US asks Turkey to stop shelling Kurds

Bombing leaves two US allies fighting each other on ground in Syria

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Investors await the release of China’s latest trade figures

Hillary

Clinton’s big, complicated world

The crucial element for her lies in reminding voters that level-headedness is a virtue

Scalia death sets up Supreme Court battle

Obama rejects Republican calls to leave appointment to his successor

Jeb Bush and Donald Trump at the CBS News Republican Presidential Debate in Greenville, South Carolina on February 13 2016
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Bush and Trump clash in bitter GOP debate

Escalation of hostilities before critical South Carolina primary

Trump’s big gamble on South Carolina

At times it was hard to distinguish his debate remarks from Bernie Sanders

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Mini-brains spark drug testing revolution

Aim is to replace animals in pharmaceuticals research

US and European junk bonds tumble

Investors reject high-yield issues in flight to haven assets

US seeks backing in South China Sea spat

Obama to use summit to raise diplomatic pressure on China

Clinton shifts tactics in debate

Sanders holds his own on foreign policy as Clinton attempts attack

Clinton can learn from Corbyn’s win

She should face down the Sandersnista by looking at UK campaign

Kerry faces Munich moment over Syrian war

The costs of sitting back from the conflict are growing, not least for the EU

Money buying little power in US campaign

Deep pockets are proving no guarantee of electoral success

Yellen keeps negative rates option open

Fed examines feasibility should global economy falter

Clinton boosted by Black Caucus support

Democratic candidate credited with ‘understanding racial divide’

President Bloomberg can douse the flames

Never has such an independent candidate run for office

EU accused of anti-US bias in tax probe

Washington ire increases with attack on fairness of EU corporate tax probe

Debate begins on US negative rates

The Fed will need to play a canny hand in the coming weeks

Puerto Rico advances utility restructuring

Deal to cut Prepa’s $9bn debt seen as blueprint for other troubled entities

US seeks tougher sanctions on North Korea

Senate bill passed amid acceptance ‘strategic patience’ has failed

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