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Dutch threaten to sink EU-Ukraine trade and security deal

Rutte insists defence and bloc membership be excluded from terms

David Davis rebuffed City hopes for Brexit transition deal

Brussels aghast at suggestion interim plan would be considered only to ‘be kind’ to EU

French bonds weaken as investors sound political alarm

Concerns rise that presidential election will deliver another shock to eurozone

Investor lawsuit accuses Facebook director of disloyalty

Network rejects claim Andreessen helped Zuckerberg secure control in shares move

Draghi insists ECB trim is different from a taper

Markets fear beginning of the end for QE despite assurances

My new Snapchat Spectacles really do make gadget-wearing cool

Surprise and delight over discreet video-recording sunglasses

Markets risk undervaluing the Trump effect

Washington rhetoric suggests a likely rate rise next week could be first of a series

Sumitomo agrees takeover of banana producer Fyffes

Deal would allow Japanese trading house to expand its European food business

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Citigroup faces fresh grilling in sterling ‘flash crash’ inquiry

Bank’s Tokyo operations have been under scrutiny for exacerbating October collapse

John Glenn, first American to orbit the earth, dies aged 95

Homespun Midwestern boy became national hero with two pioneering journeys into space

Romania set to return graft suspects to power

Voters weary of investigation seen backing tarnished leaders

US news

Pensions provider Athene valued at $7.4bn in IPO

Group set to be third-biggest stock market launch of a US company this year

Trump picks climate change sceptic to head environment agency

Choice for EPA signals intent to undo Obama efforts at curbing greenhouse emissions

Trump’s military picks raise fears over national security strategy

Concerns surround the politicisation of the military — and the militarisation of policy

McDonald’s to move its non-US tax base to UK

Fast-food chain’s arrangements in Luxembourg have come under sustained attack

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ECB news explained

Euro slips after QE decision

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China forex reserves drop $70bn

Central bank seeks to bolster renminbi

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Renzi's fall weighs on banks

As the political turmoil unfolds, all eyes are on Monte dei Paschi

companies notebook

Future energy in Scottish mountains

How pumped storage boosts renewable power

New York Minute

Italian Job

World markets handle the latest political shock

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End of Renzi era — View from Rome

Italians reject constitutional changes

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Italy in crisis: what happens next?

Post-referendum scenarios for Italy

Authers Note

Trading on Trump

Can the rally in US stocks that has followed Trump's victory continue?

the week ahead

Nato meeting, Europe tourism

A round-up of the coming week's big stories

Short View

Short term Stock Connect gains for HK

Few international investment in Shenzhen stocks

House & Home

How to use plants at Christmas

Decorations from florist Shane Connolly

Life & Arts

Winter magic in the Lake District

Farmer and writer James Rebanks on home

Highlights

Margrethe Vestager, the woman who took the fight to Apple

The EU competition commissioner on dialogue, respect and tackling gender bias

Dilma Rousseff: ‘A woman in authority is called hard, while a man is called strong’

The former Brazilian president was impeached earlier this year following a gruelling battle. She talks about her stunning reversal of fortune and future plans

Phoebe Waller-Bridge & Vicky Jones on creating hit series ‘Fleabag’

The TV comedy grew out of a partnership that prizes complexity, vulnerability and pushing the boundaries

Markets News

European stocks consolidate after Wall Street’s fresh record

Euro and Bunds calmer after ECB-induced wobble

French bonds weaken as investors sound political alarm

Concerns rise that presidential election will deliver another shock to eurozone

Markets risk undervaluing the Trump effect

Washington rhetoric suggests a likely rate rise next week could be first of a series

Technology

Investor lawsuit accuses Facebook director of disloyalty

Network rejects claim Andreessen helped Zuckerberg secure control in shares move

Fujian drops Aixtron offer after US blocks deal

Bid failure highlights protectionist backlash against Chinese investment in tech groups

My new Snapchat Spectacles really do make gadget-wearing cool

Surprise and delight over discreet video-recording sunglasses

Life & Arts