A restaurant in Jemaa el Fna, Marrakech’s main square
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Race to develop 5G mobile technology

Labs are working flat out to produce patents that will underpin the future of connectivity

Republicans push Obama on TPP vote

Trans-Pacific Partnership would be biggest trade deal in decades

Nostalgia for interiors spurs UK revival

Walker Greenback benefits from new taste for old styles

Labour seeks to shore up Scottish support

Brown and Murphy try to win over waverers west of Glasgow

David Goldberg, entrepreneur, 1967-2015

SurveyMonkey chief executive and husband of Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg

Arab-Israel peace talks ‘dead’, says Carter

Former US president says no prospect of new talks under Netanyahu

Mayweather cements legacy in Las Vegas

Boxing match lives up to its immense hype and price tag

Buffett fields tough investor questions

Shareholders ask about succession, predatory lending, Heinz lay-offs and sugar

Coalition air raid kills civilians in Syria

Anti-Assad rebels say air raids push Syrians into arms of Isis

End of the super market in supermarkets

Some of the safest commercial property is starting to show cracks

US sees nothing special in UK relationship

Washington believes its ally’s global influence is waning

Sterling suffers bout of poll nerves

Markets braced for potentially messy election outcome

Comment and Analysis

(FILE PHOTO) It has been reported that Best-Selling British Author Ruth Rendell has died on May 2, 2015 aged 85 English author Ruth Rendell posed in London on 22nd January 1986. (Photo by United News/Popperfoto/Getty Images)

Ruth Rendell, crime novelist and politician, 1930-2015

Edgy, astringent novelist, prepared to take the reader into truly Stygian territory

China stocks are high but can go higher

History shows markets can rally a long time, particularly once foreign money enters

They think it’s all over, it soon will be

Relegation can be a difficult habit to kick, writes Tom O’Sullivan

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