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John Manzoni, a former BP executive who recently joined the civil service, has been chosen as Whitehall’s first chief By Sarah Neville Public Policy Editor
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Turkey’s parliament on Thursday debated whether to authorise the use of force in both Syria and Iraq, even as the country’s By Daniel Dombey in Istanbul
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