LONDON Construction output in Britain grew at its slowest rate in nearly three years in April, a survey showed on Wednesday, suggesting the economy was losing steam before next month's referendum on whether to remain a member of the European Union.
LONDON Royal Dutch Shell on Wednesday cut its 2016 spending by another 10 percent after completing the $54 billion (£37.3 billion) acquisition of BG Group, warning that low oil prices will continue to weigh.
LUXEMBOURG/LONDON Europe's highest court on Wednesday upheld a tough EU law on standardising cigarette packaging and banning advertising of e-cigarettes, paving the way for its adoption this month.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. Billionaire reality TV star Donald Trump completed his transformation from long-shot White House candidate to presumptive Republican presidential nominee after his commanding win in Indiana's primary forced his main rival Ted Cruz to drop out of the race
BEIRUT Air strikes targeted a Syrian rebel-held area east of Damascus on Wednesday after an agreement aimed at halting the fighting there expired at midnight, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and rescue workers reported.
LONDON British supermarket Sainsbury's said it did not expect tough trading conditions to lift any time soon as it reported a second straight year of profit decline, dragged down by its own price cuts.
MAKHMOUR, Iraq For Iraqis living in the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul, news is dwindling about the U.S.-backed army massing to the south for an assault on the city that could begin this year.
LONDON Next , Britain's most successful clothing retailer over the past decade, warned that its sales could fall as much as 3.5 percent this year, hit by a cool spring and signs of a slowdown in consumer spending.
SEOUL A large South Korean retailer stopped ordering Reckitt Benckiser items on Wednesday and some e-commerce sites halted sales of goods made by the British giant after its humidifier sterilisers were linked to deadly lung injuries.
ANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan is to meet Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Wednesday, bringing forward by a day their usual weekly meeting, as tension between the two rises.
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