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Contest to replace Zuma as leader of South Africa’s ruling party is too close to call

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All-French deal follows rejection of bid by Atos for struggling digital company

Fund managers seek U-turn by regulators after start of cryptocurrency futures trading

President’s national security strategy to highlight frustration over trade concerns

Many high-profile men who admit abuse make “me-pologies” that are all about them

UK former prime minister appointed to $1bn Belt and Road initiative

As German industrial group restructuring enters eighth year, some worry management has lost its way

Sydney arrest allegedly linked to sales of military technology and coal from rogue nation

Companies face one-off charge on trillions of dollars held offshore

Latest in political dynasty’s long line vows to ‘never back down’ on an inclusive India

Hammond commits to maintain status quo after EU leaders give go ahead for trade talks

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Activist fund loses patience with US exploration company over poor returns

Just days ago Washington was thought to be immune to claims of sexual harassment

Candidates battle for radical voters in surprisingly close race

Biggest broadband companies leave door open to sweeping changes in services 

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Figures will show how UK economy has fared since the Brexit vote

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With the sale of most of his company to Disney, the media tycoon is going back to his roots in news

Limiting access to mobiles and social media a matter of public health, says minister

Guy Dinmore on the frustrations, emotional turmoil and moments of joy that formed their ‘longest goodbye’

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US dollar, set for another heave, also in focus as is bitcoin futures contract fight

Sterling slides as Brussels gives UK green light for next phase of Brexit talks

South African currency rallies on growing investor confidence that Ramaphosa will win

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All-French deal follows rejection of bid by Atos for struggling digital company

Groups hope sensors and alarms will help to bring down claims

The sport is a key laboratory for production techniques

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