Burkina Faso protests follow army coup

West African nation an important ally of US and France

BoJ unexpectedly expands easing programme

Japan central bank attributes move to weak demand and lower oil price

Russia raises interest rates to 9.5%

Central bank acts to steady rouble amid geopolitical isolation

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ECB moves house after three-year delay

Costs spiralled to €1.2bn and tower not large enough for all staff

Yair Lapid: jumped to the prime minister’s defence
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Lapid vetoed spending on settlements

Israeli finance minister refused funding that would inflame tensions

Spanish recovery lays bare social crisis

Concern over the fate of Spain’s long-term unemployed

Russia and Ukraine reach gas deal

Agreement forestalls potential winter energy crisis for Europe

Turkey faces criticism over border control

Ankara says progress against fighters under-appreciated by west

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