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

New York doctor tests positive for Ebola

Aid agency worker recently returned from Guinea, west Africa

All aflutter as Queen makes Twitter debut

Twittersphere lights up as monarch sends her first tweet

Private equity firms eye Portugal Telecom

Moves could delay plans by France’s Altice

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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

Rail line sparks Jerusalem tensions

Service touted as breakthrough to navigate divided city attracts violence

Progress against Aids spurs GSK float plan

Market for antiretrovirals roughly the same as that for insulin

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Manchester land-grab must be resisted

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Hello, BT automaton. Kafka here . . .

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

Reasons to be bearish on US banks

Recent optimism on prospects is offset by fundamental changes

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