The OECD proposals come amid a public outcry over the low levels of tax being paid by big corporations such as Google, Apple and Starbucks.  Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

What is the OECD proposing? The Paris-based think-tank has come up with a series of proposals to reform the international tax code. They are aimed (...)

Obama’s legacy of war
  • US
  • September 12, 2014, 01:00

President Barack Obama, who came to office promising to end his predecessor George W Bush’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, this week ensured that he to(...)

US president Barack Obama delivers a live televised address to the nation on his plans for military action against the Islamic State, from the White House. Photograph: Saul Loeb/Pool/Reuters 2:37

US president Barack Obama unveiled plans early today to expand a month-long campaign of military strikes against radical Muslim fighters from Iraq int(...)

Peshmerga fighters at Mosul Dam in northern Iraq, which Iraqi and Kurdish forces recaptured with the help of US air strikes. Photograph: Reuters/Youssef Boudlal

For weeks, Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, has watched United States military engagement in Iraq with quiet unease: Democrats and Republicans warily b(...)

Border policies: anti-immigration demonstrators picket before the scheduled arrival of undocumented migrants at the Murrieta Border Patrol Station. The activists have prevented migrants entering the town for several days. Photograph: Sam Hodgson/Reuters

A long a dusty southern Californian road, protesters occupy two spots just a few hundred yards apart. These are the two entry routes where they can st(...)

Louis Zamperini, pictured here in 2011, has dies at the age of 97 in Los Angeles. The former Olympian and prisoner of war was the subject of the best-selling book Unbroken.   Photograph: Noel Vasquez/Getty Images

Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner whose remarkable story of survival as a prisoner of war in the second World War gained new attention in 2010 with(...)

Senator Thad Cochran celebrates with supporters at a victory party in Jackson, Mississippi. Photograph: Edmund D Fountain/The New York Times

The latest win by the US Republican Party mainstream over the insurgent conservative wing – a narrow victory by veteran Mississippi senator Thad Co(...)

Volunteers in the newly formed “Peace Brigades” participate in a parade near the Imam Ali shrine in the southern holy Shia city of Najaf, Iraq, yesterday. Photograph: Jaber al-Helo/AP

US president Barack Obama has said the US plans to send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq to help halt the advance of radical Islamic fighters but (...)

A photograph made available yesterday by jihadist-affiliated group Albaraka News shows what are purported to be Isil fighters  taking away Iraqi soldiers at an undisclosed location near the border between Syria and Iraq on June 12th. Photograph: EPA/Albaraka ews

The Obama administration has ordered the urgent deployment of several hundred armed troops in and around Iraq, after the rampant insurgency in the (...)

Mehdi Army fighters loyal to Sha cleric Moqtada al-Sadr march during military-style training in the holy city of Najaf yesterday. Photograph: Ahmad Mousa/Reuters

The proposition that “my enemy’s enemy is my friend” might be too simplistic a response to the escalating sectarian crisis in Iraq that would promp(...)