Putin: US ties outweigh ‘squabbles’

Russian President Vladimir Putin says relations with the US outweigh intelligence “squabbles”, in his latest comments on the Edward Snowden case.

Heathrow unveils third runway plan

Heathrow Airport unveils three options for a third runway, saying each one would be “quicker and cheaper” than plans for a rival hub airport.

Italy political storm over Kazakhs

A top civil servant resigns in Italy amid a political furore over the deportation of a Kazakh dissident’s wife and six-year-old daughter.

Pupils face national rankings at 11

Primary school pupils in England could be ranked directly against their peers across the country, under plans to change performance measures.