Igor Plotnitsky appears to have been fully deposed as leader of one of two Russian-backed separatist strongholds in Ukraine’s breakaway eastern Donbas region. That culminated a chaotic week in which armed militants backing rivals challenged Mr Plotnitsky’s authority by staging coup-styled takeovers of government buildings and media.
A former Barclays banker has argued that his criminal conviction for the manipulation of a key interest rate should be overturned because of the behaviour of an expert witness called at his trial by the Serious Fraud Office.
Canadian gold miner Crystallex has reached an agreement with the Venezuelan government in a legal case over the expropriation of its assets in the country, achieving what is thought to be the largest settlement ever agreed by the government in Caracas.
UK households withdrew money from their tax-free savings accounts at the fastest rate on record in October, whereas businesses built up their cash reserves instead of investing, highlighting the impact of the Brexit-induced squeeze on living standards and business confidence.
The data falsification scandal surrounding Mitsubishi Materials widened on Friday as the company revealed customers in the US, China, Japan and Taiwan had received products for which quality data had been manipulated.
Confidence among businesses in the eurozone’s largest economy topped last month’s record to reach another new high in November as optimism among the nation’s companies booms, according to a closely-watched index of the business climate in the country.
UK prime minister Theresa May has again pushed for progress in Brexit talks, telling reporters on Friday that “we must step forward together… for both the UK and the European Union to move on to the next stage”.
Russia’s anti-monopoly agency has approved the planned merger between Uber’s local subsidiary and rival Yandex.Taxi, which will see the Silicon Valley giant cede control of the market to the search engine company.