Britain and the cuts series

US moves to restore relations with Cuba

Start of talks could end more than five decades of estrangement

Sony scraps film release on hacker threat

Largest US cinemas had opted out of screenings of ‘The Interview’

Treasury eyes £3bn Lloyds stake sell-off

Taxpayers’ holding could fall towards 20% in run-up to election

Rouble rises on government intervention

Capital controls ruled out as finance ministry vows to sell forex

Barclays says universal banking is ‘dead’

Chief executive says investment needed is big challenge

Fifa World Cup investigator Garcia quits

Ethics head questions whether football body capable of change

Claims of murder by army found to be lies

Inquiry rejects Iraqi detainees’ allegations against UK soldiers

Royal Mail sell-off lost taxpayers £180m

But Myners report clears ministers of vastly underpricing asset

Classic Blackberry phone

BlackBerry taps keyboard addiction

Classic phone launch aims to push buttons in Chen turnround drive

UK wages inch further ahead of inflation

Pay increases raise hope that living standards are set to recover

Attack highlights Pakistan’s vulnerability

Taliban siege of school shows growing risk to soft targets

Comment and Analysis

Cabin calm, not air rage, defines 2014

The real story is how well customers and crew members have learnt to get on together

Google News, drones and regulators

Is it worse when the authorities take action in the face of technological progress, or when they sit idle?

Sebastian James, Dixons Carphone chief executive, at their Oxford Street store. Credit: Daniel Lynch

The hard work after the merger fanfare

Dixons Carphone shows the complexity of managing an integration

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