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    1. June 1, 2015

      Obama seems to be winning over public, if not Congress, on trade

      The debate in Washington over trade and the future of the US economy in the world is following a familiar pattern these...

    2. FT Alphaville

      June 1, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Shadow banks win share, manufacturing activity slows, American socialism’s day in...

    3. May 31, 2015

      National Security Agency loses tools for phone spying 

      Sweeping surveillance powers including the mass collection of telephone data have been brought to an abrupt halt after the...

    4. FT Photo Diary

      May 28, 2015

      Floating voters

      Balloons of the developmental advocacy and campaigning organisation ‘ONE’ depicting (L-R) Canadian Prime Minister Stephen...

    5. May 27, 2015

      US risks missing emissions goals, study says

      President Barack Obama’s landmark moves to curb climate change will not do enough to meet the US’s own emissions targets,...

    6. May 27, 2015

      Court puts Obama immigration plan on hold

      President Barack Obama suffered a significant blow in his efforts to overhaul immigration policy after a court ruled that...

    7. May 26, 2015

      US should not negotiate free trade behind closed doors

      Many Americans who think free trade can be good for them nevertheless doubt whether the same can be said for the...

    8. May 25, 2015

      The US can talk to Vladimir Putin and stay firm on Ukraine

      John Kerry, US secretary of state, has long enjoyed a reputation for being an indefatigable diplomat, engaging in shuttle...

    9. May 24, 2015

      Ireland reviews cyber security of fund houses

      Ireland’s financial watchdog has launched a review of the cyber security policies and procedures of asset managers, amid...

    10. May 23, 2015

      US Senate backs ‘fast-track’ trade push

      The US Senate voted on Friday to give President Barack Obama the “fast-track” authority he needs to complete the largest...

    11. FT Alphaville

      May 22, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Asian markets are higher today, with China’s Shenzhen Composite on track for its...

    12. May 21, 2015

      Baltimore police charged over Gray’s death

      Six police officers have been indicted over the death of Freddie Gray, a young black man whose death in police custody...

    13. May 21, 2015

      US Senate boosts Obama in trade fight

      The US Senate took Barack Obama a step closer to an important win on trade on Thursday, skirting in a dramatic vote another...

    14. May 21, 2015

      Cuba: Showtime in Havana

      Cuba: Show and tell It is a hot day in central Havana and the doorman at the Television Ballet building is asleep in the...

    15. May 21, 2015

      Isis advance blows hole in Obama’s Iraq strategy

      Ever since the Islamist militants of Isis swept into northern Iraq from Syria last June, the Obama administration has had a...

    16. May 20, 2015

      US patrols of South China Sea a ‘positive step’

      Pentagon plans to consider military patrols near disputed islands claimed by China in the South China Sea have won the...

    17. May 20, 2015

      Only high-level talks can penetrate the fog of war

      Has Vladimir Putin scored a diplomatic victory against the Obama administration? Until last week, Washington was...

    18. beyondbrics

      May 18, 2015

      Russia: economy in tatters, or business as usual?

      Much has been said over the last six months about the collapse of the Russian economy as a result of sanctions and the...

    19. May 18, 2015

      Obama’s Pacific trade deal will not tame China

      Why is Barack Obama so desperate to secure a Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal? The long-winded official answer is that...

    20. May 18, 2015

      Obama to ban local US police forces from acquiring heavy weapons

      The White House will ban the transfer of grenade launchers and other heavy military equipment to state and local police...

    21. May 17, 2015

      The ghosts of Iraq future

      You may not be interested in war but war is interested in you. When it comes to the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq, Leon...

    22. FT Alphaville

      May 15, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Beware the success of quantitative easing . Mario Draghi warned that policy...

    23. May 15, 2015

      US offers Gulf allies help over Iran

      The US has offered its Gulf allies new military assistance to deal with potential missile attacks and cyber threats from...

    24. May 14, 2015

      How savvy asset managers can fend off the regulators

      When US politicians wanted to court voters after the global financial crisis, they knew who to attack: the “fat-cat bankers”...

    25. May 14, 2015

      Senate deal puts Obama trade plan back on track

      Republicans and pro-trade Democrats voted to open debate on crucial trade legislation on Thursday, deflecting an attempt to...

    26. May 14, 2015

      Can Italy’s nascent recovery be sustained?

      As he visited Barack Obama in Washington last month, Matteo Renzi, Italy’s prime minister, offered a fairytale analogy about...

    27. May 13, 2015

      Rubio vows tough stance on China

      Marco Rubio, the Cuban-American Republican running for president, on Wednesday vowed to restore a “moral clarity” to US...

    28. May 13, 2015

      Obama’s fast-track battle with the Democrats

      It is not just President Barack Obama’s trade agenda that hangs in the balance. The Senate’s rebuff to his request for a...

    29. May 13, 2015

      Senate compromise gives Obama ‘fair’ Pacific trade deal

      Less than a day after delivering a firm rebuke to President Barack Obama over the trade legislation he needs to seal a...

    30. FT Alphaville

      May 13, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Senate Democrats revolted against President Barack Obama, blocking a...

    31. May 12, 2015

      Democrats knock back Obama trade push

      Senate Democrats handed US President Barack Obama a major rebuke on Tuesday, blocking a bill granting him the congressional...

    32. May 12, 2015

      Obama’s hard truths for the Gulf states on Iran

      If President Barack Obama succeeds in signing a tough and enforceable accord with Iran next month to constrain Tehran’s...

    33. May 12, 2015

      A shrine to the community-organiser-in-chief

      The epic search for a home for Barack Obama’s presidential library has encapsulated all that is good and bad about his...

    34. May 12, 2015

      US-Gulf summit a show of ‘Iranophobia’, says Tehran

      Iran has dismissed this week’s Camp David summit between US and Gulf leaders as a show of “Iranophobia” that will have no...

    35. May 12, 2015

      Gulf Arabs fear Iran with cash as much as Iran with the bomb

      When President Barack Obama set out to strike a deal with Iran to constrain its nuclear ambitions, he anticipated that...

    36. May 12, 2015

      Barack Obama chooses Chicago for presidential library

      President Barack Obama has chosen the south side of Chicago as the site for his presidential library, ending more than a...

    37. May 12, 2015

      Q&A: Barack Obama’s fight for fast-track authority

      Barack Obama is engaged in one of the ugliest legislative fights of his political career and it just happens to be one he is...

    38. FT Alphaville

      May 12, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. China’s bourses continued marching higher after the central bank cut rates on...

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