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Merkel buys time to seek pan-European solution to migration at EU summit

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‘Everyone in Europe is talking to everyone right now’

Deal is latest step in low-profile strategy in China, where its search engine is blocked

Human rights chief calls practice of removing undocumented offspring from parents ‘unconscionable’

In three years the chief went from lean start-up to dealing with millions of users

Stubborn technology gap has frustrated Beijing’s bid to build a world-class chip sector

Battle over EU power to sanction member states comes to a head

Previously upbeat mood in boardrooms chills as president raises the stakes with China

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Youthful Iván Duque will need to resolve a succession of long-term problems

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Irish PM faces potential instability in Dublin as Brexit enters decisive phase

Youth teams used as pipeline for World Cup in effort to offset inexperience

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Large banks set to distribute more than annual profits for first time since the crisis

Intervention by President Trump’s son-in-law led to secretary of state’s Pyongyang visit

TV show’s predominantly white cast dismays activists as social tensions run high

Groups with lower debt and higher capital set to outperform

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Progressive policies have encouraged a generation of academics to excel

The collapse of the outsourcing group is the latest case to raise questions about accounting standards in the UK and US

Listen in on the conversations of the characters who populate modern offices

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Havens tick higher as prospects of tit-for-tat trade dispute grow, Wall St set to fall

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Groups with lower debt and higher capital set to outperform

New York-based Mudrick Capital becomes latest specialist to raise money from investors

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Deal is latest step in low-profile strategy in China, where its search engine is blocked

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Market puts the same price on Commerzbank and Adyen but for different reasons

State of the art centre in Midlands to use drones and robotic arms to handle Kit Kats and Nescafé

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