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Standing ovation for priest at Lyra McKee funeral after confronting politicians

HMRC enjoys bumper receipts after government squeeze on returns drives asset sale

Attempt to stop takeover by Chevron as battle over prized US shale assets intensifies

Aircraft maker suspends guidance on future earnings amid uncertainty over troubled jet

The Art of Persuasion Sam Leith

HSBC and BlackRock chiefs lead embrace of kingdom despite continued crackdown on dissent

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The FT finds out how to return to work after a long period away

Scottish first minister insisted Scotland must be able to hold a second referendum if Brexit goes ahead

Scale of bombings raises concern about new wave of terror strikes

Leading hedge fund firm will reduce reliance on following trends in financial markets

Granddaughter of company co-founder argues top executive bonuses should be halved

BSGR ordered to pay Vale $1.25bn over case involving ill-fated Guinea joint venture

Brexit

There are three separate initiatives under way — but none is guaranteed success

What happens next as the clock ticks on Britain’s departure

Extension of Brexit deadline prompts investors to take brighter view of UK prospects

UK News

Celebrity influencers help power jump in revenues at online group

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Chinese telecoms group barred from most sensitive parts of project on security concerns

Government says Mark Carney will not remain in role beyond February 2020

Husband-and-wife founders of US pet insurer Fetch were fired by Vernon Hill after birth of their child

Opinion

Highlights

Some believe the longtime friend of Donald Trump has been a poor steward of other people’s capital

With Democrats controlling the House the door to impeach the president has opened

When we face chronic stress, it cannot be fixed by yoga and mindfulness alone

Markets News

Bankers hope artificial intelligence will boost efficiency of stock and bond sales

Mediterranean island nation has turned around economy since deep recession

Kingdom’s energy minister says market ‘well-supplied’ despite Iran sanctions

Technology

FT Magazine Gillian Tett

Understanding precisely how tech businesses use our data is crucial if we are to have a sensible debate on reforming them

SoftBank-funded service targets expansion in Europe

Carmaker beats arch-rival GM to secure partnership with automotive technology group

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