Aug 5, 2014

China urged to reveal payments for Africa's natural resources

China should publicly disclose what it pays African governments for extracting oil, gas and minerals as a way to level the playing field for companies worldwide and help countries get a fair deal for their natural resource wealth, billionaire investor George Soros said on ...

Mar 18, 2014

China working on new anti-satellite weapon, U.S. researcher says

A detailed analysis of satellite imagery published Monday provides additional evidence that a Chinese rocket launch in May 2013 billed as a research mission was actually a test of a new anti-satellite weapon based on a road-mobile ballistic missile. Brian Weeden, a former U.S. ...

Jan 22, 2014

Report links China elite to tax havens

Relatives of China’s president and other business and political leaders are linked to companies in offshore tax havens that “helped shroud the Communist elite’s wealth,” a U.S.-based journalism group says.

Turkey's embattled PM faces tough talks with the EU

Jan 21, 2014

Turkey's embattled PM faces tough talks with the EU

Turkey’s embattled Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Brussels late Monday, hoping to put his country’s EU accession talks back on track amid upheaval at home over his hotly contested judicial reforms. Erdogan’s trip to Brussels — his first in five years — ...

Swiss secure data for world

Dec 15, 2013

Swiss secure data for world

It looks like the ideal location for a James Bond thriller: a massive underground bunker in a secret location in the Swiss Alps, used for keeping data safe from snooping eyes. Housed in one of Switzerland’s numerous deserted Cold War-era army barracks, the Deltalis ...

Nov 30, 2013

British burned, dumped 'embarrassing' colonial documents

British officials burned and dumped at sea documents from colonies that were about to become independent in a systematic effort to hide their “dirty” secrets, newly released files showed Friday. Under Operation Legacy, officials in Kenya, Uganda, Malaysia, Tanzania, Jamaica and other former British ...