Cameron angry over €2.1bn EU surcharge

UK officials played role in endorsing budget calculations

Islamists kill 31 Egyptian soldiers in Sinai

Cairo said to be preparing retaliation

US governors introduce Ebola quarantine

Three states curb those entering US if exposed to patients

IMF introduces floor on interest rates

Aggressive monetary easing threatened to turn it negative

ECB stress test likely to snare 25 lenders

About 10 banks with shortfalls may still need extra capital

All aflutter as Queen makes Twitter debut

Twittersphere lights up as monarch sends her first tweet

Prices of 1980s sports cars accelerate

‘Bedroom wall’ syndrome sees fans who had posters drive sales

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Swedish sub hunt ends in farce

Search has exposed Stockholm’s military’s shortcomings

Rail line sparks Jerusalem tensions

Service touted as breakthrough to navigate divided city attracts violence

Tunisia police kill six ahead of poll

Violence highlights threats to the country’s fragile democracy

Progress against Aids spurs GSK float plan

Market for antiretrovirals roughly the same as that for insulin

Comment and Analysis

McDonald’s: Eating their lunch

The world’s largest restaurant chain has missed a dramatic shift in what consumers want to eat

Why it could pay to bet against consensus on Europe

Valuations make sense if the US is about to boom further, but that is hard to swallow

Beijing’s journey from luxury to thrift

China’s ballooning debt and slowing growth will be tough to manage, writes James Kynge

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