An election upset in the Maldives
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An election upset in the Maldives

“Maniac” is ambitious, unusual and totally empty
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“Maniac” is ambitious, unusual and totally empty

Netflix’s new miniseries is a cautionary tale, but not in a way its makers would have wanted

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John McDonnell offers an ambitious alternative economic policy
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What to do about Africa’s dangerous baby boom
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What to do about Africa’s dangerous baby boom

Argentina’s president struggles with a sinking economy
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Argentina’s president struggles with a sinking economy

Failure to deal with a currency crisis casts doubt over his hopes of re-election

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A scary election in Brazil
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A scary election in Brazil

The country’s next president could save or sabotage Latin America’s biggest democracy

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What is the Northern Sea Route?
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What is the Northern Sea Route?

The swampy business of lobbying for foreign governments
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The swampy business of lobbying for foreign governments

Paul Manafort’s trials have drawn attention to a dubious practice in Washington

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Storms in America and the Pacific are evidence of climate change
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Storms in America and the Pacific are evidence of climate change

Governments are getting a bit better at dealing with threats like Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut

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America’s tariffs on China are likely to last for some time
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