Iran says it has captured a British oil tanker: Live updates

President Trump hailed a “close alliance” with the United Kingdom as he answered a question about seized British tankers in the Strait of Hormuz. “We have a very close alliance with the United Kingdom. We always have,” Trump told reporters at the White House. Later, Trump claimed the episode proved his warnings about Iran correct. “This only goes to… Read More »

UK MPs threaten to drag Queen Elizabeth into Brexit chaos

Fears are growing among politicians that if and when Boris Johnson becomes PM next week, he could take the UK out of the European Union without any sort of deal later this year, causing huge damage to the economy. They’re so desperate to stop him pursuing a no-deal Brexit that one group of senior Conservatives told the BBC… Read More »

China’s economic slowdown is real, but it’s not just about tariffs

Gross domestic product growth dropped to 6.2% in the second quarter, the weakest since the government started publishing quarterly figures in 1992, the national statistics authority said this week. Soon after the figures were published, President Donald Trump tweeted this: “The United States Tariffs are having a major effect on companies wanting to leave China for non-tariffed countries.… Read More »