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Republican Rand Paul’s switch on CIA director paves way for speedy confirmation

Treasury says curbs could be eased if Oleg Deripaska sells stake

Google-owned group responds to backlash over inappropriate content

Shared office space provider was valued at $20bn by last year’s SoftBank investment

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Conditions improve but activists and manufacturers say government must regulate

In the gig economy the relationship between employer and employee is fraying

Driver in custody after vehicle goes on to pavement

Beijing’s latest attempt to repatriate political gadfly

Crude production in the country has dropped to less than half its level in 1998

Sixth day of marches despite Ortega about-turn on planned reforms

Sector’s top groups finally generate enough cash to cover cost of new wells

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Brazilian group at centre of corruption scandal due to make R$500m payment this week

Frontrunner Andrés Manuel López Obrador emerges largely unscathed

President’s tweets reflect ‘epic battle for the soul and the co-operation’ of Michael Cohen

Narrow victory mirrors recent rightwing triumphs in Chile, Peru and Argentina

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Misery of millions and economic cost highlight need to tackle serious quality-of-life issue

The ‘Netflix for movie theatres’ is the latest start-up to pay customers’ bills

Listen in to the conversations of the characters who populate modern offices

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Rusal share price rockets by one-third as Trump signals he may ease sanctions on group

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Inflationary fears knock capital markets with oil prices around 4-year highs

Treasury says curbs could be eased if Oleg Deripaska sells stake

Technology

Shared office space provider was valued at $20bn by last year’s SoftBank investment

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Parent company of Google increases capex and payments to business partners

Billions are being invested in ‘other’ bets which may never see a payday

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