Thick and quickly

Obtaining smouldered for much more than a year, international investigations into 1MDB—a Malaysian state investment firm at the heart of a sprawling economic scandal—are now burning fiercely. On July 20th America’s Justice Division started proceedings to seize more than $ …

Patty-getting parity

IN THE mall beneath a McDonald’s restaurant in Hong Kong, excitable children pose for photographs subsequent to a statue of the chain’s clownish mascot, Ronald, who lounges on a bench, one particular yellow glove raised in welcome. He fronts a …

At least eight killed in Munich shooting

MUNICH, GERMANY - JULY 22: Police officers respond to a shooting at the Olympia Einkaufzentrum (OEZ) at July 22, 2016 in Munich, Germany. According to reports, several people have been killed and an unknown number injured in a shooting at a shopping centre in the north-western Moosach district in Munich. Police are hunting the attacker or attackers who are thought to be still at large. (Photo by Joerg Koch/Getty Images)©Getty

Munich was in lockdown on Friday night soon after at least eight people had been killed and numerous others injured in a shooting that started outdoors a purchasing centre in the Bavarian capital on Friday evening.

A massive police

Trump faces test of uniting Republicans

epa05432668 Donald Trump delivers an address via video to delegates on the second day of the 2016 Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, 19 July 2016. The four-day convention is expected to end with Donald Trump formally accepting the nomination of the Republican Party as their presidential candidate in the 2016 election. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS©EPA

Donald Trump speaks to delegates on Tuesday for the duration of the Republican convention in Cleveland

When Donald Trump takes the stage at the Quicken Loans arena in Cleveland on Thursday evening, the New York property developer and now

Slow suffocation

Each time commentators say that bond yields can not go any reduce, the markets take delight in proving them wrong. Right after Britain’s shock selection to leave the European Union, yields dropped once more: the revenue on ten-year Treasury bonds …

How the 2% lives

AT THE BMW factory in Spartanburg, South Carolina, brand new sport-utility autos roll off the assembly line with the regularity of a German express train. Perform rotas at the vast facility, alas, are not often so dependable. Amongst 2007 and …

Three police shot dead in Baton Rouge

Three police officers in Baton Rouge have been killed and three other individuals wounded in a shooting on Sunday, in the most recent violence involving law enforcement that has left Americans on edge.

The incident comes against the backdrop of …

What is the ideal way to redistribute income?

ECONOMISTS have two contradictory impulses when analysing policy. The first is to ignore its effects on the distribution of income or wealth, and argue that policymakers need to shoot for efficiency and be concerned about redistribution later. This instinct frequently …

Turkey’s Erdogan calls citizens to streets

Turkey descended into chaos as police loyal to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan clashed with members of the military attempting a coup that threatened to turn violent and left Turks unaware of who