President Barack Obama walks down the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base after returning from a foreign trip to Saudi Arabia, England and Germany. Photograph: AP/Susan Walsh

Barack Obama is in the final months of his presidency and keen to justify his domestic and international achievements before he leaves office. His fin(...)

Mossack Fonseca’s office in Panana. The firm has branches in Hong Kong, Miami, Zurich and more than 35 other places around the globe . The firm is one of the world’s top creators of shell companies, corporate structures that can be used to hide ownership of assets.

A massive leak of documents exposes the offshore holdings of 12 current and former world leaders and reveals how associates of Russian President Vlad(...)

Mossack Fonseca’s office in Panama: Files show client roster that includes drug dealers, Mafia members, corrupt politicians and tax evaders - and wrongdoing galore

Mossack Fonseca & Co. had a problem in Vegas. Legal papers filed in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas claimed that the Panama-based law firm had(...)

Lt-General John Maxwell and his entourage inspect British troops after the Rising.

British commander John Maxwell who ordered the execution of the 1916 rebellion leaders did his duty but personally didn’t like what he had to do, his (...)

The cause of the accident is not yet known. Maxim Grigoryev / Russia Emergencies Ministry / AFP / Getty Images

Below is a list of some of the more significant crashes involving Russian planes or foreign aircraft in Russian airspace over the past decade. March (...)

China’s central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan  and Germany’s Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble attend a group photo session during the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting

The world’s top economies failed to find consensus on dealing with sluggish global growth, with the G20 meeting in Shanghai coming up only with a reco(...)

Gillian Ackland and her partner Donal on day 155 of their trip in Vietnam

I have always suffered from wanderlust, but it was only when my boyfriend and I decided to move to Canada that the opportunity to see the world arose.(...)

Zimbabwean children watch as their mother collects water from a communal tap in Harare. El Niño is hitting the production of staple foods in affected regions, including maize, rice and wheat. Photograph: Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters

Nearly one million children need treatment for severe malnutrition in eastern and southern Africa due to drought that is putting millions more at ris(...)

People hold up placards at a protest outside an immigration office in Sydney this month. Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images

Doctors at an Australian hospital are refusing to release a baby girl facing repatriation to an offshore immigration detention camp, after she was tre(...)

Dr Anna Marzec of the University of Zurich and her research team have been following a group of Bornean orangutans in the swamp forests of Indonesia’s Mawas Reserve since 2003. File photograph: Getty Images

Two female orangutans have been observed in what turned out to be a fight to the death - the first time such an event has been witnessed among members(...)