Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men mourn during a funeral ceremony in Jerusalem. Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images

Signs of the night’s tragedy were scattered everywhere. Crushed plastic bottles lined the narrow sloped path, barely 3 or 4 metres across. A metal han(...)

Bergen Engines is, among other things, a supplier to Nato member Norway’s navy. Photograph: Rolls-Royce plc Flickr

Norway’s NSM security agency may block a planned €150 million sale by Rolls-Royce of its Bergen Engines unit to a company controlled by Russia’s TMH G(...)

Inmates point from inside of La Modelo jail in Bogota, Colombia, where violence broke out  out of inmates’ fears that prison guards are not doing enough to prevent coronavirus. Photograph: Ivan Valencia/AP Photo

A prison riot in Colombia’s capital Bogota late on Saturday has left 23 prisoners dead and 83 injured, as detainees protested sanitary conditions ami(...)

A file photograph from   2017 showing then  Renault-Nissan Chairman and chief executive  Carlos Ghosn  as he addresses a press conference in Paris. Photograph: Getty

Ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn has fled to Lebanon, saying he wouldn’t be “held hostage” by a “rigged” system, raising questions about how one of the(...)

Minister for justice Masako Mori said Japan is a law-abiding country. Photograph: Getty

Japan has executed its first foreigner in 10 years, a Chinese man convicted over the 2003 murder and robbery of a family of four. Wei Wei (40) was ha(...)

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s long-awaited pre-indictment hearing has started. Mr Netanyahu’s lawyers arrived on Wednesday at the justi(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu is seeking a fourth consecutive term in office. File photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters

Israel’s attorney general has called for prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu to face charges in all three of the corruption investigations against him, (...)

Sara Netanyahu, wife of the Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. File Photograph: Amir Cohen/Reuters

Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu, has been indicted for ordering private meals worth some €83,000 from top class (...)

A police car drives past the Ritz hotel in Paris. Photograph: Michel Euler/AP

Police in Paris have recovered some jewels stolen from the Ritz Hotel in a multimillion-euro robbery but are still searching for two thieves and the r(...)

UK Ministry of Justice said current legal framework shows claimants must be treated as risk-averse investors, reflecting the fact they may be financially dependent on lump sums for a long time. Photograph: iStock

Shares in insurance groups fell sharply as the British government increased sharply the amount they will have to pay for personal injury compensation(...)

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