Britain and the cuts series

Winning White House race will cost $1bn

A crowded field is already jostling to replace Obama in 2016

US struggles to respond to hack of Sony

Obama tones down the rhetoric against North Korea

Pakistan mourns victims as militants hang

Sharif seeks to show he is getting tough on terror

Asia stocks advance on Wall Street cue

Bourses in HK and Australia climb more than 1%

Russia blocks Facebook protest page

Thousands sign up in support of opposition leader facing jail

Samaras scrambles to avert snap election

Greek PM offers concessions as second round of presidential vote nears

Record number of rich Russians head to UK

Investor visas up 69% this year as Moscow economic woes worsen

Colombia braced for effects of oil’s fall

Finance minister confident despite potential impact on public finances

US regulator probes ETF pricing

NY Fed fears unit prices might not always reflect underlying asset values

Rising olive oil price is pressing matter

Output falls sharply in Spain and Italy, with prices back at 2008 levels

Talk of rebound in mining deals

Private equity could also move to take advantage of cyclical slump

Comment and Analysis

On Cuba, no side has got it right

It is strange that the island is still a focal point of US foreign policy, says Cardiff Garcia

Big banks need to embrace digital era

Smaller operators are posing a threat to the status quo

Mexico looks to police with one voice

Fuerza Civil seeks to lead by example in fight against corruption

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