Gaza ceasefire quickly falls apart

Israeli soldier abducted during efforts to destroy Hamas tunnel

Edelman China chief missing amid probe

US PR group says Cao ‘co-operating with authorities’

Free coffee set to hit Waitrose profits

John Lewis arm warns of turbulent time for retailers

Mobile operators win UK licence fee cut

Levy increase reduced by 20% after backlash

Tax haven buyers set off property alarm

More than £122bn of UK property held offshore

Sberbank says sanctions hit global finance

Russia’s largest lender argues EU action will not ease Ukraine crisis

Iliad shares fall on T-Mobile bid

Analysts raise strategy doubts on Xavier Niel’s move

UK manufacturing growth slows down

PMI reading is lowest in a year but still positive

Direct Line says ‘black boxes’ pay off

Young drivers save 40% on premiums, says insurer

RBS curbs its exposure to Russia

Bank says lending down £100m in first half of year

Iberia adds to fleet as outlook improves

IAG confirms profit guidance on ‘positive’ restructuring impact

Comment and Analysis

Nato must contain chaos at Europe’s edge

A conflict funded by Russia and led by eccentrics is developing momentum, writes Rory Stewart

Investors fear the risks in British politics

The political risks to the economy are larger than the economic ones, says Stephanie Flanders

Obama aims to re-engage with Africa

White House hosts summit to show it recognises Africa’s potential

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