US warns of Grexit ‘accident’ if deal delayed

Treasury secretary calls for agreement as soon as possible

Doctors hail new front in cancer fight

Treatments turn the body into a weapon against tumours

Merkel offers to help Cameron over EU

German leader says Berlin wants a more competitive Europe

Poison fears over Nemtsov ally

Opposition leader Kara-Murza in critical condition in Moscow

US economy contracts in first quarter

GDP is revised to a 0.7% fall amid a strong dollar and bad weather

Experts warn on dangers of defence cuts

Vital training at risk as Osborne targets further savings

Dictionary

UK’s new words pose dictionary puzzle

Online neologisms fade before their meaning is grasped

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UK faces first steel strike in 30 years

Tata Steel workers vote for stoppages to defend pension rights

IMF criticises EU debt and deficit rules

Fiscal regime too complex and rigid, say fund staff

Kiev rejects debt restructuring deal

Ukraine hoped to restructure about $23bn of debt

Poppies a hard habit to break in Mexico

Heroin crop offers high risks and few rewards for farmers

Comment & Analysis

Supercar makers swap speed for size

Lamborghini to join the swelling ranks making four-by-fours

Jonathan McHugh illustration
©Jonathan McHugh

Shrewd Cameron conquers centre ground

Having defeated his opponents, the prime minister is bending them to his view of the world

Illustration for Robert Shrimsley's gun of a son, by Lucas Varela
©Lucas Varela

A real gun of a son

‘When the moment came, we caved in to the boy’s gunlust. Why did we surrender?’

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