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Reports say US agency has no direct evidence but believes operation would have had top level approval

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Mike Pence unveils plan as strategic competition with China heats up in region

Social network’s COO insists she is fighting to fix fake news and Russian interference

Financing could still be tough to agree and faces resistance from other EU members

Analysis Tobacco

Vaping industry takes planned flavour restrictions in its stride

Ruling Law and Justice party has emphasised fight against corruption

Anger over fuel taxes underlines growing discontent with Macron’s reforms

Junk bond sell-off deepens and default insurance costs rise

San Francisco advises people to stay indoors with air quality worse than New Delhi

Jewish Home becomes second party to withdraw support over Hamas ceasefire

Comments come amid skirmishes and verbal clashes in Tijuana

Weekend FT

After years delaying a trip, Lilah Raptopoulos made the emotional journey to her ancestral country

His 1851 survey of hawkers and traders reveals a precursor to today’s thriving street-food scene

How did a young Londoner thrown out of school end up writing a book with Britain’s biggest rap star?

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Districts that flipped in the US midterms have more college degrees than average

Brian Kemp victory greeted by president after ten days of counting

Case against WikiLeaks founder accidentally revealed in court filing

Taco Bell latest to have found way to lower debt costs and ease investor access

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Investment drops as momentum fades

The Whitney’s retrospective cuts through the superstar baggage to focus on an artist with a refined eye and pure creative gift

John Carreyrou, winner of the FT/McKinsey Business Book Award, talks about Bad Blood

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The Long View Michael Mackenzie

Backdrop to turmoil was a volatile pound and weaker share prices for UK-exposed groups

US chip stocks slide after Nvidia warning; oil prices extend rally

Junk bond sell-off deepens and default insurance costs rise

Technology

Group’s unexpectedly weak sales guidance adds to fears electronics demand could slow

Social network’s COO insists she is fighting to fix fake news and Russian interference

Mike Mackenzie’s daily analysis of what’s moving global markets

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