US midterm elections

US midterm elections

Congressional elections on November 4 will shape the landscape for the much higher-stakes race for the presidency in 2016

Oil - the big drop

While falling oil prices pose a challenge for governments and producers, the global economy stands to benefit from a huge windfall

UK by-elections

Having lost one seat to Ukip in Clacton the Tories are pulling out all the stops to win the Rochester by-election on 20 November

Ebola virus

As an exponentially expanding epidemic rampages through west Africa, Ebola is the most discussed virus on the planet

Syria crisis

After three years of civil war the conflict between the Assad regime and myriad groups of rebels on the ground remains deadlocked

Eurozone in crisis

After two years of economic contraction, optimism has started to take hold that the bloc will finally return to growth in 2014

Crisis in Ukraine

Despite a truce, violence has persisted in eastern Ukraine as the conflict, with no resolution in sight, continues to cast a cloud over the global economy

Silver economy series

Silver economy

An in depth look at the changes being forced on industries ranging from technology to entertainment as companies wake up to the opportunities provided by the world’s rapidly ageing population