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Sectarian fires fuel European terrorism: Choosing sides in the Sunni-Shia conflict will only ensure safe spaces for jihadis.

The FT's Philip Stephens writes: "There was no linear connection between the events in Riyadh and Manchester — no obvious pathway between US president Donald Trump’s speech to Arab leaders in the Saudi Arabian capital and the wicked act of terrorism at a pop concert in the north of England.
For all that, we should feel uncomfortable with the coincidence. The perpetrators alone bear responsibility for murderous bombings such as that in Manchester. There is no room for “ifs” or “buts” or for spurious moral equivalence in such matters.

It would also be a mistake to pretend that Islamist extremism is indifferent to the policies of western governments. At its most basic, the latest in the long line of indiscriminate attacks in European cities was a reminder that we cannot build walls against the world beyond." Read more at FT.com

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Not a #tbt: Tens of thousands converged on Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate on Thursday to catch a glimpse of former US president Barack Obama and current German Chancellor Angela Merkel attending commemorations marking the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

They also came to say goodbye to a leader who sprinkled a touch of rock-star glamour on the US-German relationship. Many in Germany see that friendship imperilled by the new US president, whose apparent rejection of open borders, free trade and tolerance of minorities has thrown the postwar Atlantic alliance into question.

Read more at FT.com

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FT Photo Diary 📸: Palestinians spend time at the beach at sunset in Gaza City on May 24, 2017.

See more photos from around the world at FT.com/week-in-pictures 📷: MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images

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Today in Manchester: 13-year-old Iqra Saied, who attended the Ariana Grande concert, looks at floral tributes and messages as the working day began on May 24, 2017 in Manchester.

Follow the latest on the attack, and the investigation, at FT.com

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When the Pope met the president: Pope Francis and Donald Trump have met for the first time after in Rome.

The two have clashed on key global issues from migration to climate change, with the pontiff wishing the US president “good luck” after a private 29-minute encounter at the Vatican. “I won’t forget what you said,” Trump told the Pope afterwards, without revealing what the men had discussed.

In a statement, the Holy See said Trump’s discussions at the Vatican were “cordial”, reflecting “good existing bilateral relations”. The Vatican expressed hope for “serene collaboration” between the US government and the Catholic Church on “healthcare, education and assistance to immigrants”. Read more at FT.com

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Donald Trump and Theresa May have both buried the legacies of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher: Here's how confidence in the benefits of free markets and free trade has been lost.

The FT's Martin Wolf writes: "Confidence in the benefits of free markets, free trade and free movement of people has been lost in both countries. Conservative thinking has become more tribal, less global. The devastation caused by the financial crisis of 2007-09 is one explanation. Hostility to immigration is another.
Without the latter, Hillary Clinton would probably be president of the US and David Cameron would be prime minister of the UK. The traditions have returned to different roots: the hierarchical paternalism of English conservatism; the Jacksonian populism of the US." Read more at FT.com

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🇬🇧People are gathering in Manchester for a vigil in solidarity with those killed and injured in the May 22 terror attack at the Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena. Twenty two people have been killed and dozens injured in Britain's deadliest terror attack in over a decade.

In an FT View, the editors wrote that, "Manchester has faced terrorism before and prevailed. It will do so again," adding: "The only fitting response to terrorism is collective resolve. We cannot forget these assaults, but neither should we let them change our way of life. Democratic societies depend on open and honest public discussion. ... Resolve must extend across borders, too. Every attack is a reminder that international security co-operation is the key to fighting terror. The overwhelming messages of sympathy and solidarity from around the world bear witness to that." Follow the latest at FT.com

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FT Photo Diary 📸: Don't look 👀 down: Visitors and a dog stand on the new 'Skywalk' viewing platform on the Sonnenstein mountain in the Eichsfeld region near Bad Lauterberg im Harz, central Germany, on May 22, 2017.

See more photos from around the world at FT.com/week-in-pictures 📷: MARTIN SCHUTT/AFP/Getty Images

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FT Photo Diary 📸: The skyline of Dubai is pictured from the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world standing at 828 metres, last week.

See more photos from around the world at FT.com/week-in-pictures 📷: GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images

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Donald Trump’s unpredictability is destabilising the world: while US allies are in disarray, China and Russia can advance their interests.

The FT's Gideon Rachman writes: "Donald Trump is very proud of his unpredictability. The US president likes to boast that — unlike Barack Obama — he has no intention of signalling his plans to the world.

But, as Mr Trump pursues his first presidential trip overseas, the costs of his unpredictability are becoming clear. Many of America’s allies are in a state of confusion and alarm. And America’s adversaries, in particular China and Russia, are taking advantage of the disarray to advance their own interests.

The problem is that Mr Trump is prone to treat foreign countries like rival businesses — that can be alternately wooed and destabilised — as the US president practises the “art of the deal”. But in diplomacy, unpredictability can be dangerous." Read more at FT.com

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FT Photo Diary 📸: Sun shines on a rapeseed field in Muenzenberg near Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, on May 21, 2017.

See more photos from around the world at FT.com/week-in-pictures 📷: FRANK RUMPENHORST/AFP/Getty Images

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The FT documented Venezuela's spiralling violence and economic, social and political crisis in the oil-rich nation.

Once touted as a beacon of revolutionary socialism, today there are fears that Venezuela is on the cusp of becoming a failed state.

Watch our latest Story for a preview over the full feature film – Thug Nation: Venezuela’s broken revolution – or click the link our bio to see the whole video.

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