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What next for Russia after Navalny?

The European Union plans to hit Apple with a €500mn fine over music streaming, German companies make record investments in the US, and emerging market investors switch to ETFs that exclude China.


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US investors in emerging markets switch to ETFs that exclude China

Navalny’s allies accuse Russian authorities of trying to cover up his death

EU to hit Apple with first ever fine in €500mn penalty over music streaming


The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson, Kasia Broussalian and Marc Filippino. Additional help by Zach St. Louis, Josh Gabert-Doyon, Sam Giovinco, Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva and Gavin Kallmann. Our engineer is Monica Lopez. Topher Forhecz is the FT’s executive producer. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music.


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