A fearless campaigner for democratic openness? Or a criminal trying to avoid justice? WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is a highly polarising figure. Australian national Assange, 49, is the figurehead of the whistleblowing website that exposed government secrets worldwide, notably the explosive leak of US military and diplomatic files related to […]

Switzerland has plunged into recession after the coronavirus pandemic caused a “historic” 8.2-per cent slump in economic activity in the second quarter, official figures showed Thursday. “In the second quarter, Switzerland’s GDP (gross domestic product) suffered the biggest decline since records of quarterly data began in 1980,” the economic affairs […]

South Sudan has run out of foreign exchange reserves as oil revenues have plummeted, and it cannot stop its currency from sliding, a central bank official said. Daniel Kech Pouch, the bank’s deputy governor, said late Wednesday that the pound was depreciating sharply and there was little that monetary advisers […]

The World Trade Organisation’s exiting chief, who is leaving the crisis-stricken institution a year ahead of schedule, will move to the private sector as a top executive at PepsiCo, the company said Thursday. Roberto Azevedo, who on August 31 will step down as WTO Director-General after seven years at the […]