Tuesday, June 25, 2019
The EU has condemned US plans for tough tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, saying they jeopardise European jobs. EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom set out plans to retaliate against the proposed US tariffs. These include higher import duties on bourbon,...
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, the young Saudi royal charged with undertaking the most radical reform agenda in his country’s history, is the epitome of a human dynamo. Not content with transforming Saudi Arabia’s long-standing dependence on its...
Russian agent convicted of spying for Britain was fighting for his life last night amid suspicions he was poisoned in a shopping centre in Wiltshire. Sergei Skripal, 66, was in intensive care after being exposed to a mysterious substance as...
Hong Kong's currency regime is coming under mounting strain as the US Federal Reserve steps up the pace of monetary tightening, threatening to set off an unpredictable chain of events in the world’s most over-stretched financial system. The enclave’s US dollar peg...
Italy’s election comes at a crucial time for the EU. French President Emmanuel Macron has set out ambitious plans for reforming the eurozone and integrating more closely in security, defence and migration. Italy’s election won’t derail these plans, but it...

The 40 best wines

This terrific list of wines represents the very best red and white wines that can be bought for less than £10 today. There are some real crackers, from a tingly and refreshing £6 white from Gascony to the new...
Global stocks slip back into the red as new Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell hints at four interest rate rises in the US this year. FTSE 100 dips 0.4pc; ITV falls to the bottom of the index after profits knocked...

Emperor or President?

The announcement Sunday that China will drop term limits on the presidency clears the way for Xi Jinping to rule the country indefinitely. However, analysts warned that what initially seems like a demonstration of absolute power could actually be a sign...
Online sales were 23% higher in the three months to December. However, that was less than half the growth recorded in the previous quarter and lower than in the same period of 2016. Shares in the world's largest retailer fell just...

An olympic tragedy

If at first you don't succeed, then try and try again. And if it doesn't work that time, try again. And again. British speed skater Elise Christie is nothing if not persistent. "I'm not crying. I'm just coughing," Christie insisted Tuesday...

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