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    1. April 16, 2015

      ‘Fast-track’ trade boost for Obama

      US lawmakers on Thursday introduced a bipartisan bill to grant President Barack Obama the “fast-track” authority he needs to...

    2. April 16, 2015

      America and China are rivals with a common cause

      When China’s economic output eventually surpasses America’s some time in the next decade, it will be the first time since...

    3. April 15, 2015

      Iraq government struggles to contain Isis gains in Anbar province

      Iraqi officials are struggling to confront jihadi militants as they advance on the provincial capital of Ramadi in the vast...

    4. April 15, 2015

      Hillary Clinton campaign stresses how ‘ordinary’ she is

      It would be interesting to know when Hillary Clinton and her advisers decided that driving from New York to Iowa in a van...

    5. April 15, 2015

      Obama’s climate change legacy at risk from conservative heartland

      President Barack Obama’s attempt to leave a legacy of domestic action on climate change faces a proliferation of legal...

    6. April 14, 2015

      Obama agrees compromise with Congress on Iran vote

      Congress looks likely to have a chance to reject a final nuclear deal with Iran after a Senate committee unanimously...

    7. April 14, 2015

      Obama to remove Cuba from terror list

      President Barack Obama is to remove Cuba from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism, in a move that will further...

    8. April 14, 2015

      Marco Rubio’s strengths and weaknesses

      Marco Rubio, a charismatic Cuban-American senator from Florida, on Monday fired the starting pistol on his campaign to...

    9. April 13, 2015

      Rubio paints 2016 as generational choice

      Marco Rubio, the Cuban-American Republican, on Monday painted his campaign to become the first Hispanic occupant of the...

    10. April 13, 2015

      GOP unleashes anti-Clinton offensive

      In the lead-up to to Hillary Clinton’slong-awaited announcement that she is running for president, potential Republican...

    11. FT Alphaville

      April 13, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here Who saw that coming? Hillary Clinton on Sunday fired the starting gun on her...

    12. April 12, 2015

      Strengths and weaknesses of Clinton’s bid for the White House

      As Hillary Clinton launches her 2016 campaign for the US presidency, she opens another chapter in a political life that...

    13. April 12, 2015

      Americas ‘love-in’ summit produces little action

      History may have been made at this weekend’s summit of leaders from 35 countries across the Americas, but in the end, words...

    14. April 11, 2015

      Castro and Obama vow to ease US-Cuba tensions

      The leaders of the US and Cuba have held their first formal face-to-face talks in more than half a century, vowing to “turn...

    15. April 10, 2015

      Clinton aims to crack the highest glass ceiling

      Hillary Clinton’s disciplined politics She has called it America’s “highest, hardest” glass ceiling. To shatter it, Hillary...

    16. April 10, 2015

      Barack Obama’s foreign policy doctrine takes shape

      First-term presidents dislike the idea of a foreign policy doctrine, fearing that it will limit their choices and force them...

    17. April 10, 2015

      Politics: an outsider’s game

      As last week’s TV election debate showed, the contest for outsider status in the UK election has rarely been more fierce....

    18. April 10, 2015

      US and Cuba hold highest level meeting in over 50 years

      US secretary of state John Kerry and Cuban foreign minister Bruno Rodriguez have held talks in Panama ahead of the...

    19. April 9, 2015

      Detente will force Iran to compromise with US or collapse

      There is something dispiriting about President Barack Obama’s approach to Iran. The problem is not, as shrill voices in...

    20. April 9, 2015

      Rand Paul’s libertarian policy is casualty of Republican war

      Rand Paul became a serious presidential candidate two years ago with a 13-hour filibuster slamming US drone policy that won...

    21. April 9, 2015

      Senate Democrats seek to soften Iran bill

      Senior Democrats in the Senate are trying to water down a high-profile Iran bill that the White House fears could scupper...

    22. April 8, 2015

      Rahm Emanuel wins Chicago mayoral run-off

      Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has defeated a union-backed challenger who had forced him into a surprise run-off election for...

    23. April 7, 2015

      Stand with Rand or fall with Paul?

      Whatever else that can be said about Rand Paul, he knows how to attract the eyeballs. The Kentucky senator’s chances of...

    24. FT Photo Diary

      April 7, 2015

      Easter prayer breakfast

      U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks during an Easter prayer breakfast in the East Room of the White House....

    25. April 7, 2015

      Wall Street wary of ‘audit the Fed’ campaign

      Wall Street banks are recoiling at a Republican push to subject the Federal Reserve to greater congressional oversight as...

    26. April 7, 2015

      World Bank chief endorses rival AIIB

      The World Bank’s US-appointed president has vowed to find “innovative” ways to work with a new Chinese-led Asian...

    27. April 6, 2015

      Clinton campaigns for underdog status

      As Hillary Clinton prepares to announce her long-awaited second bid for the White House, her advisers are touting a new...

    28. April 6, 2015

      China cannot believe its luck over new investment bank

      The Chinese government can scarcely believe its own luck. Heaping Asian insult upon Capitol Hill injury, last week Benjamin...

    29. April 5, 2015

      Obama defends ‘once in a lifetime’ Iranian nuclear deal

      President Barack Obama stepped up his efforts to sell a nuclear deal with Iran, saying it was a "once in a lifetime"...

    30. April 3, 2015

      Iran hails ‘first step’ towards new relationship with west

      Iran has heralded a “historic” nuclear deal as just the “first step” towards a new, less hostile relationship with the west...

    31. Nick Butler

      April 3, 2015

      Oil prices — where next, after the Iran deal?

        The provisional agreement to control Iran’s nuclear ambitions led to another fall in oil prices on Friday as the market...

    32. April 3, 2015

      Obama faces hostile US Congress after compromise with Iran

      Barack Obama is taking the defining gamble of his presidency as he seeks to nail down a “historic” nuclear agreement with an...

    33. FT Alphaville

      April 3, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. It’s a deal – after eight days of talks negotiators came to anagreement for Iran...

    34. April 2, 2015

      Smart money over Iran should be on Obama

      For Richard Nixon it was China and for Reagan it was Reykjavik. Could Lausanne be Barack Obama’s historic moment? It will...

    35. April 2, 2015

      Airbnb bets on boom in Cuba tourism

      Airbnb has opened its site to Cuba, making it one of the first US companies to open shop on the island since the dramatic...

    36. FT Alphaville

      April 2, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Barack Obama ratcheted up the US response to cyber breaches, using an executive...

    37. April 1, 2015

      US to impose sanctions on overseas cyber attackers

      Barack Obama has declared cyber threats from abroad a “national emergency,” as the US president took action to impose...

    38. April 1, 2015

      Round two in America’s battle for Asian influence

      In the sparring between China and the US over leadership in Asia, Beijing recently landed a tidy, if almost accidental,...

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