President Putin warns Russians to brace for hard times, days after the rouble suffers its biggest fall since the late 1990s.
Liverpool say they will begin work on Monday to increase Anfield’s capacity from about 45,500 to 59,000.
Chancellor George Osborne says claims about the impact of spending cuts are exaggerated, as he defends his Autumn Statement.
Daud Qarizadah reports on plans to replace poppies with pomegranates in Afghanistan’s agriculture industry.
The annual growth in UK house prices slowed in November to 8.2%, the Halifax says as the new stamp duty rules take effect.
British Gas will pay an £11.1m penalty after regulator Ofgem found it failed to meet energy efficiency targets on time.
The basic state pension will rise by 2.5% in April – the equivalent of £2.85 more a week for a single person, the government has confirmed.
UK interest rates are held at the record low of 0.5% for another month by the Bank of England.
George Osborne has criticised BBC coverage of future spending cuts as “totally hyperbolic” in a Radio 4 interview following his Autumn Statement.
A petition calling for an end to negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, TTIP, has got a million signatures
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