Nato states create new multilateral force

British-led unit of 10,000 formed in response to Ukraine crisis

Vice Media nears sale of stake to A&E

Sale of 10% of digital media group values business at $2.5bn

Britain raises terror threat level to ‘severe’

Government says groups in Syria and Iraq are planning attacks

Apple fans on hold for wearable device

Fitness-tracking gadget will not go on sale until early 2015

Brazil’s economy slips into recession

GDP contraction deals blow to Rousseff’s re-election bid

Obama gaffe reflects divisions on Isis

President provides fodder for critics who see him as indecisive

Eurozone slips a step closer to deflation

Pressure mounts on ECB to ease policy next week

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Tesla revs up China push with Unicom deal

US car group to provide charging points at retail outlets in 120 cities

angry birds

Rovio replaces chief amid falling profits

Rantala to take over from Hed at maker of Angry Birds game

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Google tests drone deliveries in Australia

Group races Amazon to use self-flying vehicles commercially

Stocks at records yet recovery is elusive

Record asset prices belie many startling economic inconsistencies

Comment and Analysis

America - the best place to be British

The three great omissions of American life – the BBC, football and healthcare – are now increasingly on tap

Perry and the fallibility of US justice

It would be wrong for charges against the Texas governor to be allowed through the courts

Illustration by Shonagh Rae depicting teenage drinking
©Shonagh Rae

Should we call time on teenage drinking?

Alcohol consumption among youth has actually declined almost everywhere in the western world

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