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      France’s Ségolène Royal lambasts slow pace of climate talks

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    2. May 27, 2015

      Tony Blair to step down as Middle East envoy next month

      Tony Blair will step down as Middle East envoy next month, bringing to an end a controversial eight-year role that made him...

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    1. May 27, 2015

      Ukraine takes ‘odious’ path to default

      Ukraine’s decision last week to grant its government the power to stop foreign debt payments marks a distinct shift in tone...

    2. May 27, 2015

      More than half world’s countries now producing jihadis

      More than half of the world’s countries are now producing jihadis to fill the ranks of violent Sunni terrorist organisations...

    3. May 27, 2015

      Brands must adapt to an ageing world

      The world is not merely ageing. It is trading young for old. In 1950, more than a third of the world’s population was 15 and...

    4. May 26, 2015

      Russia says it is not ‘right time’ to deliver missiles to Iran

      Russia says it will not deliver high-end air defence missiles to Iran in the near future, despite last month lifting an...

    5. May 26, 2015

      Rapid urban growth requires prompt action

      Seeing the future does not require a crystal ball — just an understanding of cities. The world is moving from agrarian to...

    6. May 26, 2015

      Rich nations told they are failing world’s poorest

      Rich countries are failing the world’s poorest by targeting insufficient aid to the least developed nations, a leading...

    7. May 26, 2015

      Calpers and Calstrs urge G7 to back emissions goal

      The chief executives of US public pension giants, Calpers and Calstrs, have taken the unusual step of urging G7 finance...

    8. May 25, 2015

      Give Syria’s refugees cash and dignity, not food and blankets

      The oasis city of Palmyra has been seized by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis). What if Damascus were to fall?...

    9. May 22, 2015

      The unwanted Rohingya refugees dumped at sea

      Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants reach shelter Roshida loaded herself and four of her children on to a cramped cargo boat...

    10. The World

      May 22, 2015

      America's pushback in the South China Sea

      Over the weekend, my colleague Richard McGregor, reported on the growing clamour in Washington to push back against China’s...

    11. May 21, 2015

      Isis militants control half of Syria after Palmyra seizure

      Ancient city of Palmyra falls to Isis Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) have seized the Syrian...

    12. May 20, 2015

      Isis seizes historic Syrian city of Palmyra

      Ancient city of Palmyra falls to Isis Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have seized the Syrian city of...

    13. May 20, 2015

      Peter Sutherland bows out as Goldman Sachs International chairman

      Ireland’s former Attorney-general Peter Sutherland is ending his 20-year stint as chairman of Goldman Sachs International so...

    14. May 20, 2015

      Rohingya boat people are becoming the Jews of Asia

      On May 13 1939 the SS St Louis, a German ocean liner, set sail from Hamburg. On board were 915 Jewish refugees hoping to...

    15. May 20, 2015

      Technology helps feed a hungry world

      Until recently, data analytics, apps, web-enabled sensors and robotics had little to do with the world of soil, fertiliser...

    16. May 19, 2015

      Great Barrier Reef: Battle under the sea

      The Grand View hotel in the small Australian town of Bowen in northern Queensland is an unlikely spot to start a revolution....

    17. May 19, 2015

      Merkel and Hollande pledge an end to fossil fuel pollution

      Angela Merkel and François Hollande have pledged to strive for an end to fossil fuel pollution as part of a “profound...

    18. May 18, 2015

      EU military mission to tackle Mediterranean people smugglers

      The EU has set up a military mission to plan operations against people smugglers in the Mediterranean, even though strikes...

    19. May 18, 2015

      Thomas Cook to pay £1.5m to Unicef after furore over deaths

      Thomas Cook will pay £1.5m to the children’s charity Unicef as it tries to draw a line under the deaths of two children in...

    20. May 17, 2015

      Investment from emerging nations surges

      Foreign direct investment by emerging economies surged by almost a third last year as companies in China and elsewhere...

    21. May 17, 2015

      Southeast Asia tragedy unfolding in three acts

      In the first three months of this year, some 25,000 people, mostly from the persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority, left the...

    22. May 13, 2015

      Yemen ceasefire gets off to shaky start

      A ceasefire in war-torn Yemen got off to a shaky start on Wednesday, with fighting continuing across the country as the...

    23. May 12, 2015

      Saudi Arabia continues air attacks ahead of Yemen ceasefire

      Saudi Arabia’s bombardment of Yemen has left its war-ravaged capital, Sana’a, a “ghost town”, as opposing sides in the...

    24. May 12, 2015

      Q&A: Barack Obama’s fight for fast-track authority

      Barack Obama is engaged in one of the ugliest legislative fights of his political career and it just happens to be one he is...

    25. May 12, 2015

      El Niño confirmation puts farmers and climate specialists on alert

      Farmers, commodity investors and climate specialists are braced for extreme weather this year after Australia’s meteorology...

    26. May 10, 2015

      Saudi blockade threatens ‘humanitarian catastrophe’ in Yemen

      Yemen’s violent conflict has intensified in the run up to a five-day ceasefire scheduled to start on Tuesday as aid experts...

    27. May 8, 2015

      North Korean workers exploited abroad to pay Pyongyang’s bills

      As the fierce Arabian sun beat down on the construction site in the summer of 2012, pushing the temperature beyond the...

    28. FT Photo Diary

      May 7, 2015

      Clearing rubble

      Nepal military personnel work to clear rubble along the street of Bashantapur Durbar Square, a UNESCO world heritage site,...

    29. May 7, 2015

      Saudi Arabia proposes 5-day ceasefire in Yemen

      Saudi Arabia has proposed a five-day ceasefire in Yemen as international concern mounts over the worsening humanitarian...

    30. May 5, 2015

      Russia scuttles Brussels’ plan to destroy migrants boats

      Preparations for EU military strikes against boats used by human traffickers in Libya have hit stiff political resistance,...

    31. May 3, 2015

      Thailand faces pressure after mass grave discovery

      Thailand is coming under renewed pressure over its role in international people smuggling after police unearthed a mass...

    32. April 30, 2015

      California raises hopes for climate talks

      California has boosted hopes that a meaningful global climate change agreement will be sealed in Paris this year after it...

    33. FT Photo Diary

      April 29, 2015

      Damage in Durbar square

      Nepalese soldiers stand next to wrecked buildings at Durbar square, a UNESCO world heritage site that was badly damaged by...

    34. April 28, 2015

      Pope to weigh in on climate change action

      A senior Vatican official has launched an attack on fossil fuels and urged wealthy nations to slash their carbon emissions,...

    35. April 28, 2015

      Ban Ki-moon attacks EU plans for strikes on Libyan smugglers’ boats

      Ban Ki-moon, UN secretary-general, is opposed to plans by the EU to mount military strikes against boats used by human...

    36. The Exchange

      April 28, 2015

      Saudis' stance on mediation undermines Muslim institutions

      The conflict in Yemen is a multi-sided civil war rather than a proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia, and that needs to be...

    37. April 27, 2015

      New Turkish Cypriot leader urges peace with Greek compatriots

      Mustafa Akinci, the newly elected Turkish Cypriot leader, wants to revive stalled peace talks with the internationally...

    38. beyondbrics

      April 27, 2015

      Emerging nations will demand a say over who becomes next UN Secretary General

      With a decision due next year, the process of choosing the next United Nations Secretary General is already under way...

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