Locals view photographs  of wanted Boko Haram suspects on a notice posted by the Nigerian military in Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria, on November 13th.  Photograph: Reuters

As much of the world remains focused on Islamic State and its horrific attacks in Paris, another radical band of extremists has, by one account, captu(...)

Chinese President Xi Jinping: A brokerages boom appears to have added more than half a percentage point to Chinese GDP in the first quarter as equities turnover surges. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Just what is going on in the Chinese stock market? There is a frenzied feeling about the equity market, where a world-beating rally has seen the bench(...)

Joining the EU during a recession is bad enough but Croatia’s own economy is also in severe difficulty: there has been no growth in five years and unemployment is at almost 20 per cent. Photograph: Reuters/Antonio Bronic

Croatia may be just days away from setting off the fireworks in celebration of its entry into the EU, but Luka Zucko is not all that enthusiastic. The(...)