Iran seizes a British oil tanker
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Iran seizes a British oil tanker

AFTER MORE than a week of warnings, Iran has made good on its threat to seize a British oil tanker. The Stena Impero, a 30,000-ton vessel, was travelling…

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The radical politics of futurists and fascists—and us, here, today
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The radical politics of futurists and fascists—and us, here, today

MUCH OF what exists originated as an inkling in the human mind. That enslaving other people is acceptable; that it is utterly heinous. That a royal despot is…

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Would you live with a Trump supporter?
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Would you live with a Trump supporter?

FOR APARTMENT-HUNTERS in Santa Ana, California, a city about an hour south of Los Angeles, a $625-per-month sublet recently listed on Craigslist, a classified-advertising website, might seem ideal.…

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More than one in five Venezuelans are undernourished
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More than one in five Venezuelans are undernourished

report from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the number of undernourished people in the region—those whose food consumption falls below the levels needed for an active…

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“He’s serious about change. And Ukrainians believe him”—Volodymyr Zelensky’s bid for reform
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“He’s serious about change. And Ukrainians believe him”—Volodymyr Zelensky’s bid for reform

VOLODYMYR ZELENSKY’S Servant of the People party looks set to make big gains in Ukraine’s parliament this weekend. It must, if it wants to weaken oligarchs’ hold over…

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“The Lion King” remake opts for style over substance
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“The Lion King” remake opts for style over substance

DISNEY IS fixated on remakes of its classic cartoons. Already this year, “Dumbo” and “Aladdin” have been added to a roster that included “Cinderella”, “The Jungle Book” and…

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America claims to have downed an Iranian drone
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America claims to have downed an Iranian drone

ONE MONTH after Iran shot an uncrewed American spy plane out of the sky in the Strait of Hormuz, America has returned the favour. On July 18th the…

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More than one in five Venezuelans are undernourished
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More than one in five Venezuelans are undernourished

report from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the number of undernourished people in the region—those whose food consumption falls below the levels needed for an active…

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Ebola has been declared an international public health emergency
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Ebola has been declared an international public health emergency

EBOLA SHOULD never have made it to Goma, the second biggest city in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It did because a pastor, who had…

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Profits are down in America Inc
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Profits are down in America Inc

“IT’S NOT that bad,” remarked Jamie Dimon, boss of JP Morgan Chase, of the global economy on July 16th. But, Wall Street’s favourite banker had to concede, business…

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