Putin takes swipe at US in parade speech

President calls for non-bloc security system during WWII ceremony

N Korea tests submarine-launched missile

Move comes as US and China seek to restart talks on nuclear programme

Military Airbus crashes in Spain

Crew killed after A400M comes down close to airport

Bonds signal shift from deflation worry

Oil prices and Bund yields send shockwaves across markets

Texas bristles at Obama’s ‘invasion’

A new conspiracy theory taps in to fears about states' rights

Visa in talks to buy former European unit

Deal could be worth as much as $20bn but gap over price is wide

Nike backs TPP with promise of US jobs

Footwear maker pledges to add 10,000 new jobs over next decade

Venice Biennale, Japan Pavilion ©Sunhi Mang

Latin America braces for higher US rates

Liquidity and austerity are new buzzwords for region’s officials

Syngenta rejects $45bn Monsanto offer

Swiss group says US rival’s offer ‘undervalues’ its prospects

Renzi urges EU to sign US trade deal

Italian PM reflects frustration over slow progress of TTIP talks

Saudis announce 5-day Yemen ceasefire

Diplomatic efforts to end weeks of bombing finally bear fruit

Comment and Analysis

The Valley of the Fallen or the Benedictine Abbey of Santa Cruz
©Alfredo Caliz

Facing up to Franco: Spain 40 years on

Is the country any closer to coming to terms with its bloody past?

©Andre Carrilho

How to tackle structural racism

‘A non-white person in the west typically attends an inferior school, gets hassled by police, and dies poor’

Bosco Verticale
©Paolo Rosselli

Milan’s architectural makeover

Stylish residential developments are helping the Italian city forge a new identity

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