Kosovo to get visa-free travel in the EU

Turkey, Ukraine and Georgia also expected to receive same status

Eurozone GDP returns to pre-crisis levels

Strong French performance helps single currency area beat growth expectations

French state leads revolt on Renault pay

54% of investors opposed Ghosn’s €7.3m package

Buffett’s Woodstock of Capitalism — Live

Updates from Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholders meeting in Omaha, Nebraska

Court revives Zuma corruption charges

Decision in 2009 to drop 780 cases was irrational, judges rule

Helicopter crashes off Norwegian coast

Thirteen people on board, including 11 oil workers, feared dead

Fading ceasefire brings carnage to Aleppo

US and Russia press warring parties to pull back from destruction

Germany’s AfD to back anti-Islamic manifesto

Party this weekend could support ban on Muslim call to prayer

China warns off commodity market punters

Text message warning to retail speculators is latest effort to prevent a bubble

Graft warrior rattles Macedonia’s elite

Katica Janeva on collision course with establishment

Chinese banks disguise risky loans

Lenders employ financial engineering to evade regulations designed to limit risk

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Games makers defy predictions of doom

Analysts forecast a ‘golden era’ for console makers and the publishers who develop games for them

Amazon shines in turbulent week for tech

Prime membership programme is main driver of sales growth and is present in quarter of US households

Why didn’t Prince write a will?

It’s a timely reminder to us all to make our bequests known

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