George Clooney, Bono, Angelina Jolie... They are all part of a growing "celebrity" diplomatic corps. We might be prepared to change our favourite brand of shampoo because of a celebrity endorsement – but are decision makers really changing their policy thanks to stars? And more importantly, should they be doing so?
While the global financial sector braces for a severe crisis, Islamic banking is flourishing, having experienced double-digit growth in recent years. But what exactly does it mean to handle banking activities according to Islamic law?
A new trend of publishing books online has put Google under the spotlight. Competitors claim the web giant is playing dirty to keep its spot at the top of the online library industry, while some even say Google is invading Europe's cultural heritage.
France has long been a big player in the military hardware sector. But with competition extending from the United States to Europe, its latest fighter jet, the Rafale, has failed to set the world alight.