Tanzanian president fires minister and disbands minerals audit agency

President John Magufuli fires his mines minister after an audit of containers found they held as much as 15.5 tonnes of gold, instead of the 1.1 tonnes declared

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Manchester bomber had ‘proven’ links to Islamic State, says minister

Three more arrested as British interior minister berates US officials for ‘leaking’ details about the suicide bomber

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Rogue objects are speeding around the planet

Sixty years’ worth of junk shot into space can’t just be swept away, and over time, amid more launches and periodic collisions, it may well approach critical ...

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After searching Daimler’s offices, German prosecutor talks to US authorities

Prosecutors search 11 German sites as part of a probe into misleading advertising related to manipulated emissions treatment of diesel cars

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Rodrigo Duterte threatens to impose martial law throughout Philippines

The president made his threat after Islamist militants beheaded a policeman and took Catholic hostages while rampaging through the southern city of Marawi

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Moody’s downgrades China for first time in nearly 30 years

The ratings agency expects strength of China’s economy to erode in coming years, but China says the one-notch downgrade is based on ‘inappropriate methodology’

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UK public life comes under military guard as police hunt possible Manchester accomplices

Theresa May announces a raised threat level to ‘critical’ and an unprecedented security operation to secure sports and music events, and public transport hubs

Security forces crack down on Abu Sayyaf kingpin

At least one policeman has been killed during a clash with up to 50 Abu Sayyaf fighters

Brexit squeeze slowdown shows signs of spreading

The UK’s budget deficit widens on stalling tax revenue and rising interest

Donald Trump admits no easy peace for Middle East

Trump called on Israelis and Palestinians to make compromises for peace

Huawei introduces first personal computers, as it enters PC market

Initially, Huawei is targeting the premium-priced consumer market, pitting it against Lenovo, HP and Dell, which together hold more than 50% of the PC market

Trump's debt-trimming includes selling emergency oil stockpile

He also wants to allow drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge where ‘monster’ oil discoveries could raise $1.8bn over the next decade

Madoff Fund pays millions to administrator’s firm but nothing to victims

Firm hired to distribute $4bn to victims of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme has racked up $38.8m in billings, while the investors are still waiting for their ...

Selling US research to European managers in regulatory conflict

New EU directive says banks must charge for research separately from broking services — Europe’s way of improving transparency after the 2008 global crash

The German economy is firing on all cylinders

From consumer spending to investments and exports, growth is at 0.6% in the first quarter — the fastest in a year — and doesn’t look like slowing down soon

Notions of a Nigerian coup dismissed by ruling party

Plot rumours, as President Buhari is in London for medical treatment, are pooh-poohed as country’s democracy is ‘too mature to be overthrown’