Live blog: Putin’s annual press conference

President discusses Russia’s struggling economy

US moves to restore relations with Cuba

Start of talks could end more than five decades of estrangement

US Congress raises heat on World Bank

Senators want body to preserve social and environmental standards

Fifa World Cup investigator Garcia quits

Ethics head questions whether football body capable of change

The Big Drop: Cheap oil burns green energy

Shares in some of best known renewable groups slump

Fed signals tightening by mid-2015

New ‘patient’ judgment replaces forecast of low rates for ‘considerable time’

Jeb Bush’s interests face scrutiny

Donors are concerned about Bush’s complex business dealings

EU resists Ukraine’s plea to find funding

Assistance sought from governments to avoid a possible default

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