The curve of the German share price index DAX board is pictured at the Frankfurt stock exchange. Photograph: Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch

A boost for mining companies and Sky Deutschland helped drive European stocks rose to their highest level in more than six years. Commodity produce(...)

A key point of contention ahead of tomorrow’s vote is the possible reduction of the size of health warnings on cigarette packaging to 50 per cent rather than 75 per cent of the packaging. File photograph: PA

For fans of cult TV series ‘Mad Men’, the murky world of tobacco lobbying is a familiar phenomenon. Don Draper and his team of advertising executives (...)