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AirAsia flight missing with 161 on board

Contact lost with aircraft en route to Singapore from Indonesia

Japanese cabinet approves Y3.5tn stimulus

Spending targets regions and households left behind by recovery

Putin outlines dangers to Russia’s security

Military review shows president sees Ukraine as threat to his leadership

Swedish prime minister cancels snap elections

Cross-party deal blocks anti-immigration populists

Michael Aronstein
©Pascal Perich

Star fund manager of 2013 falls to earth

Michael Aronstein’s fund drops 13% and faces redemption requests

Rail chaos as engineering work over-runs

Watchdog launches inquiry as thousands face travel chaos

©Press Association

Household income forecast to rise in 2015

But pre-crisis levels not expected until after election year

Roy Lichtenstein's Whaam!

Cable urged to act after City Link collapse

Business secretary to meet RMT within days to discuss the situation

Tesla charges up with Roadster retrofit

Upgrade will allow electric car to travel more than 400 miles on single charge

Bad Säckingen bridge
©Christian Kleis

Switzerland dismantles cold war defences

Explosives network was designed to make invasion an expensive prospect

Oil price plunge raises producers’ fears

Roots of collapse lie in the US shale oil boom

Comment and Analysis

Leo Tindemans, statesman, 1922-2014

Son of a Flemish mechanic who did more than most to shape the EU

©Peter Frank Edwards

How (not) to break the ice at parties

Try asking: ‘What’s all the fuss about the central banks?’

Pope takes on the Catholic bureaucracy

The Argentine Jesuit’s reformist zeal is matched by steely pragmatism

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