Lisa Pollack with her American Passport and Indefiniate Leave to Remain Identity Card, outside Lunar House, West Croydon, where the Home Office processes immigration cases. Photo by Greg Funnell for the Financial Times, 16th July 2014.
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A migrant’s welcome?

Five years ago, Lisa Pollack came to the UK as a ‘highly skilled migrant’. Today, her life-changing move would be a lot more difficult


Illustration by James Ferguson of David Fincher ©James Ferguson
Netflix has passed the 50m subscriber mark. In February last year the Hollywood director spoke about making the company’s breakthrough series ‘House of Cards’
epa04307957 M75 rocket launched from the coastal strip into Israel by militants of Ezz Al-Din Al Qassam militia, the military wing of Hamas movement, in Gaza City, 09 July 2014. Israel launched the military operation Protective Edge, which came in response to a renewed wave of rockets out of the Gaza Strip, for some of which Palestinian group Hamas has claimed responsibility. It is the first time since 2012 that Hamas has done so, claiming that intervening attacks were sent up by groups working outside its control. EPA/MOHAMMED SABER ©EPA
Writing in March this year, Peter Aspden watched ‘Gaza: Chronicles of a Conflict’, a documentary that gets up close with fighters from Hamas
Illustration of Zoella by Patrick Morgan
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‘Vlogger’ Zoella has Lunch with the FT

A social media – and advertising – phenomenon, Zoella has more than 5m YouTube subscribers. She talks to Jonathan Ford about virtual stardom

Lodge in Indonesia

Teatime with a sultan in Indonesia

On the island of Buton, Elizabeth Pisani discovers a coral fort and Indonesia’s revival of tiny sultanates

Britain vs the banks

How financial hubris and excess gave way to crisis, scandal – and an uncertain future. Philip Augar reviews books by Ian Fraser, Hugh Pym and Alex Brummer

Detail, painting of Suprematism; ( Kazimir Severinovich Malevich (1879-1935), Suprematism, ca. 1917. Artwork-location: Krasnodar, Museo D'Arte A.W.Lunascharski); De Agostini Picture Library / E. Lessing; FRENCH PUBLISHING RIGHTS NOT AVAILABLE; out of copyright

Malevich retrospective at Tate Modern

Jackie Wullshlager applauds a ‘marvellously orchestrated, deeply revealing’ new show of work by the revolutionary Russian artist

Warwick Castle

Sleep like a king at Warwick Castle

‘From the castle’s highest battlements I stare down at the grounds, which are – just for tonight – mine’

Adnan Sarwar

Adnan Sarwar

The writer and former British soldier on poetry in translation, Hemingway in Cuba, and fighting in Syria

The proposed Garden Bridge by Thomas Heatherwick

Building bridges in the city

The role of city bridges is explored in a new exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands

(From left) Valentino; The Row; Roberto Cavalli; Ralph Lauren, all spring/summer 2014

The return of the kaftan

A 1970s classic brings fresh glamour to holiday wardrobes

Mikhail Gorbachev, Ronald Reagan and their interpreters at a summit in Geneva, Switzerland
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The men who made peace

Lessons for today’s policy makers in this look at the final years of the cold war. Review by Robert Zoellick



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