Barclays to sell £2bn of risky loans

Improving economic conditions provide opportunity to offload books

Gunmen killed at Mohammed art show in Texas

Suspects shot at exhibition organised by free-speech group

Prosecutors in Brazil investigate Lula

Popular former leader questioned over overseas contracts

Europe stocks firm as US futures gain

China equities shrug off weak manufacturing survey

China widens foreign access to bond market

Loosening of restrictions crucial to persuading global investors to hold renminbi

Aberdeen takes on India over tax demands

Asset manager escalates dispute between global investors and New Delhi

Israel army under fire for Gaza conduct

NGO publishes report based on interviews with IDF soldiers

A customer pushes a shopping cart as he browses for goods inside a Tesco supermarket, operated by Tesco Plc, in London, U.K., on Monday, April 20, 2015. Tesco's April 22 results will serve as a reminder of the scale of the task still facing new Chief Executive Officer Dave Lewis after his decision to close dozens of stores, cancel some openings, consolidate head offices and cut prices on hundreds of branded goods. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg ©Bloomberg

Buffett defends relationship with 3G

Berkshire chief’s reputation as benign acquirer under fire

Miigrants being rescued from the Med this weekend

More than 6,550 rescued in Mediterranean

Surge in refugees leaving Libya appears to be accelerating

Icahn calls Apple a rare 50-year success

Activist investor still wants iPhone maker to do more buybacks

Ford car seat that can detect heart attacks

Ford scraps ‘heart attack’ car seat plan

Carmaker blames cheaper and more accurate wearable technology

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Rewalk Robotics takes its first steps

Market for wearable robotic exoskeletons begins to take off

Kadyrov accused of brutal rule in Chechnya

Ruler is beyond the reach of Russian law

Indonesia: No more Mr nice guy

Months into his presidency, critics say Widodo is using executions to look like a strong leader

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