US urges EU to do more to aid its economy

G20 finance ministers seek steps to stimulate eurozone growth

Kiev agrees buffer zone with eastern rebels

Ukraine and separatists agree extra measures to ensure ceasefire

Turkey opens border to 60,000 Syrian Kurds

Country also secures release of 49 hostages captured in Iraq

Brown vows to keep devolution promises

Draft legislation delivering more powers to Scotland could be ready by November

Brazil election is a battle of styles

Marina Silva is forcing her rivals to adapt to her rapid rise

Japan still on track for second tax rise

‘Abenomics’ minister says stimulus measures will protect economy

Shadows creep across European newspapers

FT correspondents examine the impact of digital transformation

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Alibaba closes at $93.89 in NYSE debut

Chinese ecommerce group sees 38% ‘pop’ over $68 listing price

Goldman admits cultivating ties with Libya fund

Bank’s filings reveal ‘strategic partnership’ with Gaddafi regime

Lodha Group homes in on London property

Indian group plans $5bn investment to crack market’s top tier

Californian town runs out of water

East Porterville residents struggle with three-year drought

Comment and Analysis

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The lessons of student debt

Elizabeth Warren argues the rising cost of education is shattering the American dream

How complacency almost lost a united kingdom

Westminster unconcerned until early September poll sparked panic

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Why the world is getting safer

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