Japan strengthens defensive front line

New military radar surveillance of South China Sea

Air strike kills 13 suspected militants in central Yemen

Tribal sources say drone attacked three cars

S Korea arrests ferry captain

Two other crew members taken into custody

Comcast and TWC weigh $20bn asset sale

Deal talks with Charter to allay concerns about proposed merger

US banks post dismal bond trading results

Weak results raise questions about Wall Street

China Resources head under investigation

Company chairman Song Lin faces money laundering allegations

VW to keep adding Chinese capacity

German carmaker to boost dealerships 50% by 2018

The Duke of Grafton ©Victoria Birkinshaw

US delays ruling on Keystone oil pipeline

Final decision could be deferred until after midterm elections

BlackRock challenges UK pension providers

Asset manager pursues £25bn ‘money in motion’ after annuity reform

GE predicts healthy China growth

Upbeat view comes in spite of slowdown fears in Asian country

Rio’s Olympics preparation faces crisis

Brazil’s lack of forward planning made worse by bureaucracy

Comment and Analysis

Business and state are best kept apart

Adventurism can be excellent in a start-up but is a menace in a democratic republic

Fragile Middle

Rising inequality weighs on African consumers

Fragile Middle: Retailers see sales slow as jobless growth and inequality bite

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Shakespeare at war

A lady as potent as a lord: The story of the battle that led to the creation of the Globe theatre

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