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"29.03.2017 13:01:25" ft.com Brexit begins as Theresa May triggers Article 50 UK prime minister sets out Britain's negotiating stance in statement to MPs Theresa May has started the two-year countdown to Brexit as she formally notified the EU of Britain's intention to quit, telling MPs: “This is a historic moment from which there is no turning back.”
"29.03.2017 07:47:56" ft.com May ready to compromise as Brexit letter heads for Brussels No 10 anxious to avoid acrimonious divorce after setting Article 50 process in motion The official Article 50 Brexit process begins later today
"28.03.2017 07:18:29" ft.com Hungary to hold refugees in camps as new law comes into force Asylum seekers not locked up, says Orban, as they can leave at any time — for Serbia Under new laws that come into force today, asylum seekers arriving at this frontier, including unaccompanied children over the age of 14, will be held in shipping containers while their applications are processed and will have no right to appeal against
"27.03.2017 06:57:23" ft.com S Korea prosecutors seek arrest of ousted president Park Geun-hye Scandal-hit figure faces charges of bribery, abuse of power and leaking state secrets If the move to seek an arrest warrant for Ms Park is granted by a court, the former president will face charges of bribery, abuse of power and leaking state secrets.
"24.03.2017 08:20:18" ft.com Fillon accuses Hollande of plotting to damage his reputation Former frontrunner blames president for leaks to media on his financial affairs In another extraordinary twist in a tumultuous presidential race, the 63-year-old former frontrunner, who has seen his campaign derailed by a spate of funding scandals, said on Thursday that behind it all lay Mr Hollande himself.
"23.03.2017 09:31:38" ft.com Terror attack on UK parliament leaves 5 dead and 40 injured Police officer stabbed and alleged assailant shot dead after car ploughs into pedestrians Britain's Houses of Parliament came under attack on Wednesday from a knife-wielding assailant who ploughed a vehicle through throngs of people on Westminster Bridge before fatally stabbing a police officer.
"22.03.2017 08:25:31" ft.com How will US laptop ban affect airline passengers? Most passengers are unaffected as measure only concerns direct inbound flights from 10 airports The government has pointed to fresh intelligence, possibly a renewed threat from the Yemen-based al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP, which has a record of building sophisticated bombs inside electronic devices.
"21.03.2017 10:20:03" ft.com Islam and the economy ignite French TV debate Rivals target Macron as polls give centrist a narrow lead in presidential race Finger pointing, innuendos and sarcastic remarks made for a lively first French presidential debate
"21.03.2017 09:39:50" ft.com US curbs laptops and tablets on flights from Mideast Passengers travelling from 8 nations hit by latest Trump administration security move Passengers travelling from 8 nations hit by latest Trump administration security move
"20.03.2017 10:54:02" ft.com Policies of France's 5 leading presidential candidates Frontrunners offer radically different visions ahead of first presidential debate The French election campaign has been overshadowed by allegations of corruption and bouts of political infighting. But behind the sound and fury, there are big policy differences between the main contestants who are offering radically different visions
"20.03.2017 07:58:25" ft.com Mexico calls on its builders to boycott Trump's wall Companies urged to 'examine their conscience' before tendering Some 700 companies have registered interest for tenders for the 30-foot high structure covering the 3,200km border between the US and Mexico, which would need to prevent would-be immigrants from scaling the top or digging beneath it.
"17.03.2017 15:18:53" ft.com Spain's UK expats face Brexit citizenship dilemma British passport holders consider switching because Madrid forbids dual nationality Candidates need to know the capital of the Basque country, and that you should not wash your car in the common car park of an apartment block.
"17.03.2017 08:56:07" ft.com British intelligence slaps down Trump spying claim GCHQ says surveillance allegations repeated by White House are 'nonsense' The UK's usually tight-lipped electronic intelligence agency broke with its convention of not formally commenting on intelligence matters after Sean Spicer, Mr Trump's press secretary, repeated the claims of a Fox News analyst that Barack Obama, the
"16.03.2017 12:59:22" ft.com Italian debate on merits of ditching euro grows louder Prospect of 'Italexit' remains slim but idea is gaining ground Debate over the future of the euro in Italy mirrors that in other European countries where anti-euro politicians have built up solid support bases.
"16.03.2017 08:43:53" ft.com Dutch voters crush hopes of populist Wilders With 95% of vote counted, clear victory for incumbent Rutte over far-right rival The projected victory was welcomed by moderates and pro-EU politicians across Europe and has calmed their fears that the continent was poised to fall under the sway of nationalists following the UK's Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump in the US.
"15.03.2017 17:39:04" ft.com Why is the world facing worst humanitarian crisis since 1945? Conflict and drought from Nigeria to Yemen combine to put 20m people at risk The UN has warned that the world is facing its largest humanitarian crisis since the organisation was founded in 1945.
"15.03.2017 14:31:57" ft.com Merkel threatens to bar campaigns by Turkish politicians Berlin hardens stance after Erdogan directs insults at Germany and Netherlands Angela Merkel has threatened to bar campaigning by Turkish politicians after Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused German authorities of using Nazi tactics.
"15.03.2017 12:50:59" ft.com Dutch vote in test of far-right populism in Europe Immigration and economy dominate contest jolted by Turkey spat and foreign interference Dutch voters headed to the polls on Wednesday after Mark Rutte, prime minister, and rivals clashed over refugees, immigration and the economy in the last televised debate following an extraordinarily tight race.
"14.03.2017 13:17:54" ft.com Closer watch urged on Chinese deals in US food sector Senate to consider bipartisan proposal amid growing pressure for rigorous vetting Two US senators are proposing new legislation to make Chinese and other foreign investors face additional scrutiny when pursuing deals to buy American agricultural and food companies.
"13.03.2017 10:01:10" ft.com Elon Musk makes bold bet to end Australia power crisis Billionaire to install electricity storage plant for free if it takes longer than 100 days He is known for setting audacious targets for his companies, including a goal to fly space tourists around the moon before the end of next year. Now Elon Musk says he can build an electricity storage plant within 100 days to solve an energy dilemma in
"11.03.2017 09:33:07" ft.com Wilders' one-man band heads for Dutch poll destiny Contradictory and controversial, the far-right politician runs on treadmill of outrage Wilders' one-man band heads for Dutch poll destiny
"10.03.2017 17:34:04" ft.com China tries to restrict access to foreign children's books Regulations from Beijing signal new front in war on outside influence Like millions of young readers around the world, Chinese children have grown up with popular titles such as the Harry Potter series. But Beijing is now introducing new measures to restrict access to foreign books and publications as it opens a new front
"10.03.2017 14:33:57" ft.com South Korean president ousted in bribery scandal Constitutional court upholds impeachment vote against Park Geun-hye South Korea's president was ousted from office on Friday after the country's constitutional court upheld the legislature's December impeachment vote, toppling Park Geun-hye after months of accusations that she and a close confidant solicited bribes.
"09.03.2017 12:32:05" ft.com The economy that France's next president will inherit Is it as bad as François Hollande's critics say? The FT examines the data Is François Hollande's economic legacy as dire as his popularity ratings slump would suggest?
"07.03.2017 12:33:07" ft.com Deadly Myanmar clashes stoke peace process fears Fighting highlights threat to efforts to end decades of internal conflict Clashes between Myanmar security forces and rebels near the country's border with China have left at least 30 dead and stoked fears for a peace process aimed at ending 70 years of internal conflict.
"07.03.2017 09:55:47" ft.com European businesses attack China high-tech push Fears Beijing-backed national champions will swamp whole industries with overcapacity Beijing's plans to create national champions in high-tech manufacturing sectors have come under fire from European businesses, which fear Chinese producers will swamp whole industries with overcapacity and spark a protectionist backlash.
"07.03.2017 08:42:37" ft.com Republicans unveil plan to repeal Obamacare Move to cut back expansion of Medicaid set to trigger fierce debate in Congress The plan from House Republicans abolishes Barack Obama's requirement for every American to buy health insurance or pay a penalty, replacing it with a new system of tax credits designed to encourage people to buy affordable insurance.
"06.03.2017 15:31:14" ft.com Scientists make step towards humans guiding robots by telepathy MIT 'mind-reading' device allows people to correct machines by using brainwaves Scientists at MIT have taken a step toward telepathic communication from people to robots, by developing a mind-reading device that allows humans to correct a machine instantly with nothing more than brainwaves.
"03.03.2017 15:31:46" ft.com China's Xi launches great jump forward into skiing Snow sports enthusiasts needed to fill resorts after 2022 Winter Olympics President Xi Jinping is now adding his clout to efforts to create a domestic Chinese ski industry almost from scratch, to ensure that the billions invested in the Winter Olympics do not end up creating white elephants.
"03.03.2017 13:23:53" ft.com Support for François Fillon drains away within own party French presidential candidate dealt fresh blow as spokesman stands down François Fillon, the centre-right candidate in France's presidential election, is haemorrhaging support from within his own party as his deepening legal troubles prompt renewed calls for him to stand aside.
"03.03.2017 08:39:37" ft.com Martin Schulz puts fire in the heart of Germany's centre-left SPD challenger for Angela Merkel's crown has resurrected the party's fortunes The former president of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz is the great hope of Germany's left-of-centre Social Democrats (SPD), a party that after years of dejection appears to be experiencing a Lazarus-like resurrection.
"02.03.2017 18:10:58" ft.com Attorney-general Jeff Sessions under fire over Russia claims US's top law official did not reveal contact during confirmation hearings in January Senior Republicans have said that Jeff Sessions, US attorney-general, should recuse himself from investigations into whether Russia interfered in the US election after it emerged he failed to disclose meetings with Moscow's ambassador.
"02.03.2017 12:14:36" ft.com Sweden to bring back conscription as unease over Russia rises At least 4,000 men and women will be called up for military service in 2018 and 2019 Sweden abolished conscription under the previous centre-right government in 2010 but neighbouring Nordic and Baltic countries have privately accused Stockholm of being naive in scaling down its military so much in recent years.
"02.03.2017 07:53:35" ft.com Dutch election: Education strongest indicator of Wilders support FT data analysis reveals surprising trends behind populist backing in the Netherlands Geert Wilders' Party for Freedom (PVV) looks on course to win the most seats in the upcoming election on March 15, but is likely to be blocked from power after most parties indicated that they would refuse to join it in a coalition.
"01.03.2017 12:25:29" ft.com EU citizens confront 'nightmare' 85-page form to stay in UK after Brexit Foreigners living in Britain left in 'limbo' by onerous red tape for residence EU membership has for decades guaranteed the bloc's citizens the right to live and work in Britain. But with that set to end after the UK voted in June to leave the EU, permanent residency is a legal lifeline that many of the 3m Europeans living in
"01.03.2017 07:46:12" ft.com Angela Merkel tries 'strategic patience' with Donald Trump German chancellor watching and waiting to see if president will soften stance While dismissing as absurd calls for her to lead the liberal world, Ms Merkel has made clear she shares liberal concerns about Mr Trump's isolationist, protectionist and nationalist tendencies.
"28.02.2017 14:31:24" ft.com Trump's promises: how much has he achieved so far? Progress on the president's campaign pledges has been uneven in his first five weeks Trump's promises: how much has he achieved so far?
"28.02.2017 11:22:05" ft.com India frets that American welcome is over after Kansas bar killing Shooting of two Indian engineers shakes New Delhi's view of Trump administration Shooting of two Indian engineers shakes New Delhi's view of Trump administration
"28.02.2017 09:35:19" ft.com Trump fails to unify nation as he sticks to campaign mode US president has replaced Oval Office decorum with his pugnacious brand of politics When President Donald Trump makes his first speech to Congress on Tuesday, he will be addressing Democrats who remain demoralised, Republicans who want him governing with less chaos to help push through their conservative agenda, and his own voters who
"27.02.2017 17:51:45" ft.com Trump team looks to bypass WTO dispute system Unilateral trade sanctions would test a pillar of the US-built global economic order The Trump administration is exploring alternatives to taking trade disputes to the World Trade Organisation in what would amount to the first step away from a system that Washington helped to establish more than two decades ago.
"24.02.2017 15:06:07" ft.com German political shift favours hard-left icon Sahra Wagenknecht Polarising leader of Die Linke could scoop senior ministerial role in coalition On the night the Berlin Wall fell, Sahra Wagenknecht, a 20-year-old orthodox communist student with an interest in philosophy, stayed at home to read Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. Now the hard-left icon, who saw the wall as a “necessary evil”, could end
"24.02.2017 14:21:34" ft.com Nerve agent VX used in Kim Jong Nam killing Malaysian police detect deadly chemical weapon in swabs from victim's face VX, a chemical weapon described by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as “the most potent of all nerve agents”, was detected in swabs from Kim Jong Nam's eyes and face.
"23.02.2017 19:07:14" ft.com Is far-right populism winning in the Netherlands? As Geert Wilders campaigns, Simon Kuper reports from the country's poorest village The Netherlands' poorest village should be fertile ground for populist Geert Wilders. But residents tell a different story
"23.02.2017 18:19:06" ft.com Madrid considers 'nuclear option' to halt Catalan referendum Constitutional crisis looms, as Spain flirts with invoking Article 155 to stop ballot The most talked-about number in Spanish politics these days is: 155.
"22.02.2017 07:14:58" ft.com Emmanuel Macron woos expats in London with vision of better France Staunchly pro-Europe candidate meets Theresa May and warns on single market access French presidential hopeful tells thousands of expatriates he wants to make France a better place for them to choose to live once the UK leaves the EU.
"20.02.2017 17:42:49" ft.com Vancouver sets out stall to welcome more Silicon Valley migrants Fears of tough US immigration reforms drives tech firms towards more liberal Canada The US technology industry is still trying to figure out how to adapt to the sweeping immigration reform promised by Donald Trump. Many in Silicon Valley and beyond are now looking further afield to more liberal Canada, where Vancouver's tech sector is
"20.02.2017 09:55:51" ft.com Malaysia recalls N Korea ambassador after Kim Jong Nam killing Pyongyang accuses Kuala Lumpur of colluding with 'hostile forces' over autopsy Malaysia has recalled its ambassador to Pyongyang as a diplomatic row over the apparent assassination of the North Korean leader's brother escalated on Monday.
"20.02.2017 07:38:43" ft.com Trump focus switches to search for national security chief Candidates interviewed to replace Flynn as president renews attacks on media Turmoil around the job has sparked concern about the White House's ability to handle an international crisis, with Leon Panetta, a former White House chief of staff and defence secretary in Democratic administrations, branding the current system
"19.02.2017 17:23:04" ft.com Italy's Renzi resigns as Democratic party leader Former prime minister triggers leadership contest in bid to sweep out party rebels Matteo Renzi, Italy's former prime minister, resigned as head of Italy's ruling Democratic party on Sunday, triggering a leadership contest aimed at neutralising a rebellion of leftwing dissidents angry at his reformist agenda.
"19.02.2017 16:40:57" ft.com Russia alarms Kiev and west with Ukraine ID recognition Move applies to self-declared 'people's republics' amid shaky ceasefire attempt A move by Russia to recognise identity documents issued in separatist-held areas of eastern Ukraine has raised concern in Kiev and western governments over Moscow's intentions, even as efforts were under way to reinforce a shaky ceasefire in the region.
"17.02.2017 10:30:12" ft.com Arabs wary of Donald Trump's Middle East policy shift US shift away from 2-state solution triggers outrage and caution The Arab response has ranged from outright hostility to a more cautious reaction in countries that have discreetly been drawing closer to Israel.
"17.02.2017 07:40:24" ft.com Mexican families torn apart by US deportations People without papers lament human cost of crackdown Armando López was expelled from the US last March to a country he barely recognised, 3,000km away from his wife and their five US-born children who stayed behind in Nevada.
"16.02.2017 18:19:20" ft.com Eurozone set to miss deadline for Greek bailout deal Brussels still at odds with IMF, pushing rescue tussle into election season Eurozone finance ministers will miss next week's deadline for an agreement with the International Monetary Fund to release €7bn in aid to Greece
"16.02.2017 13:23:04" ft.com Kim Jong Nam assassination a blow to Beijing's authority Killing of North Korean exile beyond reach of Chinese protection poses problem for Xi Kim Jong Un has severely tested the patience of his Chinese “friends” this week. But diplomats say that the apparent poisoning of Kim Jong Nam, who spent most of his time under de facto Chinese protection in Macau and Beijing, is the worst Korean
"16.02.2017 11:20:06" ft.com Donald Tusk re-election bid wins early EU support Antipathy from his home country could scupper Pole's candidacy Donald Tusk's bid to be re-elected as president of the European Council is winning broad early support from EU leaders - in spite of antipathy from his home state of Poland that could yet scupper his candidacy.
"16.02.2017 09:24:01" ft.com Second woman arrested in probe of Kim Jong Nam killing Malaysian police hunt more suspects in North Korean assassination case Police in Malaysia have arrested a second woman as they hunt for suspects over the murder of the brother of North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un.
"16.02.2017 07:45:41" ft.com Congress struggles to keep up with White House chaos Republicans on Capitol Hill say they are not being briefed on Flynn-Russia fallout The White House's chaotic handling of Michael Flynn's exit and revelations over Russia ties is posing the biggest challenge yet for the Trump administration and raising concerns on Capitol Hill about its ability to overcome the turmoil.
"15.02.2017 17:24:06" ft.com Kim Jong Nam: the big 'what if' of North Korean history Murder of Kim Jong Un's reformist brother will serve as a warning at home and abroad From hidden grandson to heir-apparent to playboy to exile, Kim Jong Nam's story is one of wildly fluctuating fortunes. A would-be reformer, he represents a significant “what if” in the history of North Korea.
"15.02.2017 16:38:41" ft.com Hungary set to detain asylum seekers in shipping container camps Orban to tighten EU's toughest refugee regime and defy Brussels Hungary wants to round up all asylum seekers and detain them in shipping container camps, in a plan that will increase tensions with Brussels over the country's hardline migration policies
"15.02.2017 12:01:27" ft.com Rise of refugee 'fake news' rattles German politics Signs election campaign being hijacked by conspiracy theorists and cyber-bullies Germany fears fear is that this year's election debate will be hijacked by the same kind of fake news peddlers, conspiracy theorists, racist ideologues, trolls and cyber bullies who cheered Donald Trump's rise to the US presidency.
"15.02.2017 10:24:40" ft.com Former Trump campaign manager denies Kremlin contacts Manafort dismisses allegations after reports US authorities are investigating ties Donald Trump's former campaign manager has denied knowingly contacting Russian intelligence agents during the 2016 presidential race, telling the Financial Times he has “never had any involvement” with the regime of Vladimir Putin.
"14.02.2017 18:32:13" ft.com Yellen warns of economic uncertainty under Trump Dollar rises on central bank concern about raising rates too slowly The US economy and fiscal policy face an uncertain path under the Donald Trump administration, Janet Yellen warned on Tuesday.
"14.02.2017 12:22:54" ft.com Kim Jong Un's brother reportedly assassinated in Malaysia North Korean leader's sibling said to have been killed by women with poisoned needles The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has reportedly been assassinated at a Malaysian airport by two women with poisoned needles.
"14.02.2017 07:56:34" ft.com Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn resigns Exit follows allegations of illegally discussing US sanctions with Russian ambassador Michael Flynn has resigned as US national security adviser over a scandal involving his contacts with Russia, in a major blow to President Donald Trump and his fledgling administration.
"13.02.2017 10:33:45" ft.com India grapples with growth of fake news shared on WhatsApp Riots and communal violence blamed on lies that went viral on messaging service In India fake news tends to spread through private WhatsApp networks rather than public social media pages, making it harder to track. Such rumours have been blamed for fuelling riots and communal violence.
"13.02.2017 07:50:27" ft.com Nato allies braced for tough US demands on military spending Europeans seek clarity from US defence secretary after Trump questioned alliance Nato allies are braced for tough American demands to intensify military spending, as they seek clarity from James Mattis, the new US defence secretary, on Donald Trump's policy towards the alliance.
"12.02.2017 17:56:01" ft.com Swiss voters reject corporate tax reforms Bern must rethink rules after 60% dismiss proposal to cut overall rates in referendum Switzerland's attempts to overhaul its corporate tax regime have suffered a setback after voters decisively rejected reforms to bring the country's practices in line with international standards.
"12.02.2017 16:01:50" ft.com Putin opponent Navalny determined to run for presidency of Russia Move set to test Russian leader's confidence in his ability to hold on to power Alexei Navalny, Vladimir Putin's most dogged political opponent, has vowed to force the Kremlin to allow him to run in next year's presidential elections, in a move that will test the Russian leader's confidence in his ability to hold on to power.
"10.02.2017 10:30:42" ft.com Spain's Podemos fights to retain momentum and relevance Leftwing party hampered by rivalries and divisions over future direction Three years ago Podemos burst on to Spain's political scene, shaking its party establishment and storming into parliaments and town halls. Today, the far-left movement is feeling tremors of its own.
"10.02.2017 08:18:31" ft.com Le Pen debt plan threatens massive default, say agencies French far-right leader's promise to ditch euro unsettles investors Around €1.7tn of French public debt could eventually be redenominated into francs if the far-right National Front party gets into power, in what would according to ratings agencies amount to the world's largest ever sovereign default.
"09.02.2017 19:33:04" ft.com Academic touted as Trump's EU envoy embellished autobiography Malloch book's dubious details include Emmy nomination and being 'knighted' by Queen In his autobiography, the man who wants to be Donald Trump's ambassador to the EU claims to have received an Emmy nomination, praise from Margaret Thatcher and a knighthood from the Queen
"09.02.2017 18:25:07" ft.com Romania's justice minister resigns as protests continue Florin Iordache's departure fails to quell demonstrations for fundamental reform Romania's justice minister quits following a week of demonstrations over a government decree - now abandoned - that would have decriminalised low-level corruption
"09.02.2017 14:28:00" ft.com Rupert Murdoch sat in on Gove interview with Donald Trump Revelation is a sign of media mogul's close relationship with the US president So it turns out Rupert Murdoch sat in on Michael Gove's interview with Donald Trump
"09.02.2017 07:32:05" ft.com Academic touted as Trump's EU envoy embellished own autobiography Ted Malloch book includes dubious detail of Emmy nomination and being 'knighted' by Queen A political scientist who wants to be Donald Trump's ambassador to the EU appears to have embellished several details in his autobiography, including being praised by Margaret Thatcher and being “knighted” by the Queen.
"08.02.2017 18:21:15" ft.com Central bankers face off over impact of a disorderly Brexit Carney says architecture of financial system could collapse but Draghi disagrees Europe's leading central bankers are at loggerheads over one of the biggest economic judgments facing the continent: does a disorderly Brexit pose a financial stability risk?
"08.02.2017 18:18:11" ft.com Resistance to 'last-resort' antibiotic spreads from farms in China Researchers say transfer from flies to humans adds urgency to drug development Bacteria resistant to colistin, the so-called last resort antibiotic, are probably being transferred to humans from poultry farms in China, say researchers, adding to fears that time to develop new types of medicine is running out.
"08.02.2017 15:19:41" ft.com Copenhagen joins crowded Brexit fight for medicines agency Up to 20 capitals may compete for EU regulator and pharmaceuticals industry hub Denmark has joined the crowded field vying to give a post-Brexit home to the European Medicines Agency, a London-based authority that is one of the regulatory jewels of the EU
"08.02.2017 10:53:24" ft.com Why is the eurozone back in crisis over Greece? Athens faces another big debt payment and eurozone politics makes relief impossible After months out of the spotlight, Greece's international bailout programme is back
"08.02.2017 08:42:16" ft.com Indian IT sector alarm over US work visa threat Industry to lobby against rule changes for H-1B visas predominantly granted to Indians Indian executives are warning that a move by the US to limit visas for skilled workers would strike at the heart of the countries' trade relations, sharply increasing costs for India's $146bn IT services industry in its most crucial market.
"07.02.2017 20:36:05" ft.com DeVos confirmed in education role as Pence steps in First time a vice-president has used tiebreaking power to confirm a cabinet secretary Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump's controversial pick to be US education secretary, was confirmed in the job on Tuesday only after Vice-president Mike Pence stepped in to cast an unprecedented tiebreaking vote in the Senate.
"07.02.2017 19:50:19" ft.com Bundesbank chief rejects 'absurd' claim of euro manipulation Weidmann retorts to attack from US, raising spectre of clash over Trump's rhetoric The president of the Bundesbank has decried US accusations that Germany is a currency manipulator, highlighting the risk of a clash between Washington and Berlin over Donald Trump's protectionist rhetoric.
"07.02.2017 11:57:03" ft.com IMF board split over bailout terms for Greece Stand-off with EU over 'explosive' debt path leads to public display of division A stand-off with European authorities over the terms and future of Greece's bailout has led to a rare public split on the International Monetary Fund's board, amid growing questions over the fund's participation.
"07.02.2017 08:40:27" ft.com Free EU Interrail 18th birthday present hits buffers Brussels waters down idea to cheaper proposal for schools travel budget It was billed as the best birthday present an 18-year-old could ask for — and a means of repairing divisions within the bloc. But grand plans in Brussels to give European teenagers a free train pass to travel across Europe for a month have already been
"07.02.2017 07:56:02" ft.com Limburg voters embrace Wilders in challenge to EU's liberal ideals Dutch election is one of three this year that could change face of European politics The Dutch town close to the German border is a stronghold for Geert Wilders' far-right Party for Freedom — one of the populist parties whose rise is a potent challenge to long-held European liberal ideals.
"06.02.2017 17:35:41" ft.com Battle for Avdiivka reveals bigger power game in eastern Ukraine Upsurge in violence leads to concerns Putin is looking to extract concessions from Trump Standing guard outside the shelled-out Avdiivka apartment block that has become a makeshift triage station, Serhiy scans the sky and listens nervously for the sound of artillery fire. “It's like Aleppo,” the Ukrainian soldier says.
"06.02.2017 10:31:02" ft.com US tech groups file action against Trump migrant ban Apple, Google, Airbnb, Uber, Twitter and Facebook lead fight against travel curb Silicon Valley companies are stepping up their opposition to Donald Trump's executive order on immigration amid an intensifying legal battle over the policy, with a joint legal filing attacking the US president's position.
"06.02.2017 09:35:22" ft.com Eurozone economy quietly outshines the US Stream of positive data highlights strength of single currency area despite frequent criticism Donald Trump's plans to boost the US growth rate may be getting plenty of attention — but it is the eurozone economy that is quietly exceeding expectations.
"06.02.2017 07:36:19" ft.com Marine Le Pen promises crackdown on immigration and globalisation French far-right leader lays out hardline stance at launch of Elysée campaign France's far-right party leader Marine Le Pen promised a crackdown on foreigners and the forces of globalisation if she won the presidency as she kicked off her campaign for a highly unpredictable election.
"03.02.2017 20:20:04" ft.com Pressure builds on François Fillon to quit French contest Former favourite cries foul but polls point to defeat in first round of presidential race François Fillon, France's presidential candidate, faced mounting pressure on Friday to stand down as centre-right nominee over accusations that his family received public money for work they did not do.
"03.02.2017 16:16:38" ft.com Trump voters keep the faith in America's Arab heartland despite travel ban President's assertive approach finds favour and concern in Dearborn It would be hard to think of a place where US president Donald Trump's immigration clampdown will hit harder than in Dearborn, Michigan, where people of Arab descent make up about half the population.
"03.02.2017 11:35:56" ft.com French soldier shoots knife attacker outside the Louvre Man injured in 'serious public security event' near art museum in Paris French police say they believe the man who attacked a soldier at the Louvre museum in Paris intended to carry out a terrorist attack.
"03.02.2017 07:46:52" ft.com EU looks to Merkel as rattled leaders shape Trump strategy Challenge presented by US president overshadows Malta summit In Malta's ancient fortress capital of Valletta, Angela Merkel will on Friday find herself in a position she has often occupied since she became German chancellor in 2005. Whenever Europe is confronted with a political challenge, she is the one who sets
"02.02.2017 18:03:24" ft.com Temer stays tough on Brazil economic reforms Unpopular president to press on with agenda that has boosted currency and stock market Brazil's president tells the FT why he's worried about a US-Mexico trade war
"02.02.2017 12:32:04" ft.com Merkel aims to play it safe with Erdogan on Turkey visit Chancellor caught between demands from left and right on relations with Ankara Just when she least needs it, Angela Merkel has been presented with a fresh problem in her fraught relationship with Turkey — news that 34 Turkish military officers are seeking asylum in Germany.
"02.02.2017 11:23:06" ft.com Romania's political crisis enters new phase as minister resigns Protests grow over decrees that could hinder efforts to combat corruption “I don't want to have to tell my child that I was a coward and I agreed to something I don't believe in,” Florin Jianu, Romania's business and trade minister, said on Facebook as he resigned amid growing protests.
"02.02.2017 10:18:58" ft.com Trump harangues Australia PM over refugee deal in curt phone call US president accuses Turnbull of seeking to export the 'next Boston Bombers' Australia was forced to defend its military alliance with the US on Thursday after Donald Trump angrily criticised Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in a weekend phone conversation the US president called “the worst call by far” that he had held with a
"02.02.2017 07:35:53" ft.com Malaria superbugs threaten global health disaster Experts call for urgent action to fight drug-resistant parasites in Southeast Asia Drug-resistant malaria superbugs threaten a global public health disaster unless urgent action is taken to fight their spread in Southeast Asia, authors of new research have warned.
"01.02.2017 19:21:19" ft.com Trump's Supreme Court pick favours curbing bureaucratic power Neil Gorsuch is a conservative who argues for shrinking the influence of federal agencies https://www.ft.com/content/40f2fff6-e8a0-11e6-893c-082c54a7f539
"01.02.2017 19:18:02" ft.com Fillon calls on MPs for support amid family payments allegations French presidential candidate insists leftwing opponents are trying to destabilise him https://www.ft.com/content/e1b3ae3c-e872-11e6-893c-082c54a7f539
"01.02.2017 11:06:03" ft.com Peter Thiel's secret citizenship sparks backlash in New Zealand Trump-backing tech investor gained passport despite not meeting usual residency rules He enraged Silicon Valley's liberal elite by supporting Donald Trump and funding a lawsuit that led to the demise of news site Gawker. Now Peter Thiel, PayPal co-founder, is stoking controversy in New Zealand, where the government is under fire for
"01.02.2017 07:49:58" ft.com Republican party torn by claims of White House chaos Doubts grow among party elite over competence of Trump's inner circle Republicans are struggling to advance their policy agenda in the aftermath of President Donald Trump's confused rollout of a ban on refugees and all travellers from seven Muslim nations entering the US.
"31.01.2017 12:42:05" ft.com Bank of Japan forecasts Trump-driven surge in economic growth Central bank keeps policy on hold and raises growth projections after yen slide The Bank of Japan forecast an era of surging economic growth and kept monetary policy on hold on Tuesday following a Donald Trump-induced slide in the yen.
"31.01.2017 11:39:41" ft.com Iran missile firing puts Trump strategy to the test US mission to UN requests urgent consultations at security council The UN Security Council is meeting discuss an Iranian missile launch in an early test of how the Trump administration plans to deal with the Islamic republic.
"31.01.2017 11:12:20" ft.com Martin Schulz pits experience against populism in chancellorship run Federalist credentials could turn voters off as candidate tries to unseat Merkel Federalist credentials could turn voters off as former president of the European Parliament Martin Schulz tries to unseat Merkel
"31.01.2017 10:38:27" ft.com Trump fires acting attorney-general for opposing travel ban Sally Yates had ordered DoJ subordinates not to defend president's policy in court Donald Trump fired the acting attorney-general on Monday night for opposing his controversial travel ban, as the new president faced growing protests against the restrictions from within the US government and a rebuke from Barack Obama.
"14.11.2016 15:41:05" ft.com Frank-Walter Steinmeier set for German presidency Foreign minister's elevation seen as setback for Angela Merkel German chancellor Angela Merkel has suffered a political setback by accepting that foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, a candidate from the rival social democrat party, should be the country's next president.
"14.11.2016 13:40:06" ft.com China revives 'comrade' in drive for Communist party discipline Anti-corruption watchdog orders return of outmoded greeting now embraced by gay men An effort by the Chinese Communist party to revive the term “comrade” has raised eyebrows among the country's gay community, which has embraced the revolutionary greeting and made it its own.
"14.11.2016 11:39:03" ft.com Tale of two Trumps plays out in first appointments Bannon and Priebus offer diverging paths for the president-elect In the process of answering the question as to what sort of president Donald Trump will be, his two first administration appointments offer an initial answer.
"10.11.2016 12:07:29" ft.com Welcome to Trumpworld, where almost everything is disrupted The president-elect could end the global postwar order and unwind Obama's legacy Donald Trump's victory is no ordinary shock. For once the word seismic is merited.
"10.11.2016 09:55:40" ft.com Trump team moves to reassure world on transition Advisers say Pence will play key role in drawing heavyweights to new administration Senior Republicans sought to reassure the world that Donald Trump would oversee a smooth transition of power in Washington and bring in heavyweight figures to his administration after the political outsider's stunning victory roiled markets and shocked US
"17.08.2016 17:01:32" ft.com Russia ups the ante in Ukraine with eye on G20 In Ukraine's restive east, artillery explosions ring out and international monitors record dozens of shell bursts every evening. The ceasefire between Kiev and the Russian-backed separatists is fraying badly. Signs of a flare-up in fighting began in In Ukraine's restive east, artillery explosions ring out and international monitors record dozens of shell bursts every evening. The ceasefire between Kiev and the Russian-backed separatists is fraying badly.
"17.08.2016 08:50:49" ft.com Italy's EU minister warns Brexit delay will hit integration push - FT.com Italy has warned that any decision by the UK to delay Brexit negotiations until late 2017 would risk extending political uncertainty in Europe and undermining efforts to relaunch integration among remaining EU member states. Recent media reports Italy has warned that any decision by the UK to delay Brexit negotiations until late 2017 would risk extending political uncertainty in Europe and undermining efforts to relaunch integration among remaining EU member states
"16.08.2016 13:33:17" ft.com Banks look for cheap way to store cash piles as rates go negative The idea of keeping piles of cash in high security vaults may sound like something from an old movie plot, but some banks and insurers have recently started considering the idea as interest rates sink below zero across much of Europe. Europe's The idea of keeping piles of cash in high security vaults may sound like something from an old movie plot, but some banks and insurers have recently started considering the idea as interest rates sink below zero across much of Europe
"15.08.2016 17:30:34" ft.com Brexit threatens English language schools For 14 years, Spencer Fordham has been welcoming students from across the globe to master English at his language school in the southern UK coastal town of Bournemouth. But for schools like Mr Fordham's, whose alumni include Saudi royalty and Vote to leave the EU has caused 'a significant drop in bookings' in UK schools
"15.08.2016 16:03:44" ft.com Ballot box uncertainties hang over US election Fewer than 90 days before election day, the rules governing who can vote remain unsettled in at least 10 US states including pivotal battlegrounds that are home to millions of voters. Judges in recent weeks have struck down voting restrictions Fewer than 90 days before election day, the rules governing who can vote remain unsettled in at least 10 US states including pivotal battlegrounds that are home to millions of voters
"26.07.2016 11:38:04" on.ft.com How a Tuscan business dream became an Italian bad loan nightmare - FT.com Ten years ago, Roberta Tonelli, a shoe saleswoman from a small city 30 miles south of Florence, took out an €800,000 loan to buy a small farmstay hotel in the nearby hills. It was a big step for her and her husband Claudio, a municipal worker, and Free to read: One family's €800,000 debt is emblematic of Italy's bank crisis
"26.07.2016 09:36:22" on.ft.com Bernie Sanders urges supporters to rally behind Hillary Clinton Senator Bernie Sanders sought to silence the torrent of boos and jeers rained on Hillary Clinton by his supporters as he pleaded with them to back his erstwhile foe against Donald Trump in the race for the White House. Amid signs of turmoil in the Senator Bernie Sanders sought to silence the torrent of boos and jeers rained on Hillary Clinton by his supporters as he pleaded with them to back his erstwhile foe against Donald Trump in the race for the White House.
"25.07.2016 08:28:02" on.ft.com Suicide blast in Germany injures 12 people A suspected Islamist suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance to an open-air music festival in the southern German town of Ansbach on Sunday night, injuring 12 people. Police said the man, a 27-year-old refugee from Syria, had clearly intended Police said the man, a 27-year-old refugee from Syria, had clearly intended to detonate his bomb inside the festival, which was attended by about 2,500 people, but had been turned away at the entrance.
"20.07.2016 12:43:25" on.ft.com Ukraine 'shocked' by car-bomb killing of prominent journalist One of Ukraine's most respected journalists was killed by a car bomb in central Kiev on Wednesday, sparking claims by Ukraine officials of a Russian plot to further destabilise the war-torn country. Pavel Sheremet, a Belarus-born award winning One of Ukraine's most respected journalists was killed by a car bomb in central Kiev on Wednesday, sparking claims by Ukraine officials of a Russian plot to further destabilise the war-torn country.
"19.07.2016 13:46:55" on.ft.com Turkey demands extradition of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen Turkey has sent the US four dossiers on the alleged activities of Pennsylvania-based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, following up on a demand for his immediate extradition that threatens to derail relations between the two Nato allies. Turkish Turkey has sent the US four dossiers on the alleged activities of Pennsylvania-based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, following up on a demand for his immediate extradition that threatens to derail relations between the two Nato allies.
"13.07.2016 08:00:09" on.ft.com EU countries see surge in citizenship inquiries from UK European countries including Germany, Hungary and Poland have seen a surge in citizenship inquiries from British people looking to guarantee their ability to live and work on the continent. Depending on the outcome of exit negotiations, Britons face European countries including Germany, Hungary and Poland have seen a surge in citizenship inquiries from British people looking to guarantee their ability to live and work on the continent.
"13.07.2016 07:39:11" on.ft.com Terrorists squeeze through profiling gaps Since Omar Mateen massacred 49 people in an Orlando nightclub, the New York-born son of Afghans has been described as a homophobe who used a gay hook-up app, a jihadi who failed to understand that Isis and Hizbollah are enemies, and a jovial wife-bea On terrorism, the west is searching for clarity in a sea of contradiction
"12.07.2016 08:22:02" on.ft.com Pentagon to send more troops to Iraq The US is to send a further 560 troops to Iraq to help retake the city of Mosul, the latest escalation by the Obama administration of the military campaign against Isis. In a surprise visit to Baghdad on Monday, US defence secretary Ashton Carter The US is to send a further 560 troops to Iraq to help retake the city of Mosul, the latest escalation by the Obama administration of the military campaign against Isis.
"12.07.2016 07:21:08" on.ft.com China and US raise stakes over South China Sea dispute US President Barack Obama in March delivered a stark admonition to Xi Jinping over the South China Sea, warning the Chinese leader of serious consequences if China reclaimed land at Scarborough Shoal, one of the most dangerous flashpoints in Asia. US President Barack Obama in March delivered a stark admonition to Xi Jinping over the South China Sea, warning the Chinese leader of serious consequences if China reclaimed land at Scarborough Shoal, one of the most dangerous flashpoints in Asia.
"11.07.2016 07:46:05" on.ft.com South China Sea: What to look out for in the UN tribunal ruling A UN tribunal is expected on Tuesday to rule on a controversial case brought by the Philippines that questions some of China's claims in the South China Sea. Here are things to watch out for in the much-anticipated ruling. Why is the case important? A UN tribunal is expected on Tuesday to rule on a controversial case brought by the Philippines that questions some of China's claims in the South China Sea. Here are things to watch out for in the much-anticipated ruling.
"11.07.2016 06:45:25" on.ft.com Shinzo Abe wins sweeping victory in Japan elections Shinzo Abe has won a sweeping victory in elections to Japan's upper house and there is now a parliamentary supermajority that supports revision of Japan's pacifist constitution. With all seats declared, Mr Abe's ruling Liberal Democratic party and Shinzo Abe has won a sweeping victory in elections to Japan's upper house and there is now a parliamentary supermajority that supports revision of Japan's pacifist constitution
"08.07.2016 10:24:37" on.ft.com Snipers kill five police at Dallas protest Snipers have killed five police officers and injured several more in an ambush in Dallas that occurred during protests over the fatal shootings by police of two African-Americans this week in Minnesota and Louisiana. Dallas police said they had Snipers have killed five police officers and injured several more in an ambush in Dallas that occurred during protests over the fatal shootings by police of two African-Americans this week in Minnesota and Louisiana.
"07.07.2016 10:41:43" on.ft.com Paris dangles tax carrots to entice bankers fleeing London Four years after François Hollande — then soon to be elected French president — stigmatised the “world of finance” as his “true adversary”, France is rolling out the red carpet for bankers. His socialist government is now leading the pack of EU Four years after François Hollande — then soon to be elected French president — stigmatised the “world of finance” as his “true adversary”, France is rolling out the red carpet for bankers
"07.07.2016 07:56:53" on.ft.com Chilcot report means little to Iraqis As Britain was gripped by the release of a report into the UK's decision to invade Iraq in 2003, the top headlines for Iraqis remained the same as they had been all week: grim reminders of the Baghdad bombing that killed more than 250 people. The For Iraqis, the findings released on Wednesday seemed at best an amusingly late description of the obvious; at worst an insult to the more than 160,000 civilians who have been killed in the aftermath of the US-led invasion that plunged the country
"07.07.2016 07:34:15" on.ft.com Clinton will not face charges over emails The US Department of Justice has opted not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for sending classified information over her controversial private email system, in a move that closes the legal chapter of a scandal that has dogged her White House campaign for The US Department of Justice has opted not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for sending classified information over her controversial private email system, in a move that closes the legal chapter of a scandal that has dogged her White House campaign for the
"06.07.2016 17:20:21" on.ft.com Ramadan attacks point to Isis's deadly reach The rash of terrorist attacks around the world during Ramadan has demonstrated Isis's capacity to strike well beyond al-Qaeda's abilities. US officials believe the surge in terrorist violence linked to the militant group is, in part, a reaction to The rash of terrorist attacks around the world during Ramadan has demonstrated Isis's capacity to strike well beyond al-Qaeda's abilities. US officials believe the surge in terrorist violence linked to the militant group is, in part, a reaction to the
"06.07.2016 10:43:10" on.ft.com Chilcot report: Blair rapped over Iraq invasion Tony Blair committed to an invasion of Iraq almost eight months before receiving parliamentary and legal backing, and began military action before diplomatic alternatives were exhausted, a much-awaited inquiry into the conflict has concluded. The Tony Blair committed to an invasion of Iraq seven months before receiving parliamentary and legal backing, and began military action before diplomatic alternatives were exhausted, a much-awaited inquiry into the conflict has concluded
"06.07.2016 07:30:12" on.ft.com Swiss route poses a challenge for Brexit UK Micheline Calmy-Rey, a former Swiss president, thinks she knows what lies in store for Britain after its historic vote to leave the EU last month. She believes the UK has little option but to follow Switzerland itself. “There isn't what you can call Switzerland's arrangement with the EU may be difficult for Bern to maintain, let alone for the UK to replicate.
"06.07.2016 06:56:45" on.ft.com FBI advises no charge over Clinton emails The Federal Bureau of Investigation has concluded Hillary Clinton was “extremely careless” in handling top-secret emails while secretary of state but recommended against prosecuting the Democratic presidential candidate. James Comey, FBI director, The Federal Bureau of Investigation has concluded Hillary Clinton was “extremely careless” in handling top-secret emails while secretary of state but recommended against prosecuting the Democratic presidential candidate
"04.07.2016 11:38:04" on.ft.com Murders deepen fears about Kenyan police in run-up to elections The killing of three Kenyans, including a lawyer and his client who had made a complaint against the police, has triggered national outrage about the force's independence and its apparent ability to act with impunity as Kenya prepares for elections The killing of three Kenyans, including a lawyer and his client who had made a complaint against the police, has triggered national outrage about the force's independence and its apparent ability to act with impunity as Kenya prepares for elections next
"04.07.2016 09:00:17" on.ft.com Brexit: divorcees untangle their finances As the EU and UK prepare for divorce, it is the £47.5bn question. How will Britain settle its budget affairs with Europe? And what will the EU do to fill the black hole if Britain's contributions to the club stop in years to come? The EU's common As the EU and UK prepare for divorce, it is the £47.5bn question. How will Britain settle its budget affairs with Europe? And what will the EU do to fill the black hole if Britain's contributions to the club stop in years to come?
"04.07.2016 08:37:38" on.ft.com Suicide blast near US consulate in Saudi city of Jeddah A suicide bomber blew himself up near the US consulate in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah on Monday, in a worrying revival of terrorism against high-profile foreign targets in the kingdom. State media reported that two security guards had been A suicide bomber blew himself up near the US consulate in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah on Monday, in a worrying revival of terrorism against high-profile foreign targets in the kingdom.
"27.06.2016 08:34:58" on.ft.com Mariano Rajoy confounds expectations to emerge winner in Spain poll Mariano Rajoy emerged as the clear winner of Spain's general election on Sunday night, after his conservative Popular party won a better than expected 33 per cent of the vote, putting the acting prime minister in a strong position to lead the next Mariano Rajoy emerged as the clear winner of Spain's general election on Sunday night, after his conservative Popular party won a better than expected 33 per cent of the vote, putting the acting prime minister in a strong position to lead the next
"24.06.2016 07:50:29" on.ft.com David Cameron to stand down as PM after UK votes for Brexit David Cameron is to stand down as prime minister after Britain voted to leave the EU in a referendum that has sent shockwaves across Europe and triggered financial market turmoil across the globe. Mr Cameron said he would resign because Britain David Cameron is to stand down as prime minister after Britain voted to leave the EU in a referendum that has sent shockwaves across Europe and triggered financial market turmoil across the globe
"24.06.2016 06:27:55" on.ft.com UK votes for Brexit in EU referendum, triggering market shockwaves Britain has voted to leave the EU in a popular revolt that will send shockwaves across Europe, leaving David Cameron's premiership hanging in the balance and triggering financial market turmoil across the globe. On a night of high drama, Mr Cameron's Britain has voted to leave the EU in a popular revolt that will send shockwaves across Europe, leaving David Cameron's premiership hanging in the balance and triggering financial market turmoil across the globe
"23.06.2016 08:30:49" on.ft.com Britons start voting in historic EU referendum Britons have started voting in the UK's historic EU referendum amid a rise in sterling to the year's highest point as traders digested the last opinion polls after a hotly contested campaign. One opinion poll on Wednesday night gave the Remain side David Cameron's future as prime minister is likely to hang on whether he can persuade Britain to extend its 43-year membership of the EU and the world will be closely awaiting the result
"22.06.2016 11:16:09" on.ft.com Orlando highlights challenge of Isis propaganda Social media have played a role in nearly every Isis--inspired terrorism case brought against an American citizen, just as they helped radicalise Omar Mateen, the gunman who killed 49 people and injured 53 at a gay nightclub in Orlando last week, Social media have played a role in nearly every Isis-inspired terrorism case brought against an American citizen, just as they helped radicalise Omar Mateen, the gunman who killed 49 peopl at a gay nightclub in Orlando last week
"22.06.2016 08:44:05" on.ft.com Le Pen seeks mileage from Brexit debate Marine Le Pen has seized on the referendum on Britain's EU membership to request a similar vote in France, as she threw her weight behind the Leave camp in the final stretch of the campaign. The leader of the French far-right National Front party Marine Le Pen has seized on the referendum on Britain's EU membership to request a similar vote in France, as she threw her weight behind the Leave camp in the final stretch of the campaign
"20.06.2016 17:05:33" Timeline Photos As we follow three Syrian refugees in Germany we are gathering reader questions. Have you got one? #WorldRefugeeDay #threerefugees http://on.ft.com/28IYbVM
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"20.06.2016 15:31:07" on.ft.com China and Indonesia in maritime clash A series of violent fisheries clashes with China is adding to domestic pressure on Indonesia's government to take a tougher stance towards Beijing, with which it routinely claims to have no maritime disputes. The Indonesian navy said it had fired A series of violent fisheries clashes with China is adding to domestic pressure on Indonesia's government to take a tougher stance towards Beijing
"20.06.2016 13:35:22" Timeline Photos Meet three refugees who fled Syria and made their way to Germany #WorldRefugeeDay #Threerefugees http://on.ft.com/28JuAci
"20.06.2016 13:30:54" on.ft.com India markets shrug off Raghuram Rajan departure from RBI India's equity and currency markets quickly recovered from an early dip on Monday as investors shrugged off news that Raghuram Rajan would step down as governor of the Reserve Bank of India in September. The rupee dropped 0.8 per cent to Rs67.69 India's equity and currency markets quickly recovered from an early dip on Monday as investors shrugged off news that Raghuram Rajan would step down as governor of the Reserve Bank of India in September.
"20.06.2016 08:40:37" on.ft.com Italy's mayoral elections deal stinging blow to Renzi Virginia Raggi, a 37-year old lawyer, has become the first female mayor of Rome, after an election that delivered a resounding victory to the populist Five Star Movement and a blow to centre-left prime minister Matteo Renzi. Adding to the Five Star Virginia Raggi, a 37-year old lawyer, has become the first female mayor of Rome, after an election that delivered a resounding victory to the populist Five Star Movement and a blow to centre-left prime minister Matteo Renzi
"20.06.2016 08:24:43" on.ft.com Three refugees in Germany: Nazir's story Germany welcomed a million refugees last year, a migration wave that has changed Europe's biggest economy for good. But what is known about the individuals who make up this massive influx? The FT spoke to three of them, Ahmad al Soliman, Abdulaziz Read the first instalment of the FT's Three Refugees series, where we follow how three Syrian refugees integrate into German society.
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"17.06.2016 11:11:05" on.ft.com Italy targets truanting employees who swipe in — to go shopping When in October Italian tax police arrested 43 people as part of a crackdown on rampant truancy among public sector workers in Sanremo, the operation was given the ironic code name “Stakhanov”, in honour of the Soviet symbol of worker productivity. “The good days are over for those who are caught swiping their badge and going away,” prime minister Matteo Renzi said
"17.06.2016 09:24:07" on.ft.com Jo Cox, from activist to rising Labour party star Only a few days ago Jo Cox was taking part in the annual parliamentary tug of war, raising awareness for Macmillan Cancer Support. For the Labour MP and mother-of-two it was a typical display of her love of politics, philanthropy and sport. At 5.15pm Only a few days ago Jo Cox was taking part in the annual parliamentary tug of war, raising awareness for Macmillan Cancer Support. For the Labour MP and mother-of-two it was a typical display of her love of politics, philanthropy and sport.
"17.06.2016 09:04:45" on.ft.com Berlin's criminal gangs prey on refugees for new recruits It was volunteer helpers at the refugee shelter at 282 Buckower Damm who first raised the alarm. They suspected that security guards at the converted school gym in Neukölln, a district of southern Berlin, were trying to recruit young migrants as “Gangs are taking advantage of the fact that many of these men will remain here illegally and so can easily be deployed for criminal activities,” says Thomas Heilmann, Berlin's justice minister
"16.06.2016 16:59:25" on.ft.com British MP Jo Cox shot and killed A British MP was shot and killed while out meeting constituents on Thursday, shocking politicians into an immediate halt to campaigning ahead of the UK's EU referendum. Jo Cox, 41, the Labour MP for Batley and Spen, was shot and stabbed while in A British MP was shot and killed while out meeting constituents on Thursday, shocking politicians into an immediate halt to campaigning ahead of the UK's EU referendum
"15.06.2016 17:13:07" on.ft.com FBI swamped by an avalanche of terror tips - FT.com The FBI's near-miss investigation of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen reflects a US counterterror effort swamped by potential targets and struggling to separate lethal Islamic State recruits from hotheads venting their spleen. After dropping The FBI's near-miss investigation of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen reflects a US counterterror effort swamped by potential targets and struggling to separate lethal Islamic State recruits from hotheads venting their spleen
"15.06.2016 09:42:30" on.ft.com Middle England drives Brexit revolution - FT.com Ann Potts has insurrection on her mind. With her elegant twin-set, pearl necklace and the clipped tones that betray a life spent in and around the British military, the 72-year-old does not resemble a revolutionary in the least. But today she is In Middle England, mistrust of elite has built over decades, fuelling anti-EU insurgency
"14.06.2016 11:00:02" on.ft.com European court backs UK over child benefit limits Britain can use strict “right to reside” rules to limit access to child benefit for non-UK citizens, according to a verdict from the EU's highest court that will be welcomed by Downing Street in the run-up to next week's referendum. The case was Britain can use strict “right to reside” rules to limit access to child benefit for non-UK citizens, according to a verdict from the EU's highest court that will be welcomed by Downing Street in the run-up to next week's referendum
"14.06.2016 08:18:30" on.ft.com Isis claims responsibility for murder of French policeman Isis claimed responsibility for the murder of a French police commander and his wife by a knifeman in a Paris suburb on Monday night. The 42-year-old police officer was stabbed to death near his home in Magnanville, northwestern Paris, French Isis claimed responsibility for the murder of a French police commander and his wife by a knifeman in a Paris suburb on Monday night.
"13.06.2016 17:07:05" on.ft.com 'Ultra-violent' Russian hooligans behind Euro 2016 violence French prosecutors said 150 “ultra-violent” Russian football hooligans caused the trouble at Saturday evening's match with England in Marseille, one of several incidents to mar the opening days of the Euro 2016 championship. The Russians instigated French prosecutors said 150 “ultra-violent” Russian football hooligans caused the trouble at Saturday evening's match with England in Marseille, one of several incidents to mar the opening days of the Euro 2016 championship
"13.06.2016 15:07:08" on.ft.com Police hunt for detail on Orlando attacker Omar Mateen US intelligence services are investigating the terrorist links of the gunman who killed 49 people when he stormed a gay nightclub in Orlando early on Sunday morning in the worst mass shooting on US soil. Details released by US authorities about Omar US intelligence services are investigating the terrorist links of the gunman who killed 49 people when he stormed a gay nightclub in Orlando early on Sunday morning in the worst mass shooting on US soil
"10.06.2016 17:02:19" on.ft.com Pedro Pablo Kuczynski seeks consensus in divided Peru - FT.com Just hours after beating Keiko Fujimori to win Peru's most closely fought presidential contest in more than 50 years, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is back at home taking congratulatory calls from Colombia's Juan Manuel Santos and Mauricio Macri of “It feels good to win but I have to sort out a few problems,” Peru's new leader tells the Financial Times
"10.06.2016 16:36:55" on.ft.com Five goals of Saudi Arabia's ambitious transformation plans - FT.com Saudi Arabia's $72bn National Transformation Plan imposes a hefty 346 targets on ministries and governmental bodies with the ambitious goal of ending decades of addiction to hydrocarbon revenues and transforming an economy reliant on the state. The Five goals of Saudi Arabia's ambitious transformation plans
"08.06.2016 11:16:09" on.ft.com Saudi Arabia considers income tax for foreign residents Saudi Arabia is considering imposing income tax on foreign residents, Ibrahim al-Assaf, the finance minister said, as the cash-strapped kingdom seeks to raise non-oil revenues and cut spending to fund its $72bn plan to diversify the economy. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia is considering imposing income tax on foreign residents, Ibrahim al-Assaf, the finance minister said, as the cash-strapped kingdom seeks to raise non-oil revenues and cut spending to fund its $72bn plan to diversify the economy
"08.06.2016 08:13:50" on.ft.com Clinton claims historic Democratic nomination Clinton claims historic nomination Hillary Clinton claimed the Democratic nomination on Tuesday night, hailing the historic achievement of becoming the first female presidential candidate of a major US party after a gruelling primary battle against Hillary Clinton has claimed the Democratic nomination, hailing the historic achievement of becoming the first female presidential candidate of a major US party after a gruelling primary battle against Bernie Sanders
"07.06.2016 06:40:14" on.ft.com Peru election comes down to last few votes Peru's presidential election hung in the balance late on Monday, with the economist Pedro Pablo Kuczynski holding a narrow lead over Keiko Fujimori, daughter of a disgraced former president. With 95.36 per cent of votes counted, Mr Kuczynski was Peru's presidential election hangs in the balance on Tuesday morning, with the economist Pedro Pablo Kuczynski holding 50.14% of the vote over Keiko Fujimori, daughter of a disgraced former president, with 49.85%
"07.06.2016 06:25:45" on.ft.com Clinton closes in on Democratic nomination Hillary Clinton has secured enough delegates to clinch the Democratic nomination, the Associated Press reported on Monday night. The AP announced the result after surveying super delegates, or members of the Democratic party elite who are given Hillary Clinton has secured enough delegates to clinch the Democratic nomination
"06.06.2016 08:00:22" on.ft.com Beijing defies criticism as it charts course in S China Sea Ashton Carter, US secretary of defence, led a chorus of international voices criticising China at the weekend Shangri-La Dialogue, an annual security forum in Singapore, warning that Beijing seems to be building “a great wall of self-isolation” in Has China succeeded in changing the status quo in the resource-rich waters of the South China Sea?
"06.06.2016 07:15:06" on.ft.com Romans deliver populist rebuke to ruling Democratic party Virginia Raggi of the populist Five Star Movement has comfortably won the first round of the race to be Rome's mayor, as voters in the Italian capital delivered a stinging rebuke to ruling centre-left Democratic party led by Matteo Renzi, the Virginia Raggi of the populist Five Star Movement has comfortably won the first round of the race to be Rome's mayor, as voters in the Italian capital delivered a stinging rebuke to ruling centre-left Democratic party led by Matteo Renzi, the reformist
"06.06.2016 06:56:55" on.ft.com Kuczynski edges ahead of Fujimori in Peru presidential runoff Pedro Pablo Kuczynski was a whisker ahead on Sunday night in Peru's divisive knife-edge presidential runoff against Keiko Fujimori, daughter of a disgraced former president. “We want a democratic country,” Mr Kuczynski, a former Wall Street banker Pedro Pablo Kuczynski was a whisker ahead on Sunday night in Peru's divisive knife-edge presidential runoff against Keiko Fujimori, daughter of a disgraced former president
"06.06.2016 06:53:19" on.ft.com Xi Jinping warns on limits to diplomacy as China-US talks begin President Xi Jinping warned on Monday that China's disagreements with the US could not all be solved through dialogue, as his government's final cabinet-level meeting with the Obama administration kicked off in Beijing. “Some differences can be President Xi Jinping has warned that China's disagreements with the US could not all be solved through dialogue, as his government's final cabinet-level meeting with the Obama administration kicked off in Beijing
"27.05.2016 17:30:20" on.ft.com Obama's nuclear legacy hangs over Hiroshima visit Nothing better captures the paradox of Barack Obama's presidency than his legacy on nuclear weapons. On Friday Mr Obama will become the first US president to visit Hiroshima seventy years after America became the first — and last — country to use Nothing better captures the paradox of Obama's presidency than his legacy on nuclear weapons, writes Ed Luce
"27.05.2016 13:30:24" on.ft.com Gawker fight pits Silicon Valley against the media The fight between a scurrilous website and a libertarian billionaire with a vendetta is at the centre of a dispute about privacy and freedom of speech in the digital age. The firestorm of debate was sparked when Peter Thiel, the venture capitalist, The fight between a scurrilous website and a libertarian billionaire with a vendetta is at the centre of a dispute about privacy and freedom of speech in the digital age.
"27.05.2016 08:24:36" on.ft.com G7 leaders say Brexit poses 'serious risk' to global growth G7 leaders warned on Friday that a British vote to leave the EU next month would seriously threaten the world economy, as they promised “more forceful” policies to boost global growth but papered over differences about fiscal stimulus. “There are G7 leaders warned on Friday that a British vote to leave the EU next month would seriously threaten the world economy, as they promised “more forceful” policies to boost global growth but papered over differences about fiscal stimulus.
"26.05.2016 11:38:05" on.ft.com EU figures say Johnson part of 'horror scenario' of rising populism Boris Johnson has been accused by senior Brussels figures of telling distorted stories about the EU and being part of a “horror scenario” of rising populism around the world. Mr Johnson, the leading figure in the campaign to take Britain out of the Boris Johnson has been accused by senior Brussels figures of telling distorted stories about the EU and being part of a “horror scenario” of rising populism around the world.
"26.05.2016 10:07:31" on.ft.com Brazil: a lack of Temer-ity - FT.com That wasn't much of a honeymoon! Less than two weeks after taking office, Brazil's new administration under acting President Michel Temer is embroiled in its first scandal. It is also facing regular street protests and, by some measures, is already That wasn't much of a honeymoon! Less than two weeks after taking office, Brazil's new administration under acting President Michel Temer is embroiled in its first scandal.
"26.05.2016 08:37:30" on.ft.com China warns G7 not to 'escalate tensions' in Asia China's foreign minister fired a pre-emptive shot at G7 leaders gathering in Japan on Thursday, warning them not to “escalate tensions” over territorial disputes in the South and East China Seas. Last month, foreign ministers from the G7 angered China's foreign minister has fired a pre-emptive shot at G7 leaders gathering in Japan, warning them not to “escalate tensions” over territorial disputes in the South and East China Seas.
"25.05.2016 14:02:07" on.ft.com ECB warns of populist risk to financial stability The rising tide of populism has raised the threat of economic and financial instability in the eurozone and could make it harder for governments to service their debts, the European Central Bank has warned. The ECB said in the latest edition of its The rising tide of populism has raised the threat of economic and financial instability in the eurozone and could make it harder for governments to service their debts, the European Central Bank has warned
"25.05.2016 12:01:06" on.ft.com EgyptAir: What is known about the crash Five days after the crash of EgyptAir flight MS804 in the Mediterranean, the lack of any real progress in the investigation has continued to fuel speculation that terrorism was to blame, even though there have been no claims of responsibility. Five days after the crash of EgyptAir flight MS804 in the Mediterranean, the lack of any real progress in the investigation has continued to fuel speculation that terrorism was to blame, even though there have been no claims of responsibility
"25.05.2016 11:32:04" on.ft.com Bernie Sanders' war with Hillary Clinton leaves bad blood Since her decisive win in New York last month, Hillary Clinton has had her eyes firmly on the general election, blasting Donald Trump in near daily emails and making the New York billionaire the target of most of her stump speeches. Yet through it Since her decisive win in New York last month, Hillary Clinton has had her eyes firmly on the general election, blasting Donald Trump in near daily emails and making the New York billionaire the target of most of her stump speeches. Yet through it all,
"25.05.2016 09:30:14" on.ft.com Crossborder trade online: how Brussels plans to change rules Companies from Google and Netflix to the UK's Royal Mail will have their eyes on Brussels on Wednesday when the European Commission unveils sweeping new rules for crossborder digital trade, covering everything from online shopping to streaming How European Commission intends to create a single digital market
"25.05.2016 08:59:25" on.ft.com Greece reaches breakthrough deal with creditors Greece's international creditors have bought time to secure the country's financial future after agreeing broad but inexact principles to ease its debt mountain and break an impasse between Germany and the International Monetary Fund. After almost Greece's international creditors have bought time to secure the country's financial future after agreeing broad but inexact principles to ease its debt mountain and break an impasse between Germany and the IMF
"24.05.2016 17:45:06" on.ft.com Spectre of Russia haunts Britain's EU referendum campaign When longtime London resident Andrei Yakunin, the son of a close confidant of Vladimir Putin, obtained a British passport last year, it was rumoured to have angered the Russian president enough to have helped cost the father his job. Now Mr Yakunin With EU-Moscow relations at a historic low, Russia has become an unlikely but prominent spectre haunting the campaign for Brexit
"24.05.2016 17:01:12" on.ft.com India to bypass Pakistan on the road to Central Asia India, Iran and Afghanistan have agreed to develop a modern port outside the Gulf as well as road and rail links that would allow New Delhi and Kabul to bypass a hostile Pakistan and strengthen trade between South and Central Asia. Narendra Modi, India, Iran and Afghanistan have agreed to develop a modern port outside the Gulf as well as road and rail links that would allow New Delhi and Kabul to bypass a hostile Pakistan and strengthen trade between South and Central Asia.
"24.05.2016 14:05:58" on.ft.com Google offices raided by French tax authorities French authorities have raided Google's Paris offices as part of an investigation into the technology group's tax records, an official familiar with the case has confirmed. The raid, early on Tuesday, is linked to attempts by France's Socialist French authorities have raided Google's Paris offices as part of an investigation into the technology group's tax records. The raid is linked to attempts by France's Socialist government to force the internet group to pay potentially hefty sums in back
"24.05.2016 10:00:19" on.ft.com Police officer acquitted in Freddie Gray case A police officer involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray has been found not-guilty on all charges, one year after the young African-American's death in police custody sparked the worst riots in Baltimore since the 1968 assassination of Martin Luther A police officer involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray has been found not-guilty on all charges, one year after the young African-American's death in police custody sparked the worst riots in Baltimore since the 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King.
"24.05.2016 09:00:19" on.ft.com Brexit threatens London's status as corporate hub, study warns London's position as a European hub for decision makers from non-EU companies has been eroded since the creation of the euro and will deteriorate further if the UK votes to leave the bloc, according to a French study. In 2012, the latest year for London's position as a European hub for decision makers from non-EU companies has been eroded since the creation of the euro and will deteriorate further if the UK votes to leave the bloc, according to a French study
"24.05.2016 08:28:20" on.ft.com Union blockades disrupt French fuel supply Motorists faced long queues for petrol across France on Tuesday as protesters stepped up blockades of the country's oil refineries and clashed with police amid mounting opposition to the government's labour reforms. Oil sector workers of France's Motorists faced long queues for petrol across France on Tuesday as protesters stepped up blockades of the country's oil refineries and clashed with police amid mounting opposition to the government's labour reforms.
"24.05.2016 07:00:08" on.ft.com IMF urges eurozone to ease Greece's debt pile with interest cap The International Monetary Fund confronted Germany over Greece's unsustainable debt burden, issuing a bleak assessment of its financial future just as eurozone finance ministers prepared for a crunch meeting on debt relief. As detailed talks begin The IMF confronted Germany over Greece's unsustainable debt burden, issuing a bleak assessment of its financial future just as eurozone finance ministers prepared for a crunch meeting on debt relief.
"24.05.2016 06:30:16" on.ft.com Temer faces first crisis over Brazil cabinet minister's wiretap Michel Temer, Brazil's interim president, suffered his first casualty less than two weeks after taking office when a senior minister stepped down on Monday night for allegedly plotting to curb corruption investigations. Planning minister Romero Jucá Brazil's interim president, Michel Temer, suffered his first casualty less than two weeks after taking office when a senior minister stepped down on Monday night for allegedly plotting to curb corruption investigations.
"23.05.2016 17:44:06" on.ft.com El Salvador declares bloody war on gangs One woman's body, her wrists and feet tied, dumped in a black bag; a man, possibly hanged, bundled in sheets and stuffed into a suitcase; a dead gang member. The newspaper coverage of this grisly pre-dawn death toll in different parts of the country Savage turf battles between gangs have made murder mundane in El Salvador, which last year supplanted Honduras as the homicide capital of the world. Now the government has promised to bring the gangs to their knees in a year.
"23.05.2016 16:24:07" on.ft.com S Africa prosecutor challenges revival of Jacob Zuma corruption charges South Africa's national prosecutor said on Monday he would appeal a court order to revive corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma that were dropped seven years ago. The decision will rekindle controversy dogging the ruling African National South Africa's national prosecutor said he would appeal a court order to revive corruption charges against President Zuma that were dropped seven years ago.
"23.05.2016 15:22:26" on.ft.com Austrian rightwinger concedes defeat Austria has voted narrowly against a rightwing nationalist after a closely fought presidential election that highlighted the political fallout from Europe's immigration crisis. Norbert Hofer, the Freedom party candidate, conceded defeat on Facebook Austria has voted narrowly against a rightwing nationalist after a closely fought presidential election that highlighted the political fallout from Europe's immigration crisis.
"23.05.2016 14:07:07" on.ft.com Isis claims responsibility for Syria coastal bombs Isis claimed responsibility for a string of explosions in the Syrian coastal cities of Tartus and Jableh on Monday that killed at least 78 people, a rare attack in President Bashar al-Assad's coastal stronghold. Four blasts hit the town of Jableh Isis claimed responsibility for a string of explosions in the Syrian coastal cities of Tartus and Jableh on Monday that killed at least 78 people, a rare attack in President Assad's coastal stronghold.
"23.05.2016 12:00:52" on.ft.com Polish schoolchildren offered Nato lessons Alongside classes in civic studies and national history, Polish schoolchildren have a new subject to fit into their timetables: Nato lessons. For the next two months, the government plans to give Polish schools the option of teaching up to four Alongside classes in civic studies and national history, Polish schoolchildren have a new subject to fit into their timetables: Nato lessons.
"23.05.2016 11:11:36" on.ft.com Austrian presidential run-off too close to call A neck-and-neck race to become Austria's president will be decided later on Monday after a heated campaign during which support for Norbert Hofer, the far-right nationalist candidate, surged. Counting of postal votes began on Monday after results A neck-and-neck race to become Austria's president will be decided later today after a heated campaign during which support for Norbert Hofer, the far-right nationalist candidate, surged.
"23.05.2016 10:00:08" on.ft.com Brazil warned of budget 'time bomb' Brazil's new government urgently needs to defuse fiscal “time bombs” that are set to blow up the country's already strained budget, according to Arminio Fraga, the former central bank governor and founding partner of Gávea Investimentos, one of the “If you do the arithmetic, it's explosive”
"23.05.2016 09:44:20" on.ft.com Athens agrees fiscal measures in exchange for debt relief talks - FT.com Alexis Tsipras has defended his leftwing government's adoption of new fiscal measures in return for talks on debt relief, saying Greece was “turning a page” after an unprecedented six-year recession. “Spring may be almost over but we are looking Alexis Tsipras has defended his leftwing government's adoption of new fiscal measures in return for talks on debt relief, saying Greece was “turning a page” after an unprecedented six-year recession.
"23.05.2016 09:42:32" on.ft.com China university rule change sparks protests Protests against changes to China's university admission system spread to a fourth province on Monday as authorities scrambled to contain growing anger over one of the most important issues for parents in the country's emerging middle class — their Protests against changes to China's university admission system spread to a fourth province as authorities scrambled to contain growing anger over one of the most important issues for parents in the country's emerging middle class — their children's
"23.05.2016 09:00:22" on.ft.com Russia and Vladimir Putin sued over downing of MH17 over Ukraine Relatives of victims of the Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine in July 2014 are suing Russia and President Vladimir Putin over their alleged involvement in the incident. LHD, an Australian law firm, said on Monday it had filed a lawsuit at Relatives of victims of the Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine in July 2014 are suing Russia and President Vladimir Putin over their alleged involvement in the incident.
"23.05.2016 08:41:44" on.ft.com Obama confirms death of Taliban leader after US strike President Barack Obama on Monday said the death of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour would send a President Obama said the death of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour would send a "clear signal" to extremists intent on harming US personnel that America would “protect” its people.
"18.05.2016 17:15:14" on.ft.com FT survey shows US business balks at backing Trump Lobbying groups representing a wide range of US companies would prefer Hillary Clinton in the White House over Donald Trump by a ratio of two to one, in a striking sign of how the Republican businessman is straining ties between the party and its Lobbying groups representing a wide range of US companies would prefer Hillary Clinton in the White House over Donald Trump by a ratio of two to one, in a striking sign of how the Republican businessman is straining ties between the party and its
"18.05.2016 16:30:14" on.ft.com Brexit and immigration — the vital questions Immigration was already the hottest topic in Britain's EU debate even before the number of migrant workers from the bloc hit a new record. Figures published on Wednesday showed the number of EU workers in the UK had reached a historic high of 2.15m, How new EU arrivals transformed the UK debate and what is at stake in the referendum
"18.05.2016 15:27:41" on.ft.com Hamburg court bans part of Erdogan poem German comedian Jan Böhmermann has been banned from repeating most of the obscene poem he wrote about Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which strained relations between Germany and Turkey. A Hamburg court rejected a bid from Mr Erdogan to have German comedian Jan Böhmermann has been banned from repeating most of the obscene poem he wrote about Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which strained relations between Germany and Turkey.
"18.05.2016 12:00:11" on.ft.com US business favours Clinton over Trump Washington trade associations have told the Financial Times they would prefer to see Hillary Clinton in the White House than Donald Trump by a ratio of two to one, as traditional bonds between the Republican party and business unravel. In the most Washington trade associations have told the Financial Times they would prefer to see Hillary Clinton in the White House than Donald Trump by a ratio of two to one, as traditional bonds between the Republican party and business unravel.
"18.05.2016 10:22:02" on.ft.com Donald Trump and Republicans in fundraising deal Donald Trump has entered into a joint fundraising agreement with the Republican National Committee that will allow the presidential candidate to tap rich donors and end his ability to claim that he is self-financing his own campaign. The Trump Trump has entered into a joint fundraising agreement with the Republican National Committee that will allow him to tap rich donors but end his ability to claim that he is self-financing his own campaign.
"18.05.2016 09:17:04" on.ft.com Italy wins Brussels' 'flexibility' on debt reduction targets Brussels has granted Italy “unprecedented” flexibility in meeting EU debt reduction targets, using its political leeway to the full as it cautiously polices the eurozone's fiscal rule book. Italy has emerged as a big winner from the European Brussels has granted Italy “unprecedented” flexibility in meeting EU debt reduction targets, using its political leeway to the full as it cautiously polices the eurozone's fiscal rule book.
"18.05.2016 08:16:10" on.ft.com Senate passes bill to allow 9/11 litigation against Saudi Arabia The US Senate unanimously passed a bill on Tuesday that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for any alleged role its officials might have had in the attacks, setting up a potential confrontation with the White House which has The US Senate has unanimously passed a bill that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for any alleged role its officials might have had in the attacks.
"18.05.2016 08:12:15" on.ft.com Japan GDP growth rate jumps to 1.7% Japan's economy grew at an annualised rate of 1.7 per cent in the first quarter of 2016, easily beating expectations of a 0.3 per cent rise, in a big boost to the country's beleaguered policymakers. Rising gross domestic product reverses a Japan's economy grew at an annualised rate of 1.7 per cent in the first quarter of 2016, easily beating expectations of a 0.3 per cent rise, in a big boost to the country's beleaguered policymakers.
"17.05.2016 13:13:17" on.ft.com US to keep bulk of sanctions against Myanmar in place The US will keep up sanctions on Myanmar despite the country's landmark change of government, in a move likely to fuel debate over whether such punitive measures can backfire. The Obama administration is expected to announce on Tuesday that it will The US will keep sanctions on Myanmar despite the country's landmark change of government, in a move likely to fuel debate over whether such punitive measures can backfire.
"17.05.2016 12:08:52" on.ft.com Cornwall's Brexit backers show that money cannot buy EU love The EU's largesse stretches in all directions in Penryn, a faded waterfront town in England's westernmost county of Cornwall. There is the brand new university campus on the hill above the town, built with more than £100m from Brussels. Down at the In Cornwall, identity trumps economy ahead of referendum vote
"17.05.2016 12:04:58" on.ft.com World powers agree to arm Libyan government The US and other world powers agreed on Monday to support sending arms to the internationally recognised Libyan government to help it fight Isis , in a rare show of unity from the global community. John Kerry, US secretary of state, said that the The US and other world powers have agreed to support sending arms to the internationally recognised Libyan government to help it fight Isis.
"05.04.2016 09:14:50" on.ft.com Mossack Fonseca founder dismisses Panama Papers as 'witch hunt' One of the founders of Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca has dismissed accusations of wrongdoing following the leak of millions of its documents as a media “witch hunt” aimed at undermining the legitimate industry of setting up offshore companies. Ramó Setting up companies 'not a sin', Ramón Fonseca tells the FT
"30.03.2016 17:47:04" on.ft.com Rousseff fights to save her government Joe Leahy in São Paulo Brazil’s left-leaning President Dilma Rousseff has begun talks with smaller centrist parties in an effort to rebuild her coalition and avoid impeachment after her largest ally deserted the government. Ms Rousseff and her Brazil’s left-leaning President Dilma Rousseff has begun talks with smaller centrist parties in an effort to rebuild her coalition and avoid impeachment after her largest ally deserted the government.
"30.03.2016 16:46:53" on.ft.com Myanmar marks historic power handover to Aung San Suu Kyi’s party Myanmar has sworn in its first civilian-dominated government for more than 50 years in the latest chapter of an extraordinary story of political and economic change at the heart of Asia. The military-backed transitional administration handed over Myanmar has sworn in its first civilian-dominated government for more than 50 years in the latest chapter of an extraordinary story of political and economic change at the heart of Asia.
"18.03.2016 10:26:28" on.ft.com Judge’s bar on Lula puts Brazil on edge of constitutional crisis - FT.com Brazil was teetering on the brink of a constitutional crisis on Thursday after a judge blocked President Dilma Rousseff’s appointment of her predecessor, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, to her cabinet, prompting clashes in Congress and on the streets. Brazil Is teetering on the brink of a constitutional crisis after a judge blocked President Dilma Rousseff’s appointment of her predecessor, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, to her cabinet, prompting clashes in Congress and on the streets
"18.03.2016 09:52:33" on.ft.com EU and Turkey harden positions over latest migration plan - FT.com The EU and Turkey on Thursday night hardened their positions over the EU’s latest migration plan, leaving many disputes still to be resolved on a big-bang proposal to systematically turn back migrants reaching Greek islands. After five-hours of The EU and Turkey on Thursday night hardened their positions over the EU’s latest migration plan, leaving many disputes still to be resolved on a big-bang proposal to systematically turn back migrants reaching Greek islands.
"16.03.2016 09:37:20" on.ft.com Super Tuesday 2: Trump and Clinton seize emphatic victories John Kasich has won the Ohio primary, complicating Donald Trump’s path to the Republican nomination, even after the tycoon won Illinois and North Carolina and destroyed Marco Rubio’s presidential ambitions by winning Florida. On a second “Super John Kasich has won the Ohio primary, complicating Donald Trump’s path to the Republican nomination, even after the tycoon won Illinois and North Carolina and destroyed Marco Rubio’s presidential ambitions by winning Florida.
"15.03.2016 09:50:25" on.ft.com Russia’s Syria withdrawal catches US off guard If nothing else, Vladimir Putin still knows how to surprise. The announcement on Monday that Russia will withdraw a “basic part” of its forces from Syria managed to catch almost everyone off guard — including the White House, the Syrian opposition If nothing else, Vladimir Putin still knows how to surprise. (Free to read)
"13.03.2016 16:53:42" on.ft.com Ukraine’s pro-western reform project hangs in the balance Two years on from the protests that ousted pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovich, Ukraine’s revolution is confronting its central paradox: many of the leaders who emerged from it were veterans of the oligarch-dominated political system it aimed to Two years on from the protests that ousted pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovich, Ukraine’s revolution is confronting its central paradox: many of the leaders who emerged from it were veterans of the oligarch-dominated political system it aimed to sweep
"11.03.2016 09:26:07" on.ft.com Typo trips the alarm in $101m cyber bank heist A $101m cyber heist has left central bank officials from Bangladesh to New York arguing over what may be one of the largest and most audacious bank raids in history. Hackers allegedly breached the Bangladesh central bank’s security system and then A $101m cyber heist has left central bank officials from Bangladesh to New York arguing over what may be one of the largest and most audacious bank raids in history.
"08.03.2016 08:54:29" on.ft.com Bloomberg says he will not run in 2016 Michael Bloomberg has decided against launching a run for the US presidency, citing fears that he would end up handing the White House to Donald Trump or Ted Cruz. In a blistering editorial, the former mayor of New York City went after the two Michael Bloomberg has decided against launching a run for the US presidency, citing fears that he would end up handing the White House to Donald Trump or Ted Cruz.
"07.03.2016 18:09:40" on.ft.com The scale of Europe’s migration crisis A proposal from Brussels to upend current asylum rules in Europe and replace them with a more centralised system is the bloc’s latest attempt to contain a migration crisis that has so far defied solution. EU leaders will discuss the lumbering The scale of Europe's migration crisis and how Brussels has so far struggled to craft an effective response
"02.03.2016 12:15:55" on.ft.com Trump fires shot across Rubio’s bows Marco Rubio could not have put it better when he described himself as an “underdog” after his underwhelming performance on Super Tuesday. Among the 15 states that have held Republican primaries or caucuses, the young senator has won only one, Marco Rubio could not have put it better when he described himself as an “underdog” after his underwhelming performance on Super Tuesday. Despite his full-throttle attack on Donald Trump at the GOP debate last week and his relentless ribbing of the tycoon
"02.03.2016 09:27:23" on.ft.com Super Tuesday results: sweeping victories for Trump and Clinton Super Tuesday results night in pictures Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton scored sweeping victories on “Super Tuesday”, significantly raising the odds that the property mogul and the former secretary of state will confront each other at November’s Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton scored sweeping victories on “Super Tuesday”, significantly raising the odds that the property mogul and the former secretary of state will confront each other at November’s presidential election.
"25.02.2016 18:20:14" ft.com What do Europeans think of Brexit? - FT.com The campaign for Britain’s June 23 In/Out referendum on EU membership is now in full flight and much of Europe’s media have hit out at David Cameron’s recent efforts to negotiate a new deal for the UK. Some expressed concern at the prospect of a “mul Migration is more important than trade in determining whether other EU citizens want the UK to stay
"10.02.2016 17:36:35" Timeline Photos Sanders' lead over Clinton in New Hampshire, by demographic group
"10.02.2016 17:03:18" on.ft.com New Hampshire primary: voters repudiate America’s elites The US establishment’s worst nightmare is coming true. Forget whether they happen to be Democratic or Republican. With record turnouts and by margins few could have imagined possible a few weeks ago, New Hampshire’s voters repudiated America’s The US establishment’s worst nightmare is coming true. Forget whether they happen to be Democratic or Republican. With record turnouts and by margins few could have imagined possible a few weeks ago, New Hampshire’s voters repudiated America’s elites
"04.02.2016 11:12:31" on.ft.com Suspicious voyages: Europe’s ports vulnerable as ships sail without oversight As Europe’s politicians struggle to control a deepening migrant crisis and staunch the rising threat of Islamist terrorism on their borders, little attention is being paid to the continent’s biggest frontier: the sea. New data highlight the extent FT Exclusive: As Europe’s politicians struggle to control a deepening migrant crisis and staunch the rising threat of Islamist terrorism on their borders, little attention is being paid to the continent’s biggest frontier: the sea.
"02.02.2016 09:48:02" on.ft.com Iowa vote: Cruz and Clinton score narrow victories Tight races in Iowa as voters flood in Ted Cruz, the firebrand Texas senator, has won Iowa’s Republican caucus, as Hillary Clinton secured the narrowest of victories over Democratic rival Bernie Sanders in the first votes of the 2016 presidential Ted Cruz, the firebrand Texas senator, has won Iowa’s Republican caucus, as Hillary Clinton secured the narrowest of victories over Democratic rival Bernie Sanders in the first votes of the 2016 presidential campaign.
"29.01.2016 17:32:37" on.ft.com Iran is back in business Iran is moving quickly to shake off the effects of a decade of international isolation and years of crippling sanctions that have stifled its economy. With a population of about 82m and annual gross domestic product estimated at $406bn, Iran will be What's up ahead for Iran now that sanctions have been lifted. Here's our primer.
"26.01.2016 14:38:32" The Catalan plan: Six not-so-easy steps to independence The Catalan plan: what would be the next steps to independence?
"25.01.2016 09:23:37" on.ft.com Athens hits back at EU plan to ringfence Greece Greece has hit back at European proposals for tightened security on its northern border with Macedonia, describing the latest plans to staunch the refugee flow into Europe as a dangerous experiment that would “traumatise” the country. The proposals Greece has hit back at European proposals for tightened security on its northern border with Macedonia, describing the latest plans to staunch the refugee flow into Europe as a dangerous experiment that would “traumatise” the country.
"25.01.2016 09:03:43" on.ft.com Brexit would be a ‘mistake’, say global pharma leaders A British exit from the EU would isolate the country’s scientists and reduce its influence in medicine, global pharmaceuticals executives have warned, as David Cameron fights for a deal in time for a June referendum. The warning by executives at Brexit would be a ‘mistake’, say global pharma leaders
"20.01.2016 08:44:41" on.ft.com Sarah Palin endorses Donald Trump for the White House Donald Trump has received the endorsement of Sarah Palin, the former Republican vice-presidential nominee, in a move that could further boost the billionaire’s standing within the GOP's rural conservative base. Speaking at his third campaign event Donald Trump has received the endorsement of Sarah Palin, the former Republican vice-presidential nominee, in a move that could further boost the billionaire’s standing within the GOP's rural conservative base.
"19.01.2016 08:30:00" on.ft.com Facebook attempts to counter extremist posts Facebook has answered criticism from German officials that it has not done enough to remove racist commentary with an initiative to counter extremist posts on the social network in Europe. The company said it would invest €1m in European non-governme Facebook has answered criticism from German officials that it has not done enough to remove racist commentary with an initiative to counter extremist posts on the social network in Europe.
"18.01.2016 10:02:53" on.ft.com Japan’s Abe calls for Putin to be brought in from the cold Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe is pressing for President Vladimir Putin to be brought in from the cold, saying Russian help is crucial to tackling multiple crises in the Middle East. In an interview with Nikkei and the Financial Times, Mr Abe Abe calls for engagement with Putin
"15.01.2016 19:04:43" on.ft.com Syria’s ‘surrender or starve’ sieges prolonged for financial gain After months on the brink of starvation in the besieged city of Deir Ezzor, well-off Syrians such as Fadi began selling prized belongings — jewellery, cars, even property — to ensure their families could have one basic meal a day. But what tormented “Sugar is like gold. You can sell it for 3,000 lira ($7.50) a kilo. It used to cost 70 lira.”
All sides in Syria conflict are making money out of trapped civilians
"15.01.2016 08:31:39" on.ft.com Trump and Clinton tax plans scare Wall Street US private equity and hedge fund managers are growing concerned at an unprecedented two-pronged assault from the Republican and Democratic presidential frontrunners, who both threaten to scrap a tax break worth billions of dollars to Wall Street. "It’s damn serious, and sometimes a little scary.” Wall Street alarm as 2016 contenders attack tax break.
"14.01.2016 08:39:36" on.ft.com Jakarta rocked by series of attacks Jakarta was rocked by a series of explosions and gunfire on Thursday that police said had killed at least four people, in what the Indonesian president described as an “act of terror”. Unconfirmed reports estimated that the Indonesian capital was Jakarta was rocked by a series of explosions and gunfire on Thursday in what the Indonesian president has described as an “act of terror”.
"13.01.2016 09:05:03" on.ft.com Obama hits out at Trump over US values President Barack Obama used his final State of the Union address on Tuesday night to make a veiled attack on Donald Trump, the Republican presidential contender, as he urged Americans to remain true to the values that made the nation strong. Without Obama uses his final State of the Union address to make a veiled attack on Donald Trump
"13.01.2016 09:01:27" on.ft.com Media law dispute threatens Poland’s place in Eurovision Poland’s broadcasters run the risk of being kicked out of the European Broadcasting Union — with the added ignominy of exclusion from the Eurovision Song Contest — in the latest backlash against the country’s controversial new media laws. The Boom bang-a-bang over Poland’s place in Eurovision
"12.01.2016 15:23:13" on.ft.com Brazil cans carnival as recession bites Pack away the nipple tassels and dismantle the floats: carnival has been cancelled. Towns and cities across Brazil are being forced to scrap the annual carnival parade as the country is braced for what is expected to be the worst recession since at Pack away the nipple tassels and dismantle the floats: carnival has been cancelled. http://on.ft.com/1P7oo8Z
"08.01.2016 16:19:22" on.ft.com Miscalculations raise questions about China’s commitment to markets reform The 29 minutes that shook the world began on Thursday, January 7 at 9.30am Chinese local time when markets opened. At 9.42am, a sharp fall on the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges triggered a controversial new “circuit breaker” that halts China stock market: the 29 minutes that shook the world
"08.12.2015 16:39:26" on.ft.com How the other Republican candidates reacted to Trump’s comments Donald Trump’s Republican rivals have rounded on his proposal to bar Muslims from entering the US. This came despite many of the GOP presidential candidates having already taken a hard line on immigration and the refugee crisis. Here are some of Donald Trump’s Republican rivals have rounded on his proposal to bar Muslims from entering the US. This came despite many of the GOP presidential candidates having already taken a hard line on immigration and the refugee crisis. Here are some of thei
"07.12.2015 18:21:07" Photos from FT World News's post
"07.12.2015 18:19:25" ft.com Marine Le Pen’s landslide victory sends shockwaves through France Far right triumphs in French poll A landslide victory of Marine Le Pen’s National Front party in the first round of French regional polls has sent shockwaves through France’s mainstream parties, which appear seemingly helpless at stopping the A day after the far-right National Front party reinforced its claim to be France’s most potent political force, the country’s mainstream parties were confronted with unpalatable options to try to contain its seemingly inexorable rise eighteen months
"01.12.2015 11:58:29" ft.com Isis: The munitions trail As a known arms dealer for rebels fighting Isis in his east Syrian home town, Abu Ali was sure his days were numbered when, a year ago, two jihadi commanders stepped out of their pickup truck and walked towards him. He was baffled when they handed Isis: The munitions trail. The FT looks at the complex system of supply and demand that keeps the world’s richest jihadi group stocked with munitions across a self-proclaimed “caliphate”.
"25.11.2015 09:47:28" Untitled Album Busy airspace and military manoeuvres in Syria: Where the main bases are
"25.11.2015 09:39:50" on.ft.com Turkey shoots down Russian fighter jet on Syrian border - FT.com Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet on Tuesday after it veered into its airspace for 17 seconds, in a long-feared clash that starkly demonstrated the dangers for international security of Syria’s war. Russian president Vladimir Putin warned that Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet on Tuesday after it veered into its airspace for 17 seconds, in a long-feared clash that starkly demonstrated the dangers for international security of Syria’s war.
"23.11.2015 12:17:06" on.ft.com Hopes rise for Paris climate summit after terror The UN climate-change conferences that are held in a different city each year have a habit of being overshadowed by troubles elsewhere — from Afghan wars to EU financial crises. But the meeting that starts on November 30 in Paris will be the first (Free to read) The UN climate-change conferences, held in a different city each year, have a habit of being overshadowed by troubles elsewhere — from Afghan wars to EU financial crises. But the meeting that starts on November 30 in Paris will be the
"16.11.2015 19:00:59" on.ft.com Paris attacks: Hollande says France is at ‘war’ with Isis Paris attacks: a city mourns François Hollande has demanded sweeping new powers for the French state to take on Isis — including constitutional changes — as an international manhunt intensified for the suspects linked to Friday’s attacks in Paris. François Hollande has demanded sweeping new powers for the French state to take on Isis — including constitutional changes — as an international manhunt intensified for the suspects linked to Friday’s attacks in Paris.
"11.11.2015 09:55:27" on.ft.com Alibaba Singles Day sales hit new record China's festival of conspicuous consumption hit a new record as Internet giant Alibaba matched last years Singles Day sales by midday. The FT's Charles Clover reports A slowdown in manufacturing and construction activity have pushed China's GDP growth to its lowest pace since 2009. But Chinese shoppers, out in force for Singles Day, are helping take up the slack. (free to watch)
"03.11.2015 15:13:11" on.ft.com Syria crisis: US plans push on Isis stronghold of Raqqa After a series of humbling setbacks in Syria, the Obama administration is preparing a risky new plan to try and retake the initiative — a push on Raqqa, the self-styled capital of the jihadi militants of Isis. The announcement that up to 50 US After a series of humbling setbacks in Syria, the Obama administration is preparing a risky new plan to try and retake the initiative — a push on Raqqa, the self-styled capital of the jihadi militants of Isis.
"02.11.2015 17:39:20" on.ft.com ECB officials met bankers before key decisions Some of the European Central Bank’s top decision-makers met banks and asset managers days before major policy decisions, and on one occasion just hours before, copies of their diaries reveal. The diaries, which cover meetings of the six members of FT Scoop: Some of the ECB's top decision-makers met bankers and investors days before major policy decisions, and on one occasion just hours before, copies of their diaries reveal.
"15.10.2015 16:10:08" on.ft.com Isis Inc: Syria’s ‘mafia-style’ gas deals with jihadis After four years of war, Ahmed thought he had finally been given a break when he landed a job at Syria’s national gas company. Then he was assigned his new supervisors: the militant group, Isis. For $80 a month, the 25-year-old petroleum engineering Isis and the Assad regime remain enemies, but when it comes to Syria’s gasfields the need for electricity has forced them into a Faustian bargain.
"14.10.2015 16:52:05" on.ft.com Syria oil map: the journey of a barrel of Isis oil Follow the journey of a barrel of oil from the oilfield to refinery and markets to see how the Isis production system works, who is making money money from it, and why it is proving so challenging to disrupt Inside Isis Inc: The journey of a barrel of oil, FT Interactive
"14.10.2015 13:44:12" on.ft.com Isis Inc: how oil fuels the jihadi terrorists On the outskirts of al-Omar oilfield in eastern Syria, with warplanes flying overhead, a line of trucks stretches for 6km. Some drivers wait for a month to fill up with crude. Falafel stalls and tea shops have sprung up to cater to the drivers, such Inside Isis Inc: Oil is the black gold that funds Isis and gives it critical leverage (free to read)
"18.09.2015 16:41:59" Timeline Photos Has the war against Isis stalled? Territory gained by the militant group over the past year
"18.09.2015 16:36:06" ft.trib.al Coalition frets over lack of progress in their fight against Isis As Major General Eizza Zawir, commander of the Kurdish Peshmerga’s fourth division, gazed out over the flat plain from his position on the hills overlooking the Iraq-Syria border, he could see the busy supply lines of Isis less than 3km away. They One year since Obama declared a campaign to “degrade and ultimately destroy” Isis, the US-led coalition frets over the lack of progress in the fight against the militant group (image by AFP)
"18.09.2015 12:00:14" ft.trib.al Indian job ad receives 2.3m applicants So desperate for job security are young Indians that 2.32m people, including some with PhDs and thousands of graduates and postgraduates, applied this month for 368 humble civil service posts advertised by the Uttar Pradesh state government, Job insecurity: 2.32 million young Indians, including some with PhDs, applied this month for 368 humble civil service posts advertised by the Uttar Pradesh state government (image by Bloomberg)
"16.09.2015 16:42:33" Timeline Photos Alternative migrant routes: Migrants open up new route to EU through Croatia
"16.09.2015 16:35:39" ft.trib.al Migrants open up new route to EU through Croatia Scores of migrants began crossing the border into Croatia on Wednesday, opening up a new route to the EU, as violence broke out on Hungary’s now closed frontier. While hundreds of refugees in northern Serbia were pushed back by Hungarian police Scores of migrants began crossing the border into Croatia on Wednesday, opening up a new route to the EU, as violence broke out on Hungary’s now closed frontier (image by Reuters)
"12.08.2015 13:38:11" ft.com Memo reveals extent of control bailout monitors will have on Greece - FT.com When Greece agreed in principle on a new rescue programme with its EU creditors a month ago, it pledged to accept a level of external oversight of its economy unprecedented for an EU member. But just how closely the Greek government will be The level of outside control the Greek government will be subjected to in exchange for a new bailout has become fully clear with the release of a detailed memorandum of understanding between Athens and its bailout monitors
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"06.08.2015 10:43:45" ft.com New world of work: unease remains over German labour reforms - FT.com When there are busy evenings at Jonny Sauerwein’s family-owned hotel in Saxony, he can deploy extra pairs of hands. Among his nine staff are two “minijobbers” who don’t work fixed hours — but only as the need arises. “We plan in advance and when we More than 6 million people in Germany – many of them students and pensioners – earn up to €450 a month through ‘minijobs’, free of tax and social security contributions. But 10 years since their introduction, controversy still rages
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"15.07.2015 11:16:03" ft.com Auschwitz 'bookkeeper' sentenced to 4 years in prison - FT.com A former concentration camp guard nicknamed the Bookkeeper of Auschwitz has been sentenced to four years in prison, in what is likely to be one of the last trials in Germany relating to Nazi-era crimes. Oskar Gröning, 94, who spent two years at A former concentration camp guard nicknamed the Bookkeeper of Auschwitz has been sentenced to four years in prison. Oskar Gröning, 94, was found guilty of being an accessory to the murder of 300,000 people (Image by Getty)
"14.07.2015 16:04:38" ft.com Iran agrees breakthrough nuclear deal - FT.com Six world powers and Iran have agreed a breakthrough deal to wind back the country’s progress towards building a nuclear bomb in exchange for a sweeping reversal of international economic sanctions, bringing to a close nearly a decade of isolation Iran has agreed a breakthrough deal with international powers to curb its nuclear programme in exchange for a reversal of economic sanctions, bringing to a close nearly a decade of isolation for the Islamic republic (Image by Getty)
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"13.07.2015 15:01:02" ft.com Greece talks: ‘Sorry, but there is no way you are leaving this room’ - FT.com The closest Greece has come to leaving the eurozone was at around 6am on Monday morning, just as dawn was breaking over Brussels. Alexis Tsipras of Greece and Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, decided after 14 hours of anguished talks that they “They crucified Tsipras in there,” said a senior official who had attended this weekend’s summit in Brussels. After 14 hours of anguished talks, the Greek and German leaders felt they had reached a dead end. But ultimately a compromise to keep Greece
"08.07.2015 16:43:39" ft.com Former Georgia president shakes up Odessa - FT.com The treacherous six-hour drive from Odessa to Bolgrad, the rural town where Petro Poroshenko was born, helps explain why in May the Ukrainian president entrusted the job of regional governor to Mikheil Saakashvili, the maverick reformer and former He was once the president of Georgia who clashed with Russia, sparking a war in his country. Now Mikheil Saakashvili is back as a governor in the Odessa region of Ukraine, where the maverick reformer has pledged to tackle corruption - and fix bad roa
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"03.07.2015 10:56:45" on.ft.com Cocoa sector hits at new rules on Ivory Coast export contracts Recent changes to cocoa export policy in the world’s leading producer, Ivory Coast, have favoured the stepson of president Alassane Ouattara and been followed by two separate arbitrations in London related to the stepson’s company, according to After recovering from the ravages of civil war, Ivory Coast – the world’s top cocoa producer and once the economic engine of west Africa – is staging a comeback
"02.07.2015 16:58:22" on.ft.com Iran’s Revolutionary Guards wary of threat to business interests Alarm bells rang for Iranian businessmen in May when the elite Revolutionary Guards cancelled the Forum of Young Global Leaders — an annual event sponsored by the World Economic Forum — shortly before the gathering was due to take place in Tehran Iran's Revolutionary Guards are on the defensive about what a nuclear deal with world powers could mean for the elite force's multi-billion commercial empire, which spans telecoms, construction and consumer goods
"02.07.2015 15:21:10" on.ft.com Albania braced for fallout from Greek crisis Albania is bracing itself for the risk that turmoil in Greece, its southern neighbour, will force tens of thousands of migrant Albanian workers to return home, cutting off remittances to hard-pressed families in one of post-communist eastern Europe’s It is one of Europe's poorest countries, and now Albania is bracing itself for the risk that the crisis in Greece that could force tens of thousands of migrant workers to return home
"26.06.2015 10:31:38" on.ft.com Man killed in suspected terror attack in southeast France Police are investigating a possible terror attack on an industrial compound in southeast France in which at least one person was killed and several injured. A severed head was also found at the scene covered in inscriptions in Arabic, leading Police are investigating a possible terror attack in southern France in which one person was killed. A man’s severed head, covered in inscriptions in Arabic, was found at the scene
"25.06.2015 14:49:02" on.ft.com Isis attacks Kurdish sites in Syria Jihadi militants launched an attack on Syria’s Kurdish border city of Kobani on Thursday, after Kurdish forces pushed into Syrian territory held by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or Isis, in recent days. Kurdish activists accused neighbouring Jihadi militants launched an attack on Syria’s Kurdish border town of Kobani on Thursday, as Kurdish activists accused Turkey of allowing Isis fighters to enter the territory
"24.06.2015 13:36:44" on.ft.com China seizes 40-year-old meat in anti-smuggling operations More than 100,000 tonnes of smuggled frozen meat — some of it apparently as much as 40 years old — has been seized this year in China’s latest crackdown on food safety violations. Chicken, beef and pork with a value of almost $500m were found in the More than 100,000 tonnes of smuggled frozen meat worth $500m — some of it apparently up to 40 years old — has been seized in China this year, in a crackdown on food safety violations http://on.ft.com/1SJSHqH
"22.06.2015 16:33:10" on.ft.com Israel and Hamas may have committed war crimes in Gaza, UN says A UN commission of inquiry concluded in a report published on Monday that both Israel and Palestinian militant groups may have committed war crimes during last summer’s war in the Gaza Strip. The report, released by the UN Human Rights Council, said A UN report published on Monday said that both Israel and Palestinian militant groups may have committed war crimes during last summer’s war in the Gaza Strip
"16.06.2015 14:38:40" on.ft.com Egypt court upholds Mohamed Morsi death sentence over jailbreak A court in Cairo has upheld the death sentence imposed in May on ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi over a prison breakout during the 2011 revolution which toppled Hosni Mubarak. Morsi was also handed a life sentence on separate charges of A court in Cairo has confirmed the death sentence imposed on ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi over a prison breakout during the 2011 Egyptian revolution
"15.06.2015 15:59:59" on.ft.com Q&A: a third way for Greece in the form of a parallel currency Like a traveller arriving at an unmapped fork in the road, the Greek government could soon face a stark choice between staying in the euro and having to impose more austerity, and defaulting on its debts, which could force a return to the drachma. The Greek government faces a stark choice between staying in the euro and having to impose more painful austerity. But is a third way possible through the creation of a parallel currency?
"19.05.2015 16:43:28" on.ft.com Ramadi’s fall casts doubt on al-Abadi’s control of Iraq war The battle for Ramadi The loss of the strategically important city of Ramadi has cast further doubt on Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi’s efforts to regain control of a war that is fragmenting the country. For months, Mr Abadi has sought to The loss of the strategically important city of Ramadi has cast further doubt on Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi’s efforts to regain control of a war that is fragmenting the country
"15.05.2015 10:56:00" on.ft.com Burundi coup leaders surrender The leaders of a coup in Burundi surrendered on Friday following several arrests that occurred hours after President Pierre Nkurunziza said he was back in the country. General Godefroid Niyombare had tried to take power after weeks of protests The leaders of a failed coup in Burundi - the tiny, landlocked and impoverished African country - have surrendered after failing to secure support from the rest of the military
"13.05.2015 11:37:53" on.ft.com Israeli liberals aghast at Netanyahu’s choice of justice minister She has criticised the Israeli military-run Army Radio for its “left-leaning agenda”, supports the deportation of African immigrants and seeks to curb the power of non-governmental organisations and the Supreme Court. Ayelet Shaked, a 39-year-old She has criticised Israel's Army Radio as "left-leaning", supports the deportation of African migrants and has been compared to the former Alaska governor Sarah Palin. So who exactly is Ayelet Shaked, Israel's new justice minister? (Image by Getty)
"12.05.2015 16:06:16" on.ft.com Greece forced to tap IMF reserve as cash dwindles - FT.com Greece was forced to tap its holding account at the International Monetary Fund to make a €750m bailout payment to the fund on Tuesday, in another sign of the country’s increasingly desperate cash crunch. The finance ministry pulled €650m held in Greece was forced to tap its holding account at the IMF to make a €750m bailout payment, in another sign of the country’s increasingly desperate cash crunch (Image by Getty)
"05.05.2015 10:42:53" on.ft.com Cambodia PM goes for mouth over money after Pacquiao loss Manny Pacquiao’s defeat by Floyd Mayweather in boxing's “fight of the century” left a lot of sore losers — but few as intriguing as Cambodia’s prime minister. Hun Sen, the former Khmer Rouge commander and premier of more than 30 years, is refusing Manny Pacquiao’s defeat by Floyd Mayweather in boxing's “fight of the century” left a lot of sore losers — but few as intriguing as Cambodia’s prime minister, who is refusing to pay up on a $5,000 bet on the Filipino national hero (Image by Getty)
"01.05.2015 16:55:08" on.ft.com Kiarostami honoured as Iran film festival shows once-banned film With liberal films sidelined or banned, and scripts requiring government approval, five years ago Abbas Kiarostami, Iran’s most celebrated film director, vowed not to make any more films in his home country. The government of Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad A banned movie by an Iranian director, starring Juliette Binoche and entitled Certified Copy, was shown at an international film festival in Tehran last weekend, in a sign of the increasingly open mood in the country
"01.05.2015 10:38:47" on.ft.com Nepal earthquake: Migrants in exodus from Kathmandu Suitcases and backpacks at the ready, they wait in weary crowds at the city’s main junctions, surging forward whenever a bus or an empty truck approaches. Hundreds of thousands of Kathmandu residents are staging an exodus to their hometowns and Hundreds of thousands of Kathmandu residents are staging an exodus to their hometowns and villages following last week’s deadly earthquake in central Nepal (Image by Getty)
"28.04.2015 16:58:10" on.ft.com Finns drop depth charges after possible sub sighting off Helsinki - FT.com Finland’s navy dropped depth charges during a hunt for a suspected submarine in Finnish waters in a move likely to renew speculation about Russian military intentions in the Baltic region. The first sightings of a “possible submersible” were made at Finland’s navy dropped depth charges during a hunt for a suspected submarine in its waters, renewing speculation about Russian military intentions in the Baltic region
"27.04.2015 15:23:32" on.ft.com Nepal earthquake: Rain and airport congestion hamper relief effort The death toll from Nepal’s worst earthquake in 80 years rose to about 3,800 on Monday, with 6,500 injured, as rescuers struggled to reach remote hill villages while Kathmandu’s small airport was overwhelmed by flights carrying relief supplies. Overnight rains that triggered fresh landslides have hampered relief and rescue efforts in Nepal, where the death toll from the country's worst earthquake in 80 years has risen to about 3,800
"24.04.2015 18:41:07" on.ft.com Night Wolves motorbike gang denied entry to Poland Seventy years on from the Soviet invasion of eastern Europe and capture of Nazi Berlin, Vladimir Putin’s favourite nationalist Russian motorbike gang has been thwarted in its attempt to recreate the journey — by Polish border guards. Warsaw has Seventy years on from the Soviet invasion of eastern Europe and capture of Nazi Berlin, Vladimir Putin’s favourite nationalist Russian motorbike gang has been thwarted in its attempt to recreate the journey — by Polish border guards (Image by Getty)
"24.04.2015 16:23:41" on.ft.com Maldives island swamped by rising tide of waste - FT.com Maldives rubbish island The low-lying coral islands of the Maldives scarcely rise more than 2m above sea level — except in one place: the “rubbish island” of Thilafushi, where 15m-high mounds of rubbish are heaped in a once-pristine lagoon. The The low-lying coral islands of the Maldives scarcely rise more than 2m above sea level, except in one place: the “rubbish island” of Thilafushi, where a garbage mountain is rising up in a once-pristine lagoon (Image by Getty)
"22.04.2015 17:06:12" on.ft.com Bangladesh garment workers face intimidation and abuse A day before Bangladesh’s Rana Plaza collapsed — killing more than 1,100 garment workers making clothes for western brands — employees evacuated the building after cracks appeared in the structure. But the next day, factory bosses ordered them back Two years after the Rana Plaza tragedy, which killed more than 1,000 garment workers, obstacles to labour rights in Bangladesh remain (Image by Getty)
"22.04.2015 10:43:41" on.ft.com Enrico Letta calls for restoration of Mare Nostrum Enrico Letta, Italy’s former prime minister, vividly remembers the last time a summit of European Union leaders was held against the backdrop of a raging migration crisis in the Mediterranean Sea — as it will be on Thursday. It was October 2013, and A former Italian prime minister has called for the restoration of an expensive search and rescue mission in response to the mounting death toll of migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea (Image by Getty)
"20.04.2015 11:13:18" on.ft.com Q&A: Are there solutions to stop the crisis in the Mediterranean? The latest tragedy off the Libyan coast — with about 700 migrants drowning after their overcrowded boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea at the weekend — has triggered a chorus of calls for Europe to be much more aggressive in stopping such loss of Following the latest shipwreck tragedy in which around 700 people perished, the FT asks: are there solutions to stop the migration crisis in the Mediterranean? Read our free article
"17.04.2015 10:26:58" on.ft.com Cambodia marks 40 years since Khmer Rouge came to power - FT.com Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge Cambodians gathered at a notorious “killing field” on Friday to mourn victims of the mass slaughter launched by the Khmer Rouge after it took over the country 40 years ago. Hundreds of people prayed and chanted at a service Hundreds of Cambodians prayed and chanted at a memorial service at a notorious "killing field" on Friday to mourn victims of the mass slaughter launched by the Khmer Rouge after it took over the country 40 years ago
"15.04.2015 11:12:08" on.ft.com Dissension emerges between France and Vatican over gay ambassador “Who am I to judge?” Pope Francis responded two years ago when asked about an alleged gay lobby at the Vatican. It was a humble-sounding remark that nevertheless raised hopes of a historic shift in the Catholic church’s attitude towards As the Vatican drags its heels over the approval of a gay French diplomat, Pope Francis is facing questions about his commitment to making church teachings more liberal
"15.04.2015 10:44:58" blogs.ft.com Smart Reads | The World World blog - international news analysis and comment - FT.com For a selection of today's best world news stories from the FT and elsewhere, check out Smart Reads - and add it to your favourites http://blogs.ft.com/the-world/category/smart-reads/
"14.04.2015 13:14:00" on.ft.com India pickles are no longer preserve of SMEs - FT.com Pickles and chutneys; glass bangles; mustard oil; incense, candles and matches. No, this is not the shopping list for an Indian religious ceremony and post-rite meal. These are items, along with locks, steel cupboards, wooden furniture, fireworks For years, only small and medium-sized enterprises were allowed to produce items such as pickles and chutneys, incense, candles and matches in India. Now New Delhi is relaxing the restrictions in a move aimed at spurring growth
"09.04.2015 17:13:11" on.ft.com China: Projections of power China’s military made history practically every day last week. On Thursday it was the Lin Yi, a guided missile frigate, which spent 75 minutes moored in war-torn Yemen’s port of Aden before setting off to Djibouti with 225 evacuees. Billed by China has increased its defence expenditure by a factor of 10 since 1989. But is Beijing actually preparing to use its tanks and ships, or just building up its military? Find out in our free-to-read article
"09.04.2015 11:02:57" on.ft.com Isis senses chance to make territorial gains in Syria It used all its trademark tactics, setting up sleeper cells and quietly building up a presence. Yet once again the world’s most infamous jihadi group shocked opponents with its sudden attack from inside the Syrian capital. For more than a year, As it senses the Assad regime weakening, Isis is striking the Syrian capital Damascus after months of stalemate between government forces and armed opposition groups
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"08.04.2015 10:25:52" on.ft.com Spectre of Grexit back as cash runs out “Grexit” is the phrase once again on everyone’s lips in Europe. Even if Greece is able to pay back a €450m loan to the International Monetary Fund on Thursday, it will struggle to make the big repayments due over the next few weeks unless it strikes “Grexit” is the phrase once again on everyone’s lips in Europe. If Athens runs out of euros, could it start issuing IOUs to pay government workers and pensions? (Image by Getty)
"07.04.2015 14:28:57" on.ft.com Iraq: The lesser of two evils It was a trip he took often, a 90-minute drive from his mansion on the outskirts of Babel province to the capital. But something went wrong around the time he was stopped at one of many checkpoints in southern Baghdad. Exactly what transpired Are Shia militias, backed by Iran and fighting alongside Iraqi troops against Isis, pushing their own brand of sectarianism?
"07.04.2015 10:56:14" on.ft.com Japan Inc says sayonara to long hours working culture Japan’s salarymen are saying sayonara to the country’s culture of overwork — with the backing of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Long days in the office followed by long nights drinking with colleagues are as much a symbol of Japan as sushi or manga Japan’s salarymen are saying sayonara to the country’s culture of overwork - and that means taking a least five days holiday a year and leaving the office before 8pm at some companies
"02.04.2015 11:48:50" on.ft.com US corporate backlash hits religious freedom bills Arkansas and Indiana have been forced to reconsider controversial “religious freedom” laws amid cascading criticism from a broad cross-section of US society and big corporations such as General Electric, Walmart and Apple. Asa Hutchinson, the The states of Arkansas and Indiana in the US have been forced to reconsider controversial "religious freedom" legislation after criticism from big corporations including General Electric, Walmart and Apple. Critics say the laws would allow discrimina
"01.04.2015 11:49:06" on.ft.com Palestinians join ICC in politically charged move The Palestinians joined the International Criminal Court in The Hague on Wednesday, in a politically charged move that will open both Israeli and Palestinian officials to possible future war crimes prosecutions. Riad Malki, the Palestinian foreign The Palestinians have joined the International Criminal Court, which tries people accused of genocide and crimes against humanity, in a move aimed at gaining international recognition and to make Israel responsible for alleged war crimes
"01.04.2015 09:29:18" on.ft.com World’s oldest person dies aged 117 in Japan The number of living people who witnessed the 19th century has dwindled to four, after Misao Okawa, the world’s oldest person, died in Japan at the age of 117. Okawa passed away early on Wednesday morning at a nursing home in Osaka. She was not The world's oldest person has died in Japan at the age of 117. Misao Okawa's longevity highlights the long life expectancy and ageing of Japan's population
"31.03.2015 16:55:08" on.ft.com German military no longer standing at ease as security fears grow German general Lutz Niemann’s world has been transformed by the Ukraine crisis. A year ago, as chief of staff at the Nato outpost in the Polish port of Szczecin, he was serving in a backwater — the only one of nine command centres in Nato’s rapid Since the end of the cold war, Germany has limited its military spending. But with the Russian threat to European stability, Berlin is now boosting its defence budget by 6% over the next five years - starting with a €1.2bn increase next year to €34.2
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"31.03.2015 13:18:28" on.ft.com Turkey hit by massive power cut Turkish officials said they were investigating whether terrorism, a cyber attack or technical failure were responsible for a prolonged power cut that hit much of the country on Tuesday, closing the Istanbul and Ankara metros, grounding flights and Turkey was hit by a massive power cut today that affected more than 20 cities. Officials are investigating whether terrorism, a cyber attack or technical failure was to blame
"30.03.2015 14:30:52" on.ft.com Extremists kill blogger in Bangladesh A Bangladeshi blogger who criticised Islamist extremism was hacked to death on Monday by attackers said by police to be religious students. He is the second secular blogger to die in such an assault in the capital Dhaka this year. Washikur Rahman’s A Bangladeshi blogger who criticised Islamist extremism was hacked to death on Monday by attackers said by police to be religious students. He is the second secular blogger to die in such an assault in the capital Dhaka this year
"27.03.2015 18:06:10" on.ft.com Germanwings co-pilot concealed illness, say investigators German prosecutors have found torn-up sick notes in the apartment of the Germanwings’ co-pilot who is thought to have deliberately crashed a jet into the French Alps, signalling that Andreas Lubitz concealed an illness from his employer. The The pilot who crashed a Germanwings plane into the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board, concealed an illness from his employers, according to German prosecutors http://on.ft.com/1IDU2d3
"27.03.2015 15:10:34" on.ft.com Africa’s soldiers of fortune join fight against Boko Haram A cast resembling the South African guns for hire who inspired the Hollywood thriller Blood Diamond is starring in Nigeria’s offensive against Boko Haram terrorists, according to fellow military contractors and former colleagues. Roughly 300 ageing, Soldiers of fortune from apartheid-era South Africa who inspired the Hollywood thriller 'Blood Diamond' are starring in Nigeria's attempts to flush out Boko Haram terrorists
"26.03.2015 16:48:45" FT World News graphics Yemen situation map on 26-03-2015
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"26.03.2015 15:07:07" on.ft.com Desperate economy forces Kosovars to leave Valmir spent three days wading through rivers, crawling through undergrowth and evading border guards before he reached Germany. So when the 20-year old Kosovar-Albanian finally made it on to a local train bound for Berlin, he thought a new life in A desperate economy is leading tens of thousands of Kosovars to leave the small, impoverished nation in the hope of a better life in Western Europe
"26.03.2015 13:04:54" on.ft.com Alps crash co-pilot ‘wanted to destroy plane’ Germanwings flight crashes in France The co-pilot of the Germanwings airliner which crashed in the Alps killing all 150 people on board “wanted to destroy the plane” after the pilot left the cockpit, French prosecutors said on Wednesday. Brice Robin, The co-pilot of the Germanwings airliner which crashed in the Alps killing all 150 people on board “wanted to destroy the plane”, said French authorities
"25.03.2015 17:45:11" on.ft.com Greece cash crisis takes turn for worse - FT.com Athens’s hope that it could bridge its mounting cash crisis with the return of €1.2bn for the Greek bank recapitalisation fund were dashed Wednesday morning when the government was informed it had no legal claim on the cash. The Greek government Greece's cash crisis has taken a turn for the worse, after eurozone finance ministers rejected the stricken nation's claim it overpaid €1.2bn to a European bailout fund
"25.03.2015 16:04:51" on.ft.com Houthi rebels seize key Yemen air base The Houthi rebel advance in Yemen has seized the last staging post on the road to Aden in the south of the country, as reports emerge that the president has fled ahead of the Zaydi Shia group’s advance. Houthi fighters, who consolidated control over Houthi rebels in Yemen continued their march towards the port city of Aden with the capture of a strategic air base, as the impoverished country slides into civil war (Image by Getty)
"24.03.2015 15:08:07" on.ft.com Q&A: Iran nuclear talks The Iran nuclear talks are an international diplomatic effort to permanently restrict Tehran’s ability to build a nuclear weapon in return for an end to the crippling sanctions that have brought the country’s economy to its knees. On the one side The broad outline of a final deal restricting Iran's ability to build a nuclear weapon is expected this week. So what do the talks cover and what are the stakes? Find out from our free-to-read article (Image by Getty)
"24.03.2015 12:40:02" on.ft.com Germanwings plane crashes in southern France A Germanwings plane said to be carrying 148 people has crashed in a mountainous region of southern France, in one of the worst air accidents in the country in decades. “It’s a tragedy,” François Hollande said in a television address, adding the A Germanwings plane said to be carrying 148 people has crashed in a mountainous region of southern France, in one of the worst air accidents in the country in decades (Image by Getty)
"20.03.2015 14:19:28" on.ft.com As nuclear deal looms, Iran considers its heroes In a country that reveres its heroes, few can rival Mohammad Mossadegh, the ousted prime minister of Iran. Overthrown in a US-backed coup, the champion of oil nationalisation is famed for standing up to western interests. This legendary figure in In a country that reveres its heroes, the prospect of a nuclear deal with foreign powers begs the question of who in Iran stands to benefit politically
"19.03.2015 18:12:44" on.ft.com Terror fears fire up Canada election - FT.com One political leader accuses his nemesis of stoking anti-Muslim fears and returning the nation to the dark days of the 1940s when Jews were confronted with an immigration policy of “none is too many”. Opponents attack the “outrageous” warning as “biz Canada is grappling with how to deal with the threat of terrorism ahead of October elections, amid warnings that a tough stance will endanger the country's multicultural 'mosaic' society (Image by Getty)
"19.03.2015 14:35:16" on.ft.com Pharrell Williams warns of copycat litigation wave Singer Pharrell Williams has warned that the creative industries are at risk of a wave of copycat litigation following his landmark court defeat last week, when a jury ruled that his “Blurred Lines” song infringed the copyright of Marvin Gaye’s “Got Pharrell Williams tells the FT: "If we lose our freedom to be inspired we’re going to look up one day and the entertainment industry as we know it will be frozen in litigation."
Read his first interview since the Blurred Lines ruling. http://on.ft.c
"18.03.2015 12:46:19" on.ft.com Greeks find support for German reparations claims — in Germany When Greek governments have periodically sought reparations from Germany for crimes committed during the Nazi occupation, Berlin has tended to respond with an abrupt: geschlossen. As in, case closed. But the latest Greek demand — aired in the Greek demands for wartime reparations from Germany to compensate crimes committed under the Nazi occupation are finding an unlikely ally - in Berlin
"18.03.2015 11:50:55" FT World News graphics The distribution of seats in Israel's Knesset following the election on 17 March 2015
"18.03.2015 11:50:55" FT World News graphics The distribution of seats in Israel's Knesset following the election on 17 March 2015
"18.03.2015 09:43:03" on.ft.com Landslide victory for Netanyahu in Israel Benjamin Netanyahu has won a landslide victory in Tuesday’s national election, defeating decisively a challenge from centre-left opposition leader Isaac Herzog and putting the rightwing Israeli leader on track to serve a fourth term, poll results Benjamin Netanyahu defied expectations to win a clear election victory in Israel with a margin big enough to give him first crack at forming a new coalition
"17.03.2015 14:59:10" on.ft.com Five questions ahead of US Federal Reserve meeting - FT.com US data The stakes were already high going into this week’s US Federal Reserve policy meeting. But the vertiginous surge in the dollar, alongside disappointing economic data, has heightened uncertainty about Wednesday’s announcement. A few things Read for free: The US dollar's surge has heightened uncertainty over Wednesday's Federal Reserve policy announcement. (Image by Getty)
"17.03.2015 11:52:04" on.ft.com Israel’s next coalition: 3 possible scenarios When Israelis vote in the country’s general election on Tuesday, the world will watch to see whether the reign of “King Bibi” — Benjamin Netanyahu, its longest-serving leader since David Ben-Gurion — is drawing to a close. But diplomats, headline-wri Israelis are voting in a closely-fought election. What are the possible outcomes? Read our guide. (Image by Getty)
"12.03.2015 15:23:53" ft.com Iraqi forces advance further into Tikrit - FT.com Iraqi armed forces backed by powerful Shia militia and thousands of volunteers including Sunni tribal fighters advanced further into Tikrit on Thursday, imposing shaky control over areas of the city under the sway of Islamist militants for the past Iraqi pro-government forces have stepped up efforts to expel Isis from Tikrit, a city the extremist group has controlled since last June. An Iraqi official called the offensive a "fatal blow" against the Islamists (Image by Getty)
"11.03.2015 15:01:17" ft.com Angela Merkel to boycott Russian war commemorations in May - FT.com Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany has joined the growing list of western leaders who will boycott Russia’s May commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the end of the second world war in protest over the Ukraine crisis. But, in a delicate Germany's chancellor Angela Merkel is to boycott Russia's celebrations of the end of World War II in May ... so why is she visiting Moscow the following day with president Vladimir Putin? (Image by Getty)
"10.03.2015 14:42:06" ft.com Silvio Berlusconi faithful hope for political revival - FT.com Silvio Berlusconi was uncharacteristically restrained as he served his last day of a year-long sentence of community service at an Alzheimer’s clinic in the Milanese suburbs. “My time with the ill and the volunteers has been a touching experience After the sex parties, tax fraud conviction and ban from public office, can former Italian prime minister and media tycoon Silvio Berlusconi make a comeback in politics?
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"06.03.2015 15:06:55" ft.com Tokyo’s children could find their voice if noise ban is reformed - FT.com By law they should be seen and not heard, but Tokyo children may soon find their voices as the city rethinks rules demanding library-like hush in residential areas. For years, Tokyo’s residential suburbs have had a strict 45-decibel noise limit — For years, Tokyo's residential suburbs have had a strict 45-decibel noise limit - roughly the level allowed in a library. Now the city is considering change in the law following a surge in complaints about noise from parks and kindergartens
"04.03.2015 14:38:20" ft.com Wish you were here? Postcard campaign highlights Mexico’s flaws - FT.com How should Mexico combat the “incredulity and distrust” that President Enrique Peña Nieto himself admits has swept the country? Answers on a postcard, please. More than 8,000 people have done just that. In a campaign launched by civil society groups How should Mexico combat the “incredulity and distrust” that President Enrique Peña Nieto himself admits has swept the country? More than 8,000 people have sent postcards with their proposals for how to reform Mexico, which were laid out in front of
"02.03.2015 15:17:01" ft.com Iraq launches offensive against Isis - FT.com Iraqi forces, backed by Shia militia, Sunni tribesman and thousands of volunteers, launched a military operation to clear the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as Isis, from Salahaddin province and the city of Tikrit, the home town of Iraq’s Shia-dominated armed forces, backed thousands of allied militiamen and Sunni tribesmen, have launched an operation to clear Isis from Salahuddin province. However, recent victories by government forces have been marred by allegations of sectar
"27.02.2015 16:34:25" ft.com Fines, sell-offs and subsidy cuts: life under cash-squeezed Isis - FT.com Once smokers were flogged in Syrian territory ruled by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, now they are fined about $65. Local rulers dismantle old state facilities to sell for parts. And shopkeepers complain Isis fighters no longer spend so Once smokers were flogged in Syrian territory ruled by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, now they are fined about $65. Local rulers dismantle old state facilities to sell for parts. And shopkeepers complain Isis fighters no longer spend so fr
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"27.02.2015 15:53:44" Graphics from the Financial Times world news pages FT World News graphics Graphics from the Financial Times world news pages
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"27.02.2015 15:51:52" ft.com Bundestag backs Greek bailout extension - FT.com Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel faced dissent over her eurozone rescue policy on Friday after 32 legislators voted against extending Greece’s bailout. While the four-month extension passed with a comfortable majority of 542 out of 587 lawmakers German chancellor Angela Merkel faced dissent from more than a dozen of her own MPs as the Bundestag voted in favour of a four-month extension of Greece’s rescue package. The vote, which removes a critical barrier a critical barrier to unlocking €7.2
"26.02.2015 14:26:50" ft.com Turkey’s new public order law prompts fist fights - FT.com As Turkey’s parliament prepares to break ahead of June elections, one piece of legislation is dominating the agenda: a bill the government says is vital for public security but which the opposition says could usher in a police state. The debate is a Fistfights have broken out in Turkey's parliament three times this week over a controversial security bill which the opposition says could usher in a police state. Their complaints add to a growing chorus of voices alleging that authoritarianism is r
"25.02.2015 15:13:33" ft.com Wave of Kosovan migration sparks unease in European capitals - FT.com It took seven years after Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia for Besim Aaliti to conclude that Europe’s newest state no longer offered him a future. So Mr Aaliti, a bricklayer from the Kosovan village of Strubulovo, travelled through A wave of Kosovan migrants into western Europe, just seven years after the country gained its independence from Serbia, is sparking angst among leaders wary of arrivals from one of the continent's poorest nations. (Image by Getty)
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"23.02.2015 16:42:17" The destination of Syria's refugees in neighbouring Middle Eastern countries
"23.02.2015 16:38:42" ft.com Egypt jails icon of revolution Alaa Abdel Fattah - FT.com An icon of Egypt’s 2011 revolution against the authoritarian rule of Hosni Mubarak was on Monday sentenced to five years in prison by a Cairo court. Alaa Abdel Fattah, a democracy activist and outspoken critic of the regime, was imprisoned for An icon of Egypt’s 2011 revolution against the authoritarian rule of Hosni Mubarak was on Monday sentenced to five years in prison by a Cairo court. Alaa Abdel Fattah, a democracy activist and outspoken critic of the regime, was imprisoned for breach
"19.02.2015 14:30:01" ft.com Greece requests bailout extension - FT.com The chairman of the committee of 19 eurozone finance ministers announced on Thursday that he was convening an emergency meeting to consider Greece’s extension of its €172bn bailout in the clearest sign yet that the two sides are narrowing their Germany has rejected a request by Athens to extend its €172bn bailout despite a significant U-turn by the new Greek government. With the current EU rescue package expiring at the end of the month, it potentially leaves Greece in a perilous financial
"18.02.2015 15:50:36" ft.com Ukraine’s forces retreat from key town of Debaltseve - FT.com Ukraine has pulled most of its troops out of Debaltseve, the strategic town in the east of the country that has been the focus of fighting in the past few days with Russia-backed separatists. Petro Poroshenko, the pro-western president of Ukraine, Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko has ordered Ukrainian troops to withdraw from the embattled town of Debeltseve, a strategic rail hub that has been the focus of fighting in the country’s restive eastern regions over the past few days. The capture
"16.02.2015 14:52:05" www.ft.com Egyptian air strikes target Isis in Libya - FT.com Egypt has carried out air strikes against groups in Libya affiliated with Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as Isis, after the extremists posted footage showing the beheading of a group of Egyptian Coptic Christian workers in the central Li
"13.02.2015 16:14:11" www.ft.com Varoufakis faces challenge of turning games theory into winning strategy - FT.com As a professor of game theory, Yanis Varoufakis, Greece�s new finance minister, has spent many hours showing his students how the study of strategic interactions can help explain the behaviour of consumers and businesses. But as he seeks to secure a Greece’s new finance minister Yanis Varoufakis is an expert in the economic field of game theory. Can he turn his theoretical insights into a winning negotiating strategy to cut Greece's debt mountain?
"12.02.2015 15:14:58" www.ft.com Leaders agree Ukraine ceasefire after all-night talks - FT.com A ceasefire to end weeks of intense fighting in eastern Ukraine has been agreed after all-night talks between the leaders of Germany, France, Ukraine and Russia. A ceasefire to end weeks of intense fighting in eastern Ukraine has been agreed after all-night talks between the leaders of Germany, France, Ukraine and Russia. But there were doubts the truce would hold as clashes continued and Kiev said convoys of
"11.02.2015 15:13:33" www.ft.com Leaders head to Minsk for ‘last-chance’ Ukraine talks - FT.com The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany were heading to Minsk on Wednesday for last-ditch talks aimed at agreeing a ceasefire in the conflict in eastern Ukraine, even as fighting escalated on the ground. Ahead of the meeting, due to start The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany were heading to Minsk on Wednesday for last-ditch talks aimed at agreeing a ceasefire in the conflict in eastern Ukraine, even as fighting escalated on the ground
"10.02.2015 14:56:53" www.ft.com Putin given hero’s welcome in Egypt - FT.com Russian president Vladimir Putin has arrived in Egypt to a hero’s welcome, in a visit that both countries hope will raise their battered international profiles and cement economic ties but that diplomats fear could reinforce anti-democratic trends. Vladimir Putin received a hero's welcome in Egypt today that included a motorcade, soldiers on horseback waving the Russian flag, a military band and singing schoolchildren. President Putin came with a special gift for his Egyptian counterpart and ho
"09.02.2015 15:20:04" www.ft.com India starts deworming campaign to protect young population - FT.com About 140m Indian schoolchildren — the equivalent of the combined population of the UK and Germany — will undergo deworming treatment on Tuesday as New Delhi kicks off the world’s largest campaign against the damaging intestinal parasites. The About 140 million Indian schoolchildren will undergo deworming treatment as New Delhi kicks off the world’s largest campaign against the damaging intestinal parasites. The public health drive comes amid rising concern that the country’s vast, youthfu
"05.02.2015 14:36:53" www.ft.com China timber demand stokes Southeast Asia tensions - FT.com Soaring demand from China’s new wealthy is fuelling the illicit trade in rare southeast Asian luxury wood, stoking political tensions over natural resource flows from the region’s nations to their giant neighbour to the north. Hunger for Demand for luxury wood among China's new wealthy is pushing up prices and fuelling an illicit trade in rare southeast Asian timber. There have even been deadly clashes between tree poachers and rangers in the sprawling forests of the Mekong region
"04.02.2015 14:49:46" www.ft.com Mongolians text ‘no’ to austerity - FT.com Mongolians have voted by text “X Factor” style and the answer is in: austerity is out, investment is in. The referendum by text message, designed to shape the country’s economic policy, hands the green light to the government to pursue major mining Mongolians have voted by text “X Factor” style and the answer is in: austerity is out, investment is in. The referendum, held by text message, will help loosen a political impasse over a controversial copper and gold mining project
"04.02.2015 02:27:00" Untitled Album Greece has €22.5bn of debt payments coming up this year. This graphic shows how much and to whom.
"04.02.2015 02:27:00" Greece has €22.5bn of debt payments coming up this year. This graphic shows how much and to whom.
"03.02.2015 14:42:10" www.ft.com UN court rejects Balkan genocide claims - FT.com A UN court on Tuesday rejected claims that Serbia and Croatia committed genocide during the Yugoslav war in a ruling on one of the most controversial periods of the bloody 1990s conflict, in which more than 100,000 people were killed. Judge Peter A UN court on Tuesday rejected claims that Serbia and Croatia committed genocide during the Yugoslav war in a ruling on one of the most controversial periods of the bloody 1990s conflict, in which more than 100,000 people were killed
"02.02.2015 15:21:21" www.ft.com France gripped as Dominique Strauss-Kahn vice trial set to begin - FT.com A Belgian brothel owner called “Dodo la Saumure”, orgies at luxury hotels and accusations of pimping against a former French presidential hopeful — it sounds like the plot to a sensationalist police drama. This week Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the A Belgian brothel owner called “Dodo la Saumure”, orgies at luxury hotels and accusations of pimping against a former French presidential hopeful — it sounds like the plot to a sensationalist police drama. This week Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former
"30.01.2015 15:45:26" www.ft.com ‘Western values’ forbidden in Chinese universities - FT.com China’s education minister has vowed that “western values” will never be allowed into the country’s classrooms as the Communist party steps up efforts to consolidate autocratic rule and stave off demands for democracy and universal human rights. “Nev China has banned “western values” from the country’s universities, as the Communist party steps up efforts to consolidate autocratic rule and stave off demands for democracy and universal human rights
"29.01.2015 18:06:54" www.ft.com FT Seasonal Appeal The FT will promote a chosen charity both in print and online to raise money and increase awareness of its work Financial Times readers have helped raise £1.9m for the International Rescue Committee, its Seasonal Appeal partner this year. The New York-based charity provides emergency humanitarian relief in more than 30 global hotspots. Find out more about the
"28.01.2015 15:19:56" blogs.ft.com Smart Reads | The World World blog - international news analysis and comment - FT.com For a round-up of the day's best world news stories from the FT and elsewhere, add Smart Reads to your favourites http://blogs.ft.com/the-world/category/smart-reads/
"28.01.2015 15:15:12" www.ft.com Fears grow for freedom of expression in South Korea - FT.com As political turmoil gripped South Korea in 1948, with a Soviet-backed regime to the north plotting infiltration and invasion, the authoritarian leader Syngman Rhee pushed through a law giving himself sweeping powers to punish dissent and subversive South Korea is invoking a cold war-era law to crack down on "anti-state" activities, such as voicing support for the communist North, leading to fears that freedom of expression is under threat
"27.01.2015 13:59:33" www.ft.com The making of a French jihadi - FT.com In the bowels of Europe’s biggest prison 10 years ago, a burly armed robber in his early twenties found himself consigned to the cell below a seasoned jihadi. The younger man had grown up in an unforgiving Paris suburb not far from the prison, Muslims account for more than half of France's prison population. Since the terrorist attacks in Paris, calls have grown for new approaches that prevent jails from serving as recruitment centres for Islamist extremists
"23.01.2015 16:00:37" www.ft.com Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah dies and Salman ascends - FT.com Saudi King slideshow Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has died, state television announced on Friday, elevating Crown Prince Salman to the helm of the world’s largest oil exporter and a key US ally. The succession comes as the oil dependent kingdom Saudi Arabia’s new King Salman moved quickly to reassure markets and allies by pledging to continue with the policies of his predecessor, Abdullah, who died overnight at a time of turmoil in the wider Arab world
"22.01.2015 14:42:51" www.ft.com European Central Bank unleashes quantitative easing - FT.com The European Central Bank has launched its long-awaited salvo against economic stagnation in the eurozone, unveiling a landmark quantitative easing programme that will involve buying €60bn of assets including government bonds a month. The ECB Mario finally pulled the trigger. The president of the European Central Bank has announced it is launching a programme of quantitative easing that will involve buying €60bn of assets a month - including eurozone countries' debt - to head off economic
"22.01.2015 13:47:05" FT World News graphics The European Central Bank is expected to join the other major central banks of the world by launching a programme of quantitative easing in a bid to stave off the threat of economic stagnation in the eurozone
"22.01.2015 07:07:00" FT World News graphics The European Central Bank is expected to join the other major central banks of the world by launching a programme of quantitative easing in a bid to stave off the threat of economic stagnation in the eurozone
"22.01.2015 07:07:00" FT World News graphics The European Central Bank is expected to join the other major central banks of the world by launching a programme of quantitative easing in a bid to stave off the threat of economic stagnation in the eurozone
"21.01.2015 15:27:42" www.ft.com Donetsk airport descends from showcase to shambles - FT.com Built for almost $1bn ahead of the Euro 2012 football championship that Ukraine co-hosted with Poland, the Donetsk airport was supposed to showcase the country’s modernisation and growing prosperity. But since last spring arriving airliners have Built for almost $1bn ahead of the Euro 2012 football championship that Ukraine co-hosted with Poland, the Donetsk airport was supposed to showcase the country’s modernisation and prosperity. Instead, it has become a battleground, with airliners repl
"20.01.2015 14:47:29" www.ft.com State of the Union: Five issues to watch - FT.com Economy Barack Obama has struggled to paint a convincingly bright economic picture in his recent State of the Union addresses. This year he has stronger evidence to produce: 2014 was the best year for job creation since 1999 and unemployment is down US president Barack Obama is giving his annual State of the Union address later today. Here are five key issues to look out for in his speech
"16.01.2015 15:14:02" www.ft.com Founder of Germany’s Pegida struggles to show moderate face - FT.com Lutz Bachmann, the man behind the anti-Islamisation protests that have shaken Dresden, and stirred fears of a broader rightwing revival across Germany, insists the Pegida movement he has unleashed is entirely moderate. “We are normal people,” Mr The man behind the anti-Islamisation protests that have shaken Dresden, and stirred fears of a broader rightwing rival across Germany, insists the Pegida movement he has unleashed is entirely moderate
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"15.01.2015 15:46:57" FT World News graphics Petrocaribe - Venezuela's programme for cheap oil to its Caribbean and Latin American neighbours
"15.01.2015 14:59:08" www.ft.com Satellite images reveal scale of Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria - FT.com Amnesty International has released satellite images showing the shocking scale of destruction wreaked on the Nigerian town of Baga by Boko Haram extremists last week, reinforcing earlier claims that the attack may have been the deadliest of a five-ye The shocking scale of destruction wreaked on the Nigerian town of Baga by Boko Haram extremists has been laid bare by satellite images which reinforce claims that the recent attack may have been the deadliest of a five-year insurgency
"14.01.2015 15:33:21" www.ft.com Oil price rout forces Venezuela to rethink petro-diplomacy - FT.com Jamaica has its “Hope Zoo”, in Nicaragua garish yellow sculptures decorate the avenues of Managua called “The Trees of Life”, while Haiti has the “Hugo Chávez International Airport”. All are monuments to the glory days when Venezuela’s socialist The flow of cheap oil from Venezuela to its allies in the Caribbean and Latin America appears threatened as Caracas grapples with a collapse in global oil prices, the costs of subsdising oil to its neighbours and its own economic woes at home
"13.01.2015 14:55:53" www.ft.com Huge demand expected for Charlie Hebdo issue - FT.com Distributors are preparing for record demand when the first edition of Charlie Hebdo since the terror attack on the French magazine’s offices is released on Wednesday defiantly featuring the Prophet Mohammed on its cover. The special issue will see Distributors are expecting record demand for the first edition of Charlie Hebdo since the terror attack on the French satirical magazine's offices last week, but the decision to defiantly feature the Prophet Mohammed on its cover has been strongly cr
"12.01.2015 14:17:42" www.ft.com Insecurity grows among France’s Jews - FT.com “We are in a situation that is a situation of war.” The words of Roger Cukierman, head of the main Jewish representative body in France, reverberated on Sunday at the end of a week that had seen a vulnerable community shattered by the deaths of A mood of fear and despondency is gripping France’s Jewish community following a spate of jihadi-inspired shootings in Paris last week which included the murder of four hostages in a kosher supermarket by a gunman
"12.01.2015 12:39:42" blogs.ft.com Smart Reads | The World World blog - international news analysis and comment - FT.com For a round-up of the best of the day's world news stories from the FT and elsewhere, add Smart Reads to your favourites http://blogs.ft.com/the-world/category/smart-reads/
"09.01.2015 15:33:03" www.ft.com French police in twin hostage crisis - FT.com Police net closes in French police were tackling two hostage crises on Friday when a gunman entered a Kosher supermarket in eastern Paris hours after special forces cornered the two suspects in the attack on offices of French satirical magazine Paris is under siege in a double hostage crisis. Follow the latest developments at ft.com
"08.01.2015 14:22:16" www.ft.com Sri Lanka: Test for triumphalism - FT.com The Port of Colombo ranks among the busiest in south Asia, with gigantic red and yellow cranes shifting millions of tonnes of cargo annually, roughly half of which heads north to neighbouring India. But on an otherwise quiet day last September, Having ended a long civil war and presided over an economic boom, Mahinda Rajapaksa expected to coast to a third term as president of Sri Lanka in today's election. Instead, he faces a resurgent opposition - and a fight for political survival
"07.01.2015 16:07:51" www.ft.com Killings follow official warnings of attacks - FT.com French authorities have been dreading — and warning of — a big terrorist attack on home soil for months, their concerns fuelled by large numbers of French recruits to Islamist groups fighting in the Middle East and previous murderous incidents. The Even before the killings at French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, authorities had been dreading — and warning of — a big terrorist attack on home soil for months, their concerns fuelled by large numbers of French recruits to Islamist groups fighti
"06.01.2015 14:58:54" www.ft.com The Isis economy: Meet the new boss - FT.com At first glance, Iraq’s second city of Mosul looks like a model of success for its new rulers from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis), the world’s most feared jihadi group. Well-swept thoroughfares bustle with cars, the electricity hums Signs of discontent are evident across the ‘caliphate’ ruled by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis), as people tire of its taxes, price caps and shoddy services. Without a proper functioning economy, many who were once supporters say Isis has
"05.01.2015 13:47:55" www.ft.com Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market dishes up catch of the year - FT.com Even for the world’s richest food connoisseurs, a price tag of $37,500 for a single frozen tuna appears outlandish. But for Kiyoshi Kimura, the owner of a Japanese sushi chain, it was a bargain price for the most coveted catch of the year. As Tokyo’s When Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market reopened after the new year holiday, one deep-pocketed punter paid $37,500 for a single frozen tuna – but the auction price nevertheless fell to its lowest level since 2007, according to fish market watchers
"21.12.2014 15:01:18" www.ft.com Isis morale falls as momentum slows and casualties mount - FT.com Flagging morale, desertion and factionalism are starting to affect the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as Isis, testing the cohesion of the jihadi force as its military momentum slows. Activists and fighters in parts of eastern Syria Morale is flagging within the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as Isis, as the militant group confronts not only obstacles to its military conquests but discontent among its own ranks. An activist opposed to the Syrian regime and Isis said
"19.12.2014 15:09:33" www.ft.com Mikhail Khodorkovsky offers himself as Russia’s ‘crisis manager’ - FT.com Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former oligarch who became Russia’s most famous political prisoner, is proposing himself as a “crisis manager” to bring real democracy to the country if President Vladimir Putin leaves office. In a Lunch with the FT Once the richest man in Russia, Mikhail Khodorkovsky was one of the original oligarchs but he spent ten years in prison and was stripped of his fortune after falling foul of Vladimir Putin. Now he is offering to act as a "crisis manager" and lead a t
"18.12.2014 17:02:14" www.ft.com Obesity can be considered a disability, European court rules - FT.com Obesity can be considered a disability, the European Court of Justice has said in a ruling that could change the way employers in Europe treat overweight staff. The ECJ ruled that obesity is not a disability in itself, but that it could be Obesity can be considered a disability, the European Court of Justice has said in a ruling that could change the way employers in Europe treat overweight staff
"17.12.2014 16:16:01" www.ft.com Signs of hope in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone - FT.com Laura Miller was sent to Sierra Leone in 2011 with a mission to help improve public health in a country still recovering from its decade-long civil war. Three years later, the US aid worker finds herself at the centre of a new crisis threatening to The Ebola virus is strengthening its grip on Sierra Leone as the country becomes the new frontline in the regional battle to contain the epidemic. Yet there is hope, and the International Rescue Committee – the FT’s partner in our 2014/15 Seasonal Ap
"17.12.2014 12:50:58" www.ft.com School attack highlights Pakistan vulnerability - FT.com Pakistan on Wednesday began burying the victims from Tuesday’s Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar, which has highlighted the growing risk to soft targets scattered across the nuclear-armed country. “The Taliban know we can’t protect every school, The Taliban assault on a school in Pakistan that left more than 130 children dead highlights the country's vulnerability to terror attacks on soft targets - as well as the need for the civilian government and army to work more closely together
"16.12.2014 17:53:16" www.ft.com The roots of Russia’s Black Tuesday: the devil in the data - FT.com It is Black Tuesday on the Russian financial markets, with the rouble, equities and bonds all sharply down. The turmoil has spilled across the world, with several emerging markets, including Turkey, feeling the heat. Here are five charts explaining It has been a bad day for investors in Russia's financial markets. Here are four charts that explain Black Tuesday
"16.12.2014 13:25:10" www.ft.com 126 killed in Pakistan school attack - FT.com A Taliban suicide squad has attacked a Pakistani army school in Peshawar and killed 126 people inside, including as many as 100 children, local officials say. It was unclear how many students and staff remained in the school by late afternoon local 126 people have been killed by gunmen in an army school in Pakistan, including at least 100 schoolchildren, according to local officials. The attack is one of the bloodiest terrorist incidents in Pakistan’s violent history
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"11.12.2014 14:09:04" www.ft.com Disputed land development boosts wealth of Bahrain royals - FT.com Bahrain’s royal family has built up vast private wealth, including a $900m portfolio of UK real estate, after embarking on development projects on disputed land in the Gulf kingdom. The revelations, based on company records, give a rare insight into Bahrain’s royal family has built up vast private wealth, including a $900m portfolio of prime UK real estate, after embarking on development projects on disputed land reclaimed from the sea in the Gulf kingdom, an FT investigation reveals
"10.12.2014 14:55:55" www.ft.com CIA torture report provokes anti-US backlash - FT.com Poland will press on with prosecutions relating to a CIA facility on its soil that was part of a network of secret torture sites acknowledged by Washington in a report on the CIA’s use of torture after the September 11 attacks. The damning findings The revelation of the CIA's use of torture after the 9/11 attacks has provoked an anti-US backlash, including from allies such as Poland and Egypt on whose soil - and with whose complicity - torture was carried out
"09.12.2014 16:21:39" www.ft.com Q&A: What is behind Greece’s snap presidential election? - FT.com Why did Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras call a snap presidential election? The government wants to put an end to weeks of political uncertainty, which has sent spreads on Greek bonds soaring, blocking Athens from borrowing on international Greece's prime minister Antonis Samaras has called a snap presidential election. So what is behind it? Read our Q&A to find out
"09.12.2014 13:48:35" www.ft.com Russian retailers feel the rouble pinch - FT.com Marina Kolesnik, chief executive of the popular Russian booking site Travel.ru, used to send her clients to far-flung European destinations such as London, Madrid and Paris. Not this year. On the back of a growing economic crisis in Russia, western Retail businesses in Russia that built empires selling imported goods and services - from French cheese and wine to US consumer electronics and Italian fashions and holidays - to affluent Russians are now struggling to adjust amid a 40% drop in the r
"08.12.2014 12:40:40" www.ft.com 2014 Seasonal Appeal: Syria’s stolen childhoods - FT.com Seasonal appeal: helping Syrian refugees in Lebanon She survived an army siege, and fled mass executions and gang rapes in Syria. But it was only after she reached a safe haven in neighbouring Lebanon that 13-year-old Fatima tried to slit her wrists. Fatima survived an army siege, and fled mass executions and gang rapes in Syria. It was only after she reached a safe haven in neighbouring Lebanon that the 13-year-old tried to slit her wrists. But she and her mother found hope in a women's support
"05.12.2014 16:21:00" www.ft.com This is the year of the political strongman - FT.com Xi Jinping is shaping up as the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao. Vladimir Putin has invaded one of Russia’s neighbours. In Egypt, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has eschewed the designation generalissimo in favour of the equally telling field marshal. Putin in Russia, Xi in China, Erdogan in Turkey, al-Sisi in Egypt - we have been living in the year of the political strongman. They prefer competition over co-operation and are nationalists rather than internationalists. As they stride the stage, th
"05.12.2014 12:55:50" www.ft.com British Museum loans Elgin statue to Russia - FT.com One of the Elgin Marbles is to leave London for the first time since the collection’s arrival at the British Museum in 1816 in a loan to Russia. The headless sculpture of the river god Ilissos goes on public display on Saturday at the State An ancient sculpture taken illegally from Greece 200 years ago has been loaned by the British Museum to Russia in an unprecedented deal - but the Greeks still want the Elgin marbles back
"04.12.2014 14:27:32" www.ft.com Eritreans arrested for people smuggling - FT.com Italian police have arrested 10 Eritreans for smuggling migrants across the Mediterranean Sea in nearly two dozen voyages between May and September, including one that ended in the death of as many as 244 people off Libya. Operation Tokhla — or “jack Italian police have arrested 10 Eritreans for smuggling migrants across the Mediterranean Sea in nearly two dozen voyages between May and September, including one that ended in the death of as many as 244 people off Libya
"03.12.2014 14:08:57" blogs.ft.com Smart Reads | The World World blog - international news analysis and comment - FT.com For a daily selection of the best world news stories from the FT and elsewhere, check out Smart Reads http://blogs.ft.com/the-world/category/smart-reads/
"03.12.2014 11:38:26" www.ft.com The Arab spring idealist who died for Isis - FT.com He had held on for months. But when the Islamists and leftists, who had united in the 2011 revolution he had championed, began fighting each other on the streets of Cairo in late 2012, something inside him snapped. Ahmed al-Darawy, a one-time police From police officer to revolutionary to Isis commander, the life and death of an Egyptian man who turned from pro-democracy activist to jihadi fighter reflects the unsettling course of the Arab revolts - and how their hope has turned to despair
"02.12.2014 15:10:34" www.ft.com HK student leader Joshua Wong goes on hunger strike - FT.com Joshua Wong, the teenage student leader in Hong Kong, has gone on hunger strike in an effort to galvanise the two-month old pro-democracy movement in the Chinese territory. The 18-year-old, who was arrested last week, said he took the decision One of the student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protest movement has gone on hunger strike, but his move highlights disagreement over tactics within the two-month-old 'Umbrella revolution' as public support for the demonstrators flags
"28.11.2014 15:07:37" www.ft.com Isis fighters’ penchant for junk food transforms Syrian economy - FT.com What do jihadi militants crave on break at the battlefront? Pringles are one frontline favourite. Another is non-alcoholic beer. Though the thousands of foreign fighters who flocked to Syria want to create an austere Islamic state harking back to Snickers, Pringles, energy drinks and non-alcoholic beer are among the luxury products that shopkeepers in Isis-occupied Syria have started to stock at the demand of foreign jihadis, who despite claiming to create an austere Islamic caliphate haven’t
"27.11.2014 12:50:55" www.ft.com Germany’s far-left Linke party poised to govern - FT.com The wooded hills of Thuringia are an unlikely base from which to launch a leftwing revolution. The central German state has been ruled since communism ended by the centre-right Christian Democrats. In recent years investment has picked up and Voters in the German state of Thuringia are poised to elect to run its regional government a party that is successor to the east German communists, and whose members include former Stasi secret police operatives
"25.11.2014 16:06:31" www.ft.com Ferguson is a painful reminder of enduring racial tension in US - FT.com Very few of the people who massed in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday night to hear that a white police officer would not face charges in the fatal shooting of a black teenager would have heard Barack Obama, a black president, lament the “deep distrust” The images of unrest on Monday night were a painful reminder of the enduring racial and economic tensions that have flared up not only in Ferguson, but dozens of other communities in recent years
"25.11.2014 11:48:04" www.ft.com Carlsen’s chess victory a triumph for man over supercomputer - FT.com Magnus Carlsen’s triumph over Viswanathan Anand on Sunday allowed the 23-year-old Norwegian to retain his crown as world chess champion. Yet it was the remarkable way in which Mr Carlsen defeated his Indian opponent that has reinforced the view in Magnus Carlsen retained his crown as world chess champion without a room stuffed with supercomputers to prepare plans - reinforcing the view that he is the best player the game has ever seen
"24.11.2014 11:40:50" www.ft.com World’s most advanced hacking spyware let loose - FT.com A cyber snooping operation reminiscent of the Stuxnet worm and billed as the world’s most sophisticated computer malware is targeting Russian and Saudi Arabian telecoms companies. Cyber security company Symantec said the malware, called “Regin”, is A cyber snooping worm said to be the world’s most sophisticated piece of hacking software has been detected targeting Russian and Saudi Arabian telecoms companies – and western intelligence agencies are believed to be behind it
"21.11.2014 13:01:39" www.ft.com Spain’s surging Podemos party rushes to get to the top - FT.com The faculty of political sciences at Complutense University of Madrid makes no secret of its ideological leanings. Its long, red-brick corridors are covered with anti-capitalist slogans, strike appeals and stickers bearing the Communist hammer and A new anti-establishment movement in Spain founded only ten months ago has surged in popularity on the back of voter disillusionment with the country’s political establishment, yet it is unclear which party stands to gain the most from the rise of Po
"20.11.2014 14:28:32" www.ft.com Obama set for immigration showdown - FT.com When President Barack Obama outlines his long-awaited plans to overhaul the US immigration system to the nation on Thursday, shielding millions more unauthorised immigrants from deportation, he will be setting up a showdown with Republicans that has President Obama's soon-to-be announced plans to overhaul the US immigration system, protecting millions of unauthorised migrants from deportation, will set up a showdown with Republicans emboldened by midterm election victories. So are we heading for
"19.11.2014 15:40:04" www.ft.com Octogenarian tipped for president after Tunisia’s youth uprising - FT.com It may seem unusual that an octogenarian politician who once said he would run for president only if he was “still alive” would be tipped to lead a country whose youthful uprising touched off the Arab Spring. But Beji Caid Sebsi is now seen as the Its youthful uprising four years ago sparked revolts across the Arab world that toppled ageing autocrats. On its path to democracy, Tunisia is now on the verge of electing as president an 87-year-old who served as interior minister under the former r
"18.11.2014 10:51:17" www.ft.com Object 2014-28E – Space junk or Russian satellite killer? - FT.com It is a tale that could have come from the cold war. A mysterious object launched by the Russian military is being tracked by western space agencies, stoking fears over the revival of a defunct Kremlin project to destroy satellites. For the past few Has Russia launched a cold war-style 'satellite killer' capable of shooting down objects in space? For several weeks, western intelligence agencies and amateur astronomers have been tracking a the unusual manoeuvres of a mysterious object
"17.11.2014 17:47:20" www.ft.com Bird flu prompts mass poultry cull in UK and Netherlands - FT.com Tens of thousands of farm birds have been culled in the Netherlands and UK in an attempt to contain two outbreaks of bird flu that could be linked. Over the weekend, Dutch authorities imposed a nationwide ban on the transport of poultry and eggs Tens of thousands of farm birds have been culled in the Netherlands and UK in an attempt to contain two outbreaks of bird flu that could be linked
"14.11.2014 11:43:04" www.ft.com The ‘new Mexico’ goes up in flames - FT.com Chickens peck idly at the pavement. Carpentry and car workshops line the dingy streets where drug dealers make it dangerous to go out at night. In the neglected Mexico City neighbourhoods near the Tlatelolco square, where police gunned down as many The apparent murder of 43 students by drug lords with links to corrupt police and politicians has turned Mexico into a tinderbox of volatile and increasingly violent protests, as scandal fuels a sense of things spinning out of control for President E
"13.11.2014 17:51:55" www.ft.com Fifa in turmoil over Qatar World Cup bid - FT.com Fifa’s attempt to draw a veil over the 2022 World Cup bidding controversy has been thrown into turmoil by the man chosen to probe corruption allegations, after he accused football’s governing body of misrepresenting his findings. Fifa announced on The lawyer who investigated corruption allegations in Qatar’s successful bid to host the 2022 World Cup said Fifa’s conclusion of “limited” improper conduct was erroneous, and misrepresented the findings of his report
"12.11.2014 12:06:38" www.ft.com ‘Seven hours of terror’ to comet fall - FT.com A man-made object will land on a comet for the first time later on Wednesday, if the European Space Agency’s Philae probe can negotiate a perilous seven-hour descent from its Rosetta mother ship on to the irregular nucleus of Comet 67P. The washing-m After a ten-year voyage from Earth to the edge of the Solar System, 'seven hours of terror' stand between the spacecraft Rosetta making history as it sends a washing machine-sized probe to the surface of Comet 67P
"11.11.2014 14:42:26" www.ft.com Blood and batteries are contraband of choice in Kobani - FT.com Snaking around the flat-roofed mud huts of their Turkish border village is the barbed wire fence that marks a tenuous divide between war and peace – and the starting point for smugglers who tread their decades-old paths into Syria. These days, the Blood and batteries are the contraband of choice for smugglers taking supplies into the Syrian city of Kobani, under siege by Isis militants for 63 days
"09.11.2014 15:03:43" www.ft.com Catalan leaders hope poll turnout will send independence signal - FT.com Catalans formed long lines outside voting stations across the northern Spanish region on Sunday, with an overwhelming majority expected to back a proposal to break away from the rest of the country and form an independent state. The informal poll Catalans are voting today on whether the region should separate from Spain in a symbolic ballot that could put pile pressure on Madrid, which opposes a referendum
"07.11.2014 15:22:57" www.ft.com Sharp Russian rouble gyrations stoke currency crisis worries - FT.com Dramatic gyrations in the rouble revived concerns of a full-blown currency crisis amid signs that a shaky ceasefire between Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine and Kiev was falling apart. Russia’s new quasi free-float exchange regime was It's been a tumultuous day for Russia. After a plunge in the rouble sparked fears of a full-blown currency crisis, Ukraine claimed that dozens of Russian tanks and fighters had crossed the border into the country's breakaway regions in the east this
"07.11.2014 12:21:01" www.ft.com The East German border guard who opened the Berlin Wall - FT.com At first his men refused to obey. It was only when Lieutenant Harald Jäger gave the order a second and then a third time that the nervous soldiers guarding the Bornholmer Strasse checkpoint agreed to open the barrier that separated east and west "I finally said to myself: ‘Kiss my arse. Now I will do what I think is right’". Read the the story of the East German border guard who opened the Berlin Wall 25 years ago
"06.11.2014 12:56:56" www.ft.com Libya’s supreme court rules elected government is illegal - FT.com Libya’s supreme court on Thursday ruled that the internationally recognised elected government was illegal, throwing the country’s future into yet more uncertainty. The court’s ruling cannot be appealed. It may drastically change calculations for Libya has been plunged into further chaos after its supreme court declared that the country's internationally recognised government, one of two duelling camps claiming legitimacy to rule, as illegal
"05.11.2014 11:52:05" www.ft.com History repeats itself as Moscow cracks down on Crimea’s Tatars - FT.com When Mustafa Mustafaev moved to Crimea in 1993, he swore his family would never again leave their ancestral homeland. The 57-year-old was born in Uzbekistan a little more than a decade after the Crimean Tatars’ harrowing 1944 deportation from their Crimean Tatars are facing a crackdown on dissent by their new Russian rulers in an echo of the persecution and deportation their forebears suffered at the hands of Stalin
"31.10.2014 12:26:15" www.ft.com Hungary abandons controversial internet tax plan - FT.com Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban has abandoned his controversial plan for the world’s first internet tax following international criticism and the largest demonstrations against the Fidesz government since it came to power in 2010. In a radio Hungary has abandoned plans for the world's first internet tax following massive demonstrations in what amounts to a rare U-turn for Prime Minister Viktor Orban
"30.10.2014 11:50:51" www.ft.com Acid attacks on women spread fear in Iran - FT.com The failure of Iranian authorities to identify those responsible for a spate of acid attacks against women has raised fears of further attacks and prompted questions about the adequacy of the government’s response. Up to eight women in the central A rash of apparently random acid attacks against women in Iran, perpetrated by assailants on motorbikes, is sowing fear and sparking angry questions of the government
"29.10.2014 14:44:20" www.ft.com Scotland should have veto on UK exit from EU, says Sturgeon - FT.com Scotland should be able to veto any referendum decision to take the UK out of the EU, incoming SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has said, in remarks likely to upset pro-union politicians who believe the SNP is failing to accept defeat in last month’s Scotland should be able to veto a referendum decision to take the UK out of the EU, said the incoming leader of the Scottish National Party
"28.10.2014 14:37:56" www.ft.com Western female jihadis deploy the ‘soft-power’ of Isis online - FT.com They cheer on beheadings, defend rape and the enslavement of women, and yearn to revive oppressive centuries-old traditions that many of their female co-religionists in Muslim countries are struggling to shake off. Hundreds of young Muslim women Tweeting from the caliphate: young Muslim women who travelled to Syria to marry Isis fighters are part of a social media strategy to foster a subculture of "jihadi girl power"
"27.10.2014 12:11:53" www.ft.com Mozambique prepares to harness vast gas reserves - FT.com Nuno Remane barely conceals his excitement as he points to designs for “Palma, the City of Gas”. Covering 18,000 hectares and projected to house 250,000 people, the planned conurbation will be home to a giant liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant and a Concerns about corruption and cronyism loom over Mozambique's ambitions to harness its vast gas reserves and transform one of the world's poorest countries into one of the top hydrocarbons exporters
"24.10.2014 11:11:18" www.ft.com New York doctor tests positive for Ebola - FT.com Ebola has arrived in the US’s biggest city after a doctor in New York who recently returned from west Africa tested positive for the virus. Bill de Blasio, New York’s mayor, confirmed the case in 33-year-old physician Craig Spencer, who had worked A New York doctor who recently returned from west Africa tested positive for Ebola and has been in contact with at least four people, said city authorities
"23.10.2014 11:58:54" www.ft.com Café encounter exposes reality of Russian soldiers in Ukraine - FT.com There are no active Russian servicemen in Ukraine – or so the Kremlin has been insisting for months. Yet a recent encounter in the only functioning restaurant in war-torn Lugansk belied that claim. As the sounds of Celine Dion wafted from the sound "They gave us an order: who wants to go volunteer?" said one of the Russian soldiers sat in Lugansk's only functioning restaurant, just the latest evidence that, despite its denials, Russia is sending troops to combat in Ukraine
"22.10.2014 10:25:10" www.ft.com Israeli minister calls for ‘new models’ instead of Palestinian state - FT.com Israelis are turning their backs on the two-state solution in the wake of the recent war with Hamas and it is now time to think about “new models” instead of an independent Palestinian state, according to Israel’s economy minister, who is tipped as Israel's economy minister has said that "the notion of a Palestinian state next to Israel is inapplicable" and called for alternatives to an independent Palestinian entity
"20.10.2014 13:10:33" www.ft.com Turkey opens corridor for Kurdish fighters to relieve Kobani - FT.com Turkey has announced it is allowing Kurdish fighters from northern Iraq to cross over its territory to relieve the besieged Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani, a striking shift in Ankara’s position that was prompted by a request from Washington. “We are In a dramatic shift of position, Turkey is to allow Kurdish fighters from northern Iraq to cross its border to the besieged Syrian town of Kobane following US pressure
"19.10.2014 11:42:47" www.ft.com Isis closes the cyber blackout blinds to avoid attack - FT.com When bombs rained down before the internet age, targets pulled curtains shut and dimmed their lights. But for the jihadis of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Isis, more modern countermeasures apply: stopping tweets and scrubbing metadata. Isis is offering advice to its fighters on how to cover their online tracks - the latest way by which the jihadis are hiding from their enemies
"17.10.2014 17:19:14" blogs.ft.com A short history of the Kurds | The World The rise if the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has thrust the plight of the Kurdish people into the spotlight. But who exactly are the Kurds and how will their responses to increasing instability define the future of the Middle Eastern region? Who exactly are the Kurds? A brief look at a people thrust into the world's spotlight by recent events in Iraq and Syria.
"17.10.2014 12:13:07" www.ft.com Google overtakes Goldman Sachs in US political donations - FT.com Google has surpassed Goldman Sachs as a US political donor in a sign of Silicon Valley’s increasingly assertive efforts to shape policy and counter critical scrutiny in Washington. Google’s political action committee, NetPAC, has spent more money on Google has spent more than $1.4m on political donations this election cycle - more than Goldman Sachs. It is among the handful of big Silicon Valley companies giving financial backing to both Democrats and Republicans
"16.10.2014 14:24:07" www.ft.com US air strikes appear to help Kurds fend of Isis attack on Kobani - FT.com Increased US air strikes appeared on Thursday to have helped the mostly Kurdish guerrillas defending the besieged Syrian border city of Kobani fend off an attack by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. US forces have stepped up air strikes US air strikes are helping Kurdish fighters hold the besieged Syrian border town of Kobani from advancing Isis forces
"15.10.2014 11:39:55" www.ft.com Thai leaders risk policy backlash among country’s elite - FT.com Calls for inheritance taxes, property levies and a crackdown on cronyism could come from any of the political parties rising around the world on the back of anti-elite anger. Yet in Thailand, this is no radicals’ manifesto but the plans of a Thailand's ruling military junta - which took power in a coup this summer - risks alienating the country's elite, one of its main backers, with taxes on the rich and a crackdown on corruption
"14.10.2014 10:52:20" www.ft.com Nigeria’s hard-learned lesson in quashing Ebola - FT.com When Liberian development consultant Patrick Sawyer collapsed in the arrivals hall of Lagos airport with the symptoms of Ebola in July, the initial reaction, both inside and outside Nigeria, was close to panic. The fear was that Nigeria’s rickety, Against the odds, Nigeria's overstretched health service and public authorities have so far contained the Ebola virus through co-ordination and lots of water
"13.10.2014 13:34:44" www.ft.com Abbott to ‘shirtfront’ Putin at G20 summit over downing of MH17 - FT.com Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has vowed to “shirtfront” Vladimir Putin over the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in Ukraine if the Russian leader attends the G20 leaders’ summit next month in Brisbane. Mr Abbott, who will host Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot said he will confront Russian President Vladimir Putin over the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in Ukraine if their paths cross at the G20 summit in November
"10.10.2014 12:19:50" www.ft.com Drama of state violence grips Mexico - FT.com When a sleazy Mexican state governor, Carmelo Vargas, is caught on camera receiving a suitcase of dollars from a drug lord, his career appears to be in ruins. But he hires the top television station to give him an image overhaul. Soon his penchant Violence, drugs, cartels and corruption: an upcoming film called 'The Perfect Dictatorship' bears more than a passing resemblance to Mexico's spiral of state-sanctioned murder and abduction
"10.10.2014 12:18:14" Violence, drugs, cartels and corruption: an upcoming film called 'The Perfect Dictatorship' bears more than a passing resemblance to Mexico's spiral of state-sanctioned murder and abduction http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/aa99da88-4ec4-11e4-b205-00144feab7
"03.10.2014 14:27:40" www.ft.com Sweden’s new PM hails first ‘feminist government’ - FT.com The leftwing moderates who have ruled Sweden for much of the past 80 years return to office on Friday after an eight-year hiatus, but with their power much diminished. The new minority coalition is constrained by internal divisions and is reliant on Sweden has installed its "first feminist government", according to its new prime minister. Stefan Löfven set out a vision of more jobs, better schools and lower greenhouse gas emissions
"02.10.2014 15:40:59" www.ft.com Syria Islamists seek truce with Isis after being targeted by US - FT.com US-led coalition strikes in Syria aimed at weakening radical Islamists may bring together previously warring hardline groups, who increasingly perceive the west as a shared enemy. Fighters from Jabhat al-Nusra, al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, and Airstrikes led by the US against Isis militants in Syria run the risk of uniting previously warring hardline groups, warn analysts, as sympathy for jihadis grows among civilians on the ground
"01.10.2014 12:53:01" www.ft.com Saudi Arabia ‘in denial’ over Isis ideology - FT.com Saudi Arabia’s ultraconservative brand of Islam is again in the sights of critics who say it underpins the extremist ideology of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis). But in the country itself, the open soul-searching about the role of In Saudi Arabia, there is little soul-searching on how the kingdom's ultraconservative religious ideology inspires Isis and other jihadist groups
"30.09.2014 13:40:02" www.ft.com Nauru’s road from bird droppings to bust - FT.com Not long ago it was one of the world’s richest nations due to its abundant supply of phosphate, a key ingredient in fertiliser formed from bird droppings. But the tiny South Pacific island of Nauru warned on Tuesday it faces financial ruin following How did Nauru, a tiny island in the South Pacific, go from briefly being one of the richest countries in the world to one of the poorest (and fattest)? Read on ...
"29.09.2014 16:36:12" www.ft.com Cocoa traders fear Ebola outbreak in Ivory Coast - FT.com The human toll from the latest Ebola outbreak has been unprecedented, with a record number of people affected and new cases detected every day. Now the effects of the deadly virus are being felt in the commodities market, with cocoa prices surging Cocoa prices have surged to their highest levels in three-and-a-half years on the back of fears that the Ebola outbreak in west Africa could hit production of the chocolate ingredient
"29.09.2014 14:27:48" Donald Tusk, the former prime minister of Poland and new president of the European Council, does not speak much English or French - the community's two main working languages. Nor is he renowned for his attention to detail or patience with committees
"19.09.2014 13:46:37" www.ft.com France launches air strikes against Isis in Iraq - FT.com France has stepped up its commitment to fight militants belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as Isis, after the country confirmed that it had carried out air strikes in Iraq. Socialist president François Hollande said on France has launched its first air strikes against Isis targets in Iraq. President Francois Hollande said fighter planes "completely destroyed" a logistics depot belonging to the militant Islamist group.
"19.09.2014 08:43:20" www.ft.com Scotland votes to remain part of the UK - FT.com Slideshow: Scotland Decides Scotland has voted to remain part of the United Kingdom, as an army of “silent” No voters defeated an unprecedented challenge to the 307-year union. With only two council areas to declare results, the No campaign was Scotland has rejected independence by voting to remain part of the 307-year-old United Kingdom by a margin of 55.3 to 44.7 per cent. But the country will be granted new political powers over tax and welfare.
"18.09.2014 14:27:56" www.ft.com Australian police thwart Isis beheading plan - FT.com Australian police say they have thwarted a plan by Islamist radicals to kidnap a person at random from the streets of Sydney and behead them in an attack linked to fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Isis, in Iraq. In the biggest Islamist militants in Australia planned to kidnap a person from the streets of Sydney and behead them in a public place, according to police who launched the country's largest-ever counter-terror operation to foil the attack
"12.09.2014 17:15:38" www.ft.com How Russia forced Ukraine into a ceasefire with rebels - FT.com For a 400-strong Ukrainian army unit based around the south-eastern village of Stepanivka, mid-August was the moment their lives turned to horror. For a couple of weeks the unit had faced skirmishes with pro-Russian separatists. But the soldiers had 'When rumours spread that Chechen mercenaries – with a reputation for torturing captives – would follow in a “clean-up” operation, what remained of the Ukrainian unit panicked. “Some of our boys shot themselves in the head, right in front of me,� sai
"11.09.2014 13:17:20" www.ft.com Judge rules Pistorius not guilty of premeditated murder - FT.com Oscar Pistorius A South Africa judge said on Thursday there was insufficient evidence to find Oscar Pistorius, the Olympic and Paralympic star guilty of premeditated murder. Reading out her verdict at a Pretoria court Judge Thokozile Masipa said Oscar Pistorius, the South African Olympics and Paralympics star, has been found not guilty of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp - but the athlete may still be found guilty of culpable homicide tomorrow
"10.09.2014 15:06:12" www.ft.com Majority in China expect war with Japan - FT.com China and Japan are heading towards military conflict, according to a majority of Chinese surveyed on ties between the Asian powers in a Sino-Japanese poll. The Genron/China Daily survey found that 53 per cent of Chinese respondents – and 29 per More than half of people surveyed in China expect a war with Japan, while nine in ten Japanese polled hold dim views of their Asian neighbours, highlighting the soured relations between the two nations http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/eed84e92-38ca-11e4-a53
"09.09.2014 12:47:37" www.ft.com Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was hit by ‘high energy objects’ - FT.com Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 almost certainly crashed in eastern Ukraine after suffering structural damage in mid-air caused by “a large number of high energy objects that penetrated the aircraft from the outside”, according to the first official The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over Ukraine, which killed all 298 people on board, was caused by “a large number of high energy objects that penetrated the aircraft from the outside”, according to the first official report into the cras
"08.09.2014 15:15:22" Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has undergone prostate surgery in a rare admission of a leader's ill health by the country http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/9033363e-3755-11e4-b45c-00144feabdc0.html
"05.09.2014 15:52:07" www.ft.com Russians pull together in face of sanctions - FT.com “Our response to the sanctions?” read the billboards hastily erected by a Moscow real estate company. “A mortgage for just 9.5 per cent!” All over Russia similar signs are sprouting up. Restaurants are advertising “anti-sanctions” menus; retailers Anti-sanctions menus at restaurants, "sanctions discounts" from retailers and shops refusing to serve "the enemies of Russia" - Russians are pulling together in a show of national pride and wry humour in the face of international opprobrium
"04.09.2014 16:38:29" www.ft.com Shanghai editors detained in extortion probe - FT.com Chinese police have detained eight people, including journalists from one of China’s top business dailies, for allegedly blackmailing and extorting large sums of money from businesses. The chief editor and deputy editor of the 21st Century Business Chinese police have arrested journalists from one of the country's leading business newspapers on allegations that they extorted bribes from companies to publish positive news and suppress negative stories
"03.09.2014 16:39:12" www.ft.com Kiev says eastern Ukraine �permanent ceasefire regime’ reached - FT.com Kiev said it had reached an agreement for a “ceasefire regime” with Moscow to stop the bloodshed in eastern Ukraine, but the shaky nature of any plan was soon made clear as explosions were heard in the conflict-stricken region. Hopes that steps to Vladimir Putin today announced a seven-point ceasefire plan for Ukraine ahead of talks between negotiators for Russia, Kiev and separatists in Minsk on Friday, but explosions heard in the outskirts of the eastern city of Donetsk underlined the uncert
"02.09.2014 15:54:06" www.ft.com Poll finds rapid shift in favour of Scottish independence - FT.com Scottish voters are shifting rapidly toward support for independence with less than three weeks to go to a referendum that could end the 307-year-old political union at the heart of the UK, a new opinion poll suggests. The YouGov survey for the Sun The late surge enjoyed by the 'Yes' campaign has seen sterling fall and the UK government's cost of borrowing rise with less than three weeks ahead of Scotland's independence referendum
"28.08.2014 15:54:00" www.ft.com Russia has ‘well over 1,000 troops’ in Ukraine, Nato warns - FT.com Russia has “well over 1,000 troops” operating inside Ukraine, Nato warned, as Moscow faced an intensifying backlash over growing evidence of its direct military involvement in the former Soviet country’s uprising in the east.
"27.08.2014 17:11:50" Scottish debate - round two John McDermott analyses the second televised debate on Scottish independence between Alex Salmond, first minister, and Alistair Darling, leader of the Better Together Campaign.
"26.08.2014 15:03:09" www.ft.com Hollande signals intent to push through reforms - FT.com President François Hollande has signalled that his rehashed Socialist government, stripped of leftwing dissidents, will stick closely to his commitment to push through structural reforms long demanded by France’s European partners.
"25.08.2014 09:39:39" “I am the attorney-general of the United States. But I am also a black man. I remember how humiliating [being pulled over and searched without cause was] and how angry I was and the impact it had on me.”
The FT's Neil Munshi and Gary Silverman look
"22.08.2014 15:02:26" Poor planning, populist policies and drought have contributed to a critical water shortage in Iran that has caused unrest and is testing relations with its neighbours.
"21.08.2014 17:03:27" Ukraine's finances have worsened, raising pressure on the International Monetary Fund
"13.08.2014 09:01:04" China’s multiyear property boom appears to be grinding to a halt. Prices have dropped in many parts of the country, sales have dried up and new construction has fallen sharply as developers have retrenched.
A change in mindset among Chinese homebuyer
"08.08.2014 12:45:38" Vladimir Putin's popularity has risen in line with his risky geopolitical gambits, but will this support continue if Russians start feeling the effects of his ban on European food?
Food industry experts and economists warned of the consequences for
"08.08.2014 06:21:00" Cover Photos Arab turmoil makes Israel reckless and complacent, writes Gideon Rachman
"07.08.2014 09:33:47" Russia is mulling retaliatory measures against international sanctions imposed on it over the Ukraine crisis – including a possible ban on western airlines using Siberian airspace.
Why is this a problem for airlines and can Russia actually do this?
"05.08.2014 08:59:06" The hum of US drones is becoming more familiar over African skies.
From Nigeria to Somalia, US military presence on the continent is a creeping reality. US troops may be thin on the ground, with the Pentagon preferring to rely on training and financ
"23.07.2014 09:43:18" www.ft.com Britain accused of hypocrisy in Russia sanctions debate - FT.com The head of France’s ruling Socialist party accused Britain’s David Cameron on Tuesday of hypocrisy for urging Paris to scrap the sale of two Mistral-class warships to Russia, saying the UK premier should “start by cleaning up his own backyard”. Jean-Christophe Cambadelis, the head of France’s ruling Socialist party, attacked British prime minister David Cameron for criticising the sale of two Mistral-class warships when so many Russian oligarchs had “sought refuge in London”. He said: “Thi
"22.07.2014 08:57:59" www.ft.com Israelis barely break stride under missile shield - FT.com Several large booms rang out over Ashkelon, southern Israel, on Monday afternoon as Israel fired interceptor missiles from its Iron Dome defence system to destroy incoming rockets fired by militants in the Gaza Strip, 7km away. The sound has become Israel’s high level of home front preparedness is a factor in the lack of pressure on the country’s political leaders to end a conflict that is bringing growing international calls for a diplomatic solution as the civilian death toll increases inside
"21.07.2014 14:22:09" www.ft.com The MH17 debris left untouched and ignored - FT.com On Ukrainskoho street in the village of Petropavlovka in eastern Ukraine, locals on Sunday gathered around what could be a crucial piece of evidence in the downing of flight MH17: a piece of fuselage about a metre square, with a gaping hole in the Across swaths of countryside and in the towns and villages between the industrial city of Donetsk, and the Russian border, confusion over the wreckage of the downed plane still reigned on Sunday.
"21.07.2014 08:43:56" China silent on damaging Mekong floods FT environment correspondent Pilita Clark reports from the Mekong River, where local farmers and fishermen have been hit by unusually high flooding in Laos a... China, one of six nations sharing the mighty Mekong River, says the huge dams it has built on its side are benefiting the countries downstream. But it is bafflingly silent about strange, record-breaking changes that have been wreaking havoc on the ri
"10.07.2014 08:15:40" The US is developing new military tactics to deter China’s slow but steady territorial advances in the South China Sea, including more aggressive use of surveillance aircraft and naval operations near contested areas.
"09.07.2014 23:05:00" Jokowi vs Prabowo goes down to the wire Indonesia's short history as a democracy has seen its tightest ever presidential campaign as former Jakara governor Joko Widodo failed to capitalise on his e... Indonesia's short history as a democracy has seen its tightest ever presidential campaign as former Jakara governor Joko Widodo failed to capitalise on his early lead and allowed former General Prabowo Subianto to catch up him in the polls. The FT's
"09.07.2014 17:58:16" Brazil's World Cup heartache Brazil fans have reacted to the record 7-1 loss to Germany with tears, anger and humour. The FT's Joe Leahy reports from Belo Horizonte about the possible wi... Brazil fans have reacted to the record 7-1 loss to Germany with tears, anger and humour.
"08.07.2014 17:57:34" Profits at the Vatican bank plunged last year after thousands of accounts were closed as part of an overhaul of the scandal-ridden institution.
A total of 3,000 accounts have been closed and more than 2,000 blocked since April last year following the
"07.07.2014 16:14:51" Reviving the French economy The French government hopes that its package of business reforms will encourage investment and bring back growth to Europe's second-largest economy. Is Franc... The French government hopes that its package of business reforms will encourage investment and bring back growth to Europe's second-largest economy. Is France's business community convinced?
"01.07.2014 14:05:52" Huge crowds march through Hong Kong’s streets to demand full democratic reforms in the former British colony’s biggest street demonstration in a decade, fuelled by fears that Beijing is tightening its grip on the territory.
Read about it here: http
"20.06.2014 10:22:55" Beijing has built up its navy and is more assertive in the region, raising fears it will lay claim to disputed shores http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/313432b0-f78f-11e3-b2cf-00144feabdc0.html
"17.06.2014 18:49:32" Cristina Fernández, the Argentine president, raised the prospect of a new sovereign default in a national address on Monday. She said her government would never succumb to “extortion”, after the US Supreme Court rejected an Argentine petition to reve
"16.06.2014 17:17:32" Crunch time for gas-rich Mozambique Mozambique is one of the world's poorest countries, but the discovery of gas reserves off its coast could change that. The FT's Andrew England looks at the preparations for a commodities boom and what impact upcoming elections could have on investor