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EU reform to help beat legacy tussles

Place in the sun: a villa in Mougins, southern France Owners of French gîtes, Spanish poolside villas and Italian ski chalets will finally be able to decide who can inherit their getaways after a new…


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US approves oil exports to Mexico

©Bloomberg The Obama administration has approved the first exports of US crude to Mexico as the strains of a low oil price strengthen industry calls for a blanket export ban to be lifted. Crude exports…


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Google: Letters of intent

Under the Alphabet umbrella, the internet group seeks to distinguish the visionary from the wacky Some of Google’s recent innovations: a contact lens that monitors health; a self-driving car; Makani’s wind-generating kites; and Nest No,…


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Kerry urges Cuba to escape cold war amber

The US reopened its embassy in Havana on Friday, ending a diplomatic freeze with Cuba that dated back to the Cold War. John Kerry, the US secretary of state, attended the flag-raising ceremony, in what…


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Scandinavians claim the moral high ground

Flights of fancy are brought to earth quickly while UK and US executives cling grimly to their jobs Which is worse? Sending a private jet to pick up your wallet or rigging a global interest…


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Photography in Arles

‘Passion de Réattu (d’après La vision de Jacob)’, Arles (2005), by Lucien Clergue (1934-2014). Musée Réattu d’Arles, donated by the artist (2006) ©Lucien Clergue/Photo Association Dire Picasso’s ‘Guernica’, by Ansel Adams (1902-84). Museum of Modern…


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Rosneft puts new projects on back burner

©Reuters Rosneft treatement facility in Siberia More On this topic IN Oil & Gas Rosneft is to shift its focus to increasing production at existing oilfields, its chief executive has said — in a tacit…


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Skiing in China

After Beijing’s selection to host the Olympic Games, here is a look at what skiing there is like ©Simon Song Children show their support for Beijing’s bid at Yanqing, venue for the Alpine skiing events…


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For our aisles only: Limited editions

Limited editions are a great way for shops to attract customers. But what is the cost of so many exclusives to the designer? ©Shonagh Rae The trick to successful fashion retail is exclusivity. Traditionally, large…


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Berlin signals go-ahead for Greek bailout

©AFP Germany has signalled it will give the go-ahead to a €85bn third bailout for Greece later on Friday after days of concern that it could block an early agreement. After Athens and officials from…