Brussels lowers terror-alert level

Risk drops from ‘serious and imminent’ to ‘possible and likely’

Sarkozy swipes at multiculturalism

Ex-president veers to right with plan to bring back ‘eternal France’

BTG warned of possible ratings downgrade

Fitch and Moody’s put bank under review after CEO’s arrest

Four KPMG partners arrested in Belfast

Move is linked to HMRC investigation into suspected tax evasion

Putin and Erdogan test each other’s resolve

Both are popular nationalist leaders who thrive on confrontation

British Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, leaves the treasury to deliver his autumn statement in the House of Commons.
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Osborne takes a leaf from Balls’s book

Revised spending plans borrow ideas from Labour party

The headquarters of the Serious Fraud Office in Westminster.
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Standard Bank agrees deal with SFO

Deferred prosecution arrangement is first of its kind in the UK

PM makes case for strikes on Isis in Syria

Jeremy Corbyn says he cannot support RAF action in Syria

Odd office moves reflect shifting London

Exits from traditional commercial centres fired by soaring rents and demand for modern premises

Big bonuses likely for banks’ top talent

Leading performers expected to be rewarded

Saudi counters ‘lower for longer’ mantra

Kingdom shifts message ahead of Opec meeting as investment collapses

Comment & Analysis

Ahead of her time: Ada Lovelace is the figurehead for a new digital skills college
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Ada college continues code pioneer’s work

Teachers-turned-founders aim to generate more British programmers

Cameron’s cunning plan for bombing Syria

The questions over extending air raids answered in 43 key points

Chance for UK to stem skills shortage

Apprenticeship levy has flaws but business must take ownership

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