HMRC in U-turn over tax return deadline

Nearly 1m people could escape £100 automatic late filing penalty

Sarkozy rebrands UMP ‘Les Republicains’

Latest step in former French president’s plan to return to power

Founder of Silk Road given life in prison

Ulbricht sentenced for running $200m online black market

Amex president Ed Gilligan dies suddenly

Brooklyn-born Chelsea fan, 55, fell ill on flight from Tokyo

US sees danger of Greek exit ‘accident’

Treasury chief calls for Athens bailout deal as soon as possible

Merkel offers to help Cameron over EU

German leader says Berlin wants a more competitive Europe

Saakashvili takes on Ukraine governor role

Former Georgia president to head Odessa region

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Poison fears over Nemtsov ally

Opposition leader Kara-Murza in critical condition in Moscow

Doctors hail new front in cancer fight

Treatments turn the body into a weapon against tumours


New words pose dictionary puzzle

Online neologisms fade before their meaning is grasped

Kiev rejects debt restructuring deal

Ukraine hoped to restructure about $23bn of debt

Comment & Analysis

Supercar makers swap speed for size

Lamborghini to join the swelling ranks making four-by-fours

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Shrewd Cameron conquers centre ground

Having defeated his opponents, the prime minister is bending them to his view of the world

A real gun of a son

‘When the moment came, we caved in to the boy’s gunlust. Why did we surrender?’

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"This talk of 10-week holidays but high productivity does make me think who has gotten it right. On the one hand it does make the French seem lazy and inefficient by getting so much time off but if they can still get the necessary work done but be able to enjoy life outside of work that much more, then perhaps they do have a better system set up."
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