Danczuk suspended over text allegations

Labour MP accused of sending salacious messages to teenage girl

Merkel urges unity amid refugee influx

Chancellor’s new year address calls on Germans to reject xenophobia

China builds second aircraft carrier

Defence ministry announces construction of 50,000-tonne vessel

Fading oil rebound drains energy stocks

European equities drift lower

Osborne urged to revive banking review

McDonnell says ditching FCA probe ‘wrong message at wrong time’

Sports Direct bows to pressure on wages

Founder Mike Ashley targets moral high ground on work practices

England and Scotland continue flood clean-up

Record rainfall makes 2015 one of wettest years since 1910

US prepares new Iran sanctions

Curbs come weeks before nuclear deal due to be implemented

Osborne orders airport shop pricing review

Retailers accused of not passing on VAT savings to customers

Facebook faces IPO class-action lawsuits

Plaintiffs claim company hid concerns about its growth forecasts

Rouble hit amid fears for Russia economy

Drop in oil price likely to spark second year of recession

Comment & Analysis

World Bank exit highlights China fears

Tale of contentious investment has broader geopolitical overtones

Challenger banks have hurdles to clear

Taxes and regulations testing efforts to join big 4 brands

Scandal-hit Petrobras faces new challenge

Brazil’s largest oil group must grapple with large debts and lawsuits but can count on state backing

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