S&P 500 retreats from record high

Bourses mixed as Russian rate hike hits Moscow’s bonds

Russia pushes up interest rates

Central bank warns of risks from geopolitical tensions

Central American leaders make border plea

Resources sought to stem tide of child migrants

Amazon dives after losses blow out

Spending on cloud computing pushes retailer further into the red

Obama lashes out at corporate ‘deserters’

Proposal to lift ownership threshold and backdate rule change

High 2014 air crash toll raises questions

Crashes highlight gaps in tracking planes and policing air space

UK economy returns to pre-crisis level

Growth hits 0.8% in second quarter

Drought drains critical US water supply

Researchers shocked by depletion of Colorado River Basin

Ryan calls for US social safety net reform

Republican party seeks to reposition itself for 2016 election

BSkyB to pay up to £7.4bn in Europe deals

Pay-TV provider to buy Sky Deutschland stake and Sky Italia

John Fallon at Pearson headquarters in London

Pearson sticks to profit targets

Education company cautions on earnings range if sterling stays strong

Comment and Analysis

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Europeans have been slow to recognise the world as it is rather than as they imagined

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