In the US, organs are in such high demand that 20 people die every day waiting for a transplant.
Walmart is still winning the battle for US retail domination despite increased competition from the likes of Amazon.
Jubilation erupted in the streets of Baghdad yesterday as news broke that Shia cleric, Moqtada al-Sadr's party was on course for victory in Iraq's general election.
Italian markets showed no signs of jitters as coalition talks by Eurosceptic parties to form a government in Italy took shape on Sunday.
UK regulators have fined Barclays Bank chief executive Jes Staley an eye-watering £650,000 ($881,000) for attempting to unmask a whistleblower in 2016.
The Russian aluminium giant Rusal share price has taken another nosedive today after the company warned fresh US sanctions could hurt business.
As the Iraqi election polls open tomorrow, the future of the country hangs in the balance.
US President Donald Trump has confirmed that his historic meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un will take place in Singapore on 12 June.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE), currently embroiled in a long-running war in Yemen, has begun a military occupation of a Yemeni island called Socotra in the Arabian Sea.
With the Middle East mired in conflict, the global weapons trade is booming, sending sales for 2013-17 up 10% from the previous four years.
The BT share price has fallen 8% this morning after the UK telecoms giant announced it will be axing 13,000 jobs and abandoning its London HQ in sweeping cost-cutting measures.
In a sensational win, veteran politician Mahathir Mohamad has sailed to victory in the Malaysian election, becoming the world's oldest elected leader.
US secretary of state Mike Pompeo has secured the release of three Americans who had been in North Korean jail, US President Donald Trump has announced, ahead of a historic US-North Korea summit.
US retail giant Walmart is shelling out $16 billion for control of Indian ecommerce platform Flipkart in a bid to cash in on India's fast-growing economy.
Leaders around the world have responded with a mixture of delight and dismay to the decision by US President Donald Trump to abandon the Iran nuclear deal.
Gulf powers and Israel have welcomed US President Donald Trump's announcement to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal last night.
UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has turned up the pressure on president Trump to stay in the Iran nuclear deal amid his arrival for talks in Washington.
Shares in retail bank Virgin Money leapt 7.7% as the UK stock market opened on Tuesday morning.
Did an army of Russian Twitter bots help propel Labour and Jeremy Corbyn to a surprisingly positive result in the 2017 UK general election?
World Press Freedom day -- created to celebrate the achievements of the free press -- is an opportunity to reflect on the economic benefits of a free media.
The Standard Chartered share price has fallen despite the bank posting a better-than-expected 20% rise in pretax profit for the first three months of the year.
Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has unveiled a list of new features for the social network at the semi-annual Facebook F8 developer's conference in San Jose, California.
US President Donald Trump has given the European Union (EU), Canada, Mexico and other allies a 30-day reprieve from new steel and aluminium tariffs, delaying the controversial measures just days before a high-level delegation heads to China for trade discussions.
North and South Korea took the first tentative steps towards peace today during a summit with global implications.
Norway’s giant $1 trillion oil fund made a loss of $21 billion in the first quarter of this year, its first in two years, after buying into volatile equity markets.
A looming trade war between the EU and the US will be at the centre of talks when German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives in Washington today for her second meeting with US President Trump at the Oval office.
The North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has walked across the demilitarised zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea today, hand-in-hand with South Korea's president Moon Jae-in.
Facebook is rolling out new measures to make political ads more transparent for UK users, according to the company's chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer.
Volkswagen's share price has jumped after the German car manufacturer posted its first quarter financial results today.
South Korean electronics giant Samsung -- the world’s biggest maker of memory chips, smartphones and TVs -- has posted a net profit of $10.8 billion in the first three months of 2018, up 52% from the year before.