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      Large earthquake hits central Italy

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    1. Fast FT

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      Goldman Sachs: 'Oil price recovery is tenuous'

      Bull to bear to bull to… The oil market has swung back into a bull market since the start of August, with Brent...

    2. August 22, 2016

      US threatens to cut aid to conflict-plagued South Sudan

      The US has threatened to halt millions of dollars of humanitarian aid to South Sudan if the government and opposition...

    3. August 19, 2016

      South Sudan opposition leader flees to DRC, UN says

      South Sudan’s opposition leader and former vice-president Riek Machar has fled to the Democratic Republic of Congo...

    4. August 18, 2016

      Libyan success against Isis marred by rivalries

      Libyan forces advancing on Isis holdouts in Sirte claim they are close to securing victory in the coastal city that is...

    5. August 18, 2016

      The value of local lessons in tackling global killer diseases

      The outbreak of the Zika virus has become an issue of global concern. And rightly so: such communicable diseases must...

    6. Fast FT

      August 15, 2016

      Zambian president Lungu wins re-election amid tense scenes

      Zambia’s president Edgar Lungu has been re-elected by a whisker in the country’s latest elections but the poll has been...

    7. August 13, 2016

      UN approves plan for more troops in South Sudan

      The UN Security Council has agreed to bolster its 12,000-strong peacekeeping force for South Sudan, in the latest...

    8. August 11, 2016

      UN seeks pause in Aleppo fighting after reported gas attack

      The UN is working with Russia to bring about a “humanitarian pause” to fighting in Syria’s Aleppo, hours after reports...

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      August 11, 2016

      Jihadi group rebranding is an opportunity for Syria

      In an extraordinary turnround, the second largest Islamist extremist group fighting the Syrian regime appears to have...

    10. August 10, 2016

      Libya's oil production drops to 207k barrels a day

      Libya’s oil production stands at just over 207,000 barrels a day — a fraction of the 1.6m b/d the Opec producer nation...

    11. FT Alphaville

      August 9, 2016

      Cryonics coming to a sovereign debt restructuring near you soon?

      The decade-long legal war between Argentina and a bunch of US hedge funds led by Elliott Management ended in a...

    12. August 4, 2016

      ‘I am competing in the refugee team in the Olympics’

      I don’t know much about the Olympics. I’ve never watched the Olympics. I just know people from all over the world...

    13. Fast FT

      August 4, 2016

      Inmarsat returns to growth but remains cautious

      Inmarsat returned to growth in the second quarter, but the British satellite communications group warned the outlook...

    14. Fast FT

      August 2, 2016

      Oil prices rally slightly

      Oil prices rose modestly on Tuesday, a day after dropping below $40 a barrel, although only erasing part of the...

    15. July 29, 2016

      China takes on Italy as Unesco leader

      China, land of urban sprawl and skyscrapers, is on track to tie with Italy — cradle of Roman civilisation and...

    16. July 28, 2016

      Lula appeals to UN over Petrobras judge

      Brazil’s former president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, has filed a petition to the UN seeking protection from alleged...

    17. July 28, 2016

      South Sudan spiralling into ‘desperate’ crisis as conflict spreads, aid agencies warn

      South Sudan is spiralling into a “desperate” humanitarian crisis as its internal conflict spreads and UN peacekeepers...

    18. FT Photo Diary

      July 25, 2016

      Anniversary puppet

      The largest mechanical puppet ever built in Britain, Cornish Man Mining Engine, is unveiled in Tavistock. The epic 10...

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      July 20, 2016

      To save South Sudan, put it on life support

      South Sudan marked its fifth anniversary as a state this month not with celebrations but with rival armed factions...

    20. Fast FT

      July 15, 2016

      Turkish military seizes state broadcaster, declares martial law

      Forces in the Turkish military has taken control of the state broadcaster formally announced that they have seized...

    21. July 14, 2016

      The tortured infancy of South Sudan

      South Sudan is in a “never-ending cycle of devastating violence that has wreaked havoc on its people”, Hervé Ladsous,...

    22. July 13, 2016

      Warring party calls for more UN troops to end South Sudan violence

      International troops, preferably under the UN, are needed to restore peace and prevent a repeat of recent violence...

    23. July 13, 2016

      Tribunal rules against Beijing in South China Sea dispute

      The US has called on China and other countries in the South China Sea to renew diplomatic efforts to solve their...

    24. July 12, 2016

      UN sea ruling raises risks for US and China

      The sweeping ruling by a UN tribunal against China’s claims in the South China Sea presents an opportunity for the US...

    25. July 12, 2016

      A big test for Beijing over the South China Sea

      A tribunal’s ruling on Tuesday that invalidates China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea confronts Beijing...

    26. Fast FT

      July 12, 2016

      UN tribunal rules for Philippines in South China Sea dispute

      A UN tribunal has ruled unanimously in favour of the Philippines in its case against China’s extensive claims in the...

    27. July 12, 2016

      Beijing may stiffen its resolve in the South China Sea dispute

      China is getting its retaliation in early. As a UN tribunal on the law of the sea prepares to rule on Tuesday on a case...

    28. July 11, 2016

      The Unbearable Lightness of Being 'the Czech Republic'

      The Czech Republic has officially taken on the English name “Czechia” in a metamorphosis that Prague hopes will end two...

    29. July 11, 2016

      South Sudan resumes fighting despite UN warnings

      Fighting between soldiers loyal to South Sudan’s president and vice-president resumed for a fifth day in the capital...

    30. July 10, 2016

      World Diary: July 11- July 18

      A UN tribunal is expected to rule on Tuesday on a controversial case brought by the Philippines that questions some of...

    31. July 10, 2016

      Heavy fighting in South Sudan sparks fears of return to civil war

      Fighting involving heavy weapons and helicopter gunships raged for more than seven hours near the main UN compound in...

    32. July 10, 2016

      China carries out naval drills on eve of UN territorial waters ruling

      China has warned that any ruling against the country this week in a UN tribunal over disputed waters in the South China...

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      July 8, 2016

      China's green revolution goes global

      Smart investors are recognising that China intends to lead the US and other countries in the race to develop green...

    34. July 7, 2016

      Eni: A pipeline to profit

      On June 4, Claudio Descalzi, the chief executive of Eni, Italy’s largest oil and gas company, took a short drive in an...

    35. July 7, 2016

      Climate change chief Christiana Figueres enters race to head UN

      Christiana Figueres, the UN official who helped steer the Paris climate change accord to success in December, has...

    36. July 7, 2016

      Global fish trade faces Brexit impact, says UN

      Brexit is likely to cast a shadow over the global trade in fish in 2016, as the fall in the pound depresses the UK’s...

    37. July 7, 2016

      Chilcot report exposes Tony Blair’s sin of certitude

      Few adjectives, no hyperbole, no name-calling. Instead each sentence weighed in a sober narrative punctuated with...

    38. July 6, 2016

      Chilcot report rebukes Tony Blair over Iraq invasion

      Tony Blair committed to an invasion of Iraq almost eight months before receiving parliamentary and legal backing, and...

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