Australia agrees to pay A$70m to Manus Island detainees

Image copyright Reuters Image caption This picture taken in 2014 shows asylum-seekers at a Manus Island detention centre The Australian government and its contractors have offered compensation totalling A$70m (£41m; $53m) to refugees detained in Papua New Guinea. The 1,905 claimants had alleged they suffered harm while being held on PNG’s Manus Island between 2012 […]

Wu Xiaohui steps aside as Anbang chairman

Image copyright Anbang Insurance Group Image caption Wu Xiaohui was long thought to be one of China’s most politically-connected businessmen One of China’s best known billionaires, Wu Xiaohui, is stepping aside as chairman of Anbang Insurance. The company gave few details but said he was no longer able to fulfil his duties for “personal reasons”. […]

US considers sanctions on North Korea trade allies

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Rex Tillerson was speaking at a hearing at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee The US is considering sanctions on countries that do illegal business with North Korea, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has warned. He said the White House would soon have to decide whether to impose “secondary sanctions” […]