Blair to step down as Middle East envoy

Former UK premier had poor relations with Palestinian Authority

EU and business focus of Queen’s Speech

Monarch sets out Tory plans on weak economy and Europe vote

Libor rigging said to have begun in 2006

Jury shown emails about moving interbank lending rate

Over half world’s nations hatching jihadis

Al-Qaeda and Isis have more than 25,000 new members, UN says

Denmark’s Thorning-Schmidt calls election

Social democrat leader hopes to secure second term

Taxi drivers and scooter riders currently training for their license take part in a demonstration in central London
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Cameron weighs in on London cabbies clash

PM’s spokesman says people should enjoy high-quality black cab service

Finns name eurosceptic as foreign minister

True Finns leader has railed against the EU and Greek bailouts

Sonos Play 1 for Business Life

Sonos chief rings alarm on preferred stock

Tech veteran warns against disadvantaging early investors

Iraq’s Sunni tribes in rift over Isis

Disputes and jealousies divide militia groups

Irish pride assuaged in Aer Lingus deal

Promise on jobs, routes and growth sway support for sale of stake to IAG

De La Rue cuts dividend as profits fall

Bank note printer blames decline on ‘challenging market conditions’

Comment & Analysis

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How Greek business copes in crisis

Delays to investment decisions and tight budgets shackle companies

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Safety obsession and risk of ‘fortress’ cities

Anti-terrorist and crime prevention measures are producing a hostile urban landscape

Labour MP Tom Watson speaks during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, London.

Labour’s Tom Watson steps into limelight

‘Marmite’ man emerges as possible deputy leader

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