China factory activity slowest since 2012

Data will fuel calls for monetary stimulus

Battle rages as Ukraine peace talks stall

Rebels push on towards strategic rail hub

Tens of thousands of Podemos supporters march in Madrid

Anti austerity party in show of strength

Isis says second Japanese hostage killed

Incident reignites debate about country’s tradition of pacifism

Statistical tweaks burnish India growth

Changes in base and calculations lift growth closer to China’s

President of China Minsheng quits

Mao Xiaofeng resigns amid reports of China anti-corruption probe

Sergio Mattarella to be Italy’s next president

Election of Sicilian judge is victory for Renzi

DeepMind’s founder talks about computers acting like humans, joining forces with Google, and why eating is time wasted

Data experts admit rent inflation error

Higher estimates relieve fears of house price bubble, says ONS

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Cyber crime threat stalks fund houses

Experts believe industry has been slow to tackle risk

Regulator steps up monitoring of Deutsche

FCA puts bank’s London office into ‘enhanced supervision’

Regulator orders 2nd recall for 2m cars

NHTSA acts after ineffective initial solution to faulty airbags

Comment and Analysis

Richard von Weizsäcker, German president

Constructive critic who called for honesty about individuals’ complicity in Germany’s Nazi past

Lubyanka Square monument
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From glasnost to the Kremlin’s line of fire

How a Russian civil rights group went from symbol of Gorbachev-era openness to target of the state

Vow of silence amid Twitter’s outrage

When tempted to be unkind I suppress the urge to express half-ideas

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