Seeds for new financial crisis ‘being planted’, warns economist Douglas Diamond

One of the world’s top financial economists has warned that, a decade after the fall of Lehman Brothers, the “seeds are being planted” for the next...

Biologists in national park accidentally kill one of world’s rarest bears

One of the world’s rarest species of bear has become even more endangered after park staff in Italy accidentally killed one of the animals. Biologists in the...

Michael Bloomberg ‘to write $4.5m cheque to cover US commitment to Paris climate agreement’

Billionaire former mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg has said he will write a $4.5m cheque to cover the US’s financial commitment to the Paris Climate...

Coinbase: WikiLeaks calls for boycott of world’s biggest bitcoin brokerage

WikiLeaks has called for a “global blockade” of Coinbase, after the world’s biggest bitcoin brokerage banned the whistleblowing organisation’s online store from using its service. The organisation's...

India’s vice-president rejects calls to impeach chief justice over alleged misuse of public office

India‘s vice-president has rejected an unprecedented petition by seven opposition parties to impeach the country’s most senior judge for alleged misuse of public office. Venkaiah Naidu, who chairs...

Amazon forces people to buy James Comey book if they want to review it

Amazon is banning people from reviewing James Comey's book until they buy it. The company will only let people who buy the explosive new book through its...

HSBC announces it will stop funding new coal power plants and other fossil fuel...

Europe’s largest bank has announced it is to largely stop funding fossil fuel industries. HSBC claims it is going green by all but ending future investment in...

Jack Johnson: Donald Trump considering ‘full pardon’ of black boxer convicted by all-white jury...

Donald Trump said he is considering pardoning a black boxer who had been convicted by all-white jury of accompanying a white woman across state lines more...

California National Guard ‘to get federal funding’ despite Trump’s claim to the contrary

The California National Guard said it had received an assurance of federal funding for a campaign against transnational crime, knocking down Donald Trump’s claim to the contrary. “We...

Nicaraguan journalist shot dead on Facebook Live while covering protests

A journalist was gunned down during a Facebook Live broadcast as he covered an anti-government protest in Nicaragua. Angel Gahona was describing damage to a cash machine at a bank...

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