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March 2018

South Korea special. Exclusive: President Moon on Donald, Kim Jong-un and watching TV with his cat.

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Renewed commitment

In partnership with Audi. What does sustainability mean? Reducing local emissions is just the first step: our energy must come from renewable sources to guarantee climate-friendly mobility. Sustainable energy isn’t just for…

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Editor’s letter

He’s never been accused of being the retiring type but here our editor in chief discusses his options when the golden years eventually arrive – and how such thoughts have informed his mansion mission in Thailand.

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The opener

We enjoy a firm handshake with the Estonian prime minister, do our best to stay upright in Oslo and bear witness to an adorable Asian trend. But before sinking your teeth into all that, you should probably brush them.

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Stand proud

Paris’s traditional kiosks are under threat. Like the printed word they so elegantly promote, they should be protected.

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Skate expectations

They may be Lebanon’s national ice-hockey team but they are coached by a bus driver in Montréal, who is encouraging them to take a slapshot at international sports stardom.

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Perfect blend

Russell Norman on managing a sumptuous spread of restaurants while writing a smorgasbord of compelling cookbooks.

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Keeping things light

A penchant for spray paint and people-watching inform graphic designer Mirko Borsche’s work, which has one goal above all else: to entertain.

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Crowd pleaser

South Korea’s president Moon Jae-in has been caught in the verbal crossfire between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un – but quietly got his way and delivered a diplomatic triumph. And he still has time to watch TV with his cat…

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Give peace a chance

Donald Trump’s views on Jerusalem have left many feeling all hope of peace between Israelis and Palestinians is lost. But even now powerful campaigners are breaking the divide with a different message.

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Game on

Obama’s right-hand man talks Trump and assesses the Democrats’ chances come 2020. Is he feeling hopeful?

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Diplomacy briefing

The man keeping cultural artefacts safe for the UK, Canada tries to hash out an international treaty and the special relationships you don’t expect.

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Defence briefing

Why conflict is good for business in Ukraine, China looks back and we meet the UK’s defence attaché to Lithuania.

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Cities briefing

The mayor of Tbilisi moves from the football pitch to transport talk, and Australia opens up college towns.

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War and peace

Despite its soft-power credentials, there are many factors that are hindering Russia’s progress – not least its relations with the West. But is maintaining the status quo at home appealing to ordinary citizens who remember…

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War of words

Since the 1970s the UK capital has been the home of the Arab media’s dissenting voices. But now, amid a Saudi and Qatar squabble, the press crackles with opinions, anger and propaganda.

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Reflective leader

Seoul’s mayor is a man who combines data analysis and participatory democracy as, bit by bit, he goes about giving his city a facelift. Park Won-soon tells us how it’s done.

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Write on time

As consumers look away from their screens, business has never been better for the pencil brands experiencing sharp growth.

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Cream of the crop

Content to plough its own furrow, John Deere’s historic headquarters celebrates the brand’s Midwestern roots while showcasing its modern-day values.

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Wheels in motion

The Pirelli CEO has been kicking the company’s tyres for 25 years and has pushed for innovation to help outmanoeuvre its competitors. But he’s tough: ‘If you’re respected and not liked you have done your job.’

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Height of ambition

Miwako Date, who runs a major property developer, is one of the most powerful business players in Japan and the key mover in shaking up the luxury-hotel scene. So what’s she got planned for Tokyo?

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Business briefing

The latest concept in corporate gifting, a new identity for Canada’s Red Cross and a breath of fresh air in the workplace.

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