** FT News **

* Hungary to impose world’s first internet tax | Latest unorthodox economic policy of president Viktor Orbán and his Fidesz party

* Drinks with Russian soldiers in Lugansk | Vodka and Celine Dion in the Weeping Willow in eastern Ukraine Continue reading »

** FT News **

* Drinks with Russian soldiers in Lugansk | Vodka and Celine Dion in the Weeping Willow in eastern Ukraine

* Apple chief in China security talks | Cook meets officials after reports that state-sponsored hackers targeted iCloud users Continue reading »

** FT News **

* Israeli MP calls for new Palestine models | Naftali Bennett says notion of Palestinian state next to Israel is inapplicable

* Peugeot turnround boosted by China sales | Latin American operations are still struggling Continue reading »

** FT News **

* Russia slaps conditions on Ukraine gas | Fears energy stand-off could hit supplies to Europe

* Asia bourses follow Wall Street higher | Solid Japan export data buoy Nikkei, Hang Seng also stronger Continue reading »

** FT News **

* Total chief dies in Moscow air crash | Private jet carrying Christophe de Margerie hit snow-clearing machine

* Pistorius given five years in jail | Former athlete sentenced for culpable homicide for the manslaughter of his model girlfriend Continue reading »

** FT News **

* Turkey allows Kurds to relieve Kobani | Shift in policy as US carries out air drop of weapons to city’s defenders

* Total chief dies in Moscow air crash | Private jet carrying Christophe de Margerie hit snow-clearing machine Continue reading »

** FT News **

* Russia widens crackdown on McDonald’s | The latest salvo subjects almost half of the US group’s outlets in Russia to regulatory probes

* Rousseff admits to Petrobras wrongdoing | Brazil’s president looks to put a corruption scandal at the state-owned oil company behind her Continue reading »

** FT News **

* Abe weighs tax rise against economy | Japan’s PM says consumption levy would be ‘meaningless’ if it encouraged deflation

* Russia widens crackdown on McDonald’s | The latest salvo subjects almost half of the US group’s outlets in Russia to regulatory probes Continue reading »

** FT News **

* Moscow and Kiev agree to enforce Ukraine ceasefire | Clear breakthrough to end violence in east of country still elusive

* UN appeals for funds to fight Ebola | Only 1% of $1bn sought for response fund to fight disease raised from countries Continue reading »

** FT News **

* HK police clear protesters in surprise raid | Hundreds of police stage dawn raid to clear Mongkok area of demonstrators

* Russia takes EU to court over sanctions | Rosneft and Arkady Rotenberg launch legal challenges Continue reading »

** FT News **

* Missing climbers hits 85 in Nepal storms | Area lashed by heavy rain storms triggering mountain blizzards

* China Plenum to focus on rule of law | Officials are gathering for next week’s Plenum but investigators still answer to higher authority Continue reading »

** FT News **

* Global equities rout spreads to Asia | Japan’s Nikkei sinks beneath 15,000 to five-month low

* Isis makes big ‘gains’, says general | International coalition chief Allen says militants advancing in Iraq and Syria Continue reading »

** FT News **

* HK police accused of beating protester | Officers use pepper spray and arrest 45 in clearance of road tunnel

* Rousseff and Neves lock horns in debate | Brazilian president fends off challenger’s attacks in television contest Continue reading »

** FT News **

* Windfall for India as global growth slows | Stars align to provide economic boon unique among emerging markets

* Ebola cases in west Africa set to soar | WHO expects between 5,000 and 10,000 cases a week by December Continue reading »

** FT News **

* N Korea announces Kim Jong Un’s return | Official news story follows weeks of speculation over his whereabouts

* Afren fires CEO for gross misconduct | Nigerian oil explorer also sacks chief operating officer and two directors Continue reading »