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Closing a 25-year chapter with Russia

ft.com — By ramping up sanctions on Moscow in response to its persistent destabilisation of Ukraine, the US and its European allies are closing a chapter in their relationship with post-communist Russia. They are recognising the breakdown of a 25-year effort
Jul 29, 2014

"Russia's attempt at building a modern state and society is running into the sands" ft.com/cms/s/0/4e2157… via @jsphctrl

Jul 29, 2014

RT @georgemagnus1: Read/file under 'fin de siecle moments': Closing a 25-year chapter with Russia on.ft.com/1nZ6Lii via @FT Sobering thoughts to ponder

Jul 29, 2014

FT editorial on Russia and the west: "the breakdown of a 25-year effort to forge constructive ties" on.ft.com/1nROOnf

Jul 29, 2014

RT @jason_corcoran: FT: US and European allies are closing a 25-year bid to forge constructive ties with Russia + bring it in from cold ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/4…

Jul 29, 2014

FT: US and European allies are closing a 25-year bid to forge constructive ties with Russia + bring it in from cold ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/4…

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Ebola stirs noise while silence greets other killers

ft.com — The Ebola virus, which has struck more than 1,000 people in three African countries since May, can kill as many as nine-tenths of the people it infects. It is one of the most deadly agents of disease, and an even more potent inspiration of horror.
Jul 29, 2014

RT @ftcomment: Peter Piot, who co-discovered the Ebola virus in 1976, on what must be done today: on.ft.com/1nRnsxo

Jul 29, 2014

RT @ftcomment: Peter Piot, who co-discovered the Ebola virus in 1976, on what must be done today: on.ft.com/1nRnsxo

Beware this latest digital contagion

ft.com — After a long period of incubation, I fear the boyfriend's digital paranoia has fully infected me. It began when I started to suffer from a lingering sense of inadequacy about how many times I'd reused the same eight-character password across multiple websites.

Elliott founder warns on dangers of electromagnetic pulse

ft.com — Hedge fund manager Paul Singer, famed for aggressively chasing governments for unpaid debts, has revealed his biggest fear - and it has nothing to do with interest rates or political instability. The American billionaire has used the latest letter
Jul 29, 2014

RT @andrew_ward1: Forget Argentine debt, hedge fund boss Paul Singer reveals his greatest fear: electromagnetic solar pulses on.ft.com/1oH1lJf

Jul 29, 2014

RT @James_v_S: Elliott founder warns on dangers of electromagnetic pulse on.ft.com/1oH1lJf Wow dude, get some sleep...

Jul 29, 2014

Forget Argentine debt, hedge fund boss Paul Singer reveals his greatest fear: electromagnetic solar pulses on.ft.com/1oH1lJf

Twitter jumps 30% on rising user numbers

ft.com — Shares in Twitter jumped 30 per cent in after-hours trading in New York after the messaging platform beat analysts' earnings expectations by reporting accelerated user growth in the second quarter. Dick Costolo, chief executive, said changes to make
Jul 29, 2014

RT @hannahkuchler: Twitter soars 30 per cent on rising user numbers - my first take on FT.com $TWTR ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/2…

Jul 29, 2014

Twitter soars 30 per cent on rising user numbers - my first take on FT.com $TWTR ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/2…

Questions resurface on rationale for Israeli invasion of Gaza

ft.com — Doubts about Israel's rationale for declaring war on Hamas and invading Gaza have resurfaced amid an argument over who gave the orders for the kidnapping and killing of three Jewish teenagers in the West Bank city of Hebron last month - the act that
Jul 29, 2014

RT @borzou: Controversy surfaces over Netanyahu's rationale for launching war against #Gaza, writes @JohninJerusalem in @FT on.ft.com/1rCohs8

‘Known unknowns’ about Scotland’s place in Europe

ft.com — In a little under two months Scots may vote to end their 300 year-old union with England. But their country is also part of a younger union in which most Scots wish to remain. Could Scotland keep EU membership rights on independence day? It is an
Jul 29, 2014

Important piece also for Spain & Catalonia - ‘Scotland’s place in Europe - FT.com on.ft.com/UIYYtf via @FT

Financial window closes for Moscow businesses

ft.com — Even before Russia was hit with the latest round of western sanctions on Tuesday, the mood in Moscow was as if the blow had already landed. After a month-long lull, financing conditions for Russian companies were fast deteriorating, according to

Pressure builds for more homes built on greenbelt

ft.com — Just over two years ago David Cameron made a passionate speech calling for new garden cities - self-contained communities surrounded by protected countryside - inspired by examples such as Letchworth and Welwyn Garden City. "Green, planned, secure,

Rearranging the ISINs on the Titanic

ftalphaville.ft.com — We are one day away from Argentina's second default this century. Drama or farce? Farce. For all the confusion that was on show in Judge Griesa's hearing last week, about whether Argentina's restructured local-law bonds should join the foreign-law debt within the pile of paper at risk...
Jul 29, 2014

There's a nice little Argentine term, "viveza criolla." Aplicable here? Dunno, but sure came to mind. @jsphctrl ftalphaville.ft.com/2014/07/29/191…

Jul 29, 2014

Meanwhile, in pari passu, a few days before the default - they've been arguing about ISINs. Really. on.ft.com/WLDspT

NYT profits tumble 54% as ad sales drop

ft.com — A fall in advertising revenues and stepped-up investment in digital products outweighed rises in digital subscribers and circulation revenue at the New York Times, sending headline profit 54 per cent lower in the second quarter. Net income of $9.2m,
Jul 29, 2014

RT @shannonpareil: .@NYT says some consumers "confused" by increased number of digital subscription options. on.ft.com/1qhh2VE

Jul 29, 2014

.@NYT says some consumers "confused" by increased number of digital subscription options. on.ft.com/1qhh2VE

Drugmakers juggle non-core assets

ft.com — Reckitt Benckiser's planned spin-off of its pharmaceuticals division adds to a dizzying range of deals in the pharmaceuticals and consumer healthcare sectors this year as groups look to boost shareholder value by ramping up their strongest
Jul 29, 2014

Grt pic MT @FT Big pharma rethinks portfolios amid shrinking drug pipelines, patent expiries on.ft.com/1nQid14 pic.twitter.com/Vze04LD3U5

Ebola sparks W Africa epidemic fears

video.ft.com — Ebola sparks W Africa epidemic fears Jul 29, 2014 : The death toll from the worst outbreak of incurable haemorrhagic fever Ebola is mounting. For the first time the disease has spread to major urban centres. Africa editor Javier Blas looks at what governments are doing to keep a lid on the problem.

Android devices ‘threatened by fake apps’

ft.com — Google's Android operating system is making mobile devices vulnerable to cyber criminals seeking to access users' personal information, according to researchers who claim to have found a flaw in the software. Hackers can create a fake identification

UK mortgage approvals rise for first time in five months

ft.com — UK mortgage approvals increased in June for the first time since January, signalling the disruption caused to the market by new affordability rules may be dissipating. Data released by the Bank of England on Tuesday showed 67,196 mortgages were
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