The walls and towers of the Kremlin are reflected in a window of a closed Moscow McDonald’s restaurant. Photograph, Reuters

McDonald’s has said Russia’s consumer-safety regulator is inspecting more than 100 of its restaurants after the world’s largest fast-food chain was fo(...)

A woman is reflected on the glass wall of a BMW showroom  in central Beijing. Since July,  BMW is among at least seven foreign carmakers that have announced price cuts following the NDRC investigation, in an attempt to stave off accusations of anticompetitive behaviour. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

Beijing has been sunny and warm, with pollution running at manageable levels, but the mood among foreign companies operating in China is dark after(...)

McDonald’s has been struggling to attract new US customers in changing fast food landscape. Photograph: Bloomberg

McDonald’s has confirmed long-time restaurant executive Mike Andres will take over as president of the chain’s US operations as Jeff Stratton retires(...)

A Chinese retailer is offering insurance to customers who buy infant milk powder, highlighting the lengths to which companies are going to address con(...)

A man looks through the glass door at the entrance of a closed branch of McDonald’s in Moscow today. Russia’s consumer watchdog ordered four McDonald’s restaurants in Moscow to be temporarily closed, alleging the US fast food chain had violated sanitary rules. The news raised fears of a fresh round of sanctions against western businesses. Photograph: Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

Russia said today it was investigating dozens of McDonald’s restaurants, in what many business people said was retaliation for Western sanctions ov(...)

People walk past a closed McDonald’s restaurant, one of four temporarily closed by the state food safety watchdog, in Moscow. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

Russia’s food safety agency will conduct checks on McDonald’s restaurants in the Urals following food safety complaints, a day after four branches of (...)

Chinese police have arrested nearly 1,000 suspected members of a religious cult known as the Church of Almighty God, or Eastern Light, as part of a major crackdown, state media has reported. Photograph: Getty

Chinese police have arrested nearly 1,000 suspected members of a religious cult known as the Church of Almighty God, or Eastern Lightning, as part of (...)

Riot police stand on guard as demonstrators protest against the shooting dead of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday. A witness in the case told local media that Brown had raised his arms to police to show that he was unarmed before being killed.  Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

The police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri has been named as Darren Wilson.Speaking at a press conference out(...)

Gardaí have viewed CCTV footage from the night in question. They have also interviewed members of the public who were at the fast food outlet when the attack occurred. The Spanish woman was left traumatised by the alleged incident.

A file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions after a Spanish woman was allegedly sexually assaulted in the toilet of a fast food r(...)

A pedestrian walks past an advertisement for McDonald’s  in the Futian district of Shenzhen, China. Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

McDonald’s said its global sales forecast for 2014 was at risk after a food scare forced it to temporarily withdraw menu items such as Big Macs and Sp(...)