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Organisers say protest exceeded expectations with estimates of more than a million people

Chinese telecoms group reveals it spends $300m a year on academic partnerships

Ankara’s role under pressure as political tension rises after refugee crisis

Top bankers told deferred stock is on ‘no-sale’ list until Commerzbank talks resolved

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Public speaking is hard — and there may be extra pitfalls for those who deploy humour

Special counsel has already revealed much about Russia’s role in the 2016 US election

Beijing is refusing to concede on Washington’s demands that it ease curbs on tech companies

Move to reverse sports betting bans unlocks opportunity as UK challenges mount

Ten-day holiday and potential ‘millennium bug’ could wreak havoc as emperor steps down

Election is widely being seen as referendum on the military junta

Rome seeks to revive economy but move is likely to rankle its allies

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The German politician on fighting for ‘Grexit’, clashing with Merkel — and what he thinks about austerity now

Bohemian rhapsody; the dawn of spring; portrait of a Russian spy and much more

Potential buyers are drawn to the city’s vibrant culture and annual flat tax

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Prominent conservative is major supporter of president’s economic agenda

Political stars converge on small farm state seen as key for establishing momentum

Image sharing platform reveals jump in revenues and narrowing losses

Acquisition underlines asset manager’s drive to be dominant analytics provider

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Owen Matthews delves into KGB archives for Richard Sorge’s dramatic story

Stuttering economy lags EU peers as a trade and investment partner for Beijing

His three-volume Picasso biography delighted experts and general readers alike

Markets News

Market Questions is the FT’s guide to the week ahead

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Stocks lose almost 2%, Bunds turn negative and US Treasury yield curve goes inverted

The fashion jewellery market is increasingly turning to lab-grown stones

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Chinese telecoms group reveals it spends $300m a year on academic partnerships

Beijing is refusing to concede on Washington’s demands that it ease curbs on tech companies

Filing comes as Autonomy founder faces civil case in London over Hewlett-Packard deal

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