German police confirmed they arrested a 34-year-old man in Stuttgart on suspicion of arms dealing. Photograph: Google maps

Prosecutors in the southern German city of Stuttgart confirmed on Friday they had arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion of arms dealing but d(...)

An investor gestures as he speaks to another investor  in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China, November 27th, 2015.

Chinese shares sank more than five per cent on Friday in their biggest drop since this summer’s rout after Reuters reported the stock regulator(...)

“If there’s anyone who has the market’s firm belief that they can over-deliver, it’s always going to be Mario Draghi.”

The euro is set for its longest stretch of weekly declines versus the yen since the common currency’s creation in 1999 as anticipation builds t(...)

 Qinghai Lake in China:  environmental researchers are asking  whether the lake is getting bigger due to more rainfall or because the glaciers at the roof of the world are melting faster – a dire foreboding of climate change. Photograph: China Photos/Getty Images

The herder sets off on his motorbike, a cigarette jammed firmly between his teeth, wearing a bright yellow padded jacket against the cold as (...)

Buenos Aires tango

The Argentina that 56-year-old mayor of Buenos Aires Mauricio Macri takes over as president is something of a poisoned chalice. The historic rejection(...)

Chinese journalist Gao Yu has suffered heart problems during her detention. Photograph: Filip Singer/EPA

In a case that has been condemned by human rights defenders, a Beijing court has upheld the conviction of the veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu(...)

Architect Kunlé Adayemi: his design addresses urbanisation and environment issues

When architect Kunlé Adeyemi designed a floating school in Lagos, Nigeria – which captured global attention – it was a sort of homecoming for h(...)

British chancellor George Osborne’s fancy fiscal footwork in the Autumn Statement restored as the clear favourite to succeed David Cameron as prime minister. Photograph:  Andy Rain/EPA

With its double policy U-turn, fancy fiscal footwork, and political pirouettes, George Osborne’s autumn statement and spending review was a virtuoso d(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping: has launched a major crackdown on official corruption Photograph:  Noel Celis/Pool Photo via AP

China’s anti-corruption campaign spread its net ever wider with the naming and shaming of eight university officials for buying “fancy cars” and attem(...)

Andrew Graydon: ‘I will be an Irishman who studied English in the US teaching children in China. I’m putting myself in a position to be lost again.’

In August 2008 on the advice of my ma, and lent redundancy money of my da, I travelled to Durango, Colorado, where I had been accepted to study at (...)