Turkish forces enter Syria in Isis offensive

Ankara launches large-scale offensive against jihadi group

Last-ditch US effort to quash Apple’s EU tax demand

Sharp escalation of feud over bill for billions of euros

Finding work proves harder for world youth

Number of unemployed to rise as emerging nations suffer recession

Oil data raise Scots independence doubts

Collapse in North Sea revenues increases deficit to 9.5% of GDP

Earth finds neighbour just 4 light years away

Discovery of nearest planet to ours with potential for life

Breast cancer test raises hope of avoiding chemo

Genetic check may help early-stage patients avoid toxic follow-up

Offshore wind farms hit by subsidy delay

Auction will not happen until early next year

Trump tempers tone in pitch to minorities

Shift in rhetoric bears hallmark of new campaign manager

UK targets offshore tax dodgers

Crackdown comes as HMRC prepares to receive big tranche of data

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Glencore steps up plan to cut debt

Miner and trader aims to resume dividend payments next year

Germans ridicule food stockpiling plan

Claims of politically motivated scaremongering

Comment & Analysis

Big banks push forward with blockchain

Cost savings and low returns drive lenders into working with system underpinning bitcoin

Pessimists hold the key to Europe’s future

Most in the Visegrad states are positive about the EU but worry about its survival, writes Ivan Krastev

Fears over US market plumbing remain

A sharp drop in stocks last year revealed issues in trading rules

Conversation starters: Comments from our readers

"The question for me is what competencies people require as they start work. We have a knowledge-based economy and a key part of that knowledge is being able to innovate and challenge the way things are done, University is supposed to foster that. Perhaps one problem is employers recruiting someone to a first job want conformity (perhaps rightly) not challenge."
Steve2020 on Are universities worth it?

"The economic opportunity, as explored by Patrick Minford and others, is for free trade to reduce food prices. The longer term reallocation of UK resources would expand the economy. But there is a price to pay. The consequential shrinkage of farming would materially alter our rural landscape with profound social and environmental consequences, particularly in uplands."
David Campbell on The fate of British farming lies with the Treasury

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