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Populism and nationalism threaten the European project

Europe in the coming weeks will be facing a host of political and economic challenges that are spooking international investors, endangering American interests and worrying even the most pro-European voices.

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S&P leaves Italy rating unchanged but lowers outlook to negative

Standard & Poor’s on Friday left Italy’s sovereign debt rating unchanged but lowered its outlook to negative from stable, saying that the new government’s policy plans were weighing on the country’s growth and debt prospects.

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Saudi Arabia says kingdom to prosecute Khashoggi killers, lauds US ties

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Saturday that those behind the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi would be prosecuted in the kingdom and that the investigation would take time.

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Chancellor plans High Street rates relief

Philip Hammond is set to announce a £1.5bn lifeline for small retailers in Monday’s Budget.

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Budget 2018: ‘Everything is just stretched to its limit’

People in Scarborough are concerned about hospitals and schools ahead of this year’s Budget.

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Budget 2018: The view from Scarborough

How people in Scarborough, Britain’s “low-pay capital”, are feeling ahead of the Budget.

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How the world is grappling with China’s rising power

The US-China trade war is the most prominent example of countries pushing back against China’s growing influence.

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Global markets in sell-off mode

The S&P 500 is down almost 10% from its September high, while the Nasdaq is off 12% from its record.

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US crude tumbles 12% from high as oil bulls retreat

Crude oil futures posted their third consecutive weekly loss on Friday as the bulls that pushed oil prices to nearly four-year highs head into retreat.

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Facebook finds more fake accounts from Iran

The social network has removed another batch of pages and groups spreading misinformation.