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Battle over Brexit matters to the world

UK needs a voice in Europe and the bloc would benefit too

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The NHS and the Tube show trimming capacity too much can be counter-productive
– The Exchange: Diane Coyle
Government messages are becoming increasingly mixed and leading to public unease and insecurity
– The Exchange: Ahmed Rashid
In China, numbers serve political purposes and that matters because the country accounts for almost a quarter of global energy consumption
– Nick Butler

Death in Aleppo, victory in Russia

Syria’s crisis is set to be bigger and nastier. We can no longer look the other way

Doctors are not to blame for NHS crisis

Their misfortune is to have fallen foul of the financial squeeze, writes Philip Stephens

Brightness amid dimmed hopes for graphene

The discovery of novel materials often predates their killer application

Engage xenophobes, do not silence them

Countries are trying to integrate newcomers while excluding their citizens, writes Risto Penttila

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Syria’s future in its neighbours’ hands

In the Middle East, it is the regional players at the forefront, writes Dmitri Trenin

Advantages of living in a decent time zone

What matters for flight, unlike finance, is that hardly anyone lives south of the equator

We need tax authorities we can trust

A lurch from one response to another after each scandal is unacceptable, writes Judith Freedman

Paris must gain a head for heights

The French capital collects designs that will never be built, writes Adam Thomson

Violence tests India-Africa relationship

Modi’s hopes of ‘partnership for prosperity’ suffers blow after attack on Tanzanians in Bangalore

Apple should not be too excited over India

Tech group’s products cost more than most Indian consumers are willing to pay

Hedge funds target a weaker renminbi

Timing matters for investors betting against the currency and China’s central bank

Cruz stays strong in New Hampshire

Texas senator still trails Donald Trump in polls, writes Sebastian Payne

Britain’s premature bet on future of EU

If the case for membership is the ability to influence laws that affect us, that case could shrivel

Trump, Sanders and American rage

The yearning for leaders from the fringes will have profound implications for the US and the world

Find refugees work to boost integration

Minimum wages may be good for native workers but are less so for migrants, writes Scott McDonald

Snatching at Apple’s crown

Leader’s slip from top spot may prove to be an omen, writes Linda Yueh

Delhi Notebook: India’s wedding syndrome

The government manages one-off events but not longer-term projects, writes Victor Mallet

Issue of €500 denomination is noteworthy

Shredding the high-value bill will stoke divisions within the eurozone

Bankers’ rock star excesses seem off key

Investment banking no longer needs highly paid whizz-kids

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