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      Kurds’ dream of statehood looks as distant as ever

      Amid the fighting in northern Syria, it would be rash to conclude that this month’s striking developments — such as...

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      August 29, 2016

      Uzbek leader 'in intensive care'

      Uzbekistan’s president is in intensive care after a stroke, his daughter said on Monday, raising the prospect of the...

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    1. Nick Butler

      August 29, 2016

      Turkey turns east

      The attempted coup in Turkey on July 15 may have failed but its consequences are still playing out. Some 40,000 people...

    2. August 28, 2016

      Uniper prepares to make its market debut

      Klaus Schäfer’s abiding memory of a year studying in Oxford in the early 1990s is jumping off Magdalen Bridge into the...

    3. August 28, 2016

      Wheat price falls to lowest level in a decade

      The price of wheat has crashed to the lowest level in a decade as huge harvests pile up in big growers from Russia to...

    4. Fast FT

      August 26, 2016

      Wheat prices fall to lowest in a decade

      Wheat, the most widely consumed food grain, has fallen to its cheapest level in a decade. Benchmark Chicago soft red...

    5. beyondbrics

      August 26, 2016

      The hard truth of doing business in Russia: it isn't all about sanctions

      Russia is suffering, that much is clear. After two years of dramatically lower oil prices and western sanctions the...

    6. Fast FT

      August 25, 2016

      Iran oil minister to attend Algeria Opec meeting

      Iran’s oil minister Bijan Zanganeh will attend a meeting of Opec ministers in Algeria in September, the country’s state...

    7. August 24, 2016

      Cashflow and the Kremlin

      Andrei Kostin, head of Russia’s state-run VTB Bank, reaches to his mantelpiece into a thicket of framed pictures of him...

    8. beyondbrics

      August 24, 2016

      Can Russia and the US compromise on who should lead the UN?

      After months of speculation, the race to become the next UN Secretary-General has reached the point at which support...

    9. August 24, 2016

      The fleeting influence of a powerful war photograph

      I stuck religiously to my holiday resolutions, losing myself in Neapolitan novels of Elena Ferrante and confining my...

    10. August 24, 2016

      FBI investigates cyber attacks on New York Times reporters

      The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating cyber attacks targeting New York Times journalists by alleged...

    11. August 23, 2016

      Russia and Iran find common cause in backing Syria’s Assad regime

      Ever since Russia sent its air force into Syria last September to salvage the regime of Bashar al-Assad, President...

    12. Fast FT

      August 23, 2016

      Russian paralympic appeal dismissed

      Russia will be barred from competing in the Paralympic Games in Rio after the country’s appeal against a ban was...

    13. August 23, 2016

      Polish apple farmers bear brunt of EU-Russia economic war

      Laden with fruit, the boughs of the apple trees in the orchards run by Poland’s EUROSAD sag with what will be a record...

    14. beyondbrics

      August 23, 2016

      Don’t throw Ukraine under the bus - Europe’s security depends on its success

      When it comes to containing Vladimir Putin’s aggressive posture in Eastern Europe, the conventional wisdom advises...

    15. Fast FT

      August 23, 2016

      Finnish unemployment at lowest level in nearly 2 years

      Finland‘s level of joblessness moderated last month, a further encouraging sign after the economy expanded in the first...

    16. August 22, 2016

      Tehran halts Russian raids on Syria from Iran

      Iran said that Russian warplanes had stopped using an Iranian air base to bomb targets in Syria, a day after the...

    17. Fast FT

      August 22, 2016

      Oil on course for worst one-day loss since July

      Oil is dropping like it’s hot. Brent crude is on course for its worst one day loss since mid-July on Monday, as the...

    18. Fast FT

      August 22, 2016

      Ukrainian bond yields jump amid Russia tensions

      Ukrainian bond yields have surged to two-month highs, topping Iraqi yields amid mounting tensions with its neighbour...

    19. August 22, 2016

      Russian court ruling could hit Google

      A recent court decision could see Google’s market share in online search drop significantly in Russia and have...

    20. Nick Butler

      August 22, 2016

      The summer mirage of rising oil prices

      Are we on the verge of a real upturn in oil prices? Over the last 10 days, the price has risen almost 20 per cent. Is...

    21. August 21, 2016

      Clinton deflects with attack on Trump as ‘Kremlin puppet’

      Hillary Clinton’s campaign has accused Republican rival Donald Trump of being a “Kremlin puppet” with “deep financial...

    22. August 19, 2016

      Pentagon warns Syria on air strikes near its forces

      The Pentagon warned Syria on Friday not to conduct air strikes near its own forces in the country a day after it...

    23. August 19, 2016

      Russia prefers to forget the August coup on its 25th birthday

      On the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 2014, more than a million people celebrated in the...

    24. August 19, 2016

      Cyber espionage: A new cold war?

      This is a tale of spies, a $500m cyber arms heist, accusations of an attempt to manipulate a US presidential election...

    25. August 19, 2016

      Putin blames tensions on faltering Ukraine peace accord

      Vladimir Putin has blamed the recent surge in tension between Moscow and Kiev on foundering efforts to settle the...

    26. August 19, 2016

      Isis claims responsibility for Moscow traffic police attack

      Isis has claimed responsibility for an attack on traffic police on a road north east of Moscow, in what would be the...

    27. August 19, 2016

      Russia: thou shalt receive

      Russia, goes the saying, cannot be understood, it can only be believed in. Faithful investors have been rewarded this...

    28. August 19, 2016

      Brent crude climbs above $50 a barrel on output freeze hopes

      Oil prices climbed back above $50 a barrel this week, registering a third straight week of gains, after Opec members...

    29. August 19, 2016

      Corbyn’s Nato comments echo flak from Trump and across Europe

      Jeremy Corbyn has become the latest politician to cast doubt on the future of Nato, in a move that critics say could...

    30. August 19, 2016

      The UK Labour party has become a shadow of its former self

      Just how far the UK Labour party has fallen since its days in power can be seen in the foreign policy stances of its...

    31. Fast FT

      August 19, 2016

      After Mongolia...the five biggest rate hikes in recent history

      Mongolia’s central bank raised interest rates by an impressive 4.5 percentage points earlier this week to its highest...

    32. Fast FT

      August 19, 2016

      Oil prices at highest level since Brexit vote

      Partying at an eight-week high. Oil prices are advancing again this morning, one day after the recently volatile...

    33. Fast FT

      August 18, 2016

      Saudi oil exports rise on record summer output

      Saudi Arabia has stepped up its push to win more foreign buyers of its oil, official data showed on Thursday, directing...

    34. August 18, 2016

      Russia set to be biggest wheat exporter for first time

      Russia is about to become the world’s biggest wheat exporter for the first time. The country is forecast to overtake...

    35. August 18, 2016

      Putin aide Volodin faces his big test — winning an election

      The day Vladimir Putin dismissed his chief of staff Sergei Ivanov last week, another aide vacated his office:...

    36. August 17, 2016

      Carlsberg to address struggling assets

      Carlsberg is studying further disposals or restructuring of struggling assets after selling its operations in Malawi,...

    37. August 17, 2016

      Ukraine’s former PM urges west to stand firm on Russian sanctions

      Ukraine has urged western leaders to hold the line against Russian aggression in the country, saying there was no case...

    38. August 17, 2016

      Russia ups the ante in Ukraine with eye on G20

      In Ukraine’s restive east, artillery explosions ring out all night: international monitors there are recording dozens...

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