Britain and the cuts series

Putin blames west for Russia’s woes

President predicts rebound to take two years

Luxembourg drops bid to keep tax list secret

EU Commission widens probe and asks all member states to reveal deals

Sony hack a US ‘national security matter’

White House debates response to attack by ‘sophisticated actor’

Asia markets ending week on firm footing

Equities take cue from strong session on Wall Street

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Council grant cuts ‘fair’, says coalition

Town hall chiefs claim services face average reductions of 8.8 per cent

Oil world adjusts to Saudi no-cut gamble

Short-term pressures could hurt Opec members more than other nations

BASF and Gazprom scrap energy asset swap

‘Difficult political environment’ blamed for failure of German-Russian deal

Regulator eases bitcoin licence burden

New York is first to float rules for the fledgling cryptocurrency

Iraqi Kurds retake besieged Mt Sinjar

Hundreds freed from Isis mountaintop stronghold

Reliance retainers raise questions in India

Ambani group paid undisclosed monthly fees to lawmakers

Welcome to the world of Big Chocolate

Three companies will dominate processing sector

Comment and Analysis

North Korea not amused by killing Kim

It has built a nuclear deterrent to protect its leaders’ claims to legitimacy, says Adam Cathcart

North Sea worries wash ashore at Aberdeen

Crumbling confidence in the energy sector is starting to be felt

Windsors’ royal run for the White House

At a recent get-together the Prince told admirers: ‘Read one’s lips — no new duties’

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