Russian aid convoy crosses into Ukraine

Kiev accuses Moscow of invasion while Poroshenko urges calm

Co-op Bank slashes first-half losses

Lender loses 38,000 current account customers after near collapse

Chinese pilots told to ditch accents

Bid to put an end to cockpit misunderstandings

Hamas kills alleged Israeli spies

Suspected collaborators were shot dead in a crackdown

Digital disruption hits bricks and mortar

Property portals Rightmove and Zoopla hand control to homeowners

Rosneft to acquire stake in Norway’s NADL

Deal indicates western companies not deterred by Russian sanctions

LSE plans £938m rights issue for US deal

Exchange taps shareholders to fund Russell acquisition

Edward Bramson

Bramson steps up pressure on Electra

Activist aims to appoint himself and Brindle to board

Deng anniversary reflects Xi self-image

Chinese president burnishes his credentials as a transformative leader

Fast food faces indigestion in China

Safety scandals add to litany of problems

RSA eyes £130m HK and Singapore sale

Proposed deal with Allied World Assurance to complete next year

Comment and Analysis

CROTON-ON-HUDSON, NY - JULY 28: Atmosphere at Hudson National Golf Course on July 28, 2014 in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for T.J. Martell Foundation)

Golf loses some lustre as sales decline

Retailers and equipment makers warn of falling demand

Tech race fuels Bitcoin mining bubble

Prices for the latest computer hardware have been chased higher

Ex-governor’s trial transfixes Virginia

Most compelling storyline is break down of couple’s marriage

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