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Faith and devotion

Despite the global trials facing print media and pressures from religious hardliners, one Indonesian paper is remaining faithful to its founding principles.

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Diplomacy briefing

The former US ambassador to Denmark on how he used reality TV for diplomacy and the bbc’s expanding language services.

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Defence briefing

The nations that have their own military broadcasters, plus the Finnish Jaeger Brigade shows off its Arctic-combat skills.

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Cities briefing

Singapore puts a cap on cars, a new development with newshound history and we tour the original media clusters, from Fleet Street to Park Row.

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A televised revolution

With peace reached in Colombia after 53 years of conflict, demobilised guerilla insurgents are directing their attention to a less violent activity: agitating political debate in the nation.

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Watch this space

Refurbish, repurpose and revive are the watchwords for 2018. From a former cinema to Balkan bunkers and cat-sized couches, we’ve picked out the projects that are putting innovative thinking to the fore.

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Talking points

From US midterms to political trouble-makers, we look at the events, nations and people poised to influence and define 2018.

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The state of independence

As the issue of Catalan sovereignty remains a point of crisis in Spain, we chart the timeline of that chaotic referendum and what it might mean for other regions seeking to go it alone.

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Ghosts of the past

Belgium has opened an impressive new embassy in the Democratic Republic of Congo. But this soft-power flourish will struggle to repair relations with the old colonial master – especially when the DRC is set on a worrying…

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Taking the pulse

From probing the state of globalisation to exploring the political landscape in Mexico – via tips about how not to lose your mind during this particularly intense news cycle – our writers weigh up the issues of the year…

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The vision thing

From a state-of-the-art concert hall to an international court and the murkiest waters of diplomacy, we meet the leaders who trust their instincts in tricky times.

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Reversal of fortune

The former Brazilian president was a phenomenon before his fall from grace. But with elections approaching, is there one more twist in the tale of Lula?

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Diplomacy briefing

Checking in with the ambassador in Rome, why Japan is looking to Latin America and the art of the ambassadorial Christmas card.

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Cities briefing

Zürich is considering artificial islands to house its growing population and there’s a global push to unearth forgotten rivers.

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High minded

Perched above the clouds, tiny San Marino has no airport or railway station but it does have 17 centuries of national history. With its bird’s-eye view of the world, its aloof attitude to foreign affairs is understandable…

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She who dares, wins

Digital innovation and streamlined services have made Estonia one of Europe’s most welcoming countries. Here the president discusses her nation’s winning streak – and its difficult neighbour.

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Politics briefing

How do you do foreign affairs when nobody recognises your country? Plus: why the US is in the year of the infallible mayor.

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