Kiev says 2 jets shot down ‘from Russia’

Claims similar to accusations before MH17 loss

Google faces more privacy ruling heat

Europe pushes for ‘right to be forgotten’ demands to be extended globally

Cameron hints at risk to Scottish exports

Independence would mean losing access to embassy ‘sales force’

Goldman rebuked over £1m legal fees claim

Judge takes unusual swipe at unitemised bill

‘At least 40’ dead in Taiwan plane crash

TransAsia Airways lands just short of runway on island of Penghu

Nowhere to hide for Gaza residents

Palestinian civilians report ‘no safe route’ out of danger areas

GSK cuts guidance as profits slide

Group fights to keep dominance of respiratory drugs market

Costa Concordia begins final journey

Cruise liner’s salvage operation estimated at more than €1.5bn

BSkyB considers prospects of ‘Sky Europe’

UK pay TV provider nears deal to buy majority stakes in German and Italian groups

China detains five in meat probe

Authorities allege systemic violations at key McDonald’s supplier

UK authors prevail in Man Booker longlist

Omissions include Donna Tartt and Ian McEwan

Comment and Analysis

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