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Eight people killed in shootings near Frankfurt, police giving chase

HANAU, Germany Eight people were killed on Wednesday in two shooting incidents in a German city near Frankfurt and special forces were chasing the...

EU leaders to clash over money as Brexit blows hole in budget

BRUSSELS European Union leaders will clash this week over the EU’s 2021-2027 budget as Britain’s exit leaves a 75 billion euro ($81 billion) hole...

China reports large drop in new coronavirus cases in province at heart of outbreak

TOKYO/BEIJING China reported a dramatic drop in new cases in the province at the heart of the coronavirus outbreak, while Japan grappled with criticism...

McIlroy eyes completion of ‘WGC Slam’ in Mexico

Rory McIlroy will try to complete his collection of World Golf Championships (WGC) titles when he stares down a stacked field in Mexico City...

Exclusive: Google users in UK to lose EU data protection – sources

SAN FRANCISCO Google is planning to move its British users’ accounts out of the control of European Union privacy regulators, placing them under U.S....

McIlroy shuts door on Premier Golf League

World number one Rory McIlroy has distanced himself from the prospect of taking part in the Premier Golf League (PGL) as he prefers to...

McIlroy rules out playing in Premier Golf League

World number one Rory McIlroy has distanced himself from the prospect of taking part in the Premier Golf League (PGL) as he prefers to...

Passengers depart coronavirus cruise ship at last; Japan’s effort under fire

TOKYO/BEIJING Hundreds of people began disembarking a cruise ship in Japan on Wednesday after being held on board for more than two weeks under...

UK inflation unexpectedly hits six-month high in January, pushed up by fuel prices

LONDON British inflation unexpectedly rose to a six-month high in January, pushed up by higher petrol prices and a smaller-than-usual drop in airfares, official...

UK heralds end of ‘cheap labour from Europe’ with post-Brexit immigration system

LONDON Britain will prioritise access for high-skilled workers from around the world in its post-Brexit points-based immigration system, the government said on Tuesday, setting...

Criticism of Japan’s effort on coronavirus cruise ship as passengers leave

TOKYO/BEIJING Hundreds of people began disembarking a cruise ship quarantined in Japan on Wednesday as criticism mounted of Japan’s handling of an onboard outbreak...

Exclusive: Unilever, 3M on list of firms eligible for China loans to ease coronavirus crisis – sources

SHANGHAI/BEIJING Shanghai has compiled a list of firms, including local units of multi-nationals Unilever PLC (ULVR.L) and 3M Co (MMM.N), as eligible for millions...

Quarantined passengers disembark ship in Japan; new China coronavirus cases fall

BEIJING/TOKYO Hundreds of people began disembarking a quarantined cruise ship off Japan on Wednesday as the death toll from the new coronavirus in mainland...

Brexit brings record number of businesses to Netherlands in 2019

AMSTERDAM Twice as many companies set up operations in the Netherlands in 2019 compared to a year earlier as Britain’s departure from the European...

New coronavirus cases in China fall for second day as death toll passes 2,000

BEIJING The death toll from the new coronavirus in mainland China passed 2,000 on Wednesday although the number of new cases fell for a...

Coronavirus cases in China’s Hubei fall for second day, Apple and markets feel impact

BEIJING/GENEVA New coronavirus cases in the Chinese province at the epicenter of the outbreak fell for a second straight day, but deaths rose after...

UK seeks to attract high-skilled workers with points-based immigration system

LONDON Britain will prioritize access for high-skilled workers from around the world in its post-Brexit, points-based immigration system, the government said on Tuesday, setting...

EU27 harden stance, Britain sounds defiant ahead of new deal talks

BRUSSELS The EU has hardened its stance ahead of negotiations on a new deal with Britain, which left the bloc at the end of...

China sees fall in coronavirus deaths, WHO urges caution, Apple and markets take hit

BEIJING/GENEVA China reported its fewest new coronavirus infections since January on Tuesday and its lowest daily death toll for a week, but the World...

EU27 harden their stance for talks on new deal with Britain – draft

BRUSSELS The EU hardened its stance for looming negotiations on a new deal with Britain, from firmer demands for fair competition guarantees that would...

UK jobs boom roared in late 2019, despite election jitters

LONDON The number of people in work in Britain jumped again at the end of last year, according to data which underscores how the...

China sees fall in coronavirus deaths but WHO urges caution

BEIJING/SHANGHAI China reported on Tuesday its fewest new coronavirus infections since January and its lowest daily death toll for a week, but the World...

UK jobs growth jumps again despite broader economic slowdown

LONDON - The number of people in work in Britain jumped again in the last three months of 2019, according to data which underscored...

China to grant tariff exemptions on additional U.S. goods

BEIJING China said on Tuesday it would accept applications for new tariff exemptions for 696 products imported from the United States including key agricultural...

HSBC to slash investment bank, 35,000 jobs in strategy overhaul

HONG KONG/LONDON HSBC Holdings PLC (HSBA.L) said on Tuesday it would shed $100 billion in assets, shrink its investment bank and revamp its U.S....

Head of hospital dies in coronavirus epicentre; global economic impact spreads

BEIJING/SHANGHAI The head of a leading hospital in China’s central city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, died of the disease on...

Long-serving Australia boss Pitt to resign after ‘difficult’ year

MELBOURNE Golf Australia (GA) are looking for a new CEO in the wake of long-serving boss Stephen Pitt’s resignation on Tuesday as the national...

Global stocks fall after Apple warns on coronavirus impact

TOKYO Asian shares fell and Wall Street retreated from record highs on Tuesday after Apple Inc (AAPL.O) said it will not meet its revenue...

Coronavirus infections slow in China as Apple warns of iPhone shortages

BEIJING The number of new coronavirus infections in mainland China fell below 2,000 on Tuesday for the first time since January, Chinese health officials...

U.S. stock futures retreat, Asia dips after Apple warns on virus impact

TOKYO U.S. stock futures slipped from record levels on Tuesday after Apple Inc (AAPL.O) said it will not meet its revenue guidance for the...

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