At the local museum in the central Italian town of Foligno, some 80 people gathered on Sunday to watch a Kremlin-backed propaganda film about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The Witness — which depicts Ukrainian soldiers as Nazis pledging allegiance to Hitler, waving Mein Kampf and committing atrocities — played to empty cinemas in Russia last
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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. Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh has tendered his resignation, in a long-anticipated move that could set the stage for a new technocratic government responsible for the reconstruction of Gaza. Shtayyeh on Monday offered his resignation
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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. Rishi Sunak has urged MPs to stop using words that “inflame” community tensions, as he denounced comments last week by former Tory deputy chair Lee Anderson as “wrong”. Anderson was suspended from the Tory whip
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After spending the past decade as the car industry’s loudest champions of hybrid vehicles, Toyota executives could be forgiven for feeling some measure of vindication. The Japanese carmaker’s dogged determination to pour billions into hybrid vehicles that combine batteries with the traditional internal combustion engine drew criticism from investors and environmentalists alike. Consumers would balk
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Even during the first blush of the honeymoon period that attended China’s accession to the World Trade Organization in 2001, it was clear that Washington and Beijing were — as a Chinese idiom has it — “sharing a bed but dreaming different dreams”. Bill Clinton, the then US president, hailed China’s membership as “removing [Beijing’s]
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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. Bond vigilantism is resurgent in the market for sovereign debt. That emerged with remorseless clarity from the brutal sell-off of UK gilts that toppled hapless British prime minister Liz Truss. Could the fiscal disciplinarians of
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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 author of ‘How to Be a Better Leader’ and is a visiting professor at Bayes Business School, City, University of London They are supposed to be the bridge between senior leaders and
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A battle over workers’ rights is already prompting disquiet across UK boardrooms and will play a central role in the next general election campaign as Labour seeks to strengthen the role of unions in workplaces.  Banning zero-hour contracts, ending “fire and rehire” tactics and giving staff protection against unfair dismissal from day one are some
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Stay informed with free updates Simply sign up to the War in Ukraine myFT Digest — delivered directly to your inbox. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has told the US that Ukraine needs the $60bn aid currently stuck in a congressional stand-off within a month. Zelenskyy said the long-awaited package was about military not financial support and
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Stay informed with free updates Simply sign up to the War in Ukraine myFT Digest — delivered directly to your inbox. We cannot know if Vladimir Putin timed Alexei Navalny’s death to mark 10 years (give or take a few days) since his proxy Viktor Yanukovych’s removal as Ukrainian president after protests in Kyiv’s Independence
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