Police investigators and fire fighters work in front of the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday. Photograph: Reuters

There has been swift and horrified reaction to the murders of 12 people in Paris on Wednesday. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the deadly shootin(...)

Caroline Kennedy: the assignment would vault her into the kind of public life that her father and uncles pursued for decades. Photograph: Todd Heisler/The New York Times

President Barack Obama plans to name Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of the late President John F Kennedy, as the next US ambassador to Japan, a(...)