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Twitter stock surges more than 15% on earnings beat

Twitter reports growth in its monetizable daily active users in its report for the first quarter of 2019.

Spain's about to hold a general election: Here's what you need to know

Spain is holding a snap election on April 28 and the vote may throw up some surprising results.

Singapore PM promotes would-be successor to deputy

Singapore finance minister Heng Swee Keat is set to become deputy prime minister, the prime minister's office said Tuesday.

Sri Lanka bomb attacks were revenge for New Zealand mosque killings, minister says

Devastating Easter bombings in Sri Lanka were retaliation for recent deadly attacks on mosques in New Zealand, a Sri Lankan official said on Tuesday, adding that two domestic Islamist groups were

Easter bombings in Sri Lanka will delay 'everybody's plans' for investment, hotelier says

"We were just about ready to start again, on another hotel ... and now look at what's happened," said Ho Kwon Ping, executive chairman of Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts.

Russia's hack into the US election was surprisingly inexpensive, Mueller report shows

After reading special counsel Robert Mueller's report, experts noted how Russian internet trolls and hackers appeared to use limited resources in carrying out cyberattacks and online campaigns during

Amazon strengthens ties with French food retailer Casino

French supermarket retailer Casino said it was beefing up its partnership with tech giant Amazon following the success of an earlier deal between its Monoprix supermarket chain and Amazon in Paris.

Thomas Cook shares rise on report of possible takeover

Thomas Cook had put its airline business up for sale and closed stores this year, following a heat-wave in northern Europe last summer.

Credit Suisse explains how 'angry societies' have changed the world

Factors such as a nationalistic shift in government policies and the U.S. withdrawal from multilateral agreements have resulted in a paradigm shift in the world, says Lito Camacho, vice chairman at

China says its economic growth is improving, but analysts warn it still needs stimulus

China's stronger-than-expected growth claim may be tempting policymakers to pare back stimulus. Analysts say that would be a mistake.

It's not 'unreasonable' for businesses to create and use their own cryptocurrencies, expert says

The possibility that multinational firms may create and transact in their own cryptocurrencies is not "unreasonable" in the medium term, according to venture capital firm Blockchain Capital Limited's

Goldman Sachs is not expecting oil to rally despite the US tightening sanctions on Iran

Goldman Sachs expects the United States' decision to end exemptions from sanctions for countries still buying oil from Iran to have a limited impact on crude prices.

S&P 500 and Nasdaq rally to record closing highs after strong earnings from broad range of companies

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite notched record closing highs as Wall Street cheered stronger-than-expected quarterly earnings.

Some international banks are finally seeing their China investments pay off

As China cracks open the door further to its massive financial market, a handful of foreign firms are pulling ahead of the pack.

It would be a 'mistake' for the US to start a trade war with the EU, says former ambassador

With the U.S. and China seemingly nearing the conclusion of a trade deal, many experts have predicted that Washington could next turn up tensions with the European Union.

South Korea's Asiana Airlines to receive $1.4 billion from creditors

South Korean creditors plan to provide 1.6 trillion won ($1.40 billion) in financial support to debt-laden Asiana Airlines, the country's finance minister said on Tuesday, alleviating liquidity

'Chinese people love and long for peace,' President Xi says as major naval parade kicks off

The Chinese people love peace and countries should not threaten each other with the use of force, President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday as he kicked off a large-scale naval parade marking 70 years

Samsung delays shipping its $2,000 folding smartphone. Analysts say that hurts the brand

Samsung said Monday the phone "needs further improvements" before customers get their hands on it.

Sri Lanka wakes to emergency law after Easter bombing attacks

Sri Lankans woke to emergency law on Tuesday as authorities searched for those behind suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels that killed 290 people at the weekend, with the focus turning

Oil rises 1.1% to nearly 6-month high, settling at $66.30, on Trump's Iran crackdown

Oil prices continued to rally after Washington surprised the market with strict new measures aimed at driving Iran's crude exports to zero.