Apple's quarterly results smashed Wall Street expectations with record sales of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones in the holiday shopping season and strong sales in China, although the United States remained the top iPhone market. Full Article
SYDNEY - Asian stock markets followed Wall Street into the red early on Wednesday, while the euro managed a rare rally on speculation the Federal Reserve could take a dovish turn in its post-meeting statement later in the session.
A public inquiry into the killing of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko opens with the coroner saying the issues surrounding his death are of the "utmost gravity". Deborah Lutterbeck reports.