US and UK warn of Nigeria vote-rigging

Early results put Jonathan narrowly ahead of Buhari

Uzbek strongman re-elected in landslide

Uzbekistan poll criticised by international observers

Cook hits out at ‘religious freedom’ bill

Critics claim Indiana law would discriminate against gays

Co-pilot suffered suicidal tendencies

Lubitz had psychotherapy several years ago, say prosecutors

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Yoox and Net-a-Porter in merger talks

Online fashion retailers could announce deal as soon as Tuesday

Shipowner warns private equity investors

Tsakos says oversupply could ‘destroy’ markets

Final push for Iran nuclear deal

Key elements of negotiations show signs of unravelling

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Abraaj raises $1.3bn for African funds

Move marks further global investor interest in the continent

Local elections deal blow to Hollande

France’s centre-right UMP party and allies make large gains

Kingfisher takeover of Mr Bricolage stalls

Key shareholder blocks extending deadline for competition approval

Online arms race heats up over adverts

Internet media groups fight back against use of adblockers

Comment and Analysis

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Ethical Sweden runs into Saudi sands

Margot Wallström discovers the drawbacks of having too frank a tongue

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Policy is trivial — personality is destiny

PM’s character does much to determine government’s performance

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