Charter to buy Time Warner Cable for $57bn

Malone victory aims to create second-biggest US cable operator

Odey raises stake in Plus500

Hedge fund manager is trading platform’s largest single investor

France’s EDF bids to cut 10-week holidays

Effort to roll back entitlements strike at 35-hour working week

Dollar rallies as yen hits 7-year low

Europe stocks flat after China hits multiyear high

Ryanair profits rise to beat forecasts

Budget carrier warns of ‘irrational’ pricing from competition

China rebukes US for stoking sea tensions

War of words comes as Beijing releases robust defence white paper


Japanese youth turns its back on fish

Fisheries ministry gets creative in attempt to boost demand

UK market review to push for tougher sentences

Punitive approach likely after City scandals like forex rigging

Lack of sleep found to lower productivity

Drinking alcohol and smoking seem to make no difference, study finds

Cameron expands Right to Buy scheme

Controversial programme a central measure in Queen’s Speech

Duda’s agenda: Poland’s new president

From Germany and the EU to defence and the economy

Comment & Analysis

The big eurozone overhaul may not be so big

The appetite among political leaders for a step change, always lukewarm, has cooled even more

John Nash, economist and mathematician, 1928-2015

Master of game theory who changed the way we look at seemingly wasteful choices

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Cameron, Europe and the hand of history

Britain has always tried to be a European and a global power

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