Pro-democracy protesters gather outside the Hong Kong government headquarters. Photograph: Alex Hofford/EPA

After the worst week in almost two months for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, US stocks fell as Hong Kong protests added to geopolitical concern(...)

The French president and prime minister struggled yesterday to shore up the ruins of the “irreproac(...)

French prosecutors have opened a formal tax fraud investigation  into allegations that former budget minister Jerome Cahuzac held a secret bank account in Switzerland. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

France's former budget minister, forced to resign after revelations he held a secret Swiss bank account, has allowed Swiss authorities to pass acco(...)