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Japanese cabinet approves Y3.5tn stimulus

Spending targets regions and households left behind by recovery

Putin outlines dangers to Russia’s security

Military review shows president sees Ukraine as threat to his leadership

Swedish prime minister cancels snap elections

Cross-party deal blocks anti-immigration populists

Star fund manager of 2013 falls to earth

Michael Aronstein’s fund drops 13% and faces redemption requests

Rail chaos as engineering work over-runs

King’s Cross trains cancelled

©Press Association

Household income forecast to rise in 2015

But pre-crisis levels not expected until after election year

Cable urged to act after City Link collapse

Business secretary to meet RMT within days to discuss the situation

Roy Lichtenstein's Whaam!

Bricks and mortar loses out in online rush

Amazon reports US surge while UK high street stores suffer

Bad Säckingen bridge
©Christian Kleis

Switzerland dismantles cold war defences

Explosives network was designed to make invasion an expensive prospect

Oil price plunge raises producers’ fears

Roots of collapse lie in the US shale oil boom

Qatar pits A350s against A380s

Fresh shadow cast over future of superjumbo programme

Comment and Analysis

Leo Tindemans, statesman, 1922-2014

Son of a Flemish mechanic who did more than most to shape the EU

©Peter Frank Edwards

How (not) to break the ice at parties

Try asking: ‘What’s all the fuss about the central banks?’

Pope takes on the Catholic bureaucracy

The Argentine Jesuit’s reformist zeal is matched by steely pragmatism

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