Marc Rich

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 Shares in Glencore, the world’s largest producer of cobalt with large operations in the DRC, fell 13 per cent. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

US authorities have demanded Glencore, the Swiss-based mining and commodities trading giant, hand over documents about its business in the Democratic (...)

 Donald Trump and former Maricopa County sheriff Joe Arpaio in Iowa in January 2016. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

Donald Trump has defended his widely condemned decision to pardon Joe Arpaio, calling the former sheriff in Arizona a “patriot” and launching a counte(...)

President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton embrace: Mr Obama once said “Hillary Clinton. She’ll say anything and change nothing. It’s time to turn the page.” Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP

It wasn’t easy for Barack Obama, a skinny newcomer to national politics with an exotic name and scant resume, to overthrow the voracious Clinton machi(...)

Eric Holder: he will remain in office until a successor is nominated and confirmed, the justice department said. Photograph: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

Eric Holder, the first black US attorney general and one of President Barack Obama’s closest allies, is to step down after a contentious term marked (...)

Swiss billionaire Marc Rich receiving the Award Honorary Doctorate from Bar-Ilan University in Tel Aviv.

Marc Rich, the colourful and controversial commodities trader and founder of Glencore who fled the US to avoid federal indictments, has died in Switze(...)

A file picture of Swiss billionaire Marc Rich receiving an Honorary Doctorate from Bar-Ilan University in Tel Aviv in May, 2007. Photograph: Gil Cohen/Reuters.

Marc Rich, known as the father of modern oil trading and founder of the group that became Glencore Xstrata, has died at the age of 78, the head of his(...)