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April 2017

How to: start a fashion brand, join the indie sports team and look hot (in a considered way). Plus: On patrol with a more vigilant Swedish army, our inaugural HQ Audit, the prime minister of Malta on a tough Brexit and our EXPO on the juicy delights of Thailand's blissed-out party Wonderfruit

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Editor's letter

Our editor in chief on why “Made in the US” was making a fashion comeback back before Trump turned up and how to get the best out of this well-dressed issue.

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Fluorescent preadolescents

From the playhouse to acid house, when kids party they party hard. Can the parents keep up?

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Showing their rage

One group of senior dissenters has fought injustice for 30 years. We meet the Raging Grannies.

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Close Thais

In the fiercely competitive world of mall development, Thailand’s Siam Piwat is the gold standard. CEO Chadatip Chutrakul makes sure it stays that way with a team of visionaries.

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Faith in the future

As resilient and storied as the city she calls home, Marianne Faithfull is far from your average grande rock’n’roll dame.

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Career advisers

With the German chancellor’s position hanging in the balance, we ask politicians, journalists, media experts and more to give us their angle on Angela’s next move – was jetzt?

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Economy briefing

Pulitzer-winning author Thomas Friedman on globalisation, how the Netherlands is capitalising on Brexit and Australia’s plans for growth.

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Diplomacy briefing

The boom in embassy building in Canberra and the return of diplomatic relations in Libya. Plus: Nato’s man in Moscow bows out of his “kamikaze” job.

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Defence briefing

Nuclear take-off in North Korea, the ongoing flight of the Warthog and dealing with cyber security.

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Cities briefing

Mayor Solly Msimanga is fighting corruption in Tshwane, South Africa. Plus: getting Yangon on the move again and news from Buenos Aires and Madrid.

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Uniting nation

Having only 430,000 fellow countrymen hasn’t stopped Maltese prime minister Joseph Muscat from becoming an EU leader of influence.

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Well served

What if hotels and restaurants were unable to employ the global workforce that has made them so successful? If you like your flat white with a smile, read on.

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Cruise control

As Paolo Vitelli prepares to hand the reins of his world-dominating luxury-yacht business to his daughter, it seems unlikely that he will be heading into retirement quietly.

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Cultural oasis

Every year fans of modernism descend on Palm Springs for a celebration that treats designers and architects like movie stars. Cocktail in hand, we joined the throng and took in the lasting legacy of California’s mid-century…

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A new chapter

Independent bookshops in China are operating with a new lease of life. We find a quiet corner in three of the best to find out how they keep customers coming back.

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