Tina Turner has lived in Switzerland for nearly two decades and gave up her US citizenship in 2013.

Secret documents reveal that global banking giant HSBC profited from doing business with arms dealers who channeled mortar bombs to child soldiers in (...)

China’s then president Jiang Zemin (left) talks with Li Peng, then chairman of the National People’s Congress, at a conference in the Great Hall of Beijing in March 2002. A Spanish High Court judge Ismael Moreno has sought international arrest orders for the two men and others on allegations of genocide in Tibet. Photograph: Andrew Wong/Reuters

A Spanish High Court judge has sought international arrest orders for former Chinese president Jiang Zemin, ex-prime minister Li Peng and others on al(...)

An anti-government protester stands in front of artillery tanks in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on June 5th, 1989, at the height of the pro-democracy protests. Chen Xitong was mayor of Beijing at the time of the crackdown, and was subsequently promoted to Beijing party secretary and made a Politburo member. Photograph: AP Photo/Jeff Widener

There was bitter poetry in the timing of the death of disgraced former mayor of Beijing, Chen Xitong, after reports of his death began to emerge ju(...)