Tuesday 8 November
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8 November 2022
As Americans head to the polls for midterm elections we ask: what’s at stake? Plus, Sweden’s prime minister mounts a new charm offensive to win Turkey’s Nato support, the latest from Cop27 in Egypt, a flick through today’s papers and a look at the role of animals in diplomacy.
8 November 2022
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