UK chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng has vowed to double down on his controversial tax-cutting drive despite investor jitters, at least 41 people have died in protests in Iran sparked by the death of a young woman who was arrested for allegedly violating Islamic dress code. Plus, the FT’s Polina Ivanova explains how Russia’s military conscription is affecting remote regions of the country.

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Radical UK budget prompts backlash on Tory backbenches

Investors warn Kwarteng that fiscal plan threatens markets’ confidence in UK

Death toll from Iranian protests climbs to 41

‘Everyone will get snatched off the street’: mobilisation brings Ukraine war home to Russians

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