Golan risks rise as Hizbollah drops rules

Shia group’s progress increases threat of regional conflict

Dish spends $13.3bn in spectrum auction

Charlie Ergen takes big role reshaping US mobile phone industry

Germany suspends wage law for hauliers

Foreign truck drivers exempted from minimum pay level

US growth slows to 2.6% in fourth quarter

Marked slowdown from 5% pace in third quarter

French solidarity faces ballot box test

Poll to signal parties’ standings after terrorist attacks

British Airways takes delivery of its first A380 at Heathrow Airport, London this morning.

Qatar Airways buys 10% stake in IAG

Deal to strengthen ties with owner of BA and Iberia

Syriza ties could leave Podemos in a bind

Spanish voters will be keeping a close eye on the progress of the Greek party

Forensics: sleuths, secrets and science

Regulator steps up monitoring of Deutsche

FCA puts bank’s London office into ‘enhanced supervision’

Mugabe becomes African Union chairman

Ageing autocrat accepts role with speech aimed at the west

Spain grows at fastest rate in seven years

Recovery broadens, feeding through into all areas of economy

New Saudi king stamps his authority

Salman overhauls security, political and economic officials

Comment and Analysis

US profitability: the rich list

Sixty years of corporate history show longevity of some sectors such as oil while others have been more transient

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Maria das Graças Foster

Brazil oil major head’s career looks likely to end with corruption scandal, writes Samantha Pearson

Lubyanka Square monument
©David Trilling

From glasnost to the Kremlin’s line of fire

How a Russian civil rights group went from symbol of Gorbachev-era openness to target of the state

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