The White House is facing calls from the US Congress to expel former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro after Sunday’s insurrection, France is set to present a draft law that will raise the country’s retirement age. Plus, the FT’s Sun Yu explains why China is restricting certain domestic companies from going public.

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White House under pressure to expel Jair Bolsonaro after Brazil protests

Beijing blocks listings of ‘red light’ companies to steer funding to strategic sectors

‘We must work longer’: Macron prepares for fight over French pensions reform

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