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    1. May 1, 2016

      Hillary Clinton private email server problems split opinions

      With Tuesday’s Indiana primary expected to all but confirm Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee for president, a...

    2. April 25, 2016

      Barack Obama and the end of the Anglosphere

      When supporters of the Vote Leave campaign sketch out a future for Britain outside the EU, they often point to the...

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    1. Managing Risk in a Globalised World

      All companies have to deal with risks, but globalisation and technology mean risks are...
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    1. January 9, 2016

      White House seeks tech help to fight Isis

      The Obama administration announced a major revamp on Friday of its campaign to counter Isis propaganda amid mounting...

    2. Fast FT

      January 6, 2016

      Transcanada files suit over Keystone XL denial

      Transcanada, the company that had hoped to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to the US, has said it...

    3. January 5, 2016

      Paul Kagame should put country before power

      Africa after independence was blighted by a crop of leaders who clung on to power for dear life. Men like Jean-Bédel...

    4. November 20, 2015

      US and China set up ‘space hotline’

      Washington and Beijing have established an emergency “space hotline” to reduce the risk of accidental conflict. As...

    5. October 12, 2015

      Police stood down from watching Julian Assange

      Police officers lying in wait outside the Ecuadorian embassy for Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder and diplomatic...

    6. September 6, 2015

      US voices concern to Russia over military moves in Syria

      US officials are expressing concern about a possible military build-up by Russia in Syria, warning that Moscow’s...

    7. September 3, 2015

      Iran’s ‘prosaic’ nuclear deal is on the cusp of changing history

      As President Barack Obama says, the nuclear deal with Iran — the foreign policy achievement of his second term — has...

    8. July 14, 2015

      Timeline: attacks on federal agencies

      August 2014 The Department of Health and Human Services announced that a hacker breached part of HealthCare.gov the...

    9. July 14, 2015

      IT budgets cut even as cyber threat grows

      IT spending at many of the US government agencies hit by devastating cyber attacks is being cut, even as the threat to...

    10. June 18, 2015

      Technical glitch cripples US government visa system

      The US government’s visa system, crippled by a technical glitch, will not be back up and running until next week,...

    11. May 31, 2015

      John Kerry cancels Europe tour after bicycle crash in France

      John Kerry, the US secretary of state, has cancelled the remainder of his European diplomatic tour after breaking his...

    12. May 19, 2015

      Clinton tries to draw line under email saga

      Hillary Clinton has urged the state department to quickly release emails she sent from a personal account during her...

    13. May 11, 2015

      John Kerry set for first Moscow visit since start of Ukraine war

      John Kerry is to visit Moscow on Tuesday for the first time since the beginning of the Ukraine crisis that left...

    14. April 23, 2015

      Fresh scrutiny over Hillary Clinton’s financial dealings

      It is not what Hillary Clinton would have chosen for the second week of her presidential campaign. After months of...

    15. beyondbrics

      April 15, 2015

      Russia's silent war against the west

      As revelations about cyber-attacks launched against the US last autumn show, Russia is engaged in a relentless...

    16. March 10, 2015

      Clinton defends use of personal email

      Hillary Clinton on Tuesday defended her use of a personal email account during her time as US secretary of state,...

    17. March 3, 2015

      Hillary Clinton defends use of personal emails

      Hillary Clinton, the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, has been engulfed in fresh controversy...

    18. FT Alphaville

      December 16, 2014

      How cheaper oil changes the calculus for Keystone XL

      By James Benton With oil hovering around $57/barrel (for WTI) as of late Monday afternoon, now might be a good time for...

    19. October 24, 2014

      White House hopes all politics stays local for Keystone XL

      Wall Street and Washington are already drawing up their post-midterm election schedules based on the assumption that...

    20. September 8, 2014

      Tax inversion makes a tempting M&A bet

      Americans wanting to follow in the footsteps of Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin or pop diva Tina Turner and...

    21. September 1, 2014

      N Ireland visit a sign of US frustration at stalled peace process

      Two months ago, Victoria Nuland, an assistant US secretary of state, visited Northern Ireland with a message from the...

    22. June 7, 2014

      US seeks to break Iran nuclear impasse

      WASHINGTON/NEW YORK - Senior American and Iranian officials will meet on Monday and Tuesday in Geneva, the US State...

    23. June 3, 2014

      US-Israel rift develops over Palestinian unity government

      The inauguration of a Palestinian unity government backed by the militant Islamist group Hamas has opened a public rift...

    24. April 25, 2014

      A nice investor-friendly pipeline crisis

      Anyone who has seen the stack of regulatory filings and public statements for projects such as pipelines could be...

    25. April 21, 2014

      Israel’s silence on Ukraine puts country at odds with US

      Benjamin Netanyahu is not known for the subtlety or restraint he uses when finding the words or – as needed – crudely...

    26. March 25, 2014

      Europeans feel ‘upstaged’ by US sanctions drive against Russia

      Two hours before the US Treasury published its sanctions blacklist targeting high-ranking Russians last week, Finland’s...

    27. March 20, 2014

      The Russian challenge for America’s odd couple

      Picture Barack Obama in the White House. The US president is closeted with advisers, examining and re-examining every...

    28. beyondbrics

      March 15, 2014

      On a wing and a prayer over Argentina debt

      What a headache debts can cause. No one knows this better than Cristina Fernández, who after receiving mixed messages...

    29. Westminster Blog

      March 6, 2014

      What happened to Britain's role as the Atlantic Bridge?

      For many years, and most noticeably during the tenure of Tony Blair, the UK used to pride itself on acting as a bridge...

    30. February 28, 2014

      Errol Morris’s Donald Rumsfeld documentary

      For a good documentarist, truth is always stranger than fiction. Fictional events have templates and precedents: the...

    31. December 21, 2013

      India transfers diplomat to UN in bid to defuse row with US

      NEW DELHI, Dec 21 – India said on Saturday that it had transferred the diplomat at the centre of a row with the United...

    32. December 20, 2013

      Maid in Manhattan drama exposes rift

      Caught between fury in India at the arrest of one of its diplomats in New York and an unapologetic US Attorney in...

    33. December 20, 2013

      American Statecraft, by J Robert Moskin

      American Statecraft: The Story of the US Foreign Service, by J Robert Moskin, Thomas Dunne Books, RRP$40, 944 pages It...

    34. December 7, 2013

      N Korea frees 85-year-old US war veteran

      SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea on Saturday freed an 85-year-old Merrill Newman on Saturday, ending the saga of the US...

    35. November 25, 2013

      Impact of Iran deal on oil supplies to be limited

      The diplomatic deal on Iran’s nuclear programme has triggered a sell-off in crude prices as the geopolitical risk...

    36. November 22, 2013

      Iran faces oil exports squeeze

      Several of the remaining major importers of Iranian crude have made fresh deep cuts in their purchases in order to...

    37. The World

      November 20, 2013

      Australia's Abbott has his Merkel moment

      By Richard McGregor When the US and Australia hold their annual top-level security consultations in Washington on...

    38. FT Alphaville

      October 29, 2013

      The 6am London Cut

      Markets: Asian bourses were decidedly mixed as investors waited for earnings releases from some of the biggest...

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