Apple faces multibillion EU tax bill

Brussels decides tech group received illegal Irish state aid

US calls on Syria allies to end infighting

Clashes between Turkey-backed rebels and Kurdish-led forces

Statoil project turns profit at $25 a barrel

Norwegian oil company squeezes costs at North Sea discovery

Calais ‘Jungle’ raises Anglo-French heat

Rudd and Cazeneuve to meet amid calls to end border control deal

World Bank falls short in savings target

Bank is having to adjust its contentious restructuring programme

Barroso’s Goldman job runs into petition protest

More than 76,000 sign demand for action from EU

Thousands of migrants rescued off Libya

Latest surge in desperate attempts to flee to Europe

YouTube live video views grow by 80%

Website playing catch-up with Facebook and Snapchat in real-time content

Merkel keeps Germans guessing

Chancellor refusing to say if she will be her party’s election candidate

Mexico’s Carstens warns on protectionism

Anti-globalisation trend could hinder already tepid growth

Fitbit steps up digital health ambitions

New trackers mark first foray into ‘mindfulness’ trend

Comment & Analysis

US banks in activists’ sights

Activists circle as many US banks fail to make a double-digit return on equity

Cinemas go upmarket with menus and loungers

Luxury in-screen dining cinemas attract bigger audience

Obama’s healthcare problems turn critical

Malfunctioning insurance exchanges are undermining president’s signature reforms

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