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Published:Thursday | October 16, 2008 | 3:39 PM

The US and media campaigners have condemned the guilty verdicts on two Vietnamese journalists who helped expose a big corruption scandal.

Published:Thursday | October 16, 2008 | 3:38 PM

Wall Street has suffered its biggest drop in 21 years amid fears of a global recession.

Published:Wednesday | October 15, 2008 | 2:43 PM

European leaders are calling for major reform of the global banking system.

Published:Wednesday | October 15, 2008 | 2:42 PM

A Commission established to probe post-election violence in Kenya is recommending that an international tribunal be set up in that country to try those implicated in last year’s clashes.

Published:Tuesday | October 14, 2008 | 2:52 PM

Canadians are now voting in the country’s third general election in four years and with the global financial crisis looming over the poll.

Published:Tuesday | October 14, 2008 | 2:51 PM

Three wildfires driven by strong winds have destroyed dozens of houses near Los Angeles and claimed at least two lives.

Published:Tuesday | October 14, 2008 | 1:11 PM

Canadians are heading to the polls for the third time in four years today to choose their 40th parliament.

Published:Monday | October 13, 2008 | 2:53 PM

The government in the United Kingdom said it plans to inject up to 37 billion pounds of taxpayer cash into three of the country’s banks.

Published:Monday | October 13, 2008 | 11:58 AM

The Vice president of a bank in the United States has pleaded guilty to collaborating with his wife to launder money on behalf of drug traffickers.

Published:Monday | October 13, 2008 | 11:57 AM

Former South African President Thabo Mbeki is due in Harare for further mediation aimed at breaking the political impasse in Zimbabwe.

Published:Friday | October 10, 2008 | 1:41 PM

The police in Mexico say eleven people were killed at a bar in the city of Chihuahua, close to the border with the United States

Published:Friday | October 10, 2008 | 1:39 PM

US President George W Bush is seeking to assure Americans that the government is doing all it can in an effort to stabilise the country’s economy.

Published:Friday | October 10, 2008 | 12:47 PM

Peruvian cabinet ministers are poised to tender their resignations to the country\'s president over an alleged oil concessions scandal.

Published:Thursday | October 9, 2008 | 2:43 PM

A meeting of the G7 group of leading nations will convene in the United States tomorrow to discuss the global financial crisis.

Published:Thursday | October 9, 2008 | 2:42 PM

Iceland has suspended trading on its stock exchange as the country continues to struggle to cope with the global financial crisis.

Published:Thursday | October 9, 2008 | 9:58 AM

The trial of nine people in Ivory Coast accused of involvement in the dumping of 500 tons of chemical waste around the port of Abidjan has been suspended.

Published:Wednesday | October 8, 2008 | 4:37 PM

At least 30 women in South Sudan have reportedly been arrested for wearing tight pants.

Published:Wednesday | October 8, 2008 | 4:36 PM

The Bank of England and five other banks have cut interests rates in an attempt to stabilise their markets.

Published:Wednesday | October 8, 2008 | 11:48 AM

The US presidential hopefuls have set out their economic policies in a debate dominated by the financial crisis and differences over foreign policy.

Published:Tuesday | October 7, 2008 | 1:54 PM

The European Development Commissioner (EDC) has committed to increasing aid for the poor in light of the global financial crisis, rising fuel prices and climate change.

Published:Tuesday | October 7, 2008 | 1:53 PM

Authorities in Kenya have detained the American author of a highly critical book about US presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Published:Tuesday | October 7, 2008 | 11:41 AM

China has cancelled military and diplomatic exchanges with the United States in protest at a US$6.5 billion deal to supply Taiwan with arms.

Published:Monday | October 6, 2008 | 1:19 PM

Stock markets have continued to plummet in the United States despite the approval of a US$700 billion financial bailout plan by the House of Representatives last week.

Published:Monday | October 6, 2008 | 12:57 PM

Germany\'s finance ministry has agreed on a euro$50b plan to save one of the country\'s biggest banks.

Published:Friday | October 3, 2008 | 1:45 PM

The New York-based human rights organisation, Breakthrough, has launched a campaign to improve the conditions at immigration detention centres in the United States.


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