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Tax avoidance issue is too big for one nation to solve

It’s true: some of the world’s biggest companies have invested a huge amount of effort in reducing their tax bill. PwC and the rest of the Big Four accountancy firms have advised them how to do so. And it’s all been completely above board.

Trevor Phillips says he learnt a lot from Ken Livingstone ‘because he really knows how to terrify his opponents’

Trevor Phillips interview: 'Lenny Henry's celebrity has allowed us to be heard' - bringing ethnic diversity to Britain’s boardrooms

The James Ashton Interview: Working alongside the comedian, Trevor Phillips is pushing for diversity in the boardrooms – and for politicians to stop hiding from the immigration issue

Winnie Byanyima, executive director of Oxfam International, is the first African to run a global development agency

Winnie Byanyima interview: 'We don't think charity is the way to resolve global inequality' says Oxfam International boss

The James Ashton Interview: The executive director of Oxfam International, was in Davos last week campaigning to close the huge gap between the world’s haves and have-nots

The world's biggest ego-system generates social insecurity

My Week in Davos

Prince Andrew breaks cover in Davos to publicly deny 'sex slave' allegations

There was an unusually high turnout for the royal’s annual appearance at the World Economic Forum

Snow business: action/2015's installation at the World Economic Forum in Davos

Davos 2015: Delegates at World Economic Forum demand €1trn of QE

'€500bn is not enough to recharge the eurozone and to jump-start growth'

Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust medical charity, at its HQ in London (Justin Sutcliffe)

Jeremy Farrar interview: Wellcome Trust director says 'I'm not a great believer in the power of prayer'

The James Ashton Interview: Jeremy Farrar has been at the heart of the scientific battle against the Ebola outbreak – and admits that mistakes were made

The Swiss mountain resort of Davos is the stage for this week's World Economic Forum

World Economic Forum 2015: Will the world sing along with the Davos duet?

This week's meeting is another opportunity for celebrity showboating

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Fishing is on Nigel Farage's mind

Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
Who is bombing whom in the Middle East? It's amazing they don't all hit each other

Who is bombing whom in the Middle East?

Robert Fisk untangles the countries and factions
China's influence on fashion: At the top of the game both creatively and commercially

China's influence on fashion

At the top of the game both creatively and commercially
Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

The man known as GOD has a reputation for getting the job done

Lord O'Donnell's three principles of rule
Rainbow shades: It's all bright on the night

Rainbow shades

It's all bright on the night
'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

Bread from heaven

Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

How 'the Axe' helped Labour

UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power
Rare and exclusive video shows the horrific price paid by activists for challenging the rule of jihadist extremists in Syria

The price to be paid for challenging the rule of extremists

A revolution now 'consuming its own children'
Welcome to the world of Megagames

Welcome to the world of Megagames

300 players take part in Watch the Skies! board game in London
'Nymphomaniac' actress reveals what it was really like to star in one of the most explicit films ever

Charlotte Gainsbourg on 'Nymphomaniac'

Starring in one of the most explicit films ever
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

Vince Cable exclusive interview

Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

It's time for my close-up

Meet the man who films great whites for a living
Increasing numbers of homeless people in America keep their mobile phones on the streets

Homeless people keep mobile phones

A homeless person with a smartphone is a common sight in the US. And that's creating a network where the 'hobo' community can share information - and fight stigma - like never before