Putin unleashes fury at US ‘follies’

Russian president blames America for undermining post-Cold War order

ECB stress test likely to snare 25 lenders

About 10 banks with shortfalls may still need extra capital

Lamont quits as Scottish Labour leader

Departure prompts speculation about return for Brown

US governors introduce Ebola quarantine

New York and New Jersey curb those entering US if exposed to patients

London’s luxury housing market freeze intensifies

Sales in prime central London market fall by a third

All aflutter as Queen makes Twitter debut

Twittersphere lights up as monarch sends her first tweet

Prices of 1980s sports cars accelerate

‘Bedroom wall’ syndrome sees fans who had posters drive sales

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Swedish sub hunt ends in farce

Search has exposed Stockholm’s military’s shortcomings

IMF introduces floor on interest rates

Aggressive monetary easing threatened to turn it negative

Islamists kill 31 Egyptian soldiers in Sinai

Cairo said to be preparing retaliation

Ukraine elections mark generational shift

Young hopefuls emerge from crisis-torn country

Comment and Analysis

McDonald’s: Eating their lunch

The world’s largest restaurant chain has missed a dramatic shift in what consumers want to eat

Hello, BT automaton. Kafka here . . .

I already need fingerprint evidence just to use my own phone. What next? Retinal scans to use the toaster?

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The Spotify effect: Streaming’s capital

How did Sweden – a nation of 10m – become the ‘streaming’ capital of the world and the crystal ball for the future of the music industry?

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