US says Russia fired artillery at Ukraine

State department cites ‘new evidence’ linking Moscow to conflict

Russia's central bank hikes key rate to 8%

Economy feeling effects of tougher US and EU sanctions

No survivors from Air Algerie crash in Mali

One of the ‘black box’ flight recorders recovered

West Bank erupts in anti-Israel protests

Two dead in demonstrations after attack on school in Gaza

BSkyB to pay up to £7.4bn in Europe deals

Pay-TV provider to buy Sky Deutschland stake and Sky Italia

Berlin to boost counter-intelligence against US

Reaction to revelations of extensive American surveillance

A stockbroker gestures while monitoring financial data on his computer screens at Shore Capital Group Ltd. brokerage in London, U.K., on Thursday, March 28, 2013. Cyprus's banks opened for the first time in almost two weeks, with new rules curbing access to cash preventing an initial panic to withdraw deposits. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
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Junk bonds turn negative as rally stalls

Investors fret high-yield’s bull run is nearing an end

Obama lashes out at corporate ‘deserters’

Proposal to lift ownership threshold and backdate rule change

Greece cuts state wage bill as talks loom

General government wage bill fell below €16bn last year

Former Banco Espírito Santo head detained

Ricardo Salgado questioned by magistrate and released on €3m bail

Fiat checks out Peugeot as partner

Tie-up would bring together groups with global ambitions

Drought drains critical US water supply

Researchers shocked by depletion of Colorado River Basin

Comment and Analysis

Orthodox oligarch linked to Russia and rebels

Kiev claims billionaire is ‘sponsor of terrorists’

The US has the highest number of millionaire households

Obama’s dilemma over tax inversions

Better a big reform than quixotic appeals to patriotism

Researchers studied the fossils of plant-eating dinosaurs

Dinosaurs had feathers, say scientists

Plumage not for flight but may have been for warmth

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