IMF’s Lagarde under formal investigation

Suspicion of negligence connected with prior political scandal

Ukraine promises ceasefire plan for east

Poroshenko’s pledge follows talks with Putin in Minsk

Hollande replaces firebrand minister

French president brings in reformist Macron

Italian set for EU job despite Russia fear

Renzi calms fears Federica Mogherini lacks experience

Evidence grows of Russian army in Ukraine

Kiev releases videos of four captured soldiers

Scottish independence case ‘not made’

More than 120 business people sign open letter backing union

Cameron backs Tusk for EU council job

U-turn by UK leader after pair forge Ukraine links

UAE and Egypt warned over Libya raids

Fears outside interference exacerbates divisions

Compelling stimuli for bank debt issuance

Draghi’s starting gun yet to fire, but investors are racing ahead

End the ‘illegality industry’ at borders

Migration has become a funding stream for defence and border forces, says Ruben Andersson

France borrowing costs slide on ECB hopes

Spreads against German Bunds tighten across eurozone

The right stomach for sanctions

Muscovites seem happy to sacrifice their foreign food luxuries

Former Porsche executives to stand trial

Austrian finance minister quits

Spindelegger departs amid dispute over tax reform

Ukraine president calls snap elections

Poroshenko to meet Putin in Minsk for first talks since June

French crisis reflects the euro’s woes

Danger for Hollande is the more rebels he throws out the greater the risk he loses his majority

Salmond seen as winner in TV debate

Testy exchange with Darling in crucial TV debate on independence

Markets rally after Draghi QE hint

S&P touches 2,000 and global indices climb

Italy loses enthusiasm for privatisations

Renzi shelves plans over fears of weak demand

A belated day of reckoning for France

The president’s actions will be felt at home and in the rest of Europe