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Brazil metro graft case comes to a head

International contractors accused of running a cartel to win tenders

China zombie factories keep illusion alive

Local governments prop up companies that should be going bust

Japanese cabinet approves Y3.5tn stimulus

Spending targets regions and households left behind by recovery

Swedish prime minister cancels snap elections

Cross-party deal blocks anti-immigration populists

China zombie factories keep illusion alive

Local governments prop up companies that should be going bust

Buddhist militancy sparks concern

Rise of a new generation of militant anti-Muslim organisations

Brazil metro graft case comes to a head

International contractors accused of running a cartel to win tenders

Roy Lichtenstein's Whaam!

Morocco’s economy on track for growth

Central bank chief says nation has avoided effects of ‘Arab spring’ and is poised to prosper

Japanese cabinet approves Y3.5tn stimulus

Spending targets regions and households left behind by recovery

©Press Association

Household income forecast to rise in 2015

But pre-crisis levels not expected until after election year

Bad Säckingen bridge
©Christian Kleis

Switzerland dismantles cold war defences

Explosives network was designed to make invasion an expensive prospect

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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