Ebay backs Google over Brussels inquiry

Auction site’s CEO says search group is rival in online shopping

UK warns BP over potential takeover

Downing St wants oil group to remain British industrial champion

Piëch departure leaves VW with large void

Chairman and key figure leaves amid power struggle

Apple set to be latest dollar victim

Currency strength set to wipe more than $2bn from quarterly sales

US aided militants in Russia, says Putin

Allegations relate to separatist groups in North Caucasus

Eurozone in push to spur Greek talks

Finance minister isolated as eurogroup chairman calls premier

Banks face ‘golden parachutes’ challenge

AFL-CIO campaign seeks disclosure of Wall Street handouts

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Tight UK election worries EU allies

Weak government would hit efforts to tackle Russia and economy

BoJ set to cut economic forecasts

Officials signal extra stimulus is unlikely for now

Syrian rebels capture Jisr al-Shughour

Islamist advances suggest Assad is losing grip on northwest

Vodafone chides India on tax and red tape

Telecoms sector risks missing ‘huge’ opportunities, says UK group

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Russia seeks friends in Latin America

Putin wants to limit his global isolation by stepping up engagement in the region

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Bangladesh army paid to forget neutrality

Sheikh Hasina hands sweeteners to military in return for support

Władysław Bartoszewski, Polish survivor of Auschwitz, 1922-2015

Hero of the resistance protected Jews during the Holocaust and later rebuilt relations with Germany

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"A central question now is are there similar creditors to Lehman's, investors that have effectively lent hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars to Greece when they don't know they have done so and will be shocked if a default leads to losses on their investments? Few Americans know what assets they really own by owning shares in mutual funds."
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"Where does HSBC think it will be able to relocate? Hong Kong? Isn't the concern about China the reason why it moved to the UK in the first place. Singapore? In the long term is that where it wants to be? New York where the regulators are even more difficult? It does not really have too many choices but to sit tight."
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