Macedonia name dispute: PMs watch as ministers sign 'historic' deal

Macedonia name dispute: PMs watch as ministers sign 'historic' deal

Greece and Macedonia have signed a deal that aims to settle a decades-long dispute over Macedonia’s name. Under the agreement, Greece’s neighbour will be known as North Macedonia. Greek PM Alexis Tsipras said it was “a brave, historic and necessary step for our peoples”. Heated rows over Macedonia’s name have been going on since the […]

Trump Kim summit: US president hails deal after historic talks

Trump Kim summit: US president hails deal after historic talks

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump says his historic talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that ended in a joint agreement were “tremendous”. The signed document includes a pledge from Mr Kim to rid the Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons. But in an extraordinary media conference later, Mr Trump […]

Bayer launches $7 billion cash call to fund Monsanto deal

Bayer launches $7 billion cash call to fund Monsanto deal

BERLIN (Reuters) – Bayer (BAYGn.DE) launched a 6 billion euros ($ 7 billion) rights issue on Sunday, a cornerstone of the financing package for its planned $ 62.5 billion takeover of seeds maker Monsanto (MON.N). FILE PHOTO: The logo of Bayer AG is pictured at the Bayer Healthcare subgroup production plant in Wuppertal, Germany February […]

Qualcomm to meet China regulators in push to clear $44 billion NXP deal: sources

Qualcomm to meet China regulators in push to clear $44 billion NXP deal: sources

BEIJING (Reuters) – Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) is expecting to meet this week in Beijing with China’s antitrust regulators in a final push to secure clearance for its proposed $ 44 billion acquisition of NXP Semiconductors NV (NXPI.O), three sources told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A sign on the Qualcomm campus is seen in San Diego, California, […]

Colombia’s peace deal unwittingly unleashed hell on the Amazon

Colombia’s peace deal unwittingly unleashed hell on the Amazon

The FARC guerrillas once protected the Amazon rainforest in ColombiaCarlos Villalon / Redux / eyevine By Luke Taylor in Colombia AS RAIN lashes down on San José del Guaviare, Angélica Rojas Moncada of the Foundation for Conservation and Sustainable Development breathes a sigh of relief. “Thank God,” she says. “There are already three fires burning […]

Iran nuclear deal: Trump to reveal US decision ahead of deadline

Iran nuclear deal: Trump to reveal US decision ahead of deadline

Media playback is unsupported on your device President Donald Trump is to reveal whether the US will abandon the nuclear deal with Iran and reimpose sanctions. Mr Trump has been highly critical of the 2015 accord, under which Iran limited its nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief. European states see it as the best […]

Iran's Rouhani warns Trump of 'historic regret' over nuclear deal

Iran's Rouhani warns Trump of 'historic regret' over nuclear deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned that the US will face “historic regret” if Donald Trump scraps the nuclear agreement with Tehran. Mr Rouhani’s comments come as the US president decides whether to pull out of the deal by a 12 May deadline. Mr Trump has strongly criticised the agreement, calling it “insane”. The 2015 […]

The case against the AT&T-Time Warner deal has gone badly

The case against the AT&T-Time Warner deal has gone badly

So last season NEAR the end of the antitrust trial over AT&T’s $ 109bn acquisition of Time Warner, Richard Leon, the presiding judge, asked Randall Stephenson, chief executive of AT&T, what the pay-television market would look like in seven years’ time. Mr Stephenson mused in his folksy Oklahoma drawl that seven years ago his predictions […]