Venezuela plans to launch an oil-backed cryptocurrency

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro looked to the world of digital currency to circumvent US-led financial sanctions, announcing on Sunday the launch of the “petro” backed by...

Donald Trump’s tax bill could cause a recession, warns Great Depression expert

Donald Trump’s flagship tax reform bill could cause a severe recession, an economic historian has warned.  Professor Robert McElvaine, a leading expert on the Great Depression, said...

As a Remainer, I’d like to apologise to everyone for causing the pound to...

When the Chancellor Philip Hammond didn’t blame me in his Budget speech, I thought I’d got away with it. But the Internet never forgets; someone always has...

White House calls reports of Mueller legally requesting Trump’s financial records ‘completely false’

The White House is disputing reports that Special Counsel Robert Mueller subpoenaed some of Donald Trump's financial records. “We confirmed that the news reports the special...

Worst-case global warming predictions are the most accurate, say climate experts

Current predictions of climate change may significantly underestimate the speed and severity of global warming, according to a new study. Reappraisal of the models climate scientists use to determine...

UK economy forecast to grow at subdued rate over two years amid Brexit uncertainty,...

The UK economy is expected to grow at a sluggish rate over the next couple of years, with economists warning that growth will remain lacklustre amid...

Barack Obama had the most-liked tweet of 2017

Former US President Barack Obama can lay claim to having had an impressive year on Twitter - even eclipsing his more-prolific successor in the Oval Office. The former President...

Andy Murray invests in UK tech startups

Tennis star and former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has injected cash into two UK tech start-ups as part of a £1.98m investment round. Britain’s number one tennis...

Immigration is a ‘good thing’ for Britain says Brexit-backing Wetherspoons head

JD Wetherspoon‘s Brexit-backing chairman has admitted the future success of Britain’s economy will rely on inward immigration which he said was a “good thing” for the...

Jerusalem latest: Trump to recognise city as Israel’s capital, officials say

US officials have confirmed Donald Trump will recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday and instruct the State Department to begin the process of moving the American...

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