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Japan’s trade deficit has hit an all-time high as imports were swollen by higher energy prices and a weak yen.

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Manmohan Singh: 'No grievance can justify resort to terror'

From an address by the Prime Minister of India to a Joint Session of the United States Congress, at the Capitol, in Washington DC

The Third Leader: Top Marx

Gordon Brown: Europe needs to meet and master globalisation

From a speech by the Chancellor of the Exchequer to the European Parliament Economic Committee, meeting in Brussels

Letter: Climate change

Sir: Your correspondent M A Lees (letter, 29 January) is right to point out that a retreat from globalisation and attendant economic contraction is a necessary condition of averting catastrophic climate change. But to suggest that "the cure is almost as bad as the disease" is very misleading.

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Mai Yamani: Saudi society stands at a critical crossroads

From a speech by the expert on Saudi Arabia, given to Queen Mary, University of London

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