
6 day(s) ago

Alstom charged with corruption by UK prosecutors after a five-year probe

Mining

Anglo-BHP ‘talks’ may signal sell-off

Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani. Picture: ROBERT RUSSELL
6 day(s) ago

Reports of talks about firms selling their jointly owned manganese assets in SA and Australia could herald the start of a series of asset sales by Anglo

Americas

Apple investors look forward to new gadgets later this year

Picture: REUTERS
6 day(s) ago

Investors barely reacted to the third-quarter results as CEO Tim Cook assured the public of its ‘incredible pipeline’, writes Adam Satariano

Europe

Stronger pound weighs on Johnson Matthey

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7 day(s) ago

Johnson Matthey posts an 11% fall in first-quarter underlying profit and expects a worse-than-expected impact from a stronger British currency

Europe

Deutsche Bank dips after US regulator faults its reports

Deutsche Bank. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
6 day(s) ago

Shares in Europe’s largest investment bank slumped as much as 2.8%, the biggest intraday drop since July 10

Americas

Ackman hands Icahn a Herbalife bonanza

Traders work at a post that trades Herbalife stock on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in January 2013. Picture: REUTERS
7 day(s) ago

Bill Ackman hands Carl Icahn a big reason to think fondly of the hedge-fund manager, a week after the two staged a public reconciliation

Opinion

A freer Scotland will still be run from London

An independent Scotland would still be run from London but with a bit more say over welfare and taxation issues

A guard stands on a train carrying the remains of victims of Malaysia Airlines MH17 downed over rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine after it arrived in the city of Kharkiv, eastern Ukraine on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS

NEWS ANALYSIS: Malaysia Airlines’ outlook bleak after twin tragedies

Airline experts say the twin tragedies are pushing crisis-hit Malaysia Airlines to the brink of financial collapse

Middle East

UN Security Council calls for immediate Gaza ceasefire

A trail of blood is seen in the courtyard of a UN School in the northern Beit Hanun district of the Gaza Strip on Thursday, after it was hit by an Israeli tank shell. Picture: AFP
3 day(s) ago

Emergency session comes after Israel and Hamas ignore calls for a truce, with Israel pounding Gaza with artillery on Sunday after a night of rocket fire from Hamas

Europe

UK to allow fracking in parks in ‘exceptional circumstances’

Hydraulic fracturing drilling in Colorado, US. Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 day(s) ago

Extraction of shale gas will get go-ahead in national parks, world heritage sites, but rules will ensure operational best practices are implemented, enforced

Europe

Leading banks face suit for allegedly rigging price of silver

Deutsche Bank. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
3 day(s) ago

Deutsche Bank, HSBC Holdings and Bank of Nova Scotia are accused in a lawsuit of unlawfully manipulating the price of the metal and its derivatives

Americas

Argentina has two days to avoid highly risky default

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 day(s) ago

Argentina has until Wednesday to pay hedge funds demanding full payment of its bad debts, or face a default that could have serious economic consequences

Middle East

Gaza fighting flares, Netanyahu and UN chief spar on truce terms

The mother of a Palestinian child reacts following his death at a hospital in Gaza City on Monday.  Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

A fragile truce in Gaza for Muslim Eid al-Fitr festival is fraying as Israel’s prime minister says UN calls for long-term ceasefire ignore his country’s security needs

Opinion

The world is at war, only with rules as the weapons

It has become a war zone out there as governments seek to create and defend advantage of their citizens

Opinion

‘Great Power’ Germany can be good for Africa

Berlin must harness its Friedenspolitik (policy of peace) to an enhanced political and security role

Europe

Russians are undaunted by additional western sanctions

PAYING LAST RESPECTS: A convoy of hearses carry the remains of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 plane crash from an air base in Eindhoven to Hilversum, The Netherlands, last Thursday, after a Dutch and Australian air force planes arrived from Kharkiv, Ukraine. Picture: AFP
3 day(s) ago

Western leaders have accused the Kremlin of supporting separatists in eastern Ukraine, a charge Moscow denies

Europe

Scrapping Costa Concordia could take up to two years

SUCCESSFUL RECOVERY: Italian cruise liner Costa Concordia is  towed into Genoa’s Voltri Port, Italy. Operations to dismantle the vessel could last up to two years. Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

The cruise ship’s arrival in the industrial port of Voltri, just outside the main harbour in Genoa, will cap one of the largest and most complex maritime salvages ever attempted

Americas

IMF says US will grow fastest in a decade next year on labour recovery

Picture: REUTERS
7 day(s) ago

IMF says it is ‘optimistic’ about the outlook for the US, where the labour market is ‘steadily improving’

Europe

Nokia returns to profit on restructure

Picture: REUTERS
6 day(s) ago

Nokia jumps back into profit, boosted by a restructuring after it lost its leading position in handsets and sold its phone division to Microsoft

Europe

European development bank to suspend all new investments in Russia

Picture: THINKSTOCK
7 day(s) ago

Move is likely to have a considerable effect in Russia — last year the London-based European Bank for Reconstruction and Development lent Moscow €1.8bn

Asia-Pacific

Concern eases as Huatong meets bond repayment

Picture: THINKSTOCK
7 day(s) ago

China avoids second default in its onshore corporate bond market, easing concern that financial-market instability could spread as debt rises and growth slows

Middle East

US lifts ban on flights to Israel as death toll tops 700

WAR-TORN: Smoke rises after Israeli tanks shelled the Shejaiya neighbourhood during a military operation in the eastern part of Gaza City on Monday. The Palestinian death toll has grown to 548 while 13 Israeli soldiers were killed inside Gaza on Sunday. UN chief Ban Ki-moon arrived in Cairo for top-level talks on Monday, which US Secretary of State John Kerry was expected to attend. Picture: REUTERS
6 day(s) ago

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, says there is ‘a strong possibility’ Israel is committing war crimes in Gaza

Europe

Rebels down two more aircraft, says Ukraine

A local resident walks past debris at the site where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed, near Petropavlivka village in the Donetsk region on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS
7 day(s) ago

Aircraft hit by missiles fired by rebels close to the village of Dmytrivka, about 45km southeast of the MH17 crash site towards the Russian border

Asia-Pacific

Japanese banker seeks to rebuild trust in Bitcoin

Picture: BLOOMBERG/YURIKO NAKAO
7 day(s) ago

Yuzo Kano quit Goldman Sachs Group twice: once for a rival bank and the second time to open Japan’s first bitcoin exchange since the collapse of MtGox

Americas

Questions raised about US death penalty after yet another botched execution

Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 day(s) ago

Arizona inmate takes almost two hours to die by lethal injection, lawyers say procedure violated his right to be executed without suffering cruel, unusual punishment

Europe

UK rate hikes to be ‘limited and gradual’

Bank of England governor Mark Carney. Picture: REUTERS
6 day(s) ago

Interest-rate increases will be more restrained as Bank of England governor Mark Carney warns that ‘extraordinary forces’ are still confronting the British economy

Europe

Stand-up traders fined for bending LME rules

stock data business XXX   Picture: THINKSTOCK
8 day(s) ago

London Metal Exchange fines almost all dealers buying and selling copper on its open-outcry floor and suspends one for standing up during a session

Americas

DuPont forecasts rise in profit

8 day(s) ago

US chemicals producer forecasts higher third-quarter profit across most of its business units

Asia-Pacific

China’s Xiaomi plans to challenge Samsung and Apple

Picture: THINKSTOCK
8 day(s) ago

In just four years, Xiaomi Corporation has evolved from startup to outselling Apple in China by offering inexpensive devices packed with high-end features

 
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