The ratings agency downgraded the country from double A plus to double A - its 2nd downgrade in two years. France's Finance Minister called the report "inaccurate" and said French debt remains safe.
The world’s most powerful central bankers are gathering in the US to exchange views over the myriad of problems and uncertainties they confront. But they will do their utmost not to send any clear signal to the markets.
President Hassan Rouhani's brother was released from custody one day after he was arrested on corruption charges. And yet, Iranian journalists and activists spend months in solitary confinement without charges.
Germany is one of the world’s strongest economies but it’s also grappling with increasing poverty and inequality. Nina Haase and Sumi Somaskanda went to Bremen, one of the country’s poorest regions, to find out more.
Marcus Hutchins is credited for single-handedly stopping the WannaCry cyber attack in May, which affected computers in over 150 countries. He was detained by law enforcers before returning to London.
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