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    1. FT Photo Diary

      April 13, 2016

      Exit poll applause

      Leading members of the Min Joo party (C) applaud as the exit poll is broadcast at the National Assembly in Seoul     ...

    2. February 11, 2016

      France’s law on terrorists and nationality is draconian

      François Hollande’s government is in the throes of passing a law that will allow the state to strip convicted...

    1. February 3, 2016

      It could be too late to avoid catastrophe in Venezuela

      As markets brace themselves for the negative effects of the decline in oil prices, Venezuela will probably be the first...

    2. Fast FT

      January 6, 2016

      Venezuela legislature swears in contested lawmakers

      A day after its inauguration, and defying a supreme court injunction it deems biased and unfair, Venezuela’s...

    3. Fast FT

      January 5, 2016

      Venezuela's opposition takes control of assembly

      For the first time in almost two decades, Venezuela’s opposition has taken control of the National Assembly. Henry...

    4. January 4, 2016

      Venezuela sets scene for power struggle country can ill afford

      In Venezuela, where 2015 ended with grenade blasts alongside the fireworks, the new year heralds an explosive showdown...

    5. December 16, 2015

      Venezuela on edge of political crisis

      Under a tent decorated in the yellow, blue and red of Venezuela’s flag, members of the ruling socialist party mingled...

    6. beyondbrics

      December 11, 2015

      Venezuela's election: how a grassroots movement defeated chavista dirty tricks

      Last weekend’s legislative elections in Venezuela herald the start of a new political era in the country. The...

    7. December 7, 2015

      Venezuela’s victorious opposition needs fresh thinking too

      Venezuela’s opposition decisively won Sunday’s parliamentary elections. For the first time in 17 years, it controls the...

    8. November 19, 2015

      France extends state of emergency, giving police new powers

      France has approved a three-month extension of the state of emergency, giving sweeping powers to police investigators...

    9. November 12, 2015

      US arrests relatives of Venezuelan leader on drug charges

      Nicolás Maduro, Venezuela’s president, blasted on Thursday what he called “attacks and imperialist ambushes” after two...

    10. FT Photo Diary

      November 10, 2015

      Cultural exchange

      French Culture Minister Fleur Pellerin (L) and French Labour Minister Myriam el Khomry (R), speak to each other during...

    11. FT Photo Diary

      October 5, 2015

      Land eviction protest

      Cambodian protesters and rights activists gather in front of the National Assembly building with mock cardboard houses...

    12. June 16, 2015

      Manuel Valls overrides parliament to push through pro-business bill

      French prime minister Manuel Valls has for the second time this year resorted to a controversial clause in the...

    13. Nick Butler

      June 1, 2015

      The clouds over the French nuclear industry

      “I am convinced that the nuclear industry has a future, that it is a strength of our country.” The fact that Manuel...

    14. beyondbrics

      April 14, 2015

      State-level leadership in Nigeria holds key to future

      On the African continent, peaceful transitions of power through free and fair elections are a true rarity. Despite the...

    15. September 28, 2014

      Centre-right to control French senate in latest blow to Hollande

      France’s far right National Front won its first ever seats in the country’s upper house of parliament on Sunday as...

    16. The A-List

      August 26, 2014

      The French crisis reflects the eurozone's woes

      As soon as the latest gross domestic product figures emerged, showing that the French economy was becalmed in the...

    17. July 31, 2014

      S Korea’s Park boosted by surprise by-election win

      South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye has received a much-needed boost from parliamentary by-elections, with the ruling...

    18. The World

      July 8, 2014

      Valls makes some progress on reform

      Exactly 100 days after he was summoned to rescue François Hollande’s floundering presidency, France’s reformist prime...

    19. Nick Butler

      June 29, 2014

      The new French energy policy - politics as usual or an act of corporate euthanasia ?

      France has a new energy policy. Although some saw the statement presented for debate in the National Assembly ten days...

    20. June 12, 2014

      Goodluck Jonathan faces challenge from anti-corruption ex-general

      Muhammadu Buhari, who could emerge as the main challenger to Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan at next year’s...

    21. February 14, 2014

      Hard facts in a fictional prophecy of French decline

      The journalist Nicolas Baverez has just published a dystopian novel showing the dramatic turn for the worse France will...

    22. beyondbrics

      October 29, 2013

      Venezuela: happiness is... a ministry?

      What to do if you are a president struggling with massive shortages and galloping inflation? You create a Deputy...

    23. October 3, 2013

      France targets Amazon to protect bookshops

      France’s parliament has passed a law preventing internet booksellers from offering free delivery to customers, in an...

    24. beyondbrics

      September 17, 2013

      Venezuela to get new FX system (again)

      Venezuela’s economy is in such disarray that there is now a whopping 660 per cent difference between the official...

    25. September 1, 2013

      François Hollande wrongfooted by US move on Syria

      France has been forced on to the defensive by President Barack Obama’s decision to delay a military strike on Syria,...

    26. July 30, 2013

      Hussain elected president of Pakistan

      ISLAMABAD (AP) – Pakistani legislators elected a textile businessman who briefly served as the governor of southern...

    27. June 14, 2013

      China group plans $40bn Panama Canal rival

      A $40bn proposal for a little-known Chinese company to dig an interoceanic rival to the Panama Canal won overwhelming...

    28. June 5, 2013

      Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif vows to tackle ‘jungle of problems’

      Nawaz Sharif promised to tackle the “jungle of problems” facing Pakistan after winning a vote of confidence in...

    29. May 9, 2013

      Pakistan’s last shot at staying democratic

      Pakistan is about to cross an important threshold: this weekend’s elections, if all goes to plan, will mark the...

    30. FT Photo Diary

      April 23, 2013

      Girls kiss in Paris

      Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP Two girls kiss during a pro gay marriage gathering called by the “oui , oui, oui” (yes, yes,...

    31. March 27, 2013

      France votes to scrap lèse-majesté law

      France is set to scrap its 19th century crime of lèse-majesté after the European Court of Human Rights condemed the...

    32. March 22, 2013

      South Korea defence nominee withdraws

      South Korean President Park Geun-hye has decided to retain the incumbent defence minister after her preferred nominee...

    33. March 8, 2013

      Kenyatta edges closer to election win

      Kenyan security forces reinforced their presence in potential flashpoints around the country on Friday night as Uhuru...

    34. March 1, 2013

      Paris seeks alternative to 75% tax

      France’s Socialist government is considering replacing its stricken 75 per cent top income tax rate on earnings above...

    35. February 4, 2013

      Same-sex marriage dominates French agenda

      France is at war in Mali, and at home unemployment is rising fast, but the issue dominating the nation’s parliament is...

    36. beyondbrics

      January 8, 2013

      [snap]: Chavez won't be sworn in on Jan 10 after all

      But don’t get too excited. Hugo Chavez isn’t relinquishing power. The government is just postponing the swearing in...

    37. December 23, 2012

      Chávez allies rule out new poll

      CARACAS, December 22 – Venezuela will not call fresh elections if Hugo Chávez’s cancer prevents him from taking office...

    38. November 27, 2012

      Sarkozy sets UMP rivals on path to truce

      The first sign of a truce in the leadership feud convulsing France’s conservative opposition emerged on Tuesday as...

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