Saddam ex-deputy reported killed in Iraq

‘King of Clubs’ shot dead, according to army officer

Russia data blunt Putin optimism

Rouble and GDP fall despite president’s TV reassurances

Detention marks new low for ex-IMF chief

Rodrigo Rato’s latest scandal comes as local election looms

China property slump eases in March

Prices in Beijing and Shenzhen rise

Draghi says new Greek crisis would be ‘uncharted waters’

IMF meeting overshadowed by renewed fears about the risk of debt default

Afghanistan suicide blast kills 33

Isis claims responsibility for bank bombing that targeted government workers

Australian police arrest teenagers in terror plot

Anzac Day attack foiled, say police

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Raúl Castro, Cuba’s president

A rapprochement with America is part of his plan to save socialism from itself

‘Super taper tantrum’ ahead, warns IMF

Fed’s first rate rise risks bond market jolt, says fund official

The parallels with 1970’s shock result

Could Ed do a Ted and beat a more popular leader?

Moscovici warns Greece to agree reforms

EU’s top economic official says there is no Plan B and that Athens must take discussions seriously

Migrants risk all for better life in Europe

Authorities brace for ‘fiery summer’ of Mediterranean crossings

Brussels faces ‘delicate’ Google case

Most challenging part seen to be proving US group harmed consumers

Rato released from police detention

Former IMF head under investigation by taxman

Lagarde and Schäuble praise UK economy

Osborne’s austerity measures backed by head of IMF

Hong Kong hails Shenzhen visitor curbs

Move to ease tensions over ‘locust’ shoppers threatens economy

Nato membership no longer taboo in Finland

Russia’s aggression in Ukraine pushes security up the agenda

China rows back on bank tech rules

Controls favouring domestic over foreign producers to be reviewed

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