Russia strikes back with an import ban on agricultural products from countries subjecting it to sanctions

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But could the escalating trade war hit Russians in the stomach?

Italy has slipped back into recession. We ask what needs to be done to rescue the country's economy.

More than a billion internet login details and passwords have been stolen by a Russian gang.

And humans get one step closer to mining valuable minerals from space. But just how would you get hold of an asteroid?

Plus, sales are slipping at the firm that invented jeans, Levi Strauss. Can the iconic brand fight back against a tide of competition from newer brands?

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