Images show Russian attacks, says US

Artillery firing on Ukrainian forces, Washington claims

Gaza conflict resumes as truce hopes fade

Diplomatic efforts to agree cessation of hostilities continue

Hospira eyes Danone’s medical nutrition arm

Deal would allow US group to move its tax base to Europe

Asia-Pacific bourses extend rally

Hang Seng rose 0.6% and Shanghai Composite added 1.7%

India prepares for smartphone ‘big bang’

Lower prices drive Asia’s fastest-growing market for the devices

Housing scheme sucks cash from north

Little evidence New Homes Bonus boosts planning approvals

Sankaty pays $1bn for JPMorgan debt

Investment firms seek access to Asian corporate debt on a mobile phone

Boko Haram kidnaps wife of Cameroon politician

Vice-prime minister escapes deadly attack by Nigerian militants

Defiant: Argentine president Cristina Fernández

Argentina braces for fresh debt default

Deepening recession, rising inflation and capital flight expected

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Luqman Arnold launches advisory business

Ex-UBS chief moves into corporate finance and M&A

Senior British officers ordered to language schools

Army to make knowledge of foreign tongues necessary for promotion

Comment and Analysis

Voices from Libya’s armed struggle

Three years after toppling Gaddafi, the revolutionaries have turned on each other

Safer food should be freely copied

Stroll through a local market in China and there is little sign of quality control or hygiene

Ferruccio Ferragamo at Ferragamo's headquarters in Florence, March 27, 2014. Photographer Alessia Pierdomenico
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A head for Ferragamo footwear

Members of the Italian shoemaking dynasty use strict rules to protect their father’s legacy

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