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Lawmakers unveil legislation to block moves to lift US sanctions 

‘This can’t be end of story,’ Facebook founder told at end of hearing

Legislation to be signed into law by Donald Trump makes targeted changes to Dodd-Frank

Premier-designate Giuseppe Conte also under pressure after claims he exaggerated CV

If it were to crash out of the single currency and default, the damage would be huge

The opera-loving judge has become a cult figure imitated on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Japanese and British manufacturers also stand to gain from reduction in import duties

Analysis Oil

Industry pushing to improve returns as it rebounds from a long downturn

Civil rights groups demand company stop selling technology to police and government

After dinner with May and tea with the Queen, president could head for Scottish links

Turkish leader pushes prominent ministers to forefront of election campaign

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Critics say real purpose of demands is to achieve regime change

Negative returns reflect rising interest rates and issuance by weaker borrowers

Bipartisan support for bill to enable review of minority stakes in start-ups 

US steps up financial pressure on government of Nicolás Maduro after his re-election

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A hard-headed realpolitik now governs the battle for influence between China, the US and India

Contests offer MBA students more lucrative prizes than ever before

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Demand for Italian stocks and bonds returns

Negative returns reflect rising interest rates and issuance by weaker borrowers

Early relief rally proves short-lived as Turkish currency see-saws 2.4% in 24 hours

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