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Grand tour

City leaders with a desire to improve quality of life shouldn’t just draw up plans at their desks: they need to see how things work in other towns and cities. The answers are out there. To get you started, we’ve devised…

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City saviours

It takes just one passionate patron or one clear-sighted business owner to start turning round a city’s fortunes. From encouraging back rare birds to battling poverty, here’s our crack squad of urban fixers.

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Express delivery

Henry Ford and Interstate highways put paid to the US railway’s glory years but new higher-speed projects could make riding the tracks part of life once more. Well, one day anyway.

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Back to the future

We travel back to a time when there was still hope for Berlin’s new airport and find out why it still hasn’t got off the ground, look ahead to the arrival of driverless cars – and ask whether they’re driving a future that…

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Clouds on the horizon

From its base in Austria’s capital, the International Atomic Energy Agency keeps a weather eye on global nuclear risks. According to its head, Yukiya Amano, the outlook has rarely been stormier.

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Politics briefing

The Oregon governor who's the antithesis of Donald Trump, a ne'er-do-well election line-up in Liberia and overdue renovations at Vienna's Hofburg Palace.

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Diplomacy briefing

Taiwan's representative to the UK on his country's relationship with China, Roma culture in the German capital and the man in the middle of Greek-Turkish spats.

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Defence briefing

Finland goes shopping, Indonesia gets a new frigate, Colombia looks to plug a few post-Farc voids and Singapore finds a new place to park its F15s.

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Cities briefing

Seoul's mayor adds some soul to his city, the Polish government has new-airport aspirations and Canada's largest ferry operator gets set to revitalise its fleet.

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China in his hands?

Xi Jinping may remain popular but with a worsening economy, dangerous pollution levels and a newly unpredictable relationship with the US, how strong is the president’s grip on his country?

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Steppe change

With China and Russia as neighbours, Mongolia’s future rests on pragmatism and smart planning. We look at the forces driving the growth of central Asia’s oasis of democracy.

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Open plan

As the rest of the world closes its doors, Argentina is opening up. Treasury minister Nicolás Dujovne tells us about leaving his country’s protectionist past behind and stepping into a free future.

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Politics briefing

Francis Kéré’s dreams of a new parliament in Ouagadougou, the Polish government’s power grab and a new name in Korean politics.

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Diplomacy briefing

The Japanese diplomats digging up documents to claim territory, what the Vatican and Italy agree to disagree on and Australia’s expansion in Latin America.

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Defence briefing

Who the Thais are buying from and what that says about the region, a game changer in the helicopter industry and is it time for an EU army?

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