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William Ruto in Kenya’s high court in Nairobi in October 2010. Photograph: Reuters

The growing criticism of the International Criminal Court (ICC) by African states provides a forbidding backdrop to this week’s African Union “extraor(...)

At the Frankfurt motor show 2011, Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn was visiting various rival stands. At the Hyundai stand he was caught on vide(...)

An employee of Alcatel-Lucent sits in front of a banner which reads “no layoffs” during a demonstration at the company site in Orvault near Nantes,  France, yesterday. Photograph:  Reuters/Stephane Mahe

Telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent announced plans yesterday to cut 10,000 jobs worldwide in what its chief executive called a last chance to tu(...)

US hits back
  • US
  • October 8, 2013, 01:00

T he simultaneous weekend raids by US special forces in Somalia and Libya represented both retaliation for the recent Kenyan shopping mall massacre an(...)

Companies in the Asia-Pacific region are exposed to greater fraud and corruption risks because of a disconnect between anti-graft measures and how the(...)

Soldiers carry the body of a victim of a shipwreck off Sicily in Lampedusa harbor yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

Italian search teams have recovered 194 bodies after a migrant boat sank off the southern island of Lampedusa last week, with divers working to bring(...)

Lampedusa tragedy
  • Europe
  • October 7, 2013, 01:00

‘Lampedusans are sensitive people. We made this gesture because we are suffering for those who died, because we are all human beings.” These words of (...)

Two things are changing how the world views the US. First, Washington’s shenanigans appear increasingly like the way it’s going to be. Obama’s re-election changed little. The 11 months since then have been swallowed by the fiscal crisis, as were the preceding two years.

People say America can afford a domestic seizure every now and then. Yet almost a week into its government shutdown, the nation’s global presence has (...)

Immigrants attend a ceremony for some of the African migrants killed in a shipwreck off the Italian coast at the Lampedusa airport. Photograph: Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images.

Divers began the recovery of dozens of migrants’ bodies from a boat that sank last week off the coast of Sicily in one of the worst such disasters to(...)

File photo: Rescue workers in Nairobi, Kenya sift through rubble to find survivors trapped in the remains of Ufundi house which collapsed when a huge bomb went off August 7th, 1998. Senior al Qaeda figure Anas al-Liby, indicted by the United States for his alleged role in the 1998 bombings of US embassies in East Africa, was captured  overnight in Libya by a US team. Photograph: Antony Njuguna/Reuters.

US special forces have struck out against Islamic extremists who carried out terrorist attacks in East Africa, snatching a Libyan al-Qaeda leader alle(...)

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