UK growth slows to 0.5% in fourth quarter

Annual figure of 2.6% is best since financial crisis

EU threatens Russia with more sanctions

Call comes as violence in eastern Ukraine escalates

Luxury downturn hits Foxtons’ commission

Agency suffers 26% decline as London property market slows

Facebook and Instagram suffer outage

Cascade of failures hits apps using social media sites for logins

Employee with heap of documents and papers

National Grid ends quarterly reporting

Frequent updates an “unnecessary focus”

Historical Museum, St.Basil Cathedral, Red Square, Kremlin in Moscow at night

Russia downgraded to ‘junk’ by S&P

Shift underscores dramatic economic deterioration

US east coast braced for blizzard

Airlines cancel thousands of flights ahead of snowstorms

London faces surfeit of expensive new homes

More than a decade’s supply being built for developers

Mike Ashley tightens grip on Rangers

Scottish club accepts £10m loan from retail tycoon

IAG seeks to quell Aer Lingus bid fears

BA owner says Irish airline to recommend deal if conditions met

Microsoft warns over PC software unit

Shares fall nearly 4% after hours as shine is taken off cloud growth

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Since the Paris attacks, France’s jails are under pressure to find ways of tackling Islamist extremism

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FOMC under market scrutiny as it prepares for possible rate rise

Virtual reality goes to the movies

Film-makers and Oculus explore technology’s potential at Sundance

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