US core capital goods orders unexpectedly fall in January

A 6% surge in demand for transportation equipment buoys overall durable goods orders, after civilian and defence aircraft orders soared in previous months

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Donald Trump proves that he just cannot take a joke

The new US president is the first since Nixon to break the tradition of nearly a century

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Third time still no charm for star-crossed LSE and Deutsche Boerse

The London Stock Exchange is not hopeful it will get EU approval for its union with its Frankfurt peer, after being asked to sell fixed-income trading platform ...

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Frail, mumbling Robert Mugabe looks death in the eye

But the Zimbabwean president, decked out in cowby hat and Zanu (PF) finery, was showing no signs of stepping down as he celebrated his 93rd birthday

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No legal let-up for French candidates

High-profile probes into France’s presidential frontrunners Fillon and Le Pen raise questions about the independence and neutrality of the justice system

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Hispanic Democrat at helm

Donald Trump is the worst US leader yet, says new party leader after victory

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China becomes Germany’s biggest trading partner for the first time

Germany may refocus its economic policy towards Asia given Trump’s pursuit of protectionism, as China pushes past the US and France

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Tories capture seat held by Labour for more than 80 years

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives secure a landmark victory in a parliamentary by-election, boosting her hand ahead of Brexit negotiations

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North Korea said to have up to 5,000 tonnes of chemical weapons

Traces of nerve agent VX were detected on swabs from the face and eyes of Kim Jong-nam, who was poisoned at Kuala Lumpur airport last week

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Plan to rescue Great Barrier Reef set back about 20 years

Independent report finds that the severity of the damage and the slow trajectory of recovery will hamper the Australian government’s plan to save the coral reef

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North Korea lambasts China for siding with foes

North Korea has conducted five nuclear tests — including two in 2016 — although its claims to be able to miniaturise a nuclear weapon to be mounted on a ...

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France’s Le Pen praises UK’s May

Le Pen has made the end of the single currency and the return to a national currency a cornerstone of her campaign

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Syria talks resume as Damascus stays on war footing

With the odds stacked against him, UN envoy Staffan de Mistura downgrades hope of a breakthrough in Geneva

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Court jails Rodrigo Rato for embezzlement

Former IMF chief handed a sentence of four years and six months for misusing funds when he headed two Spanish banks in 2003-12

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Iraq forces retake IS-held Mosul airport

Control of the airport and Ghazlani military base for the first time since 2014 is a step towards retaking the last remaining IS stronghold in Iraq

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Syrian peace talks resume with low expectations

‘Momentum’ towards further talks is probably the best that can be hoped for, says UN envoy Staffan de Mistura

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