Lloyds reveals payout plans

First-half profits jump despite £1.4bn PPI provision

WikiLeaks: NSA spied on Abe

Alleged operations to bug phones date back at least a decade

Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympics

Chinese capital beats Almaty in Kazakhstan, despite lack of snow

UK aims to make solar power subsidy-free

Rudd says renewable energy can prosper without handouts

Sir Simon Fraser, departing permanent secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Mandarin worries on diplomacy cuts crunch

Departing permanent undersecretary sees potential problems ahead

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 04: Alexander Wang attends the SpongeBob SquarePants themed, 41st birthday party for Pharrell Williams at Bikini Bottom at Cipriani Wall Street on April 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Nickelodeon)

Balenciaga’s creative director bows out

Owner Kering says Wang is leaving fashion house for own brand

China market probe targets quant traders

Unscrupulous traders may have been posing as state investors

Demoralised troops lose faith in Kiev

Echoes broader ebbing of public support for political leaders

Liberty Global increases stake in ITV

Investment will fuel speculation of full takeover of broadcaster

Big companies warn on China slowdown

Weaker growth in country set to hit second-half profits

Palestinian child killed by firebomb

Security forces on alert as Netanyahu condemns ‘act of terrorism’

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Up to 6,000 lions bred in southern Africa so they can be shot

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Rocket science hero who soared to head of state

Trump staying power confounds his rivals

Candidates fixated on containing billionaire ahead of debate

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