Wanted: Recreational drug users — will pay

Race is on to develop new ‘abuse-deterrent’ opioid painkillers

UK and France beef up Calais security

Ministers from both countries point finger at Eurotunnel

Barclays says it lacks scale of US rivals

Chairman aims to refocus on UK and US while pulling back in Asia

Lagarde plays down China stock jitters

Asian economy is ‘resilient and strong’, says IMF chief

Russia’s hackers hide behind Twitter

New surveillance technique blends high tech and spy tradecraft

Tsipras faces challenge from Syriza members

Hardline faction of ruling party prepares for showdown

Kabul confirms death of Taliban leader

Fugitive Mullah Omar died more than two years ago

ProSieben and Springer end merger talks

Governance issues scupper discussions to create €14bn media group

Michel Platini to stand for Fifa presidency

Pledge to restore the ‘dignity’ of football’s governing body

Irish Ambassador Daniel Mulhall Photograph: Rosie Hallam

Cameron eyes Irish path from EU impasse

Postdated treaty change solved Dublin’s Europe dilemma in 2009

Young woman reading book, sitting behind wooden balustrade on beach
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Man Booker longlist released for 2015

US novelists outnumber Britons among finalists for UK fiction award

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Blends of momentum, value and volatility stocks will not yet oust portfolios balanced by sector

Honesty is best policy on mergers

Calling a deal a takeover instead of the oft-used ‘merger of equals’ can help avoid cultural clashes

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Extreme remote working in Gaza

Sealed Palestinian territory is an unlikely offshoring option

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