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      US election: Unconventional times

      What began 13 months ago as something of a joke when Donald Trump launched his improbable candidacy will reach a...

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      June 16, 2016

      White House Countdown - Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

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    1. June 16, 2016

      Trump’s conspiracy theories begin to fall flat

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    2. June 8, 2016

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      White House Countdown - Dream a little dream

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    4. May 15, 2016

      Another brick in Trump’s wall

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    5. May 6, 2016

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      At the height of the Watergate scandal, Republicans found themselves facing an unenviable dilemma: whether to break...

    6. The World

      April 27, 2016

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    7. April 12, 2016

      America needs more than symbolic gestures in the South China Sea

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    8. March 23, 2016

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    9. March 8, 2016

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    10. The World

      March 4, 2016

      Fraud and Failure

      Just when you thought the White House race could not get any uglier, Mitt Romney, the patrician former Republican...

    11. March 2, 2016

      Apple and FBI in plea for encryption legislation

      The FBI and Apple on Tuesday both urged Congress to produce legislation on new encryption technologies, as they showed...

    12. February 21, 2016

      Bush ends with a whimper after ‘shock and awe’ campaign failure

      As South Carolinians headed to the polls on Saturday, Jeb Bush rolled up at Daniel Island elementary school in his...

    13. February 14, 2016

      Russia accused of ‘weaponising’ Syria refugees

      Russia is deliberately attacking civilians in northern Syria in an attempt to intensify the refugee crisis, western...

    14. January 20, 2016

      Sarah Palin endorses Donald Trump for the White House

      Donald Trump has received the endorsement of Sarah Palin, the former Republican vice-presidential nominee, in a move...

    15. January 19, 2016

      Migration advisers urge ministers to curb flow of skilled workers

      Recommendations to the government for tighter rules to curb the number of skilled migrants coming to work in the UK...

    16. Fast FT

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      FirstFT - A vintage year for the City of London

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    17. December 4, 2015

      Donald Trump: With both barrels

      After weeks of shrugging off accusations of bigotry and racial intolerance, Donald Trump had an answer for his critics....

    18. December 3, 2015

      US to open all combat roles to women

      In a historic move to break down gender barriers, the US military will open up all combat roles to women from next...

    19. September 16, 2015

      Putin’s aims in Syria are a mystery, says US commander

      The top American general in the Middle East said on Wednesday that the US does not yet know what Russia’s intentions...

    20. August 26, 2015

      Donald Trump throws out reporter — and campaign trail rule book

      When Donald Trump evicted a Latino reporter from a press conference in Iowa, the presidential hopeful fuelled fears...

    21. August 13, 2015

      An alpha-male fantasy that trumps reality

      After every loutish performance, political analysts pronounce Donald Trump’s presidential bid finally dead. Surely he...

    22. July 31, 2015

      Donald Trump staying power confounds Republican opponents

      Attack him, but do not antagonise him. Embrace his message, but not the messenger. Days before the first Republican...

    23. July 23, 2015

      Trump dalliance reveals the darkest political fantasies

      Users of the adultery-facilitating website Ashley Madison — motto “Life is short. Have an affair” — have been shocked...

    24. July 21, 2015

      Trump surge drowns out rivals for Republican nomination

      Less than three weeks before the first Republican presidential debate, Donald Trump has surged to a big poll lead, the...

    25. July 19, 2015

      Trump digs in over attack on McCain

      Donald Trump, the reality television star and Republican presidential candidate, refused to apologise on Sunday for an...

    26. July 14, 2015

      Iran deal: US reaction

      President Barack Obama said on Tuesday he would welcome “a robust debate in Congress” on the nuclear agreement with...

    27. June 25, 2015

      China ‘lead suspect’ in US cyber breaches

      China is the “leading suspect” in recent cyber breaches at the US government’s human resources arm that affected...

    28. June 1, 2015

      NSA feud exposes rift over US spying

      Moments after Rand Paul, the libertarian Republican running for president, launched an attack on the NSA spying...

    29. June 1, 2015

      ‘Third Amigo’ enters 2016 White House race

      The crowded field of Republican presidential contenders grew to nine on Monday, as Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina...

    30. May 5, 2015

      Huckabee joins 2016 race for White House

      Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor and guitar-strumming Baptist preacher, has entered the 2016 race for the...

    31. The Exchange

      March 27, 2015

      Not enough bad news is priced into the financial markets

      How much bad news is priced into the global markets? The gap between the prevailing market prices – stocks, rates,...

    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 11, 2015

      Obama asks Congress to back war on Isis

      Six months after US planes began bombing Jihadi militants in Iraq and Syria, President Barack Obama is taking a...

    34. February 8, 2015

      Merkel to meet Obama to discuss Ukraine

      Angela Merkel is to meet President Barack Obama in Washington on Monday in a bid to secure a diplomatic solution to the...

    35. February 2, 2015

      Showdown looms over US defence spending

      President Barack Obama announced a Pentagon budget on Monday well above spending limits already agreed with Congress,...

    36. 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...

    37. January 6, 2015

      Kroton: school of hard knocks

      US Senator John McCain once called Russia a “gas station masquerading as a country”. Nothing so crude could be said of...

    38. December 3, 2014

      Hungary calls in US envoy over ‘unacceptable’ comments by McCain

      Hungary’s government summoned a senior US envoy on Tuesday over critical comments made by Senator John McCain in the...

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