The  Nukus museum, Uzbekistan is one of the most remote galleries in the world and houses   the largest body of Russian avant garde paintings outside Saint Petersburg’s Russian museum. Photograph: Chip HIRES/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Uzbekistan has fired the long-standing director of its renowned museum in Nukus, raising fears about the safety of a vast treasure trove of art housed(...)

A man walks past an advertisement promoting yuan,  dollar and euro exchange services in Hong Kong.

Raising interest rates is always harder than cutting them. When investors are bleeding and workers fear the chop, promises of cheap money sound like t(...)

President of Gabon Ali Bongo: “All the revenues from my share of the inheritance will go to a foundation for youth and education . . .” Photograph: Pool/Getty Images

Gabon’s president Ali Bongo has pledged to give his share of the inheritance from his father to charity and said his family was also handing over pro(...)

 Chinese premier Li Keqiang: Photograph: Mark Schiefelbein – Pool/Getty Images

Producer prices in China fell last month to their lowest level since the immediate aftermath of the global financial crisis, and exports floundered, a(...)

Mozambican president Filipe Nyusi: the number of  millionaires in Mozambique will increase by 120 per cent to 2,200 by 2024, according to New World Wealth. Photograph: Etienne Laurent

Mozambique and Ivory Coast will overtake Angola and Ghana as the countries in Africa with the fastest growth rate of millionaires by 2024, research co(...)

Outspoken: neoliberalism “turns out to be a dead end”, says Paul Mason. Photograph: Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert/Getty

Paul Mason sits in his two-up, two-down terraced house in south London while a newly arrived wheaten terrier, Lottie, still getting used to visitors, (...)

President Michael D Higgins at the meeting of the Conseil Economique, Social et Environmental in Paris with former UN secretary general Kofi Annan. Photograph: Shane O’Neill/Fennell Photography

President Michael D Higgins took a holistic approach to climate change in his first major address on the subject, arguing that the great challenges(...)

An investor smiles as she walks past an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Fuyang,  China, yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

China’s recent equity market crash and subsequent rocky recovery has investors worried about too much volatility, although most analysts believe the m(...)

Hundreds of Eritreans demonstrate in front of the African Union HQ in Addis Ababa in support of the UN Inquiry report into human rights violations in Eritrea including extrajudicial killings, widespread torture and enforced labour. Photograph: Nichole Sobecki/AFP/Getty Images

The world can end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, the United Nations said on Tuesday, highlighting global success in rolling out life-saving drugs over the(...)

The People’s Bank of China building in Beijing. The World Bank urged China to quicken the pace of reform

In many ways, the stock market’s woes have come at a particularly difficult time with the World Bank calling on China to reform. In its China Economic(...)