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Obama’s welcome Kissinger realism

The essence of diplomacy: when adversaries come to terms, neither gets everything they want

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Clumsy US approach has reinforced the crumbling authority of Maduro’s government
– Nick Butler
Election manifestos are full of big promises. But what about after the poll?
– David Allen Green
Neglecting all stakeholders’’ interests could trip up Europe’s initiative
– The Exchange: Philipp Hildebrand

Greek default necessary but Grexit is not

Defaulting on the IMF and ECB is the only route to short-term relief but nobody has ever done it

Collective innumeracy adds up to a problem

MPs dismal counting skills cast fear over their ability to manage big budgets, writes Anjana Ahuja

A cautionary tale of second-class shares

The value of a company must be shared with all, writes Christopher Rossbach

‘Hubris’, by Meghnad Desai

The author’s explanation of the great recession

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How to deal with a child like Greece

Europeans cannot agree on how to treat the Greeks

Standard Chartered avoids call to retreat

UK-based group has been slow to respond to changes in global consumer banking markets

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Raúl Castro, Cuba’s president

A rapprochement with America is part of his plan to save socialism from itself

Taking on Google is the Madisonian way

If there is one thing the leaders of our revolution feared, it was the concentration of power

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The politicians pillaging your pension

The next government will trample retirement savings, no matter who wins

Power of the US presidential partner

When we elect a leader we are electing two people, writes Kati Marton

Tech billionaires aiming to disrupt death

On the biotech front, things may be catching up more quickly than you think, writes Izabella Kaminska

Run the BBC as a company

The power of more than 25m licence-holders should be harnessed, writes Evelyn de Rothschild

Generation K: what it means to be a teen

‘A world of Instadanger, Facebook Envy and austerity has proved a particularly toxic cocktail’

Margaret Rule, archaeologist, 1928-2015

Director whose determination lifted a sunken Tudor treasure

Regulators tiptoe around telecoms mergers

Authorities are strangely acquiescent over collapsing competition

Long live the UK — but not at any price

The SNP has no interest in my country’s success. It cares only about what it can extract from us

Five things to know about UK election

‘Hung parliament’ is not on the ballot, but polls suggest stalemate is the nation’s choice

US and China: rivals with common cause

The future of the relationship is not predetermined but for the leaders to shape, writes Kevin Rudd

Rookies hunt billion-dollar unicorns

Ashton Kutcher and Snoop Dogg show unlikely names can make good investors, writes Stephen Foley

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