Russian bank VTB defiant over sanctions

Moscow markets rise despite EU and US measures

Food industry boosts labelling lobbying

States roll out laws disclosing genetically modified ingredients

Democrats move to punish tax ‘deserters’

Bill denies federal contracts to companies that redomicile

Pfizer refuses to rule out tax deals

US drugmaker calls for ‘fundamental reform’

Medicare expected to stay solvent longer

But disability trust fund will run out of cash by end of 2016

Images show Russian attacks, says US

Artillery firing on Ukrainian forces, Washington claims

Ed Luce Column from Matt Kenyon

Obama needs to play the honest broker in the Mideast

The rote quality of America’s role masks changes taking place on the president’s watch

Fed set to hold course with $10bn taper

Officials could change language to reflect strong jobs data

US evacuates Libya embassy

Clashes in Tripoli force diplomats to seek safety in Tunisia

Central American leaders make border plea

Resources sought to stem tide of child migrants

Obama lashes out at corporate ‘deserters’

Proposal to lift ownership threshold and backdate rule change

Ryan calls for US social safety net reform

Republican party seeks to reposition itself for 2016 election

Obama pressed to act against Russia

US president accused of weakness in Ukraine crisis

US says Russia still arming Ukraine rebels

Kiev says separatists have shot down two of its fighter jets

US and Russia engage in information war

MH17 crash poses dilemma for America’s intelligence community