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Leaders warn Theresa May over ‘completely unreal’ trade deal expectations

Presidential candidate would name Nicolas Dupont-Aignan prime minister of France if elected

Document prepared before Trump’s U-turn sets ‘America First’ targets for other deals

Proposal would shift trillions of dollars to benefit top income tier over 10 years

It was never going to be business as usual. But leaks, power struggles and policy reversals have dominated the first three months of President Trump’s administration

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A politician who timed his ascent to perfection stands on the verge of the presidency

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Japanese group’s consumer courtship melts hearts of handheld fans and home gamers alike

PM says he ‘defended Hungary’ after promising to ‘behave’

Strong sentiment contrasts with slowdown in consumer spending

Bloc vows to facilitate smooth return for north in the event of reunification

European banks are bullish about their prospects, but they are still a long way from challenging US peers

US News

Magazine publisher decides to stay independent after months of talks

Republicans divided over White House budget measures have another week to wrangle

Big data unicorn rallies after pricing IPO stock at half level of private fundraising

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Waves of spending are bearing fruit but expansion remains main priority over profits

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Former Farc hostage has turned her experience into lessons for unhappy executives

Control of party branches critical as ruling party gears up for leadership contest

Author of ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance’ tapped into the zeitgeist

Markets News

More investors are betting on the continent, but that is creating its own risks

GDP data add to uncertainty over US economic outlook

US private equity firm securitises distressed mortgages in Ireland as Italy struggles

Technology

Analysis Technology

Japanese group’s consumer courtship melts hearts of handheld fans and home gamers alike

Flying cars; GM, Credit Suisse, Twitter and Tony Hayward also in the news

Reckonings can be cathartic

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