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PM warns of snap vote to kill plan but EU refuses to budge

Elements of gulag-style system resurrected as Beijing cracks down on ethnic minorities

Ryan Zinke third to leave US administration since the midterm elections

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David Gauke warns on economic carnage that would ensue from chaotic EU exit

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The outgoing head of the eurozone banking watchdog had to overcome national antipathy

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Companies are drastically reshaping the way they measure people’s abilities

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Number of demonstrators dwindles following calls for calm

Birthplace of Russian Orthodox faith rejects a church seen as acting for the Kremlin

CIOs overseeing $21tn expect volatility, protectionism and Brexit to pose big risks

New nationalist government looks to calm investors with commitment to fiscal discipline

French demand to strengthen single currency area accepted in less ambitious form

Life & Arts

Alice Fishburn set herself a challenge for 2018 to only read female authors. Here’s what she discovered

Mid-20th century designers offered bold visions. What changed? 

An insider account by a former warehouse employee shows that delighting consumers comes at the expense of the lowest-paid workers

US News

New president’s plan to make Mexico self-sufficient in fuel is attacked as unrealistic

Pork lobby warns Brussels would get ‘enormous tactical victory’ if issue is excluded

Founder sees promising business in putting communication satellites into low-earth orbit

Wind, rain and snow in some markets threaten to damp rapid growth

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Highlights

Alice Fishburn set herself a challenge for 2018 to only read female authors. Here’s what she discovered

In a series of moving accounts, four people share their experiences of building homes for those in need

As the young migrate to cities, nature is reclaiming villages inhabited only by the old and poor

Markets News

The Long View Michael Mackenzie

Fiscal rules and still-loose monetary policy mean the region has to look elsewhere for stimulus

Markets spooked by weak data in China and eurozone; dollar strengthens

Technology

Companies are drastically reshaping the way they measure people’s abilities

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Vietnamese group bids to capture a third of Vietnamese smartphone market in 2 years

Bug let developers see private images belonging to up to 6.8m users

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