France backs down on climate ‘treaty’

Emissions goals unlikely to be legally binding in concession to US

Taxman kicks footballers in testimonials

Osborne swoops on cash earned from sport stars’ benefit events

Corbyn eyes free vote over Syria bombing

Signs emerge of a compromise ahead of next week’s Commons vote

Brazil targets BHP and Vale in dam suit

Samarco and shareholders face R$20bn-plus damages

Cameron abandons hope of quick EU deal

PM accepts December summit to focus on terrorism and refugees

France signals softer stance on Assad

Foreign minister sees Syrian regime joining forces against Isis

Tax avoiders invited to take the pledge

HMRC nudges previous offenders to abstain from bad behaviour

‘Artist and Empire’ at Tate Britain
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French embassy loses battle of the basement

Bid to stop neighbour’s multistorey underground expansion thwarted

Philippe Oddo

Oddo joins fight for BHF Kleinwort Benson

French private bank takes on China’s Fosun with €760m bid

BTG Pactual stops making new loans

Brazilian bank’s measures follow chief’s sudden arrest this week

Black Friday online spending surges in UK

Sites struggle to cope as shoppers turn to the web

Comment & Analysis

The latest forecasts on climate change

‘One possible future for the rich world is as a giant Netherlands, protected by dykes and dams’

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Hulu in spotlight as expansion beckons

With viewership up 85%, a sleeping giant in streaming may be preparing to make its move

Boom time for builders but not for houses

Even if the money is there Treasury wishes won’t turn it into homes

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