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Has Europe moved beyond Brexit?:

The UK’s prime minister heads to France, Canada’s election watchdog sparks fears of a crackdown on climate-change advertising and China calls for calm between Japan and South Korea. Plus: why some hobbies ought to be left to the weekend.

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922 Aug 2019
10 min

Has Europe moved beyond Brexit?: 

The UK’s prime minister heads to France, Canada’s election watchdog sparks fears of a crackdown on climate-change advertising and China calls for calm between Japan and South Korea. Plus: why some hobbies ought to be left to the weekend.

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821 Aug 2019
10 min

Why gas supplies are worrying Russia’s neighbours: 

Ukraine strikes a deal with Moldova amid fears that Russia could cut its gas supplies, Boris Johnson meets Angela Merkel, Germany takes aim at unauthorised drones and difficult diplomacy as Finland hosts Vladimir Putin.

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720 Aug 2019
10 min

Crisis looms in Italy: 

A political crisis looms in Italy, dark days ahead for Lebanon’s economy, US department stores experiment with second-hand clothing and how would the UK react to Jeremy Corbyn as caretaker prime minister?

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619 Aug 2019
10 min

When Merkel met Orbán: 

An ironic show of diplomacy as Angela Merkel meets Viktor Orbán, Disney’s D23 brand expo rattles its rivals and dusting off the old department-store business model.

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516 Aug 2019
10 min

The trouble with Trudeau: 

Market woes spark fears of a global recession, an ethics report brings pre-election jitters for Canada’s Justin Trudeau, design and diplomacy on display at Seoul’s new Swiss embassy and Robert Bound’s tips for filling dead air.

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415 Aug 2019
10 min

Climate change in the Pacific: 

New Zealand’s prime minister calls on Australia to act on climate change, why the residents of Amsterdam are looking for ways to sink the illegal party-boat industry and Monocle’s new summer newspaper hits newsstands.

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314 Aug 2019
10 min

Russia's nuclear mystery: 

Russian authorities evacuate a town after a mysterious explosion, Ukraine offers citizenship to refugees, Berlin protects its smaller shops in the face of rising rents and a German project celebrates the Bauhaus school.

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213 Aug 2019
10 min

Are Johnson and Trump getting cosy?: 

Air travel in Hong Kong grinds to a halt as protests escalate, the US pitches a post-Brexit free-trade agreement with the UK, parts of a Boeing 737 fall away mid-flight and wildfire season tests Greece’s new government.

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112 Aug 2019
10 min

Travel warnings for Hong Kong: 

Another weekend of protests grips Hong Kong, the US threatens to withdraw troops from Germany and can the rise of virtual retail replicate the real thing?

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7 Aug 2019

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