Zhou Yongkang: a former oil boss and security tsar who amassed power, he has been at the centre of investigations since July last year. Experts say the inquiry is driven by internal politics not justice. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

At a building site in Changsha, in Hunan province, not far from where Communist China’s founding father Mao Zedong comes from, a series of 33 carto(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping: crackdown on corruption. Photograph: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

One of the highest-profile government policies in China of late has been President Xi Jinping’s crackdown on corruption, targeting low-ranking “flies”(...)

 Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald, who is to appear before the committee this evening and tomorrow morning. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Progress, or the lack of it, on a range of human rights issues in Ireland will be scrutinised by the United Nations today and tomorrow. Minister for J(...)

The performance of Denis O’Brien’s Digicel dipped sharply in Haiti, one of the company’s main markets. Photographe: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Total group revenues at Digicel, the mobile phone company owned by businessman Denis O’Brien, fell by $7 million to $691 million in the three months t(...)

Denis O’Brien

Denis O’Brien is seeking to raise another $300 million (€230 million) via a bond offering for the Caribbean and America(...)