Two billionaires – one liberal, the other conservative – are at war. The prize is the future of the US. David Usborne reports
Obama adviser says US TV network is set on damaging character 'assassination'
Continuing a lifelong habit of putting money where his mouth is, George Soros has announced a gift of $100m (£65m) to Human Rights Watch, the organisation which seeks to monitor abuses of power and to lobby transgressing governments and companies.
As bailed-out institutions plan to share billions among staff, top figures in the City – including bank directors – call on the Government to take decisive action at last
Gordon Brown will make a surprise visit to Washington today for talks with President George Bush on the global financial meltdown after declaring strong support for America's $700bn bailout plan.
Leona Helmsley's generosity in death will benefit a lot of 'little people who pay taxes'
Slavoj Zizek is international director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities at Birkbeck, University of London. Professor Zizek argues that our understanding of violence is wrong.