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Incoming governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney  is bringing Bank of Canada’s chief spokesman to London with him, in a two-year secondment that could signal a more open style of communications under his leadership. Photograph: Reuters/Michael Buholzer

Mark Carney does not take up his role as governor of the Bank of England until next month, but he has already made what may well prove to be one of th(...)

Axa, Europe’s second-largest insurer, plans to invest €10 billion in infrastructure debt over the next five years as low interest rates push European (...)

Setting out its targets a year before the World Cup kicks off in Brazil, Adidas said sales from its soccer division would break the €2 billion barrier for the first time in 2014. Photograph: Reuters/Michael Dalder

German sportswear maker Adidas has forecast record sales for its soccer business in 2014, aiming to retain market leadership in the sport ahead of US (...)

 Rob Kearney of the Lions is tackled during the  match against the ACT Brumbies and the British & Irish Lions at Canberra Stadium. Photograph:   David Rogers/Getty Images

Brumbies 14 Lions 12: Warren Gatland gambled on sacrificing the Lions’ unbeaten record by picking his non-test team and a makeshift backline four day(...)

British prime minister David Cameron (centre) sits with (left-right) Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel, Russia’s president Vladimir Putin, US president Barack Obama and France’s president Francois Hollande during the second Plenary Session of the G8 Summit, at Lough Erne, today. Photograph: Ben Stansall/Pool/Reuters

G8 leaders have agreed to “stamp out” ransom payments to terrorists, David Cameron has said. The British prime minister claimed success in his push(...)

It is understood that several Ministers, including Minister for Transport and Sport Leo Varadkar, set out detailed arguments against the draft memorandum on banning alcohol companies’ sponsorship of sports events. Photograph: Alan Betson

A Department of Health proposal to ban alcohol companies’ sponsorship of sports events has been questioned by other departments in their formal respon(...)

British Prime Minister David Cameron chairs an EU/US trade discussion with EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso; US President Barack Obama; German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

The sign by the main road into the Lough Erne resort said it all: “Obama in Fermanagh, we’re putting the spuds on.” For his Russian counterpart, the m(...)

US president Barack Obama reacts as the sun comes out as he works alongside Britain’s prime minister David Cameron and students on a school project about the G8 summit during a visit to the Enniskillen Integrated Primary School yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

World leaders meeting at the G8 summit in Co Fermanagh have called for flexibility in fiscal policy as they seek to overcome weak prospects for the gl(...)

World leaders meeting at the G8 summit in Co Fermanagh have called for flexibility in fiscal policy as they seek to overcome weak prospects for the gl(...)

‘Great opening ceremony. Feeling the party spirit of Brazil. Magnificent crowd.” The photo with Sepp Blatter’s tweet showed the interior of the Est(...)

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