Airlines toughen up cockpit rules

Prosecutor says copilot wanted to ‘destroy the plane’

Obama backs crackdown on payday lenders

Praise for plan to stop people being sucked into ‘cycles of debt’

Rothschild clans set to clash over name

Franco-Swiss private bank poised to issue cease-and-desist order

Data show Greek bank run loomed before deal

Withdrawals pick up again over financial fears and ‘Grexit’ risk

Soldiers of fortune fight Boko Haram

Mercenaries engage in battle against the Nigerian terrorist group

Russia faces ‘hostile forces’, says Putin

President’s first big speech for weeks rails against west

Oil price rises as Saudis strike in Yemen

Houthi rebels hit back as fears grow of regional war

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3G cost-cutters struggle over food sales

Brazil trio’s record of beer sales growth eludes other businesses

Richard III buried amid pomp in Leicester

King’s burial criticised as reviving passion for medieval relics

Screengrab of the Meerkat app

Month-old video app Meerkat raises $12m

Silicon Valley bets live video streaming finally set to take off

RBS to sell Coutts to Swiss bank UBP

Geneva-based group is expected to pay about $600m-$800m

Comment and Analysis

Imprudence of advertising a dark past

A Moscow store has wisely pulled an ad depicting kids as KGB interrogators, says Courtney Weaver

Ingram Pinn illustration

Confounded by China’s rise

British opportunism met with US fumbling

The last bell tolls for the lethal injection

Now pharmaceutical companies shun association with state-sanctioned killing, writes Anjana Ahuja

Best comments from our readers

These are not just American products, they are old-fashioned American products. Pace Mr Buffett and his fondness for Mac n Cheese. He is 86 and allowed to be eccentric as he is a billionaire. He could also have a fondness for hedgehiog-flavoured crisps but this would not make it a market with a future."
By manticore on Kraft’s sticky problem: American cheese


"What exactly does the international community expect the Palestinians to negotiate with? They have nothing, only a displaced population, occupied (and ever diminishing) lands, an immense pride, and resilience to battle on for their rights, with only lip service for support from the international community."
By Faris on Israel’s high-stakes outbreak of political sincerity


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