Henry McCollum (L) and his brother, Leon Brown, were teenagers when they were arrested for the 1983 rape and killing of Sabrina Buie. The two North Carolina men were declared innocent and ordered freed yesterday. Photograph: North Carolina Department of Public Safety/Handout via Reuters/Reuters

Thirty years after their convictions in the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl in rural North Carolina, based on confessions that they quickly rep(...)

Argentina’s default

When Argentina defaulted on its debt last month, it was the eighth time in its history – averaging every 25 years since independence. Its latest diffi(...)

Microsoft, Grange Castle, in Dublin. Last week a judge ordered that Microsoft must turn over a customer’s emails that are stored. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The anonymous building on the outskirts of a sprawling industrial estate near Clondalkin may seem ordinary enough.But what lies inside is at the centr(...)

Does this mean President Barack Obama is wrong to describe companies engaging in inversion as “corporate deserters”?  Photograph: Reuters

In recent decisions, the conservative majority on the US supreme court has made clear its view that corporations are people, with all the attendant ri(...)

Argentina’s president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Just 12 years after declaring history’s largest debt default, serial offender Argentina finds itself at risk of a repeat with potentially disastrous r(...)

Despite the little time remaining, Argentina’s economy minister Axel Kicillof last week travelled to Brazil to a summit of emerging market nations. Photograph: Peter Foley/EPA

In Rebel Without a Cause, the anti-hero played by James Dean is challenged to a lethal game of chicken in which two cars must race towards a cliff. Th(...)

The owners of US chain of craft shops, Hobby Lobby, say they try and run their businesses along Christian lines. Their legal obligation, they say, to (...)

Facebook and the Manhattan district attorney’s office are in a bitter fight over a US government demand for the contents of hundreds of Facebook accounts.   Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg.

Facebook and the Manhattan district attorney’s office are in a bitter fight over a US government demand for the contents of hundreds of Facebook acco(...)

Privacy and the Press
  • UK
  • June 27, 2014, 01:00

The Sun Page One headline on Wednesday – not, however, in its Irish edition – suggested that the paper had not got the message. At least, if it had go(...)

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez said her government would negotiate with all the country’s creditors, in a bid to avoid default that sparked a market rally on hopes that the country’s long debt-related court battles may soon end. Photograph: Reuters

Argentina took its full-page advert campaign to European newspapers today, criticising a US court ruling and so-called vulture funds over its ongoing (...)