The arrest of Michael Calvey, an American investor, shocks Russia’s business community
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The arrest of Michael Calvey, an American investor, shocks Russia’s business community

EuropeFeb 16th 2019 | MOSCOWtwitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconTHE RUSSIAN Investment Forum, a yearly pow-wow for business bigwigs, bills itself as a platform for “presenting Russia’s investment…

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An ageing world needs more resourceful robots
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An ageing world needs more resourceful robots

print-edition icon Print edition | InternationalFeb 16th 2019twitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconWHEN GILL PRATT sat down to discuss the job of running the Toyota Research Institute, the…

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A ruling about a Jewish teacher in London will help devout bosses
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A ruling about a Jewish teacher in London will help devout bosses

ErasmusFeb 15th 2019by ERASMUStwitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconBY CONTEMPORARY standards the personal life of Zelda De Groen, who taught at a nursery school in north London, could…

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Donald Trump declares a national emergency
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Donald Trump declares a national emergency

Democracy in AmericaFeb 15th 2019by J.E.F. | WASHINGTON, DCtwitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconEditor’s note: This is an updated version of an article that was first published on…

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A deadly bombing provokes a crisis between India and Pakistan
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A deadly bombing provokes a crisis between India and Pakistan

AsiaFeb 15th 2019twitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconA HUGE CAR bomb struck a convoy of paramilitary police in Indian-administered Kashmir on February 14th, killing at least 40 paramilitary…

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Theresa May loses yet another Brexit vote
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Theresa May loses yet another Brexit vote

BritainFeb 15th 2019twitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconNO PRIME MINISTER likes being defeated in Parliament. Yet Theresa May must at least be getting used to it. On February…

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Obituary: Opportunity, a rover on Mars, was declared lost on February 12th
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Obituary: Opportunity, a rover on Mars, was declared lost on February 12th

ObituariesFeb 15th 2019twitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconIT TRAVELLED more than half a billion kilometres simply as a passenger, sleeping dreamless, vacuum-packed. The five-and-a-half-month voyage was devoid of…

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Disputes over defence budgets will continue to divide NATO
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Disputes over defence budgets will continue to divide NATO

Feb 15th 2019twitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconNATO HAS had a rocky couple of years. The organisation’s official target for its members’ defence spending, at 2% of GDP,…

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Mike Pompeo’s shambolic summit in Warsaw
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Mike Pompeo’s shambolic summit in Warsaw

Middle East and AfricaFeb 15th 2019twitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconTHE TEAM in charge of organising President Donald Trump’s Iran policy could barely organise a conference. Representatives of…

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Greece-Turkey relations could be improved by reopening a historic seminary
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Greece-Turkey relations could be improved by reopening a historic seminary

EuropeFeb 15th 2019 | ISTANBULtwitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconPERCHED atop an island on the Marmara Sea, off the coast of Istanbul, and accessible only on foot or…

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The Catalan issue pushes Spain to the brink of yet another election
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The Catalan issue pushes Spain to the brink of yet another election

print-edition icon Print edition | EuropeFeb 16th 2019 | MADRIDtwitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconTHE NOTION that Pedro Sánchez could govern his country for long without calling a…

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Donald Trump plans to declare a national emergency
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Donald Trump plans to declare a national emergency

Democracy in AmericaFeb 15th 2019by J.E.F. | WASHINGTON, DCtwitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconON FEBRUARY 14th America avoided another shutdown when both chambers of Congress passed a spending…

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Why do baths incubate ideas?
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Why do baths incubate ideas?

ProsperoFeb 14th 2019by M.H.twitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconBATHS ARE everywhere—and not just in bathrooms. Once you start to look for them, they can be found in the…

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Yet another critic of the president is arrested in the Philippines
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Yet another critic of the president is arrested in the Philippines

print-edition icon Print edition | AsiaFeb 14th 2019twitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconOFFICERS FROM the National Bureau of Investigation arrived late in the afternoon. They told journalists at…

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Liberalism’s betrayal of itself—and the way back
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Liberalism’s betrayal of itself—and the way back

Open FutureFeb 14th 2019by HANS KUNDNANItwitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconLiberals used to be famous for battling each other as much as their opponents on the far left…

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Britain’s exporters face an early Brexit
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Britain’s exporters face an early Brexit

BritainFeb 14th 2019twitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconTO SAIL, OR not to sail. That is the question for Britain’s exporters.How, exactly, Britain leaves the European Union on March…

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Amazon pulls out of its New York headquarters
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Amazon pulls out of its New York headquarters

Business and financeFeb 14th 2019twitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconEditor’s note: This is an updated version of an article that was first published on February 14th 2019. It…

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A poignant novel about grief, language, life and death
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A poignant novel about grief, language, life and death

CultureFeb 14th 2019twitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconWhere Reasons End. By Yiyun Li. Random House; 192 pages; $25. Hamish Hamilton; £12.99“WHERE ELSE can we meet but in stories…

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A year after the massacre of 14 high-school students, what has changed?
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A year after the massacre of 14 high-school students, what has changed?

Democracy in AmericaFeb 13th 2019by M.S.R. | WASHINGTON, DCtwitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconPUBLIC REACTION to school shootings in America follows a familiar pattern: an outpouring of grief…

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Lindsey Vonn, the most dominant alpine skier ever, retires
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Lindsey Vonn, the most dominant alpine skier ever, retires

Game theoryFeb 13th 2019by J.S.twitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconON FEBRUARY 11th Lindsey Vonn, the most exciting racer to ever click on a pair of skis, competed one…

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How dog breeds get recognised in America
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How dog breeds get recognised in America

The Economist explainsFeb 13th 2019by K.W. | NEW YORKtwitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconFEBRUARY 12TH was showtime for some of the world’s finest purebred canines. Around 3,000 entrants,…

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