China's economic growth slowest in almost 30 years - business live

Rolling coverage of the latest business and economic news, as fresh data shows Chinese GDP grew at its weakest rate since the early 1990s

New Zealand vs Ireland is going to be nothing short of explosive

After speculation whether these two teams would meet in Japan, the stage is now set for what promises to be a thrilling showdown in the capital

Mexican security forces flee after cartel gunmen launch WAR to release El Chapo’s son at drug lord’s

In order to protect lives, Mexican authorities were forced to release the notorious drug lord Joaquin El Chapo Guzman’s son after heavily armed cartel gunmen launched an assault against security forces holding their alleged boss.

To bring Hong Kong back to normal, violence must stop, politician says ahead of weekend protests

Earlier this week, a package of housing initiatives was introduced and Chan says those measures are the first step to returning the city to "normalcy."

Brexit deal: All the latest updates

New Brexit deal brokered between Britain and the European Union will be put to UK parliament on Saturday.

Turkey agrees to suspend Syria offensive while Kurds withdraw

Turkey agreed on Thursday to pause its offensive in Syria for five days to let Kurdish forces withdraw from a “safe zone” Ankara had sought to capture, in a deal hailed by Washington but which Turkish...

Gordon Sondland says Giuliani pushed Ukraine probes at Trump’s direction

Brexit deal: Boris Johnson launches frantic sales pitch ahead of Commons vote – live news

Prime minister has said he is ‘very confident’ deal will be approved in historic Commons vote on Saturday

Friday morning news briefing: 'My deal or no deal' - Boris Johnson's ultimatum

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David Cameron calls Boris Johnson a 'greased piglet' but backs his deal

He said: 'The thing about the greased piglet is that he manages to slip through other people's hands where mere mortals fail.'

Pound treads water as Boris Johnson prepares to sell Brexit deal to MPs

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AB Volvo truck orders tumble as markets hit brakes in third-quarter

Sweden's AB Volvo on Friday reported a sharp fall in order intake of its trucks in the third quarter and forecast slumping market demand on both sides of the North Atlantic next year, taking the ...