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    1. The World

      December 16, 2014

      Reporting Back: South Sudan

      In our Reporting Back series, we ask FT foreign correspondents to tell us about a recent trip. Katrina Manson, the FT’s...

    2. December 16, 2014

      Palestinians push for UN deadline on Israeli withdrawal

      Palestinians are preparing for a confrontation with Israel and the US over a proposal for the UN Security Council to set a...

    3. December 15, 2014

      Denmark lays formal claim to North Pole

      The Great Game is heading to the Arctic. Just days before Christmas, Denmark has become the first country to lay formal...

    4. December 14, 2014

      Civil war threatens Libya’s eastern oil facilities

      Libya’s seven-month civil war threatened to spread to oil facilities in the country’s east after militias from the city of...

    5. December 14, 2014

      South Sudan braces for more conflict as leaders fail to agree peace

      Chinese construction workers are welding the final floor of the Juba’s tallest building — a $22m project with a rooftop...

    6. December 14, 2014

      UN climate agreement reached in marathon session

      The fortnight it took for UN climate talks to finally stagger to an end in Lima on Sunday morning has shaken many...

    7. December 13, 2014

      UN climate talks run into trouble

      UN global warming talks in Lima ran deep into overtime on Saturday after the US and China clashed over a work plan for a...

    8. December 13, 2014

      Climate talks struggle into overtime

      UN climate talks stuck to a time-honoured tradition and ran into overtime as negotiators struggled to agree a work plan for...

    9. December 12, 2014

      China offers to help Iraq defeat Sunni extremists

      China has offered to help Iraq defeat Sunni extremists with support for air strikes, according to Ibrahim Jafari, Iraq’s...

    10. December 11, 2014

      Kerry issues warning at stalled Lima climate talks

      John Kerry visited stalled UN climate talks in Lima and issued an impassioned warning that future generations will not be...

    11. December 11, 2014

      Ed Davey calls for transparency on ‘risky’ fossil fuel investments

      Britain’s energy secretary has called for tougher rules to be applied to companies holding “risky” fossil fuel assets that...

    12. December 10, 2014

      Business calls for greater say in climate talks

      Business leaders have called for a much bigger say in UN talks shaping a global climate deal in Paris next year, in a sign...

    13. December 8, 2014

      Saudi in ‘race against time’ to cut reliance on oil

      Saudi Arabia has warned it is in “a race with time” to cut its reliance on oil as the world’s governments move to tackle...

    14. December 8, 2014

      Typhoon spurs calls for climate change compensation

      A powerful typhoon that tore through the Philippines on the weekend has spurred calls at UN climate talks in Lima for rich...

    15. December 7, 2014

      Libya’s warring parties put UN-backed talks at risk

      Both warring parties in Libya’s seven-month old conflict have said their opponents should not participate in UN-backed talks...

    16. December 7, 2014

      UN climate talks call future of energy majors into question

      ExxonMobil and Shell would cease to exist in their current forms in 35 years under measures UN negotiators are considering...

    17. December 7, 2014

      Falling oil price stresses urgency of climate change agreement

      The tumbling price of oil underlines the urgency of agreeing an international global warming treaty, the minister presiding...

    18. December 5, 2014

      Global climate talks lack urgency

      Barack Obama may think that climate change is an urgent threat that will define the contours of this century. But a sense of...

    19. December 5, 2014

      Australia toughens immigration rules

      Australia has passed tough new laws enabling it to fast-track asylum-seeker claims, deny refugees permanent residency and...

    20. December 4, 2014

      China chides Australia over climate fund

      Australia’s failure to donate money to a UN fund helping poor countries deal with global warming is a problem that could...

    21. December 4, 2014

      International sport should not be a law unto itself

      Sport, it is often said, should be free to govern itself. That is a principle endorsed by no less an institution than the...

    22. December 4, 2014

      Carbon market chief denounces European policy

      The head of the world’s only global carbon market has said the “dumb decisions” of bureaucrats in Brussels have brought the...

    23. beyondbrics

      December 3, 2014

      Venezuela’s new best friend – Goldman Sachs

      By John-Paul Rathbone and Andres Schipani Socialist Venezuela would never sell out its friends to Wall Street, right? Yet...

    24. December 3, 2014

      This year on course to be warmest on record

      This year is on track to be the hottest on record, the UN’s weather agency has reported, and leading scientists say humans...

    25. FT Photo Diary

      December 3, 2014

      Machu Picchu llamas

      Llamas are seen in front of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in Cusco. Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is Peru’s...

    26. December 1, 2014

      The migration numbers game

      Given the rambunctious immigration debate in countries around the world, it is tempting to believe that the globe is awash...

    27. December 1, 2014

      China and Brazil rebuke rich world over climate cash pledge

      China and Brazil have criticised the amount of money wealthy countries have pledged to help poorer nations deal with global...

    28. December 1, 2014

      ‘Milestone’ in fight against Aids as treatment outpaces infections

      The world has passed an important tipping point in the fight against Aids, according to data showing that more people gained...

    29. November 30, 2014

      How close is a global climate deal?

      The latest round of international climate change talks start on Monday in Lima, Peru. Thousands of ministers, negotiators,...

    30. FT Photo Diary

      November 26, 2014

      Washing before prayers in Guinea

      Jerome Delay/AP Men wash before prayers at the fishing port of Conakry, Guinea’s capital. Last March, the World Health...

    31. November 25, 2014

      The capitalists sold the mills and bought all our futures

      If you want to measure the capital possessed by a nation, there are two ways of doing it. One is to travel the length and...

    32. November 25, 2014

      Swedes ‘truly afraid’ after submarine hunt, says foreign minister

      Swedes are “truly afraid” of what is happening in their neighbourhood after a foreign submarine entered waters outside...

    33. November 24, 2014

      Tripoli Islamist regime declares ‘war’ on Libyan rivals

      The leader of Libya’s self-proclaimed Islamist-leaning government declared “war” on forces allied with the elected rival...

    34. November 24, 2014

      Lord Mark Malloch-Brown to chair election technology group SGO

      Lord Mark Malloch-Brown is set to become chairman of the world’s leading provider of election technology this week. The peer...

    35. November 23, 2014

      Suicide bomber targets Afghan volleyball game

      Gardez, Afghanistan – A suicide bomber killed 45 people at a volleyball match in Afghanistan on Sunday, a provincial...

    36. The World

      November 20, 2014

      Iran Nuclear Talks: A Geek's guide

      IAEA inspectors at Natanz nuclear power plant earlier this year It all seems so simple: Iran’s aggressive expansion of its –...

    37. November 20, 2014

      Climate fund pledges rise to $9.3bn

      British ministers have come under fire for pledging up to £720m in aid to help poor countries deal with climate change after...

    38. November 20, 2014

      UN to spin off Irin humanitarian news agency

      Irin, the UN’s humanitarian news agency, will relaunch next year as an independent non-profit with support from a $25m...

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