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    1. March 5, 2015

      US ambassador suffers knife attack in South Korea

      The US ambassador to Seoul was attacked on Thursday by a knife-wielding assailant apparently motivated by anger at US-South...

    2. March 4, 2015

      Justice Department will not charge Ferguson officer

      The US Justice Department will not charge a white police officer with violating civil rights laws in the killing of an...

    3. March 4, 2015

      US health reforms head for Supreme Court cliffhanger

      Barack Obama’s signature healthcare legislation could be heading for another cliffhanger verdict at the US Supreme Court....

    4. March 4, 2015

      Fed feared Japan-scale crisis in 2009

      Leading Federal Reserve policy makers feared in 2009 that the US was spiralling into a Japanese-style economic crisis,...

    5. March 4, 2015

      Hillary Clinton speech paves way for White House run

      Hillary Clinton said US economic gains were “real but fragile” and took swipes at corporations over executive pay and tax...

    6. March 4, 2015

      Future of US healthcare law hangs on a single phrase

      Since its passage in 2010, the healthcare reform law known as “Obamacare” has survived unwavering opposition from...

    7. FT Alphaville

      March 4, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu urged the US Congress to defy the Obama...

    8. The Exchange

      March 4, 2015

      Netanyahu brings theatre but few answers

      It would be easy to dismiss the address given Tuesday by Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu to a joint session of...

    9. March 3, 2015

      Bibi’s misleading Congress clapometer

      If you measure Benjamin Netanyahu’s performance by the applause, his speech to the US Congress hit the mark. Judged by its...

    10. March 3, 2015

      Netanyahu’s brazen challenge to Obama

      No one could claim Benjamin Netanyahu lacks chutzpah. Snubbing a Democratic US president by appealing to a Republican...

    11. March 3, 2015

      Obama pushes power of weaponised finance to its limits

      George Washington carried a musket. Franklin Roosevelt sent in heavy bombers. But for President Barack Obama, who must...

    12. March 3, 2015

      Iran deal would create ‘nuclear nightmare’, Netanyahu warns

      Benjamin Netanyahu urged the US Congress on Tuesday to defy the Obama administration and block a nuclear agreement with...

    13. The World

      March 3, 2015

      Live: Netanyahu's speech to Congress

      This is the transcript of the Live Blog session ending at 18:04 on 3 Mar 2015. Benjamin Netanyahu is making his third...

    14. March 3, 2015

      Vox chases video payday

      When Vox.com landed its first interview with Barack Obama in February, the digital news property did not debut the video on...

    15. The World

      March 3, 2015

      Netanyahu plays Churchill in Washington

      When Benjamin Netanyahu rises to speak in Congress later on Tuesday he will become the first foreign leader since Winston...

    16. March 3, 2015

      Obama seeks reboot of China cyber laws

      US President Barack Obama has lashed out at new Chinese cyber security regulations, elevating the increasingly contentious...

    17. March 2, 2015

      White House pushes back on Netanyahu

      The White House urged Benjamin Netanyahu to keep confidential details about negotiations with Iran under wraps as it sought...

    18. Nick Butler

      March 2, 2015

      New lines in the sand - who will win as the borders of the Middle East are redrawn?

      The borders drawn by Churchill and other politicians in the aftermath of the First World War have shaped the Middle East for...

    19. The World

      March 2, 2015

      Israel cannot gain Sunni allies through fear of Iran alone

      Just as talks between Iran and world powers to nail down a deal restricting Tehran’s nuclear programme enter a decisive...

    20. March 1, 2015

      John Kerry defends Iran diplomacy as Israeli PM heads for US

      The Obama administration insisted on Sunday that diplomacy with Iran deserved “the benefit of the doubt”, as Benjamin...

    21. February 27, 2015

      US Congress averts partial shutdown

      The US Congress averted a partial government shutdown late on Friday but only after conservative Republicans revolted...

    22. February 27, 2015

      Leading New Yorkers are losing their cool

      These are sad days for those of us who know and love the New York area. Leading lights of the local elite are losing their...

    23. February 27, 2015

      Bush holds his ground as activists circle

      Jeb Bush survived his first important encounter with rightwing Republican activists on Friday, holding his ground on...

    24. February 26, 2015

      US border agency threat exposes Republican rift

      The US crept closer to a partial shutdown of its border agency, with Republicans in Congress disagreeing on how hard a line...

    25. February 26, 2015

      Watchdog heeds Obama on net neutrality

      The US has entered a new era of online regulation after rulemakers approved the biggest government intervention in the way...

    26. February 26, 2015

      White House heads for battle over pensions reform

      When the Obama administration launched its attempt to clamp down on pension mis-selling this week, it was making more than a...

    27. February 25, 2015

      New York men charged with Isis conspiracy

      Three New York residents were arrested on Wednesday on charges of conspiring to support Islamist militants, including two...

    28. February 25, 2015

      Netanyahu trip ‘destructive’, says Rice

      The Obama administration on Wednesday questioned the judgment of Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu and accused him of...

    29. The Exchange

      February 25, 2015

      Avoiding economic policy's Bermuda triangle

      The season of policy ideas is upon us in the US, with significant consequences for the nation’s economic future. President...

    30. February 24, 2015

      Obama vetoes Keystone pipeline bill

      Barack Obama has used his power to thwart the Republican-controlled Congress by vetoing a bill to approve the Keystone XL...

    31. February 24, 2015

      US not to charge killer of unarmed black man

      Federal authorities have declined to file charges against George Zimmerman in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed...

    32. February 24, 2015

      Security fears as immigration battle threatens partial US shutdown

      The US is days away from a partial government shutdown as Republicans and Democrats struggle to break a deadlock over...

    33. February 23, 2015

      Yahoo executive and NSA chief clash over online data privacy

      A Yahoo executive clashed with the new head of the National Security Agency at a conference on Monday as tensions continued...

    34. February 23, 2015

      US launches crackdown on pension adviser conflicts

      President Barack Obama is launching a crackdown on the US pensions industry, where the White House says Americans are losing...

    35. February 23, 2015

      Bibi, Barack, Boehner and the bomb

      The invitation from John Boehner, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, to Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister...

    36. February 20, 2015

      Underpaid, picked-on Mr Kuper will be welcome in the US any day

      Sir, I am shocked — shocked! — that there are FT readers who find Simon Kuper a “salon socialist” who “doesn’t understand...

    37. February 20, 2015

      Israel: Netanyahu takes his show on the road

      With three weeks to go before a tight general election, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has not missed an...

    38. February 20, 2015

      Walmart sends wage signal to US business

      “Every time you use a self-checkout lane or a touchscreen ordering system, it’s a task that used be part of someone’s job...

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