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Millions of people in the UK with poor credit histories could struggle to order home Covid-19 test kits because their identity cannot by verified

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India’s non-profits receive more than $2bn a year to fight malnutrition, maternal mortality and illiteracy. But they are viewed with suspicion by Narendra Modi’s government, which has tightened controls on charities

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@EdwardGLuce  @SpiegelPeterI  @RanaForoohart  was a debate unlike any other — in fact, it was not much of a debate at all. Here are the FT’s takeaways: 🎤Trump was unrestrained, even by his own standards 🎤Biden managed to hold his own — but the chaos raised questions about future debates

The UK has recorded its highest ever daily tally of coronavirus cases and the largest number of deaths since July 1

Priti Patel considered an asylum processing centre on Ascension Island, a south Atlantic territory more than 4,000 miles from the UK

@EdwardGLuce  @SpiegelPeterJ  @RanaForooharanan  Ganesh: If Joe Biden wins November’s presidential election, his campaign will be studied as a clinic in message-discipline. He has skirted the US culture war — but dived into the nation’s economic divide

The UK economy shrank 19.8% in the second quarter — marginally less than estimated but still the largest fall on record and the worst among major economies

There were 10,000 new cases across Spain yesterday alone — a third of them in Madrid — and more than 200 deaths

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FT View: Authorities in Hong Kong have lost popular legitimacy and so have resorted instead to police rule. With no political resolution, the police are expected to govern what has become an ungovernable city. An escalation of the violence is inevitable.

TikTok and WeChat will be removed from all US app stores from Sunday, according to a Trump executive order

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Edward Luce spoke with dozens of officials to discover what went wrong in Donald Trump’s first real crisis — and found a president who ignored increasingly urgent intelligence warnings and dismissed anyone who claimed to know more than him

Opinion: At least 1m people in Britain are estimated to have lost their jobs since March. Dominic Cummings is not one of them. That’s all you need to know about this week in British politics

Opinion: Argentine President Mauricio Macri has lost touch with reality, and that may have scared markets even more than the prospect of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s return.

‘Jacob Rees-Mogg you're right. You don't need to visit the border... you need to have lived here.’ Belfast-born actor Stephen Rea explores the real impact of Brexit and the uncertainty of the future of the Irish border in a short film written by Clare Dwyer Hogg.

The Brazilian real is already the worst performing currency in the world this year, but analysts and investors warn it could still fall further

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The Catalan election results make it clear: the independence movement has won. Now comes the hard part

While Spain, France and the UK are experiencing a second surge in Covid-19 infections, Italy has kept the disease under control. Here's why:

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