Renewed hopes of an end to the US-China trade war ensured another positive session for global markets, with London stocks benefiting from the cheer.
Engineer Weir has warned over profits in its oil and gas division and revealed a fifth of its US workforce has been axed as it battles against tough trading in America.
A man who fatally stabbed a former co-worker who interrupted him during a 1992 burglary has been executed in South Dakota.
US presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren has proposed 20 trillion dollars (£15.8tn) in federal spending over the next decade to provide healthcare to every American without raising taxes on the middle class.
Democrats have rammed a package of ground rules for their impeachment inquiry of US President Donald Trump through a sharply divided House of Representatives.
The US Federal Reserve has cut its benchmark interest rate for the third time this year to try to sustain the economic expansion in the face of global threats.
The markets were mixed as traders remained on tenterhooks ahead of the pivotal update from the Federal Reserve.
The London markets jumped higher on the back of news that Brexit has been delayed until potentially the end of January 2020 and improving tensions between the US and China.
Almost half of people think Boris Johnson is failing to tell the truth when it comes to protecting the NHS in a trade deal with the US, according to a new survey.
The leader of so-called Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died after running into a dead-end tunnel and igniting an explosive vest, killing himself and three of his young children, US President Donald Trump has said.