Russian trade hit by sanctions and commodity rout

Former Soviet bloc allies distance themselves from Moscow

French unions back EDF longer working week

30,000 white-collar employees will be able to work over 35 hours

North’s share of foreign investment shrinks

Data undermine government’s Northern Powerhouse push

Robots threaten jobs, scientists warn

Intelligent machines will soon replace humans in all sectors

Scalia death sets up US Supreme Court battle

Obama rejects GOP calls to leave Supreme Court appointment to his successor

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EU talks going down to wire, says Hammond

‘Still a lot of moving parts’, says UK foreign secretary

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Bush and Trump clash in bitter GOP debate

Escalation of hostilities before critical South Carolina primary

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Medvedev warns of ‘new cold war’

Russian prime minister urges east-west conciliation

Yawning budget hole awaits Spain’s new PM

Madrid will report a deficit of 4.8% for last year and 3.6% this year

Greece in push on migration ‘hotspots’

Leros readies centre as Tsipras seeks to fend off Schengen threat

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BAE to name Woodburn as operations chief

Oil executive seen as preferred successor to chief executive

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Yves Guillemot, Ubisoft: assassin’s siege

The boss of the French video game maker will this week start a fightback against Vincent Bolloré

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Buy to leave: rise of London’s ghost homes

Fears are growing about the impact of ‘ghost homes’ on the UK capital — but what can be done to stop properties being left empty?

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