EU to weigh extensive sanctions on Russia

Proposal includes ban on buying new debt or stock of Russian banks

Norway faces ‘concrete’ terrorist threat

Information suggests possible involvement of people who fought in Syria

ECB hacked in attempt to extort cash

No market sensitive information was stolen

Air Algerie passenger jet missing

50 French among 116 on flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers

Emerging markets slowdown hurts Unilever

Weakening currencies wipe €413m off operating profits

US lifts ban on flights to Tel Aviv

Several European airlines continue to avoid Israel’s Ben Gurion airport

Goldman rebuked over £1m legal fees claim

Judge takes unusual swipe at unitemised bill

EasyJet tumbles as outlook disappoints

Low-cost carrier warns over capacity concerns

Labour considers Premier League TV levy

Clubs accused of not contributing enough to grassroots football

Aviva whiplash plan ‘ludicrous’

Lawyers attack insurer’s proposal to halt cash for crash victims

US inmate takes 2 hours to die in execution

Prolonged death is second botched lethal injection in three months

Comment and Analysis

Bricks come loose from StanChart tower

Investors and insiders point to bank struggling to adapt

Luxembourg tax regime: Under siege

The low-tax system that has brought great prosperity to the Grand Duchy now threatens to become a liability

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The very idea of using the event to further the cause of independence would be plain unsporting

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