Tory MP Douglas Carswell defects to Ukip

Conservative backbencher says his position is untenable

Deutsche Bank fined over reporting errors

FCA imposes £4.7m penalty over blunder in reporting 29m deals

AA chief quits in boardroom stand-off

Chairman Bob Mackenzie will take over day-to-day operations

US rebound stronger than first thought

Upward revision of GDP to 4.2% indicates solid growth

UK minister open to joining Salmond’s team

Alistair Carmichael’s job as Scottish secretary in question after comments on independence

UK net migration soars on influx of EU citizens

New figures put pressure on government pledge to cut immigration

US probes wave of cyber attacks on banks

FBI explores whether hacking is revenge for sanctions on Russia

China deals cash blow to Mugabe

Zimbabwean president fails to secure bailout from staunch ally

WHO warns 20,000 at risk from Ebola

GSK-led consortium plans to speed up experimental vaccine trials

Cobalt and two Angola oil partners split

Move follows probe by US Securities and Exchange Commission

Poland and Denmark vie for EU top job

Donald Tusk and Helle Thorning-Schmidt emerge as frontrunners

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Westerners slake Tokyo’s thirst for brewpubs and craft beer

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