The curse of the salaryman

As Shinzo Abe seeks reform, Japan’s once-heroic symbol of dynamism is proving to be a roadblock

Poland: An inconvenient truth

The Law and Justice party has swiftly taken greater control of state media since coming to power

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 16: Philip Green and Kate Moss are sighted arriving at Unique A/W14 catwalk show during London Fashion Week on February 16, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Tom Phelan/GC Images)

BHS: A dealmaker’s debacle

Philip Green sold the UK chain for £1 a year ago but he is now under fire following its collapse

Can Hill thrill after the Bern?

Sanders has forced Clinton to tack left but many of his fans say they will stay home on election day

The Guardian's former editor-in-chief, Alan Rusbridger, with some of the notable front pages of his reign
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The Guardian: Liberal beacon’s dark days

Alan Rusbridger retired as editor on a high — but costs cast a shadow over his return to chair its owner

Cyber warfare: Iran opens a new front

With its nuclear programme curbed, digital weaponry has become even more central to Tehran’s arsenal

Drug prices: Tweaking the formula

UK regulators are under pressure from Big Pharma as well as patients

Africa: Between hope and despair

Optimism surrounding the continent has evaporated with the collapse in commodity prices

Trump: Showman tries out for lead role

The Republican candidate loves the big stage but can he win the ultimate reality TV show?

SunEdison: Death of a solar star

The developer’s complex structure that many were willing to invest in has ended in messy bankruptcy

Volkswagen: The dirt under the bonnet

The car industry is crucial to Germany. Did the government turn a blind eye to its practices?

Chile: Turning copper into wine

The commodity-dependent nation’s wine exporters have their sights on China’s casual drinkers

El Niño: Feeling the heat

The current cycle of the weather pattern is one of the most intense, sparking droughts and floods

Indonesia: Toiling over transition

Commodities drove a big expansion but falling prices mean it must rely less on natural resources

Italian banks: The rescue mission

When bankers were called in by the finance minister they knew stakes were high — at least €4bn

Business: How to topple bureaucracy

It can be a short step from innovative start-up to a company overburdened by red tape

India: Water wars

Mismanagement of the vital resource threatens to hit industry and the broader economy

Iraq: What happens next?

Isis is on the run but cities are in ruins, 3m people displaced and Baghdad cannot afford to rebuild

Technology: Breaking the law

The widening gap between legal fees and what most companies can afford to pay makes the profession ripe for ‘Uberisation’

China tech: Renminbi to burn

China’s online services sector is red-hot. Some see parallels with Silicon Valley in 1999