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Unlock the Editor’s Digest for free Roula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter. In five years, Uber has gone from a train-wreck initial public offering to a record-high share price. Reaching long-awaited profitability has almost doubled the market value of the San Francisco company to $161bn. It plans
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Last May, Lord Jacob Rothschild hosted a 100th birthday lunch for former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger at Waddesdon Manor, his 19th-century French château in the Buckinghamshire countryside. Among the illustrious guests were former British prime ministers Tony Blair and John Major; private equity titan Stephen Schwarzman; media barons Rupert Murdoch and Michael Bloomberg;
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As Chancellor Jeremy Hunt and his Treasury team work through the detail of fiscal policy ahead of the Budget on March 6, officials in Manchester are occupied by a very different set of problems. By last week, council offices in the northwestern city were experiencing queues of 70 to 80 refugees every day in search
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Angry mobs clashing with police in eastern cities. Networks of saboteurs smuggling arms across the border for attacks on police stations and military barracks. A resentful nuclear power boosting defence production as it accuses its neighbour of ethnic cleansing. These all sound like Russia’s playbook when it first invaded Ukraine in 2014, then launched a
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Unlock the Editor’s Digest for free Roula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter. The US Supreme Court has agreed to take up an appeal over whether Donald Trump is immune from criminal prosecution for acts committed in office, putting another potentially blockbuster case involving the former president on
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Unlock the Editor’s Digest for free Roula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter. Joe Biden is “fit for duty”, his doctor said on Wednesday, following his annual physical examination in which he identified “no new concerns” about the president’s health.  “He continues to be fit for duty and
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Unlock the Editor’s Digest for free Roula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter. Red Bull said the complaint against Formula One team boss Christian Horner had been dismissed after a barrister-led investigation into allegations of inappropriate behaviour against a female employee. The energy drinks company, which owns the
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Unlock the Editor’s Digest for free Roula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter. Financial adviser St James’s Place could use some guidance itself — of the legal variety. Otherwise unexceptional full-year results included yet another blow for its shareholders. SJP, already forced to overhaul its business model thanks
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Stay informed with free updates Simply sign up to the US politics & policy myFT Digest — delivered directly to your inbox. The standard history of great powers’ decline is that they overextend and go bankrupt. Nothing of the sort is happening to the US. America might be morally exposed to overseas conflicts that lack
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Unlock the Editor’s Digest for free Roula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter. A man who was until recently Conservative deputy chair accuses London’s mainstream Muslim mayor of being controlled by Islamists. A former Tory prime minister sits mutely on a US platform as her host describes a
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