Spotify had 71 million subscribers at the end of 2017

Spotify’s unusual route to becoming a public company is a test case for other multibillion-dollar tech companies that are looking to sell their shares(...)

Study’s findings will undercut one of the arguments used by the No campaign in Australia – that children need both a mother and a father to flourish

As the marriage equality vote draws toward its close, a comprehensive study published in the Medical Journal of Australia shows children raised in sa(...)

Icebergs at Green Island. A  report has found that governments may be forced to deliver on their climate commitments  through litigation. File photograph: Matt Amesbury/University of Exeter/PA Wire

Governments across the world may be forced to deliver on their commitments to address climate change through litigation, according to a UN study that (...)

US president Donald Trump speaks with reporters aboard Air Force One on his way to a rally  in Melbourne, Florida, on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters

During his presidential campaign, Mr Trump revelled in the publication of Democratic party emails that fuelled damaging stories about his opponent, Hi(...)

Beyoncé on stage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards  at Madison Square Garden in New York. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani said on Monday that he had “saved more black lives” than Beyoncé, following the singer’s MTV Video Music Awar(...)

Miners dig for diamons in Zimbabwe. As a compact, stable, and transferable store of value, diamonds offer enormous advantages to smugglers, money launderers, and tax evaders.

In the spring of 2005, Erez Daleyot, a Belgian-Israeli diamond tycoon with some dubious connections, paid a visit to his Swiss bankers at HSBC Private(...)

President Xi Jinping’s daughter Xi Mingze, is at Harvard

One of the major irritations among ordinary Chinese about what they perceive as abuse of privilege by senior Communist Party members is the way the le(...)

Bo Xilai, left,  speaks to Jinan intermediate people’s court during his corruption trial.  Photograph: video via AP

Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai described his wife Gu Kailai as “insane” after video testimony in which she described how political favours and (...)

Bo Xilai is almost certain to be found guilty when he stands trial on charges of corruption. Photograph: AP

Over the years, Bo Xilai has been a big-city mayor, a provincial boss, a jailed counter-revolutionary, a trade tsar and a Communist Party grandee. But(...)

A man walks past JPMorgan Chase’s international headquarters on Park Avenue in New York. The news that JPMorgan Chase is being investigated by the US Securities and Exchange Commission over its hiring policy in China has not been widely reported in China. Photograph: Reuters/Andrew Burton

Reports that US authorities have opened an investigation into whether JPMorgan Chase hired the children of powerful Chinese officials to help it win b(...)

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