Cameron defies €2.1bn EU surcharge

Italy and Netherlands support PM over objections to European levy

London’s luxury housing market freeze intensifies

Sales in prime central London market fall by a third

UK economy grows 0.7% in third quarter

Britain among the fastest expanding economies in industrial world

Swedish sub hunt ends in farce

Search has exposed Stockholm’s military’s shortcomings

Ebola alarm meets its match in New York

An unflappable city carries on much as it always does

All aflutter as Queen makes Twitter debut

Twittersphere lights up as monarch sends her first tweet

UK report ‘clears’ Muslim Brotherhood of terrorism

Lawyers say inquiry found no links to terror groups

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Private equity firms eye Portugal Telecom

Moves could delay plans by France’s Altice

Priory to open City psychotherapy clinic

Business urged to raise awareness of mental health issues

Ukraine elections mark generational shift

Young hopefuls emerge from crisis-torn country

Progress against Aids spurs GSK float plan

Market for antiretrovirals roughly the same as that for insulin

Comment and Analysis

McDonald’s: Eating their lunch

The world’s largest restaurant chain has missed a dramatic shift in what consumers want to eat

Hello, BT automaton. Kafka here . . .

I already need fingerprint evidence just to use my own phone. What next? Retinal scans to use the toaster?

Manchester land-grab must be resisted

Man-Sheff-Leeds-Pool seems too monolithic, with a hint of banker machismo, says Andrew Martin

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