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We spoke to Trump about Twitter and Juncker about the Brexit bill as well as the people suffering ‘Shit Life Syndrome’ and investigated the murky world of London’s spies for hire and the ownership of China’s most aggressive dealmaker

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The battle over fugitive billionaire Mukhtar Ablyazov stretches from Kazakhstan to Knightsbridge

Governing is harder than he thought, but the US president is defiant about his style and agenda

Zelda Perkins wants to expose legal process that kept her claims secret for 19 years

The story behind the failure of Kraft Heinz to win over the Anglo-Dutch giant

Felix Sater, who worked on Trump Soho, turns against Kazakh former business partners

As raw sewage poured into London’s rivers, the water supplier awarded huge dividends to investors

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Over carpaccio and veal, the politician tells Lionel Barber history will be harsh on the PM who took Britain out of the EU

Soaring antidepressant usage, falling life expectancy: Blackpool embodies much of what is going wrong on the fringes of Britain

FT research reveals that agreements with 168 countries must be redone just for Britain to stand still

Hainan Airlines parent is on a $40bn spree but sources of funding raise questions

Battle between CEO and investment chief has alarmed clients and sparked departures

Doha reportedly paid al-Qaeda affiliate and Iran to win release of royal hunting party

Xiao Jianhua, a financier with links to the Xi family, taken to mainland China

As political pressure intensifies, friends, colleagues and even spouses are reporting each other for a range of offences

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