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Russia’s first ever McDonald's opened in 1990 in Moscow’s Pushkin Square

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More unscheduled checks on McDonald's restaurants across Russia have been announced by the country’s consumer watchdog as part of a probe into food standards. The...

Coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha has been named the new prime minister of Thailand

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Coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha has been named the new prime minister of Thailand. Prayuth Chan-ocha, 60, was nominated on August 21 in a legislature...

Marina Silva has been formally named as the Brazilian Socialist Party’s new presidential candidate

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Marina Silva has been formally named as the Brazilian Socialist Party’s new presidential candidate. Environmental campaigner Marina Silva, 56, replaces the late Eduardo Campos, who...

Russian watchdog Rospotrebnadzor claimed McDonald’s restaurants had breached numerous sanitary laws

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Four McDonald's restaurants in Moscow have been temporarily closed by Russia’s main consumer watchdog as part of an investigation into food standards. Watchdog Rospotrebnadzor claimed...

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When businesses seek to boost profits and maintain growth, they often concentrate on increasing volume or lowering costs but neglect the role that pricing...

Steve Ballmer has announced he is stepping down from Microsoft board with immediate effect

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Microsoft’s ex-CEO Steve Ballmer has announced he is stepping down from the board with immediate effect. In a public letter, Steve Ballmer said he had...

Showing no hint of worry on his face, Rick Perry flashed a thin, confident grin beneath perfect hair in his mug shot

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Texas Governor Rick Perry has been booked at the Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center in Austin, for two felony indictments of abuse of power on...

Rick Perry plans to turn himself in to authorities for fingerprinting and a mug shot

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Rick Perry plans to turn himself in to authorities for fingerprinting and a mug shot on Tuesday, Reuters reported. The Texas governor he was indicted...

Russian food prices are rising after the state embargo on imports from Western countries

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Russian food prices are rising in parts of the country and experts say the state embargo on imports of Western food appears to be...

Imran Khan has called for Pakistan’s PM Nawaz Sharif to step down, alleging vote rigging in the 2013 election that he won by a landslide

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Imran Khan's opposition party, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI), says it has decided to resign all its seats in Pakistan’s national assembly. A senior member of...

Al Gore is suing Al Jazeera America over the sale of Current TV

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Al Gore is suing Al Jazeera America over the sale of Current TV, a network he founded. The former Democrat vice president and his partners...

Rick Perry dismissed the indictment against him as a farce

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Texas Governor Rick Perry has vowed to fight an indictment against him for abuse of power, which he dismissed as a "farce". The indictment "amounts...

Marina Silva is expected to replace late Eduardo Campos to run for Brazil’s president in October

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Marina Silva, Brazil’s ex-environment minister, would replace former presidential candidate Eduardo Campos, who was killed in a plane crash on August 13. Marina Silva is...

The Brazilian Air Force says the black box recovered from the wreckage of the plane crash that killed Eduardo Campos did not record his flight

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According to the Brazilian Air Force (FAB), the black box recovered from the wreckage of the plane crash that killed Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo...

Chiquita has rejected a $611 million takeover bid by Brazilian groups Cutrale and Safra

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Chiquita has rejected a $611 million takeover bid by Brazilian groups Cutrale and Safra, saying it was sticking to its plan to merge with...

Coca-Cola has bought a 16.7 percent stake in Monster Beverage in a cash deal

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Coca-Cola has bought a 16.7% stake in Monster Beverage in a cash deal, as it looks for growth away from fizzy drinks. In the $2.15...

Ford is recalling 83,250 cars because a faulty part could cause them to lose power or roll away if they're parked

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Ford has announced it is recalling 83,250 cars because a faulty part could cause them to lose power or roll away if they are...

Iraq’s PM Nouri al-Maliki has agreed to step aside, ending political deadlock in Baghdad

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Iraq’s PM Nouri al-Maliki has agreed to step aside, ending political deadlock in Baghdad as the government struggles against insurgents. His replacement, Haider al-Abadi, has...

Lenovo has reported a 23 percent jump in net profit for Q2 2014 as laptop sales outperformed industry average

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Lenovo has reported a 23% jump in net profit for Q2 2014 as laptop sales outperformed industry average. For the three months to June, net...

Global oil prices have reached their lowest level in nine months, despite fears that conflicts in Ukraine and Iraq would inflate prices

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Global oil prices have reached their lowest level in nine months, despite fears that conflicts in Ukraine and Iraq would inflate prices. Brent crude oil...

The plane carrying Eduardo Campos came down in bad weather in a residential area of the port city of Santos

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Brazil’s presidential candidate Eduardo Campos has died in a plane crash, party members and local officials say. The Brazilian Air Force reported the plane was...

Steve Ballmer has purchased Donald Sterling’s LA Clippers for $2 billion after a court cleared the way for the sale

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Ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has purchased the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion after a court cleared the way for the sale. A Los Angeles...

Brazilian companies Cutrale and Safra have made a $611 million bid for American banana group Chiquita

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Brazilian companies Cutrale and Safra have made a $611 million bid for American banana group Chiquita. Juice maker Cutrale and conglomerate Safra have offered $13...

Iraq’s deputy speaker of parliament, Haider al-Abadi, has been asked by President Fuad Masum to form a new government

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Iraqi President Fuad Masum has asked the deputy speaker of parliament, Haider al-Abadi, to form a new government. Haider al-Abadi had previously been nominated prime...

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won Turkey's first direct presidential election

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won Turkey's first direct presidential election. With almost all the votes counted, current PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan had won about 52%,...

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