South Korea prosecutors seek arrest of Samsung heir

Lee Jae-yong had denied allegations of bribery involving embattled President Park Geun-hye and her personal adviser.


Amazon's Gandhi flip-flops prompt anger in India

Foreign ministry calls on US envoy to intervene with giant e-retailer as users decry sandal emblazoned with icon's face.

Counting the Cost

Counting down to the Trump era

A look at what US trade policy will look like in the next four years based on the president-elect's claims thus far.

Donald Trump

Mexico: US border tax could trigger 'global recession'

Economy minister says Donald Trump's proposed border tax to pay for a wall is "a problem for the entire world".


Renault: Latest car maker targeted in 'dieselgate'

Following Volkswagen and Fiat Chrysler, Renault is being investigated over possible 'cheating' in diesel emissions.

Middle East

Turkey offers citizenship to foreign property buyers

People who invest in Turkey, including buying properties worth $1m or creating 100 jobs, will be offered citizenship.

Middle East

First new Airbus in decades arrives in Iran

The A321 jet, purchased after the nuclear deal with world powers, will mainly be used for domestic flights within Iran.

US & Canada

US Republicans take first step to scrap Obamacare

The resolution instructs committees of the House and Senate to draft repeal legislation by a target date of January 27.


BDS movement and Israel's counter-campaign explained

Everything you need to know about the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, and what's being done to combat BDS.

Inside Story

Will fuel price increase help Mexico's economy?

President insists that the 20 percent increase is to the benefit of the country as it will stabilise the economy.

Inside Story

Are concerns over Chinese presence in Sri Lanka valid?

China buys part of a port in Hambantota for the next 99 years, but critics complain a Chinese colony is being built.


Sri Lanka protest over China port deal turns violent

Protesters say the deal will take over private land for an industrial zone in which China will have a major stake.

Counting the Cost

Trump vs America: Presidential conflict of interest?

On the eve of his inauguration, we explore concerns about Donald Trump's financial conflicts of interest.


Fuel price hike sparks riots and looting in Mexico

Sudden spike in fuel prices sparks riots, looting, and arrests of hundreds of demonstrators as government holds firm.


2016 and the truth behind fake news

Fuel for financial and political gain, fake news is used for a lot more than the fun of Macedonian teenagers.

by Belen Fernandez