Google break-up plan emerges from Brussels

MEPs suggest splitting off search to curb dominance

Stocks gain on China cut, Draghi hint

Euro slides on dovish speech by ECB president

Fed eyes curbs on bank commodities trade

Regulator to propose rule in 2015 to address concern over risk

Diplomats eye interim Iran agreement

Attempt to inject urgency before the deadline of midnight on Monday

Uber’s insurgency machine backfires

Series of controversies raises questions about taxi app

Call to close short selling loophole

European lawmakers urge rethink on hedge fund anonymous bets

Israeli use of skunk water fuels anger

Palestinians decry collective punishment in East Jerusalem

RBS made major error in stress test

Regulator orders bank to have auditors examine figures

Obama gambles on immigration reform

President rolls the dice again for his final two years in the White House

Oil ETF defies crude slide

US Oil fund’s $1bn milestone presents a puzzle

Chinese general caught with tonne of cash

Graft investigators take truckloads of money and gems from officer’s home

Comment and Analysis

Carl Djerassi: father of the contraceptive pill

The chemist-turned-novelist and playwright explains why he believes egg freezing is the future

Surging Podemos rushes to get to the top

Spanish party with cheerfully anarchic roots confident of political future

Spice island is case study in debt traps

Grenada’s litany of debt woes has a long history

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