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    1. August 24, 2015

      Isis destruction of Palmyra’s Baalshamin temple confirmed

      Militants of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the group known as Isis have blown up the ancient temple of...

    2. August 21, 2015

      Overtures that bridge east and west

      Put together a pair of anniversaries as far-reaching as those falling this year — the end of the second world war and...

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    1. August 20, 2015

      EU urges speeding of efforts to clinch global climate deal

      The EU has called on world leaders to accelerate efforts to clinch a landmark UN climate deal in Paris in December,...

    2. The Exchange

      August 20, 2015

      UK needs a statistical strategy to catch up with digital disruption

      High quality official statistics are vital to the functioning of the state — as the etymology of the word suggests —...

    3. The World

      August 19, 2015

      The push for Korean harmony through a North-South orchestra

      In recent days North and South Korea have resurrected the practice of blasting threats and propaganda at each other...

    4. August 18, 2015

      New era for Sri Lanka as Rajapaksa loses

      As former president Mahinda Rajapaksa comes to terms with his second electoral defeat in eight months, many in Sri...

    5. FT Photo Diary

      August 14, 2015

      Cruise to Kos

      Two Syrian refugees sit at the dock of the port of Kos as the passenger ship “Eleftherios Venizelos” backs into the...

    6. FT Photo Diary

      August 14, 2015

      Arriving in Kos

      A dinghy with Syrian refugees approaches a beach of the Greek island of Kos, on Friday. The United Nations refugee...

    7. August 11, 2015

      The end of the Malthusian nightmare

      For the past 200 years the global population has risen explosively. There were 1bn humans in 1850. There are 7.3bn...

    8. August 11, 2015

      Australia outlines low end emission cut targets

      Australia has outlined plans to cut carbon emissions by at least 26 per cent by 2030 from 2005 levels — towards the...

    9. August 8, 2015

      Mali hotel siege hostages freed

      BAMAKO, August 8 — Malian security forces on Saturday stormed a hotel used by UN staff and freed four hostages held...

    10. August 8, 2015

      Somalia corruption probe: minister asked Lord Howard for funding

      A Somali minister wrote to Michael Howard last year requesting “financial support” from the UK oil company which is...

    11. August 7, 2015

      Greece pleads for help as refugee influx sparks ‘crisis’

      Greece faces “a crisis within a crisis” as Athens struggles to cope with the sudden influx of refugees and migrants,...

    12. FT Photo Diary

      August 7, 2015

      Migrant train

      Migrants try to get on a train heading to the border with Serbia at the train station in Gevgelija, on the...

    13. FT Data

      August 7, 2015

      Datawatch: Ming battles Romans at top of Unesco ranking

      Italy leads the ranking of the Unesco world heritage sites with 45 cultural and 4 natural sites, followed by China,...

    14. August 5, 2015

      Hundreds missing as migrant boat capsizes off Libya coast

      A boat carrying more than 600 migrants attempting to reach Europe capsized off the Libyan coast on Wednesday,...

    15. August 3, 2015

      Anti-fraud agency probes Soma payments to Mogadishu

      The UK Serious Fraud Office is examining payments made by a UK-based oil explorer to the government of war-ravaged...

    16. August 3, 2015

      Emerging markets: Redrawing the world map

      When Matteo Ricci, the Italian 16th century Jesuit missionary, travelled to China to win converts to his faith, he...

    17. July 30, 2015

      The Calais migrants are Europe’s shame

      The migrant crisis at Calais is a story of human misery, war-torn and broken states and European denial. It speaks to a...

    18. July 26, 2015

      Saudi Arabia announces surprise pause to Yemen campaign

      Saudi Arabia announced a surprise five-day pause to its bombing campaign in Yemen on Sunday to allow aid to flow into...

    19. July 21, 2015

      Russia sees big potential from Iran deal

      When the UN Security Council unanimously approved the Iran nuclear deal on Monday, Russia paid tribute with an...

    20. beyondbrics

      July 21, 2015

      Tackling poverty among women and girls: six key questions

      Are governments prepared to invest in the world’s poorest women and girls? A resounding “yes “ according to panel after...

    21. beyondbrics

      July 21, 2015

      The 'other' negotiations: UN progress in Libya and the west's next move

      After months of negotiations and missed deadlines, Bernardino León, the UN envoy to Libya, finally secured the support...

    22. July 20, 2015

      EU falls short on asylum quota scheme

      The EU’s attempt to spread the burden of asylum seekers arriving in Greece and Italy has suffered another setback when...

    23. July 19, 2015

      Climate talks advancing faster towards December deal

      A groundbreaking UN climate-change deal is edging closer, according to a French government document, as countries...

    24. July 17, 2015

      Diplomatic fight breaks out on MH17 plane anniversary

      A diplomatic tussle over how to prosecute those behind the shooting down of flight MH17 over Ukraine broke out as...

    25. July 17, 2015

      Free Lunch: Getting down to business of ending poverty

      Quarrels belie improved consensus The third global conference on financing economic development concluded on Thursday...

    26. July 16, 2015

      Fifa shuffles along road to rehabilitation

      Fifa is to bar countries bidding to host the World Cup from funding football projects overseas as it responds to US...

    27. July 14, 2015

      Powers face daunting task in untangling complex web of sanctions

      Nuclear related sanctions against Iran stretch back almost a decade, forming a complex web of restrictions across...

    28. July 14, 2015

      The deal is historic, but the US must now act to contain Iran

      The nuclear deal reached in Vienna on Tuesday is the latest step in a decade-long struggle by the west to contain...

    29. July 14, 2015

      8m saved by efforts to combat Aids but UN calls for more action

      Almost 8m lives have been saved by global efforts to contain the Aids epidemic but another big push is needed to...

    30. The Exchange

      July 14, 2015

      Peace talks come at critical time for both Afghan president and Taliban

      They have been five years in the making — with the spilling of much blood and a dozen failed peace initiatives — but...

    31. July 12, 2015

      Global leaders must back broader growth tactics

      Thirty years ago, Band Aid used music to raise money and attention around the world to tackle famine in Ethiopia....

    32. July 12, 2015

      Business of saving the poor arrives in Addis Ababa

      At first glance Power of Nutrition looks like any modern-day charity with a laudable raison d’être. By 2020 it wants to...

    33. July 10, 2015

      World powers agree extension for teetering talks on Iran

      World powers have agreed another extension for critical diplomatic talks with Iran in Vienna this weekend, with...

    34. July 10, 2015

      Dutch still grapple with the shame of Srebrenica

      In a stifling office in the Gothic surroundings of the Dutch parliament, Anne Mulder can still recall the grim reality...

    35. July 10, 2015

      Srebrenica massacre continues to cast long shadow over Balkans

      On a secluded street in downtown Belgrade, two dozen women dressed in black gather under the July sun. The surrounding...

    36. July 9, 2015

      Iran talks deadline passes amid stalemate

      A midnight deadline for a nuclear deal between world powers and Iran passed on Thursday, with US legislation kicking in...

    37. July 9, 2015

      France rows back on coal export subsidies amid job loss fears

      Paris is considering watering down a climate change commitment to stop support for companies exporting coal technology...

    38. July 8, 2015

      A rare chance to heal the scar of Srebrenica

      The massacre of more than 7,000 Bosniak men and boys at Srebrenica was far from the only atrocity perpetrated in the...

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