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Voters and MPs think he is the candidate most likely to beat Corbyn, despite his flaws

S&P 500 suffers third straight week of losses, its longest losing streak since December

US FDA gives green light for $2.1m treatment of spinal muscular atrophy

Senator says White House has invoked emergency powers to seal deal without lawmakers’ approval

Investigation adds new regulatory pressure on manufacturer after deadly crashes

The electric-car group’s shares have lost close to a fifth of their value in a week

Thirty years after covering the massacre, James Kynge goes in search of the dissidents who shook Beijing

Trump says ‘relatively small’ group will protect forces in the region as Iran tensions rise

Payments industry sees flurry of big deals in race to cash in on rising digital transactions

Lawyers caution that complex talks to resolve sexual harassment claims could still fall apart

Emmanuel Macron says no fatalities after ‘attack’ during Friday rush hour

Supporters celebrate but opponents fear crackdown on dissent and religious minorities

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The private equity billionaire who stunned students by offering to pay off their debt

Guilherme Leal seen as a friendly face of capitalism as he looks to burnish green credentials

FAA says ‘frank’ talks over grounded aircraft did not result in resumption timetable

OxyContin maker has been accused of playing a key role in fuelling the US opioid crisis



At the age of 7, the Somali writer was subjected to FGM. Now she travels the world lobbying to halt the practice

The social platform has proved an ideal forum but algorithms are commoditising Instapoetry

But can smaller industrial towns like Scunthorpe follow its example?

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UK pound tops $1.27 as prime minister details her departure from Downing Street

Depreciation would be as much psychological as strategic in the face of trade war

Blog post warns of ‘disorderly’ price moves if conditions sour


Curbs on the Chinese company play into the trade war rhetoric. But American industry fears it has a lot to lose from the dispute

Payments industry sees flurry of big deals in race to cash in on rising digital transactions

More cash for DoorDash, SpaceX satellite success, Playdate’s cranky console

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