US warns of Grexit ‘accident’ if deal delayed

Treasury secretary calls for agreement as soon as possible

Merkel offers to help Cameron over EU

German leader says Berlin wants a more competitive Europe

UK faces first steel strike in 30 years

Tata Steel workers vote for stoppages to defend pension rights

US economy contracts in first quarter

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

Dictionary

UK’s new words pose dictionary puzzle

Online neologisms die before their meaning is grasped

IMF criticises EU debt and deficit rules

EU fiscal rules too complex and rigid, say fund staff

Kiev to hold talks on debt stalemate

Stand-off hinges on dispute over investment writedown

Supercar makers swap speed for size

Lamborghini to join the swelling ranks of luxury automakers making bulky four-by-fours

UK banks back in favour as scandals abate

Lenders’ stocks are potential star performers as economy improves

Poppies a hard habit to break in Mexico

Heroin crop offers high risks and few rewards for farmers

Pork scratchings go upmarket

New breed of entrepreneurs finds fresh outlets for pigskin nibbles

Comment & Analysis

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Andrzej Duda, accidental president

Europe waits to see whether a sometime liberal will pick up Poland’s nationalist flame

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Fighting the crisis of liberalism, one suicide-bomber joke at a time

The drawbacks and advantages to being a satirist from a deeply authoritarian state.

Walsh tempers tactics for Aer Lingus test

Airline executive faces challenge in shepherding takeover

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