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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 writer is president of Queens’ College, Cambridge, and an adviser to Allianz and Gramercy National security experts and financial market traders seem to disagree on what will follow the recent escalation of tensions between
Unlock the Editor’s Digest for free Roula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter. Iran has activated air defence systems across several provinces, according to official news agency IRNA, after reports that an explosion was heard near the city of Isfahan. Tasnim news agency, which is close to Iran’s
Stay informed with free updates Simply sign up to the Cyber Security myFT Digest — delivered directly to your inbox. A few weeks ago, a friend was about to have life-saving brain surgery in Boston when her operation was suddenly cancelled. The reason? A unit of UnitedHealth, the gigantic American conglomerate, suffered a ransomware attack,
Unlock the Editor’s Digest for free Roula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter. Rishi Sunak has been warned by the IMF to take much tougher action to rein in the UK’s public debt, putting a question mark over the prime minister’s cuts to national insurance. The IMF on
A growing number of health-conscious consumers rejecting beer, wine and spirits represents “a big opportunity”, said the chief executive of Japan’s biggest brewer Asahi, who forecast zero- and low-alcohol drinks would generate half of the company’s beverage sales by as early as 2040. Atsushi Katsuki, whose group produces beers including Asahi Super Dry, Peroni Nastro
Unlock the Editor’s Digest for free Roula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter. Israel’s war cabinet met on Sunday afternoon to discuss possible responses to a massive overnight Iranian drone and missile attack, with US President Joe Biden urging restraint as the Middle East edged closer to full-blown
Stay informed with free updates Simply sign up to the Middle Eastern politics & society myFT Digest — delivered directly to your inbox. Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards have seized an Israeli-owned container ship in the latest escalation of hostilities between the Islamic republic and Israel. The capture of the ship comes as Tehran has been
Iran has signalled to allies and western nations that it will retaliate against a suspected Israeli air strike on its Damascus consulate in a “calibrated” manner to keep an all-out regional conflict at bay, according to officials briefed on the talks. Tehran is unlikely to target Israeli diplomatic facilities in the region, said an official
Chinese President Xi Jinping has dispatched a senior official to Pyongyang to reassert China’s “deep friendship” with North Korea, as concern rises in Beijing and Washington over Kim Jong Un’s blossoming alliance with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. The visit by Zhao Leji, the third-ranking member of the Chinese Communist party’s leadership group, the politburo standing
Unlock the Editor’s Digest for free Roula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter. The writer is an external member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee As an American living in London, people regularly tell me England and America are two countries separated by a common language.
Stay informed with free updates Simply sign up to the Artificial intelligence myFT Digest — delivered directly to your inbox. The capability of new artificial intelligence models will surpass human intelligence by the end of next year, so long as the supply of electricity and hardware can satisfy the demands of the increasingly powerful technology,
Unlock the Editor’s Digest for free Roula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter. The evidence is strong, if not quite conclusive, that smartphones damage children and girls in particular. Governments should enact at least some of the legal curbs proposed in Jonathan Haidt’s The Anxious Generation. But take