Sarkozy rebrands UMP ‘Les Republicains’

Latest step in former French president’s plan to return to power

Founder of Silk Road given life in prison

Ulbricht sentenced for running $200m online black market

US sees danger of Greek exit ‘accident’

Treasury chief calls for Athens bailout deal as soon as possible

Doctors hail new front in cancer fight

Treatments turn the body into a weapon against tumours

Poison fears over Nemtsov ally

Opposition leader Kara-Murza in critical condition in Moscow

Merkel offers to help Cameron over EU

German leader says Berlin wants a more competitive Europe

Saakashvili takes on Ukraine governor role

Former Georgia president to head Odessa region

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US economy contracts in first quarter

GDP is revised to 0.7% fall amid strong dollar and bad weather

Kiev rejects debt restructuring deal

Ukraine hoped to restructure about $23bn of debt

IMF criticises EU debt and deficit rules

Fiscal regime too complex and rigid, say fund staff

Dollar rally resumes after spring wobble

Currency’s strength hinges on US economy rebounding

Comment & Analysis

Supercar makers swap speed for size

Lamborghini to join the swelling ranks making four-by-fours

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Fighting the crisis of liberalism, one suicide-bomber joke at a time

Drawbacks and advantages of being a satirist from a deeply authoritarian state.

A real gun of a son

‘When the moment came, we caved in to the boy’s gunlust. Why did we surrender?’

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"This talk of 10-week holidays but high productivity does make me think who has gotten it right. On the one hand it does make the French seem lazy and inefficient by getting so much time off but if they can still get the necessary work done but be able to enjoy life outside of work that much more, then perhaps they do have a better system set up."
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