The Abbott government will introduce legislation giving it the power to oppose asylum seekers’ appeals to unsuccessful refugee claims and fast-tracking the processing of nearly 24,000 asylum seekers in Australia.
Protesters clashed with police outside a Sydney University Liberal Club event on Thursday night during a demonstration targeting the education minister, Christopher Pyne.
If you think that people in the upper echelons of finance and government are all-knowing and all-powerful, you ought to read Tim Geithner’s new book, “Stress Test.” You’ll see that he and the other high-level types he dealt with are smart and hardworking, but screw up plenty of times.
Guatemala's ex-president was sentenced Thursday to nearly six years in prison for accepting bribes, as a US judge rejected leniency and said government corruption must be stamped out worldwide.
Wealthy Americans used to have no shortage of places to hide their assets from tax collectors — Cayman Islands, Switzerland or Luxembourg.
The home-rental site Airbnb has agreed to hand over anonymised data relating to its users in New York to the state attorney general.