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Vladimir Putin 'hopeful' market will stop betting against the rouble soon after hitting new record low

Russian leader says flunctuations are not based on economic fundamentals

Male models outside an Abercrombie & Fitch store

Abercrombie shares plunge as teenagers ditch logos in favour of edgier brands

Teens shunning preppy, all-American retailer for runway looks as sales continue to

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaking at a conference in San Francisco

Mark Zuckerberg on why he wears that same T-shirt every day

Mark Zuckerberg is a man of humble tastes. His attire usually consists of Adidas flip flops, a grey T-shirt and his signature hoodie. But don't be fooled by his simple outfit, there's an important reason behind it.

Twitter to open Hong Kong office despite Chinese ban

Twiter aiming to expand its presence in greater China

Mario Draghi addresses ECB dissent speculation: 'It's normal to disagree'

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi shut down speculation of dissent among the bank's governing council.

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker gestures during a press conference in Brussels on Wednesday

Luxembourg defends 'competitive tax regime' after leaked documents point to 'special deals' with major companies

New EU Commissioner Jean-Claude Juncker served as PM of duchy when some of the deals were approved

Rapper Jay Z performs onstage during day 2 of the 2014 Coachella Festival

Jay Z buys luxury champagne brand Armand de Brignac

Armand de Brignac sells for $300 a bottle and is the champagne of choice for rappers and athletes

STD dating website fined $16.5m in privacy case

Jury found dating site acted with malice and violated consumer laws by sharing personal information on group's subsidiaries

Alex from Target has teenage girls swooning- but was it a hoax? Tech start-up claims internet sensation was a marketing experiment

Los Angeles start-up claims it is behind the Alex from Target phenomenon and it was all part of a marketing campaign to showcase the power of fan girls

Tinder CEO Sean Rad demoted in wake of explosive sexual harassment lawsuit

Sean Rad demoted folllowing sexual harassment lawsuit which led to fellow co-founder Justin Mateen's resignation after a former female employee claimed he called her a "wh***e"

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Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

It's in all our interests to look after servicemen and women who fall on hard times, say party leaders
Millionaire Sol Campbell wades into wealthy backlash against Labour's mansion tax

Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

The former England defender joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg in criticising proposals
Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?

Sarkozy returns

The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
Is the criticism of Ed Miliband a coded form of anti-Semitism?

Is the criticism of Miliband anti-Semitic?

Attacks on the Labour leader have coalesced around a sense that he is different, weird, a man apart. But is the criticism more sinister?
Ouija boards are the must-have gift this Christmas, fuelled by a schlock horror film

Ouija boards are the must-have festive gift

Simon Usborne explores the appeal - and mysteries - of a century-old parlour game
There's a Good Girl exhibition: How female creatives are changing the way women are portrayed in advertising

In pictures: There's a Good Girl exhibition

The new exhibition reveals how female creatives are changing the way women are portrayed in advertising
UK firm Biscuiteers is giving cookies a makeover - from advent calendars to doll's houses

UK firm Biscuiteers is giving cookies a makeover

It worked with cupcakes, doughnuts and macarons so no wonder someone decided to revamp the humble biscuit
Can SkySaga capture the Minecraft magic?

Can SkySaga capture the Minecraft magic?

It's no surprise that the building game born in Sweden in 2009 and now played by millions, has imitators keen to construct their own mega money-spinner
The King's School is way ahead of the pack when it comes to using the latest classroom technology

Staying connected: The King's School

The school in Cambridgeshire is ahead of the pack when it comes to using the latest classroom technology. Richard Garner discovers how teachers and pupils stay connected
Christmas 2014: 23 best women's perfumes

Festively fragrant: the best women's perfumes

Give a loved one a luxe fragrance this year or treat yourself to a sensual pick-me-up
Arsenal vs Borussia Dortmund: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain celebrates century with trademark display of speed and intuition

Arsenal vs Borussia Dortmund

The Ox celebrates century with trademark display of speed and intuition
Billy Joe Saunders vs Chris Eubank Jnr: When two worlds collide

When two worlds collide

Traveller Billy Joe Saunders did not have a pampered public-school upbringing - unlike Saturday’s opponent Chris Eubank Jnr
Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: Drifting and forgotten - turning lives around for ex-soldiers

Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: Turning lives around for ex-soldiers

Our partner charities help veterans on the brink – and get them back on their feet
Putin’s far-right ambition: Think-tank reveals how Russian President is wooing – and funding – populist parties across Europe to gain influence in the EU

Putin’s far-right ambition

Think-tank reveals how Russian President is wooing – and funding – populist parties across Europe to gain influence in the EU
Tove Jansson's Moominland: What was the inspiration for Finland's most famous family?

Escape to Moominland

What was the inspiration for Finland's most famous family?