McDonald’s Europe announced the plan to end use of antibiotics classified by the World Health Organisation as “highest priority critically important”. It said it would phase out the use of fluoroquinolones and marcolides over the next three years. (Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire)

Food safety experts and campaigners questioned McDonald’s plans to stop serving chickens fed and injected with antibiotics at its 14,000 US restaur(...)

Miners dig for diamons in Zimbabwe. As a compact, stable, and transferable store of value, diamonds offer enormous advantages to smugglers, money launderers, and tax evaders.

In the spring of 2005, Erez Daleyot, a Belgian-Israeli diamond tycoon with some dubious connections, paid a visit to his Swiss bankers at HSBC Private(...)

Steven Cohen: a judge ruled yesterday that the entire case against him and SAC can go forward. Photograph: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

A US federal judge has rejected billionaire investor Steven A Cohen’s bid to dismiss lawsuits by shareholders of pharma firms Elan and Wyeth who clai(...)

The decision of the US court will be watched closely by other property developers who are considering taking against against Nama in the US rather than in Ireland.

A New York judge has dismissed a case being taken by developer John Flynn and related entities against the National Asset Management Agency and the(...)

The Washington Post Company’s headquarters in Washington. The company is to be sold to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos for $250 million. Photograph: Bloomberg

In late 2012, Donald E Graham, the chairman and chief executive of The Washington Post Company, met the newspaper’s publisher, Katharine Weymouth, to (...)