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Social Democrats face crucial decision on whether to negotiate Angela Merkel coalition

Demand places fresh pressure on the prime minister for a soft Brexit

French president raises chances of halfway-house compromise on access to single market

Rocket Lab blasts satellites into orbit from low-cost New Zealand launch facility

The price for not making tough choices now will be losing control of our future

From his Oslo office to the North and South Poles, the adventurer has discovered that the quieter he becomes, the more he hears

Online lender’s former chief stood down under fire for workplace culture

Chinese group’s turnover falls 11 per cent on asset sales and credit squeeze

Thousands take to streets in worldwide protest and call for end to discrimination

Party’s national executive committee debates steps needed for leader’s resignation

Interior ministry reports several people killed and at least six wounded

US News

Moves to trim capital cushions while boosting payouts is worrying, say some observers

Bank’s San Francisco chief would ‘welcome’ opportunity to serve under Jay Powell

Randal Quarles to push for streamlining of bank capital guidelines

Tillerson outlines assertive stance to counter Iranian ‘land-bridge’ strategy

Opinion

Video Analysis

Daniel Garrahan previews big stories the FT is watching in the week ahead

Highlights

A pioneer, yet she was more interested in service than feminism

Financial Times picture editors showcase the best photographs since the presidential election

Firm has become a leading adviser to the world’s largest private equity groups

Markets News

Market shrugs off shutdown fears to complete longest streak without major reversal

Analysis US Dollar

A rebound would send sure bets into reverse and spark turbulence across markets

Economy boosted by tax reform seen prompting higher interest rates

Technology

Special Report Technology

Businesses should focus on how technology can bring about incremental changes

Social network will begin testing in US and will look to highlight more local stories

GE break-up; Apple, BP, Detroit auto show and China internet crackdown in the news

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