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Liam Fox floats ‘alternative mechanism’ to backstop

Iata says proposal represents ‘a huge step backwards for all European consumers’

Far-right RN pins hopes on rising star to make progress in European elections

Arab neighbours accept Syria’s president is here to stay despite huge domestic challenges

Pressure on rivals as US group moves to absorb research cost

QE had significant economic and market impact but QT will not be so important

No injuries reported after car destroyed in city centre blast 

Bolsonaro’s decision to put ambassador in Jerusalem could lead to boycotts

Moves to release detainees come ahead of anticipated UN inspections

Ruling delivers blow to opposition candidate and raises prospects of violence

The company president persuaded his workforce to embrace a more transparent approach

Life & Arts

The tech executive on surviving disruption, politics as combat and taking on Netflix

Deal or no deal — the damage has been done

What economic theory can teach us about reining in our screen habits

US News

President’s approval rating slides as parties seek to avoid political fallout

Bureaucrats are queueing at food banks rather than trendy eateries

Agency that oversees mortgage giants discusses an end to government conservatorship

Ambassador’s statement further raises tensions between Beijing and Ottawa

Opinion

Highlights

First scientific targets for healthy eating from sustainable agriculture

Technology could mean the days of the shoebox full of receipts are numbered

Many investment companies have announced large redundancies, with more expected in 2019

Markets News

Slumbering volatility and a closely watched ECB meeting take centre stage

Stocks fired by hopes for fresh president but doubts persist over pension reform

S&P 500 hits one-month high; Brent oil tests $63 a barrel

Technology

Company fires 29 workers after finding widespread embezzlement

Homelessness and opioid crisis grip US city while some blame tech for rise in inequality

Life & Arts