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Tens of thousands of Podemos supporters march in Madrid

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Sergio Mattarella to be Italy’s next president

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Isis says second Japanese hostage killed

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Regulator steps up monitoring of Deutsche

FCA puts bank’s London office into ‘enhanced supervision’

How Qatar snared the Canary

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Second airbag recall for 2m US vehicles

Recall of recalled vehicles adds complexity

Chindits revived as ‘Facebook warriors’

Reborn brigade will wear forebears’ badge to ‘fight in information age’

Golan risks rise as Hizbollah drops rules

Shia group’s progress increases threat of regional conflict

Dish spends $13.3bn in spectrum auction

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Comment and Analysis

Richard von Weizsäcker, German president

Constructive critic who called for honesty about individuals’ complicity in Germany’s Nazi past

Lubyanka Square monument
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Vow of silence amid Twitter’s outrage

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