A Ford F150 Platinum truck sits on a scissor lift at the company’s stand at the North American International Auto Show  in Detroit, Michigan. Photographer: Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg

As United States carmakers confirmed 2015 as their best year for sales last week, few of their top executives were in the industry’s Detroit hub to c(...)

If there’s one thing that you can’t accuse Sufjan Stevens of, it’s homogeneity. The Detroit-born indie-folk deity has consistently keep his fa(...)

Pte Thomas Barrett (left)and Pte Derek Smallhorne  were abducted and shot dead in 1980 in south Lebanon

A man accused of killing two Irish soldiers will be deported from the United States to his native Lebanon after he dropped his opposition during an im(...)

A protest against the mass water shut-offs in Detroit. Photograph: Reuters/Rebecca Cook

They’re easy to spot. A streak of neon blue paint on the footpaths outside identifies the homes in Detroit that haven’t paid their water bills. To som(...)

The new Ford F-150 pickup

Detroit is, of course, an American car show so perhaps we’d better mention some of the Yankee metal on show there, even if these are cars that will li(...)

Mini’s new John Cooper Works edition - officially still a concept for now

Production versions of the all-new Mini have not yet even reached customers but BMW is pushing the sporting button for the new car hard with the Detro(...)

Pianist Geri Allen completes a trilogy of solo albums for fertile independent label Motéma with a somewhat shy tribute to the music of her home tow(...)

Planet Business

Image of the week: Detroit devilThe posters depict Michigan governor Rick Snyder, with some Halloween-style alterations, during a protest against the (...)

Detroit’s emergency financial manager Kevyn Orr talks to  media outside the Detroit Newspapers building. The city of Detroit’s municipal bankruptcy, the largest in US history puts at risk the future of retiree pension and health benefits for thousands of city workers. Photograph:  Rebecca Cook/Reuters

Detroit’s historic municipal bankruptcy filing yesterday came less than 10 minutes before lawyers for the city’s pension funds and retirees had rushed(...)