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(...)

A pedestrian holding an umbrella walks past a McDonald’s  restaurant in the pedestrianised Dongmen area of Shenzhen, China, yesterday. McDonald’s is  working to resume sales beef and chicken in China this week after a supplier was accused of repackaging old meat. The company said the situation is hurting its results in Asia. Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Global fast-food chain McDonald’s, which is working this week to resume sales of beef and chicken in China after a supplier was accused of repackaging(...)

China’s state administration for industry and commerce is probing Microsoft for antitrust violations. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

After Starbucks, GlaxoSmithKline, Apple, McDonald’s and New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra, now it’s Microsoft’s turn to feel the pressure from China’s (...)

The scene at Kippure near Sally Gap in the Dublin Mountains, where the body of Marioara Rostas was found in January 2012.  Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins

From a family of 15 siblings, born in Timisoara in western Romania, Marioara Rostas arrived in Ireland on December 7th, 2007. She took a Ryanair fligh(...)

The Husi Food factory in Shanghai, which is under investigation  by the authorities. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

Here at Asia Briefing we often discuss how China’s desire for high standards in food safety presents opportunities for Irish companies; the country’s (...)

A “Temporarily Unavailable” sticker  on a picture of chicken nuggets on the menu at a McDonald’s restaurant in Hong Kong last Friday. McDonald’s Corp has suspended sales of certain items in Hong Kong after the Husi  food safety scare. Photograph: Reuters/Bobby Yip

OSI Group LLC, a meat supplier to McDonald’s Corp, said it would recall all products made by its Shanghai plant. “To help rebuild the trust . .(...)

A customer walks past a KFC store in Shanghai yesterday. REUTERS/Aly Song

The latest food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in US coffee chain Starbucks, Burger King Worldwide Inc and others, as well as McDonald’s(...)

McDonald’s reported net income of $1.39 billion, or $1.40 per share, in the quarter compared with $1.40 billion, or $1.38 per share, a year earlier

McDonald’s reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit as comparable sales in its struggling US business fell for the third straight quarter and (...)