Germany’s Social Democrats vote for formal coalition talks with Angela Merkel
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Germany’s Social Democrats vote for formal coalition talks with Angela Merkel

KaffeeklatschJan 21st 2018by J.C. | BONNtwitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconDELEGATES of Germany’s centre-left Social Democratic party (SPD) have voted by 56.4% for formal coalition negotiations with Angela…

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Witch trials in the context of the Reformation
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Witch trials in the context of the Reformation

ErasmusJan 21st 2018by ERASMUStwitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconLAST year, as Europe marked the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, thousands of words were penned by people trying to…

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Why driverless cars may mean jams tomorrow
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Why driverless cars may mean jams tomorrow

print-edition icon Print edition | Finance and economicsJan 20th 2018twitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconTHE most distractingly unrealistic feature of most science fiction—by some margin—is how the great…

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Despite diplomatic rows, Japan and South Korea are growing closer
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Despite diplomatic rows, Japan and South Korea are growing closer

print-edition icon Print edition | AsiaJan 18th 2018 | SEOUL AND TOKYOtwitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconYU MYUNG-SU and his friends have been fans of Japanese culture for…

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Hostility to immigration used to be found in both parties
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Hostility to immigration used to be found in both parties

print-edition icon Print edition | United StatesJan 18th 2018twitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconONE moonlit night 13 years ago Jennifer crossed into Texas, squeezed into a car footwell.…

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Why the oil price is so high
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Why the oil price is so high

print-edition icon Print edition | Finance and economicsJan 18th 2018twitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconPERHAPS the most vexing thing for those watching the oil industry is not the…

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Leonard Bernstein at 100
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Leonard Bernstein at 100

print-edition icon Print edition | Books and artsJan 18th 2018twitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconIF YOU were a well-heeled Massachusetts lady in the late 1920s and wanted your…

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The #MeToo movement arrives in the people’s republic
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The #MeToo movement arrives in the people’s republic

print-edition icon Print edition | ChinaJan 18th 2018 | BEIJINGtwitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconWHEN Luo Xixi was studying for a PhD at Beihang University in Beijing, her…

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A weak market for football rights suggests a lower value for sport
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A weak market for football rights suggests a lower value for sport

print-edition icon Print edition | BusinessJan 18th 2018twitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconFOR years the cost of rights to broadcast major sports in America and Europe has trended…

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The biggest rocket in the world prepares for its maiden voyage
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The biggest rocket in the world prepares for its maiden voyage

print-edition icon Print edition | Science and technologyJan 18th 2018twitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconTECHNOLOGICAL progress is not always straightforward. Before Concorde’s first commercial flight in 1976 supersonic…

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