Convoy returns to Russia after Lugansk aid drop

Russian vehicles had entered Ukraine on Friday without permission

White House resists Pentagon’s Iraq advice

US holds off from extending reach of campaign to Syria

US hits at China over air ‘provocation’

Jet ‘dangerously’ intercepted surveillance plane, says Washington

Lenders call for review of mortgage curbs

Building societies want restrictions reassessed after 18 months

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Cameron caught in tide of holiday dilemma

Point Break: PM tries to balance ‘chillaxing’ needs and media scrutiny

Global bond sales at post-crisis high

Surge in European issuance is big contributor to total

Goldman and Morgan Stanley in DoJ talks

Banks look to settle allegations they mis-sold securities

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Jails at breaking point, say campaigners

Cutbacks, crackdown on perks and rising numbers raise pressure

Digital disruption hits bricks and mortar

Property portals Rightmove and Zoopla hand control to homeowners

US government’s 36bn-dollar man

West’s approach brings in record mortgage fines for DoJ

WTO rules against Argentine import curbs

Recent restrictions ruled as violating global trade regulations

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