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China braced for lose-lose scenario as US election fuels unease

Who would China vote for in next month’s US presidential election? The question, though hypothetical, is of the utmost importance. US-China relations have crashed so emphatically since Donald Trump entered the White House in 2017 that analysts now routinely discuss the risk of superpower conflict. In China’s eyes, the choice …

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Perishers – 14th October 2020

Perishers originally ran from 1959 to 2006. The strip is still so popular today that we decided to reprint the best of the strips by Maurice Dodd and Dennis Collins

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Rents outside London hit record high of £964 per month

Rents outside London hit a record high of £964 per month as families shun inner city flats for bigger homes during the pandemic. The figure is 2.4 per cent higher than a year ago, with prices being driven by strong demand for two and three bedroom properties, says property website …

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Europe to hit US with tariffs worth £3bn

The EU has been given permission to hit the US with tariffs worth £3billion after the World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruled Washington illegally gave money to the plane maker Boeing. The EU can now slap goods such as blueberries and exercise bikes with levies. The WTO ruling against Washington is …

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ALEX BRUMMER: The perils of closing Britain

The annual gathering of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) without the cacophony of voices heard when you bring together financial officials, economists and bankers in one place cannot be re-created online. It is the focused conversations in and around the IMF/World Bank meetings which make them the Wimbledon of global …

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