In Venezuela, Vladimir Putin fights for his own future
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In Venezuela, Vladimir Putin fights for his own future

EuropeFeb 1st 2019twitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconONE MORNING in September 2009, a gaggle of powerful Kremlin figures lined up at the residence of Dmitry Medvedev, then Russia’s…

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Thanks to education, global fertility could fall faster than expected
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Thanks to education, global fertility could fall faster than expected

print-edition icon Print edition | InternationalJan 31st 2019 | NAIROBI, SEOUL AND TORODItwitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconTHE AVERAGE woman in Niger has seven children. The average South…

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A charismatic populist aims for El Salvador’s presidency
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A charismatic populist aims for El Salvador’s presidency

print-edition icon Print edition | The AmericasJan 31st 2019 | SAN SALVADORtwitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconTHE PLAZAS in San Salvador’s historical centre were once decrepit and dangerous.…

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Recent events highlight an unpleasant scientific practice: ethics dumping
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Recent events highlight an unpleasant scientific practice: ethics dumping

print-edition icon Print edition | Science and technologyJan 31st 2019 | BEIJINGtwitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconTHE ANNOUNCEMENT in November of the editing of the genomes of two…

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Mistakes are the engine of language’s evolution
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Mistakes are the engine of language’s evolution

print-edition icon Print edition | Books and artsJan 31st 2019twitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint icon“I BELIEVE THE children are our future,” sang Whitney Houston, making an obvious fact…

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Africa is heroin’s new highway to the West
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Africa is heroin’s new highway to the West

print-edition icon Print edition | Middle East and AfricaJan 31st 2019 | NAMPULAtwitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconALIZEA SMIT sits on a plastic crate in front of her…

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Cory Booker enters the race
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Cory Booker enters the race

Democracy in AmericaFeb 2nd 2019by LEXINGTON | WASHINGTON, DCtwitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconIF LOVE really does trump hate, as grief-stricken Democrats assured one another after the 2016…

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Why free speech, hate speech and radicalisation are hard to define
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Why free speech, hate speech and radicalisation are hard to define

ErasmusFeb 1st 2019by ERASMUStwitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconIN BRITAIN’s high places, there is much hand-wringing at the moment over the relationships between freedom of belief, hate speech,…

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Why do terrorists claim credit for some attacks but not others?
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Why do terrorists claim credit for some attacks but not others?

Feb 1st 2019twitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconTWO TERRORIST attacks hit the southern Philippines in the final days of January. The first, a double bombing at a Roman…

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Calling in “Team Human” to combat the maladies of digital media
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Calling in “Team Human” to combat the maladies of digital media

Open FutureFeb 1st 2019by K.N.C.twitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconIN 1994 DOUGLAS RUSHKOFF shot onto the digital public sphere with “Cyberia: Life in the Trenches of Hyperspace.” With…

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“Burning” is a thrilling, evasive film
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“Burning” is a thrilling, evasive film

ProsperoFeb 1st 2019by N.B.twitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconLEE CHANG-DONG’S “Burning” arrives in British and Irish cinemas heralded by two prestigious recommendations. One is that it was shortlisted…

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Afghan peace talks, the science of origami and a virtuoso accordionist
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Afghan peace talks, the science of origami and a virtuoso accordionist

PodcastsFeb 1st 2019twitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconAS PROGRESS appears to have been made in peace talks between America and the Taliban, the American Senate urges the Trump…

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America withdraws from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty
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America withdraws from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

United StatesFeb 1st 2019twitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconTHE INTERMEDIATE-RANGE NUCLEAR FORCES TREATY (INF) has been a pillar of arms control for over 30 years. But in recent…

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The battle for Venezuela’s future
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The battle for Venezuela’s future

print-edition icon Print edition | LeadersFeb 2nd 2019twitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconIF PROTESTS ALONE could oust a president, Nicolás Maduro would already be on a plane to…

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How Brussels should respond to Britain’s confused demands
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How Brussels should respond to Britain’s confused demands

print-edition icon Print edition | LeadersFeb 2nd 2019twitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconTHERESA MAY has become so used to losing votes in the House of Commons that when,…

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Italy’s slump reflects trouble both at home and abroad
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Italy’s slump reflects trouble both at home and abroad

print-edition icon Print edition | Finance and economicsFeb 2nd 2019twitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconITALY BOASTS no glittering economic record. GDP growth has trailed the euro-area average every…

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The liberal answer to the crisis in social media
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The liberal answer to the crisis in social media

Open FutureJan 31st 2019by ANDREAS AKTOUDIANAKIStwitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint icon“IT MATTERS not whether individuals reason well or ill…Truth arises from the collision,” said Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron…

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Martin Crimp reimagines “Pamela”
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Martin Crimp reimagines “Pamela”

ProsperoJan 31st 2019by C.M.twitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconIN THE opening scene of “When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other”, a new play by Martin Crimp, a couple…

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Visiting “iPhone City”, El Salvador’s presidential hopeful and Angola’s diamond auction
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Visiting “iPhone City”, El Salvador’s presidential hopeful and Angola’s diamond auction

PodcastsJan 31st 2019twitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconAS TRADE talks with China continue in Washington, our correspondent takes a trip to China’s “iPhone City” to see how the…

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Facebook comes under fresh attack for its data-privacy practices
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Facebook comes under fresh attack for its data-privacy practices

Jan 31st 2019 | SAN FRANCISCOtwitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconJANUARY has been a bad month for Facebook. First came a story showing that the social network has…

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Squeal at no deal
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Squeal at no deal

BritainJan 31st 2019twitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconSINCE THE big fall in sterling in June 2016, when investors were surprised by the referendum result, financial markets have been…

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