Nick Kochan

Nick Kochan is a financial and political journalist based in London. He has written extensively on financial and white collar crime

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Cherie Blair at the launch of the Vodafone Connected Women report in Delhi in July last year

From the Bar to a seat on the Renault board: how Cherie Booth’s earnings have accelerated

Ms Booth has her own business interests

Clockwise from top left: Tony Blair with Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem in 2009; at Karnak Temple in Luxor, Egypt in 2007; with Vladimir Putin in Moscow in 2008; with Bashar al-Assad in Damascus in 2001

Is Tony Blair retiring to spend even more time with his dictators?

Nick Kochan, co-author of a new book on the former PM’s business interests, explains why his position as a Middle East peace envoy was never tenable

Eichmann Before Jerusalem: The Unexamined Life of a Mass Murderer by Bettina Stangneth, book review

This moving and disturbing study charts the post-war life of the architect of the Holocaust
Bank insiders are being groomed, says Europol

Hackers are plotting one big banking hit, warns Europol

Insiders are being groomed to sabotage financial security systems, say investigators

The Kazakh capital, Astana
David Cameron on a visit to Kazakhstan with President Nursultan Nazarbayev

Kazakhstan report: When oligarchs and dictators came to London

Six months after ENRC quit the Stock Exchange, the bruises remain. Nick Kochan reports from Almaty, Kazakhstan

A fine and a slap on the wrist for the City crooks

London Laundry - White collar crime: New system means firms guilty of bribery or fraud will be able to do deals to avoid prosecutions
John Hourican has given himself five years to rescue the bank

John Hourican: The $1 trillion was our main worry, not Libor fixing

He resigned as head of RBS's investment bank. Now at the Bank of Cyprus, he tells Nick Kochan how the City treated him

Pirates can operate with relative impunity in war-torn Somalia

The Horn of Plenty: How piracy became a $413m business

World Bank report reveals how profits are used to fund terrorism and destabilise Somalia

Women whose ideas won't go to waste

From India to Guatemala and Nigeria, the initiative of female entrepreneurs in areas of need has been recognised in the Cartier awards
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The saffron censorship that governs India: Why national pride and religious sentiment trump freedom of expression

The saffron censorship that governs India

Zareer Masani reveals why national pride and religious sentiment trump freedom of expression
Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Supreme Court rules Dominic Grieve's ministerial veto was invalid
Distressed Zayn Malik fans are cutting themselves - how did fandom get so dark?

How did fandom get so dark?

Grief over Zayn Malik's exit from One Direction seemed amusing until stories of mass 'cutting' emerged. Experts tell Gillian Orr the distress is real, and the girls need support
The galaxy collisions that shed light on unseen parallel Universe

The cosmic collisions that have shed light on unseen parallel Universe

Dark matter study gives scientists insight into mystery of space
The Swedes are adding a gender-neutral pronoun to their dictionary

Swedes introduce gender-neutral pronoun

Why, asks Simon Usborne, must English still struggle awkwardly with the likes of 's/he' and 'they'?
Disney's mega money-making formula: 'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan

Disney's mega money-making formula

'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan
Lobster has gone mainstream with supermarket bargains for £10 or less - but is it any good?

Lobster has gone mainstream

Anthea Gerrie, raised on meaty specimens from the waters around Maine, reveals how to cook up an affordable feast
Easter 2015: 14 best decorations

14 best Easter decorations

Get into the Easter spirit with our pick of accessories, ornaments and tableware
Paul Scholes column: Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season

Paul Scholes column

Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season
Inside the Kansas greenhouses where Monsanto is 'playing God' with the future of the planet

The future of GM

The greenhouses where Monsanto 'plays God' with the future of the planet
Britain's mild winters could be numbered: why global warming is leaving UK chillier

Britain's mild winters could be numbered

Gulf Stream is slowing down faster than ever, scientists say
Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Donation brings total raised by Homeless Veterans campaign to at least £1.25m
Oh dear, the most borrowed book at Bank of England library doesn't inspire confidence

The most borrowed book at Bank of England library? Oh dear

The book's fifth edition is used for Edexcel exams
Cowslips vs honeysuckle: The hunt for the UK’s favourite wildflower

Cowslips vs honeysuckle

It's the hunt for UK’s favourite wildflower
Child abuse scandal: Did a botched blackmail attempt by South African intelligence help Cyril Smith escape justice?

Did a botched blackmail attempt help Cyril Smith escape justice?

A fresh twist reveals the Liberal MP was targeted by the notorious South African intelligence agency Boss