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Lopez Obrador vs corruption:

Did Mexico's president set himself up for a mission impossible? Plus: a call for unity at the World Economic Forum.

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10721 Jan 2020
10 min

Lopez Obrador vs corruption: 

Did Mexico's president set himself up for a mission impossible? Plus: a call for unity at the World Economic Forum.

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10620 Jan 2020
10 min

Emmanuel Macron and Davos: 

How the French president, Emmanuel Macron, will try to benefit from the World Economic Forum – without actually attending the event in Davos. Plus: why flying taxis won’t solve traffic congestion.

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10517 Jan 2020
10 min

A question of conscience : 

As the Italian government comes under pressure to modify its draconian security laws, we ask what’s next for the country’s immigration policy. Plus: why we need better copywriting in advertisements.

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10416 Jan 2020
10 min

President Putin’s grand plan : 

As the Russian government resigns following President Vladimir Putin’s proposed constitutional changes, we ask what the country’s longstanding leader has planned for Russia’s future. Plus: why you should sometimes take the media’s coverage of ‘outrage’ with a pinch of salt.

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10315 Jan 2020
10 min

Barriers to power: 

As a rift erupts between US Democratic candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, Yassmin Abdel-Magied examines the challenges facing female leaders. Plus: Andrew Tuck’s case for why the story of architecture ought to be a musical.

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10214 Jan 2020
10 min

What’s fuelling Australia’s fires?: 

As Australia struggles through its worst bushfire season on record, is there an appetite for a change to its government’s approach to the threat of climate change? Plus: a dispatch from the menswear runways in Milan.

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10113 Jan 2020
10 min

Why is France protesting?: 

France has been brought to a standstill by its longest transport strike in decades. As thousands protest, we look at what’s fuelling the nation’s fury. Plus: what role should business play in tackling climate change?

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10010 Jan 2020
10 min

The leadership drought: 

From the UK to the US, why is the political left struggling to find a leader who can bring election victory? Plus: students lose out as the UK votes down the Erasmus European-exchange programme.

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999 Jan 2020
10 min

Who’s the boss?: 

How close is Fox News to the Trump administration? Raffaello Pantucci examines the channel’s influence over US tensions with Iran. Plus: menswear with the industry’s best and brightest at Pitti Uomo in Florence.

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988 Jan 2020
11 min

Do we really know Iran?: 

Journalist Azadeh Moaveni explains why the US often misjudges the national character of Iran. Plus: European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen arrives in London today and is Dry January really the answer?

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977 Jan 2020
10 min

The risk of war: 

As tensions mount between the US and Iran, how close is military conflict? Plus: the Kentucky city hailing a new future for its bus network and why world leaders are getting younger.

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966 Jan 2020
10 min

Balsonaro's battle: 

Will upcoming local elections in Brazil shift the political tide? Plus: Dana Thomas looks into how digital pressures are shifting the focus for luxury fashion firms, New York's small cinema revival and the rocky road ahead for the US Democratic nominees in 2020 as they scrap to take on Trump.

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9520 Dec 2019
10 min

Keep your hair on: 

Canada selects its most prominent person for 2019 and it’s not Justin Trudeau. Plus: Andrew Mueller wraps a week that saw Donald Trump impeached; a Christmas market in Croatia that’s barred from competing for the title of world’s best, and Robert Bound looks at how Britain’s new speaker lost his wig.

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9419 Dec 2019
10 min

A frightening fantasy: 

Amy Pope, former deputy homeland security adviser to Barack Obama, examines the impact of what Donald Trump calls the “impeachment fantasy” as polls show more Americans paying attention. Plus: ‘Cats’ arrives in cinemas to baffled and, in some cases, frightened film-goers, and Chiara Rimella on why good politics is often boring.

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9318 Dec 2019
10 min

Impeachment day: 

Scott Lucas on why the impeachment of Donald Trump isn’t necessarily about forcing him from office. Plus: our business editor, Venetia Rainey, considers the implications of a European court’s online-privacy ruling, dark days ahead for public broadcasting in the UK and Bangkok’s sky-high ambition for local agriculture.

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