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    Allies of the US are ready to begin bombing Islamist extremists in Iraq and Syria, according to the country’s ambassador to...

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    China’s emissions outstrip EU plus US

    Climate action stirs thousands to march China is for the first time emitting more carbon pollution per person than the EU,...

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    Afghanistan’s two presidential candidates have agreed to share power, drawing a line under a contested election that has...

  4. September 19, 2014

    Hans Blix – the diplomat with a disarming nature

    It’s a sunny morning in Stockholm and, walking past a café on a downtown street, it’s easy to miss the entrance to the...

  5. September 19, 2014

    Why the world is getting safer

    The bad news just doesn’t seem to let up. The other day my publisher friend Mariia emailed from Kharkiv in Ukraine. When I...

  6. September 19, 2014

    China debates how to impose carbon caps

    China has recognised the need to temper carbon emissions by imposing a cap but is engaged in fierce debate over how to do...

  7. September 19, 2014

    Resurgence of Georgia’s viticultural heritage excites wine connoisseurs

    In an austere sixth-century Georgian monastery in the south Caucasus surrounded by vineyards, bearded monks sing in soaring...

  8. September 17, 2014

    Battle for oil fuels Africa’s lengthy conflict

    When the drillship Atwood Achiever begins the search for oil off the coast of Western Sahara later this year, it will not...

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    September 16, 2014

    Africa is rising, but so is hunger on the continent

    The latest UN annual report on hunger and food security is a sobering reminder of the challenges that Africa faces in spite...

  10. September 16, 2014

    Growth and fighting global climate change not incompatible

    The world’s finance ministers no longer need to choose between boosting economic growth or fighting climate change because...

  11. September 15, 2014

    British forces do not know location of Isis hostage, says Hammond

    British forces are unable to rescue hostages being held by Islamist militants because they do not know where they are being...

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    September 15, 2014

    Guest post: the UN is not the solution for a rogue debtor

    By Arturo Porzecanski of American University José Antonio Ocampo, a former United Nations official and co-president with...

  13. September 14, 2014

    Leadership lesson from Kofi Annan

    Kofi Annan offers up the first lesson in leadership. In business, diplomacy and life, “Knowledge is power. Information is...

  14. September 14, 2014

    UK study in call to unleash $1tn for social investments

    Global governments need to do more to ease the way for private-sector investments that link financial returns to social...

  15. FT Tech Hub

    September 12, 2014

    Facebook partners with Cherie Blair to boost female entrepreneurs

    At a conference this April, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, got chatting to Cherie Blair, a lawyer and...

  16. September 11, 2014

    Captive UN peacekeepers ‘freed’ in Syria

    A group of 44 UN peacekeepers from Fiji held captive by Islamist militants for two weeks in Syria have been freed, two...

  17. September 10, 2014

    UN trade body criticises free trade

    The UN’s trade body has joined a chorus of criticism of globalisation, warning that developing countries reap little value...

  18. September 10, 2014

    Israel opens criminal investigation into Gaza beach air strike

    Israel’s chief military prosecutor has opened criminal investigations into an air strike on a beach that left four children...

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    September 10, 2014

    Guest post: the UN takes the first step to debt restructuring

    By José Antonio Ocampo of Columbia University On September 9, the United Nations General Assembly approved a resolution to...

  20. September 9, 2014

    Minister warns on penalties for climate deal breaches

    A pivotal global climate change deal due to be signed in Paris at the end of next year is unlikely to include financial...

  21. September 9, 2014

    Turkey unveils legislation to tighten control over internet

    Turkey has pushed through new legislation that tightens government control over the internet – days after the country hosted...

  22. September 9, 2014

    Kuwait clamps down on terror financing

    Kuwait has vowed to pursue legal action against its nationals designated as “terrorist financiers” as Arab states seek to...

  23. September 8, 2014

    Australia: Culture clash

    He is dubbed the man “who fought God twice and won.” But Ron Williams, a jazz singer, father of six and veteran rights...

  24. FT Photo Diary

    September 5, 2014

    Syria in sight

    Jack Guez/AFP European members of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) watch through binoculars the...

  25. September 5, 2014

    Nuclear watchdog sees little progress in Iran investigation

    The UN nuclear watchdog said on Friday little substantive headway has been made so far in its long-running investigation...

  26. September 4, 2014

    Israelis watch nervously as Islamists close in on Golan border

    Militant Islamist fighters, some flying the black flag of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis), have over the...

  27. beyondbrics

    September 3, 2014

    Guest post: the trillion dollar scandal of financial secrecy

    By David McNair of the ONE Campaign While the newswires are dominated by the threat of Isis, a critical opportunity to cut...

  28. September 2, 2014

    MSF urges UN members to intervene against Ebola in west Africa

    Médecins Sans Frontières has called on UN members to deploy their military and civilian biohazard units to west Africa,...

  29. September 1, 2014

    Palestinians to turn to UN amid frustration with peace process

    The Palestinians, frustrated in their pursuit of an independent state through negotiations with an Israeli government they...

  30. August 31, 2014

    Israel shoots down drone in Golan as security worsens

    Israel’s air force shot down a drone that entered its airspace from Syria on Sunday, in another sign of deteriorating...

  31. August 28, 2014

    Pakistani and Afghan elites cannot afford any more infighting

    Severe political crises in Pakistan and Afghanistan, both mired in wrangling over recent election results, have obscured the...

  32. August 28, 2014

    Advent invests in Brazil national park company Cataratas

    US private equity group Advent International has invested in a Brazilian national park service provider whose assets include...

  33. FT Alphaville

    August 27, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - A look at income inequality, hour by hour. And real wage growth this year. - Olivier Blanchard on...

  34. August 27, 2014

    Proposals for UN development goal face criticism

    Proposals for a new set of UN development goals, used to shape national and international policies for raising living...

  35. FT Photo Diary

    August 27, 2014

    War games

    Brian Lawless/PA Some of 130 soldiers from the 46th Infantry Group go through final preparations at the Glen of Imaal ahead...

  36. FT Photo Diary

    August 21, 2014

    Russian militant detained

    Oleksandr Ratushniak/AFP/Getty Armed Ukrainian forces detain a pro-Russian militant in the village of Chornukhino in the...

  37. August 20, 2014

    Donors demand Israel lifts Gaza blockade to help reconstruction

    UN agencies and countries donating financial aid to the Palestinians are demanding that Israel lift its blockade on trade...

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    August 18, 2014

    A Palestinian bride

    Said Khatib/AFP/Getty A Palestinian bride, who lost her home during fighting between Hamas and Israel, poses at her wedding...

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