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Pfizer, Rio bows out, branded drugs

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Russia warning, stockpiling cash, eurozone

Snowden sees data release as an alert from Russian intelligence

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Trump, US exceptionalism, parents

Ledgers show secret cash payments designated for Manafort from pro-Russian political party

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Trump accused of incitement, Brazil indicts Rousseff and the dangers of cupping

Republican presidential candidate is accused after suggesting supporters could stop his Democratic rival by exercising their gun rights

Turkey-EU migrant deal under threat, ‘reckless’ Trump and the date of the Pharaohs

Turkey rejects EU demands to overhaul its terror laws in return for visa-free travel

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Pay survey will bolster demands by UK Prime Minister Theresa May for top British companies to curb boardroom excess

UK labour market in Brexit ‘freefall’, the tools of modern terror and the decline of the start-up nation

Repercussions of vote to leave EU hit jobs market, according to new survey

UK business activity contracts, Indian businesses welcome tax reform and how Europeans feel about Brexit

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Japan launches $45bn stimulus, US hits Isis in Libya and cancer in the crosshairs

Move puts country at forefront of a global shift away from austerity

Brexit talks delay, Aleppo offensive and the price of Olympic glory

Diplomats caution that delay will mean continued business uncertainty

Clinton’s Trump warning, Turkey’s top brass and pet internet glitch

Democratic presidential nominee urges voters to unite against divisive policy ideas and combative politics

Pressure on May, Isis trove and understanding rip currents

UK prime minister under pressure to call snap election

Hollande meets religious leaders, Clinton makes history, killing is contagious

French president in show of solidarity after priest’s killing

Sanders’ endorsement, ‘gender-charged’ reporting, world’s fastest-growing people

Vermont senator urges supporters to back Clinton

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Democratic National Committee head quits after email leak exposed rifts in the party

UK downturn, Zimbabwe loyalists rebel and France’s de-radicalising imam

Post-Brexit survey shows economy has had its sharpest drop since 2009

Turkey’s state of emergency, HSBC arrests and the upside of student debt

Presidential powers strengthened as 60,000 are accused of involvement in Turkey’s coup

Trump seals nomination, the hottest half-year on record and London’s most expensive flat

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