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Symbolic step ends totemic Merkel policy in effort to break talks deadlock

Internal review of pre-release ADRs found more than 5% were open to abuse

Chief says firm will not spare anyone involved in sexual harassment or bullying

Follow This wants oil company to set hard goals for cutting carbon emissions

Officials cast doubt on Maduro announcement that Moscow promised billions in aid

Democrats say prosecutors have evidence of ‘impeachable offences’ by the president

Beijing also warns Canada of ‘serious consequences’ following detention of Meng Wanzhou

Karsten Dybvad pledges to restore trust in Denmark’s biggest lender

Theresa May faces almost certain defeat in the Commons on Tuesday

Economic danger is greatest in emerging markets where institutions are often weaker

Study finds proportion has fallen in some countries and change is ‘glacial’

US News

Economy tacks on 155,000 jobs in November

William Barr returns to justice department post he held under George HW Bush

Business Roundtable economic outlook index is down for the third quarter in a row

Marlboro maker has been seeking ways to diversify away from tobacco

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In aid of Habitat for Humanity, we will be offering the chance to dine with some of our award-winning journalists

Dignified statesman whose legacy was defined by two tragedies in a tumultuous time

The coffee chain chief is building a robust company that can outlast any leader

Markets News

Havens assets gold and yen rise while Brent gains on Opec agreement to curtail output

Crucial parliamentary vote, yield curve fears and US data release set the week’s agenda

Brent crude rallies after oil cartel defies Donald Trump’s call to keep prices low

Technology

Competition watchdog targets US tech giants in regulatory shake-up

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A new Financial Times series exploring the way technology is changing industry and society

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Early exposure gives young women the confidence to pursue roles in the sector

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