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Berkshire chief’s reputation as benign acquirer under fire

Saudi Arabia accused of using cluster bombs

Banned munitions deployed in Yemen air strikes, says rights group

Catastrophe bonds guru hits back at book

Fermat Capital’s Seo says researchers ‘stoking unfounded fears’

Foreign investors snap up £28bn of UK debt

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Race to develop 5G mobile technology

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Athens mayor tries to protect city’s cash

Municipal authorities resist demand to hand over funds

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Republicans push Obama on TPP vote

Trans-Pacific Partnership would be biggest trade deal in decades

Arab-Israel peace talks ‘dead’, says Carter

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