Xerox chiefs face US charges

Author: By David Usborne in New York Regulators in the United States are preparing to file civil charges against two former senior executives at Xerox…

Oxford-based ‘guru’ accused of torturing French aristocrats

Author: By John Lichfield in Paris French investigators, though, take a different view. To them, he is a vulgar ? and violent ? con-artist, who has us…

Reforms needed to fight Afghan corruption, says former prosecutor

Author: By Sayed Salahuddin, Reuters Corruption in Afghanistan has become a crucial issue for newly re-elected President Hamid Karzai, with US officia…

‘Our guns will exterminate them randomly,’ pirates warn

“Anyone who tries [a] rescue will kill the ones they want to rescue,” said Nor Abdiwali, who claims to be the commander of the group holdi…

Rank blasts government bingo tax

Author: By James Moore, Deputy business editor Rank’s Mecca chain has been badly hit by both the smoking ban and a recent tax hike on bingo, whe…

Toxic claim ‘will hit council tax payers’

Author: By Ellen Branagh, Press Association Corby Borough Council, responsible for the reclamation of a former steelworks blamed for the defects, was …

FSA hits back at critics but struggles to find staff

Author: By James Moore The FSA chief executive, Hector Sants, said “it could be and it has [become an issue]” for the regulator, which has…

Three men held over ‘sex tape blackmail’ of heiress

Author: By Erik Kirschbaum in Berlin The Munich state prosecutor Thomas Steinkraus-Koch said the trio had been arrested in Duisburg last week on suspi…