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Tusk gives UK four weeks to save exit talks and rejects Chequers proposals

Action is to deter others from dealing with Russia, in punishment for election meddling

Donald Trump’s former attorney speaks to special counsel about election meddling

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Sellers claim group’s data collection gives it ‘huge advantage’ as EU launches probe

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Party’s fight to approve Supreme Court nominee risks further alienation of female voters

A US Senate seat that has not gone Democrat in 30 years is suddenly competitive

Finance minister promises to slash public spending by nearly $10bn as inflation surges

Potential deal comes amid intensifying competition in eat-at-home sector

Tech group faces sanctions in EU countries unless it clarifies how personal data is used

First significant move to cut tensions since Imran Khan came to power in Islamabad

Four charts explain the potential effect of protectionist measures

US News

US bank says reduction will be made over the next three years

Companies have come under pressure from investors on efforts to address global warming

Christian Meissner steps down in wake of loss of market share in M&A

Candidate with background in financial stability chosen as attention is paid to potential hazards 

Opinion

One response on Beijing’s part would be to recognise the risk of a broader clash

Highlights

Late starts, early finishes and cubicles have given way to longer hours in open spaces

2018’s surprise hit shows clamour for quality but industry clampdown casts pall

A manager’s self-focused agenda can be bad for morale

Markets News

Asia-Pacific stocks continue to rebound as investors shrug off US-China trade fears

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Concerns over Trump’s trade war fade as consumer confidence hits an 18-year high

Iran sanctions spur buyers to lock-in prices while producers scale back contracts

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Technology

Luxury technology company aims to raise $885m to fuel growth and possible acquisitions

US payment group’s buyout of Swedish start-up faces threat of more detailed probe

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