Eurosceptic former minister faces huge challenge to unite his party and deliver Brexit

Worst global growth in a decade as tariffs and political tensions weigh on sentiment

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Two-year agreement announced by Trump would raise federal spending significantly

Seoul confirms its air force scrambled fighter jets after violation of its airspace

Democrats hope testimony will increase public pressure for impeachment of Donald Trump

The boozy corporate party may be endangered after #MeToo and the rise of non-drinkers

Henry Steel has made big profits for Odey by betting against his ex-employer’s Oyu Tolgoi mine

Chief Sergio Ermotti considers ‘strategic or tactical’ measures to respond to climate

US group says it is struggling to secure favourable trade treatment for Thai operations

President Maduro’s socialist government blames ‘electromagnetic attack’ on dam for outage

Banks chase fundraising work in private market as companies shun public markets for longer

Beijing’s goal-setting skews results and encourages pointless projects, say analysts

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President’s efforts to reduce high cost of pharmaceuticals for patients have so far failed

He became the scourge of the Mob and white-collar crime in New York

Silicon Valley giant keen to catch up in advanced AI race

Once reliable source of blue-collar employment cuts back as wider labour market booms

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Unlike other sectors, agriculture both emits and stores greenhouse gas 

Roger Faligot’s history of spying in the Chinese Communist party highlights the turbocharged growth in the nation’s intelligence services

A tale of whistle-blowers, shape-shifters and a company aggressively under the radar

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Technology

Real female characters are beginning to emerge on screen, at a time when women make up half of gamers

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Solving climate change and inequality requires more than centrist tweaks

Up to $15bn a year could be saved if Japan switched to electronic payments but an ageing population and mistrust are hindering change

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