Queen’s Speech: SNP challenge convention

Rose-wearing Nationalists break taboo on applause in chamber

Lamborghini joins fast lane into SUVs

Italian group is latest marque to eye expanding segment

Trafigura becomes big exporter of Russia oil

Benefit comes amid sanctions targeting Kremlin-backed companies

Serco appoints City veteran as chairman

Sir Roy Gardner joins as group seeks to repair its fortunes

Blair to step down as Middle East envoy

Former UK premier had poor relations with Palestinian Authority

Business chiefs warm to climate campaign

Growing number embrace environmentally friendly actions

Over half world’s nations hatching jihadis

Al-Qaeda and Isis have 25,000 new members, UN says

Taxi drivers and scooter riders currently training for their license take part in a demonstration in central London
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Cameron weighs in on London cabbies clash

PM says people should enjoy high-quality service

Denmark’s Thorning-Schmidt calls election

Social democrat leader hopes to secure second term

Sonos Play 1 for Business Life

Sonos chief rings alarm on preferred stock

Tech veteran warns against hurting early investors

Libor rigging said to have begun in 2006

Jury shown emails about moving interbank lending rate

Comment & Analysis

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America best referee to discipline Fifa

The US has a long tradition and displays great vigour pursuing international criminality

The startling rise in short-sightedness

Cases of myopia have doubled in Europe

Election in Turkey will test Erdogan

Many millions of voters hope the national poll will show the president his limits

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