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Minister speaks after suggestions Saudis are considering blaming security official

Quarterly GDP growth of 6.5% is weakest since depths of global financial crisis

Agreement leaves details to be thrashed out but removes threat to broader EU negotiations

Gap with German yields widens to levels not seen since eurozone crisis in 2013

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Big recipients of Saudi money and the regime’s armourers warrant more scrutiny

Cult cryptocurrency is down 70% this year but still loved by enthusiasts

Trump’s cap on state and local deductions causes anguish on campaign trail

Presidential frontrunner turns to rising political might of conservative churches

Lisbon plans lowest deficit in four decades while Rome challenges EU’s strictures

Dirty air accounts for the premature deaths of people in London, New York, Paris and Beijing

Tensions over funding levels and centralised presidency come to the fore

US News

Hedge fund supremo stumbles with bet on US department store chain

Shortage in well capacity and other issues may prompt cut to output forecasts

Activist fund decries board’s ‘failed leadership’ in fight with founder’s descendants

Push comes as large groups try to adapt to digital era with flexible work spaces

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The fall of the once-mighty SPD holds lessons for socialist parties across Europe

After initially getting the creeps, FT correspondent Robin Wigglesworth discovered the city’s charms

Blighted by corruption and ignored by regional allies and the US under Trump, some warn of ‘total chaos’ to come

Markets News

Italian bonds volatile as EU budget clash stands out in list of risk factors

Concerns over economic growth and trade prompt rare statements from agency heads

Spanish debt yields hit 18-month high as fears of eurozone contagion grow

Technology

Former UK deputy prime minister to move to Silicon Valley next year

Apple’s chief design officer on Steve Jobs, the $5bn new campus — and why the unforeseen consequences of tech keep him awake

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