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Stocks whipsawed following news of a US-China trade deal

Stocks ended Friday mostly flat after Chinese officials said that a phase one deal had been reached with the United States that would avert an escalation of the trade war and higher tariffs set to kick in on Sunday. President Trump confirmed the news in a series of tweets.

UK parties offer different plans to revive economy

The UK economy ground to a halt in the three months leading up to the end of October, official data show. The political parties competing in Thursday's high-stakes general election are promising to fix that — but the impact of their policies is far from certain.

Good Samaritans helped thousands at sea

When Sean Binder arrived on the Greek island of Lesbos in October 2017, the migrant crisis facing Europe had changed from a temporary emergency to a long-term political reality. While the number of crossings had dropped dramatically since 2015, deaths at sea remained high, and those surviving the journey were fa

UK media outlets can't find candidates worth endorsing

A handful of influential UK news outlets are showing their disgust with the state of politics by choosing not to endorse any political party ahead of a general election that could have profound implications for the country.

Brexit could cut UK car production in half

UK auto production is already plummeting and Brexit could make things even worse, limiting annual output to just 1 million cars, about half what the industry was planning to make in 2020 just a few years ago.

Boris Johnson promises holiday Brexit vote

Boris Johnson promised a new vote on his Brexit deal by Christmas and a raft of funding pledges if the Conservatives win Britain's general election, as he launched the party's manifesto launch on Sunday.