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    1. January 22, 2015

      Obama and Modi bury hatchet to strengthen US-India ties

      Barack Obama and Narendra Modi — one a former lawyer, the other a former tea-seller, both consummate politicians — seem to...

    2. January 21, 2015

      Barack Obama sets out case for middle-class economics

      A serious budget proposal it was not. President Barack Obama’s penultimate State of the Union will be noted for its...

    3. January 21, 2015

      US Republicans invite Benjamin Netanyahu to speak on Iran

      US Republicans raised the stakes in the political battle over Iran sanctions on Wednesday when John Boehner invited Israeli...

    4. January 21, 2015

      Amazon backs White House on net neutrality

      Republicans are stepping up their opposition to President Barack Obama’s plans to stop broadband companies from...

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      FirstFT (Lunch Wrap edition)

      Obama’s State of the Union, the smell of wealth and the growth in British wine guzzling Barack Obama’s State of the Union ...

    6. January 21, 2015

      Obama stakes claim to a liberal legacy

      President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address President Barack Obama devoted some of the most soaring passages in his...

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      January 21, 2015

      FirstFT (the 6am Cut)

      You can sign up here to receive the email. Barack Obama called on the US to “turn the page” on an era of war and recession...

    8. January 21, 2015

      A lame duck president strikes a strutting pose

      When a Democratic president talks up transgender rights in prime time, you can be sure he doesn’t face re-election. In...

    9. January 21, 2015

      Republicans call Obama’s ideas stale

      Republicans sought to puncture the confidence of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address by reminding Americans...

    10. January 20, 2015

      Obama makes appeal to the middle class

      President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address President Barack Obama called on Congress to “turn the page” on an era...

    11. January 20, 2015

      Obama eyes his legacy and goes on the offensive

      For any second-term US president, there comes a point when the administration’s priorities shift away from the gruelling...

    12. January 20, 2015

      Xi Jinping’s pay far behind global peers even after 62% rise

      Xi Jinping has been handed a 62 per cent pay rise but the Chinese president’s new base salary, equivalent to $22,256 a year,...

    13. January 20, 2015

      State of the Union: Five issues to watch

      Economy Barack Obama has struggled to paint a convincingly bright economic picture in his recent State of the Union...

    14. January 19, 2015

      Americans tested on taxing the rich

      For critics of rising inequality in the US, the way capital gains are taxed has long stood out as an emblem of an unfair...

    15. January 19, 2015

      The ‘war on terror’ is going backwards

      The “global war on terror” was shot down in a hail of ridicule. Sceptics scoffed that President George W Bush’s GWOT was not...

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      January 19, 2015

      A gentler and more strategic Uber in Europe

      It was a kinder, gentler and more strategic Travis Kalanick, founder of Uber, who took to the stage at the DLD technology...

    17. January 18, 2015

      Banks and Congress blast Obama plan to tax Wall St and wealthy

      The banking industry and Republicans have criticised a White House proposal to increase taxes on Wall Street and the wealthy...

    18. January 18, 2015

      Obama steps up battle to win fast-track trade deal authority

      Barack Obama drew raucous cheers from the left of his Democratic party and powerful unions when the then presidential...

    19. January 18, 2015

      Obama targets top 1% with $300bn tax plan

      President Barack Obama will target Wall Street and the wealthy in his State of the Union speech next week, outlining plans...

    20. January 17, 2015

      Romney shifts stance from failed 2012 bid

      Mitt Romney confirmed on Friday that he was weighing a third US presidential bid, as he tested out a campaign message that...

    21. January 16, 2015

      David Cameron and Barack Obama reaffirm special relationship

      Barack Obama has lavished praise on David Cameron, calling him a “great friend” and talking positively about his economic...

    22. January 16, 2015

      Obama and Cameron warn against new Iran sanctions

      Barack Obama and David Cameron warned on Friday that new sanctions on Iran could cause the collapse of nuclear negotiations,...

    23. January 16, 2015

      GCHQ warns of cyber crime cost to UK economy

      Eight in every 10 of the biggest British companies have suffered a serious cyber attack, costing the UK economy tens of...

    24. January 16, 2015

      UK police step up patrols in Jewish areas amid terror concerns

      Police are to step up patrols in Britain’s Jewish communities amid “heightened concern” about the risk of anti-Semitic...

    25. January 16, 2015

      Obama’s ‘striptease’ State of the Union

      The White House has repeatedly implored journalists to “stay tuned” for Barack Obama’s nationally televised State of the...

    26. January 16, 2015

      US and UK agents to wage cyber war games on City of London

      British and US agents will carry out a mock cyber attack on the Bank of England and commercial banks in London and New York...

    27. January 15, 2015

      White House home truths for David Cameron

      Forget Europe. Britain can always play Greece to America’s Rome. The notion that a special relationship with Washington is a...

    28. January 15, 2015

      Ed Balls set to launch centre-left economic report in Washington

      Ed Balls is to pre-empt David Cameron’s visit to the White House by 24 hours by launching an international “inclusive...

    29. January 15, 2015

      David Cameron to press Barack Obama on security fears

      David Cameron will seek Barack Obama’s support this week for a push to improve co-operation between intelligence agencies...

    30. FT Photo Diary

      January 14, 2015

      Displaced Yazidi children

      A combination photo shows children from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled the Iraqi town of Sinjar due to violence by...

    31. January 14, 2015

      Tom Donohue warns against rise of ‘economic populism’

      US business’s top representative in Washington has warned of the rise of “economic populism” in the country, accusing...

    32. January 14, 2015

      Obama plans methane emissions crackdown

      US President Barack Obama unveiled a target of reducing methane emissions from oil and gas production by up to 45 per cent...

    33. January 14, 2015

      Obama calls for broadband competition

      President Barack Obama will on Wednesday launch a drive to break the stranglehold of a few companies on internet access in...

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      January 13, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      Sign up here and get the email every morning. The French government said it would deploy 10,000 troops to bolster security...

    35. January 12, 2015

      Obama calls for cyber security bill ahead of Centcom Twitter hacking

      President Barack Obama unveiled a new plan to boost cyber security on Monday just as hackers claiming to be Islamist...

    36. January 12, 2015

      US military Twitter account hacked

      Social media accounts run by Central Command, the US military command covering the Middle East, have been hacked by a group...

    37. January 12, 2015

      US ponders inequality amid economic rebound

      The strength of the US’s economic recovery is creating a quandary in Washington: how to galvanise the broad swath of voters...

    38. January 10, 2015

      Obama to unveil plans to improve cyber security

      Barack Obama next week will unveil plans to improve cyber security and protect consumers from identity theft, as the...

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