Europe’s demands on Google mount

Calls for stronger ‘right to be forgotten’ and ‘platform neutrality’

Scotlands’ huntin’ landowners under fire

New first minister gives estates something to grouse about

‘Vulture’ hedge funds eye unprotected debt

Attempt to keep forcing payouts from indebted governments

US revives plan to tighten ozone limits

Industry fears economic fallout from proposed EPA standards

Ferguson on edge after more protests

Demonstrations spread over grand jury decision in shooting case

Helge Lunds offshore trip 24.08 to 25.08 2011

Investors warn of revolt over BG pay deal

ISS adds to call to reject package for incoming chief Lund

Merkel offers Russia trade olive branch

German chancellor aims to ease tensions with more talks

Green’s sudden exit from Thomas Cook

Chief executive departs amid downbeat outlook for tour operator

Juncker defends €315bn project funding

Commission president says works would cost more than EU can afford

Simandou mining in Guinea

US advances Guinea corruption probe

Authorities obtain permission to seize assets of dictator’s widow

China charges Microsoft $140m in back tax

US group says payment is ‘bilateral advanced pricing agreement’

Comment and Analysis

A house under construction in Gleeson Homes' development in Parson Green, Sheffield.
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The no-frills ‘dream’ homes

Builder seeks to do for houses what Ryanair did for holidays

Why we are losing the obesity battle

Health issue is costly and the scientific clarity to fight it is lacking

Change at the top of French energy sector

New heads face a combination of political and economic pressures

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