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The time is now

Despite recent turbulence we know that there is always somewhere that’s up-and-coming and places whose doors are open to people who have fresh ideas. So what are you waiting for? Let’s explore.

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Sole charge

Londoners overwhelmingly want to remain in the EU. So what would happen if they did just that? We take a look at how the UK’s capital could make it a reality.

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Upward mobility

Cities around the world are easing freedom of movement to lure the best and most ambitious businesses. We profile the cities that are holding the doors open and meet the mobile entrepreneurs who accepted the invite.

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Open for business

Roberto Azevêdo, director-general of the World Trade Organisation, discusses the challenges facing international trade in the light of Trump’s grumbles and the fallout from Brexit.

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Reading the race

This year’s US presidential election has featured baffling twists and bewildering turns. We meet the correspondents tasked with explaining the inexplicable and translating the debate for their audiences at home.

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Light in the dark

German politician Henriette Reker was stabbed shortly before she became Köln’s new mayor – and just weeks later hundreds more women were assaulted. At a time of social and political unrest, can she give the city a glimmer…

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Americas briefing

There’s no love lost between journalists and politicians but at least Portland is in a caring, sharing mood.

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Asia briefing

Find out why Indonesia’s president flies Economy and why South Korea is cutting back on handouts.

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Fresh appeal

A poverty-stricken nation with the potential to become a global powerhouse, India’s greatest challenge is its biggest hope: can Modi harness the power of the youth?

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Reportage 1. Portugal's periscope

Trish Lorenz reporting from Portugal: The Portuguese navy is one of the oldest in the world, with a history that ebbs and flows back to the 12th century. As the tides have changed so have its responsibilities, with clever…

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Global gathering

Before you take a closer look at the make-up of our tenth annual Quality of Life Survey, examine the final rankings (and, of course, let us know if you dispute them).

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Top 25 liveable cities

In this year’s Quality of Life survey we’ve gone beyond the sun to assess cities not just by their daytime attributes but by their nightly traits too. Read on to get the measure of our nocturnal metrics and find out where…

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Dark arts

It’s all very well claiming to be a city that never sleeps but does that actually result in wide-awake venues and services that those burning the midnight oil can access? We visit London, Sydney and Buenos Aires to find out…

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Fly by night

Monocle mascot Monochan is the ultimate night owl. Join him as he flies around the world to bring us wisdoms garnered from a life in the skies, from developing night-time infrastructure to tips on the best bars. It’ll be…

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Grand plans

Whether hosting the Olympics or overhauling a public-transport system, running a city is a daunting task. So who would take it on? We meet seven mayors willing to bear the weight of a city upon their shoulders.

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Europe briefing

The German city that is a favourite among twilight types and how e-bikes will help to ease traffic in Belgium.

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Asia briefing

Learn a few moves from China’s “dancing grannies” and find out how the volume is being turned down on Hong Kong’s tramcars.

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