Apple chief in China security talks

Cook meets officials after reports that hackers targeted iCloud users

Russian plane violates Estonian air space

Jet fighters scrambled as high-tech spy ‘coot’ circles Baltic

Luxottica picks P&G man for co-CEO post

Mehboob-Khan to run Italian company alongside insider Vian

US distressed debt investors target HSH

Nordbank to restructure its debt after concerns are raised

China flexes its economic muscle

Turning point shows ongoing shift of global economic influence east

Twitter seeks developers and acquisitions

Social network looks to expand beyond messaging

Pouyanné ticks the boxes for Total

Chief brings political experience as well as long career at Total

GSK looks at potential float of HIV unit

Cost-cutting and multibillion-pound restructuring drive launched

ECB bond-buying plan risks falling short

Investors doubt policy makers can achieve aims

El-Erian backs peer-to-peer lender Payoff

Former Pimco chief executive leads $12m equity finance round

Women targeted in Iran power struggle

Attacks part of campaign by hardliners to ‘propagate virtue’

Comment and Analysis

Marshall’s grand plan applies to Ukraine

The west will have to co-operate to stop Putin and should do so now, writes Anders Aslund

Tajikistan eyes China as Russia dries up

Planned $6bn investment latest sign of Beijing’s expansion into central Asia

Ben Bradlee, Washington Post, 1921-2014

Journalist who oversaw Watergate coverage has died aged 93

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