Portugal’s ex PM Sócrates detained

Former leader suspected of being involved in tax fraud, money laundering, corruption

Aviva closes in on deal to buy Friends Life

£5.6bn acquisition would transform UK pensions industry

Al-Shabaab attack in Kenya kills 28

Islamist extremist group claims responsibility

Miliband defends Labour with ‘working people’ roots

Leader fire fights following ‘image of Rochester’ tweet

US citizenship returns to tax Boris

Dual-national London mayor caught by reach of IRS

Diplomats eye interim Iran agreement

Attempt to inject urgency before the deadline of midnight on Monday

Report undercuts Benghazi attack claims

US lawmakers say officials did not deliberately mislead over consulate assault

Google break-up plan emerges from EU

MEPs suggest splitting off search to curb dominance

Uber struggles to get back on right road

Series of controversies raises questions about taxi app

Brookfield makes move on City landmark

CityPoint deal comes after US investor rebuffed by Canary Wharf Group

RBS made major error in stress test

State-backed lender asks accountants to check UK figures

Comment and Analysis

Football scores big with social media

Of the 1.3bn-plus people on Facebook, 500m are football supporters. Now the world’s major clubs are fixated on a new quest – to turn the love of millions of fans into serious money

DHDFN2 London, UK. 7th November 2013. a 3D printed implant by Andrew Darwood on display at the 3D Printshow at the Business Design Centre in London. Eric Moger had a large part of his face removed after developing a tumour. © Piero Cruciatti/Alamy Live News

Surgeons embrace 3D printed implants

Advances mean technology has bigger role to play in healthcare

Carl Djerassi: father of the contraceptive pill

The chemist-turned-novelist and playwright explains why he believes egg freezing is the future

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