Gunmen killed at US anti-Islam art show

Suspects shot at Texas exhibition organised by free-speech group

Prosecutors in Brazil investigate Lula

Popular ex leader questioned over companies’ overseas contracts

China widens foreign access to bond market

Loosening of restrictions crucial to persuading global investors to hold renminbi

European stocks start week on firm note

China equities shrug off weak manufacturing survey

Aberdeen takes on India over tax demands

Asset manager escalates dispute between global investors and New Delhi

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 from Libya appears to be accelerating

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
Floods in europe

Catastrophe bonds guru hits back at book

Fermat Capital’s Seo says researchers ‘stoking unfounded fears’

Ford car seat that can detect heart attacks
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Ford scraps ‘heart attack’ car seat plan

Carmaker blames cheaper and more accurate wearable technology

Saudi Arabia accused of using cluster bombs

Banned munitions deployed in Yemen air strikes, says rights group

Foreign investors snap up £28bn of UK debt

Appetite for gilts comes despite uncertainty over election outcome

Comment and Analysis

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

The bank of England, City of London.
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Precarious prospects of London finance

UK’s next government needs a clear vision for the financial services industry, writes Philip Augar

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