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After terrorists kill nearly 300 people in Sri Lanka a blame game begins

After terrorists kill nearly 300 people in Sri Lanka a blame game begins

economist.com     3+ hour, 4+ min ago

A catastrophic failureAfter terrorists kill nearly 300 people in Sri Lanka a blame game begins IN THE AFTERMATH of a co-ordinated series of terrorist suicide-bombings in churches ...

Benedict XVI is a pole of attraction for critics of Pope Francis

Benedict XVI is a pole of attraction for critics of Pope Francis

economist.com     4+ hour, 49+ min ago

AS WAS CLEARLY observed on April 21st by excited pilgrims as well as television-watchers across the world, only one white-robed prelate appeared on a balcony overlooking Saint Pete...

The Supreme Court will weigh a challenge to the citizenship question on the 2020 census

The Supreme Court will weigh a challenge to the citizenship question on the 2020 census

economist.com     5+ hour, 6+ min ago

ON APRIL 23rd, almost a year after they heard arguments about a ban on travel from mostly Muslim countries, the justices will review a challenge to another Trump administration nov...

American millennials think they will be rich

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Airlines may be underestimating the cost of the 737 MAX groundings

Airlines may be underestimating the cost of the 737 MAX groundings

economist.com     10+ hour, 9+ min ago

IN MARCH REGULATORS around the world grounded all Boeing 737 MAX jets after two of the type crashed within five months of each other, killing 346 people. Soon afterwards Ryanair, t...

Ukraine elects Volodymyr Zelensky, TV star and political neophyte

Ukraine elects Volodymyr Zelensky, TV star and political neophyte

economist.com     10+ hour, 29+ min ago

A native Russian-speaker of Jewish heritage hailing from the south-eastern city of Kryvyi Rih, Mr Zelensky galvanised support from across the country. He carried all but one of the...

A massacre on Easter in Sri Lanka kills at least 290 people

A massacre on Easter in Sri Lanka kills at least 290 people

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A massacre on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka kills 290 people

A massacre on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka kills 290 people

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Easter massacre in Sri Lanka kills more than 200 people

Easter massacre in Sri Lanka kills more than 200 people

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At Easter, beware chocolate-scoffing dogs

At Easter, beware chocolate-scoffing dogs

economist.com     3+ day ago

EASTER-EGG hunts are a delight for children, a pain for parents to organise--and potentially lethal for the family pooch. The worst a chocolate binge can do for a mischievous four-...

Attempts to improve public health in Bangladesh appear to have misfired

Attempts to improve public health in Bangladesh appear to have misfired

economist.com     4+ day ago

When the Bangladesh government asked its people to stop using arsenic-contaminated wells, they actually got sicker GIVEN A CHOICE between using a nearby water well known to be con...

Was Leonardo the supreme genius, or just our kind of guy?

economist.com     5+ day ago

IN THE NORTHERN Italian city of Treviso, a Polish pianist, Slawomir Zubrzycki, sits down at an instrument that resembles a harpsichord and starts pumping a pedal with his right foot. As his hands floa...

Jet Airways stops all operations

Jet Airways stops all operations

economist.com     4+ day ago

Another one bites the dustJet Airways stops all operations IT HAS BEEN a slow, painful, descent. For months, Jet Airways, once India's second largest airline, has been failing. Pl...

Mauricio Macri freezes prices

Mauricio Macri freezes prices

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An intriguing new adaptation of Chekhov s Three Sisters

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The risk of staging a play about ennui is the possibility of instilling the same feelings in the audience IN THE third act of "Three Sisters" Ivan Chebutykin, a bumbling old doctor, drunkenly knocks ...

Terry Gou, the founder of Foxconn, is running for president in Taiwan

economist.com     4+ day ago

AT A TEMPLE festooned with red lanterns, Terry Gou, the founder of Foxconn, declared that Mazu, the sea goddess, had recently appeared to him in a dream. "Mazu told me to come out and do something," h...

How to become the next prime minister

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Alberta's new premier plans to abolish the carbon tax

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Indonesia s president wins a second term

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On Kazakhstan, workers, Oregon, Britain, cannabis, ethics, Parkinson s disease, cherry trees, Facebook

economist.com     5+ day ago

Far from being a "showman", Nursultan Nazarbayev, the departing president of Kazakhstan, is a shrewd autocrat who has put his country on the map during his 30-year rule ("A showman exits", March 23rd)...

China is using Facebook to build a huge audience around the world

economist.com     5+ day ago

THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY's approach to Facebook is, ahem, two-faced. At home, to stop citizens sharing messages it cannot read, it blocks the site. Clever users can defy the ban, but only 3m do. It...

Online tutoring works better than some might expect

economist.com     5+ day ago

AMANDA SPIKES, aged 27, sits in her tiny bedroom in Brooklyn, New York, talking through her headset to eight-year-old Joey in Hebei province, northern China. On the wall behind her are felt hangings t...

Acknowledgments and further reading

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Reading the runes for Spain s general election

economist.com     5+ day ago

IN JANUARY 2017 in Dos Hermanas, a large dormitory town outside Seville, Pedro Sanchez launched a bid to regain the leadership of Spain's Socialist Party, from which he had been ousted in an internal ...

The problem with EU foreign policy

economist.com     5+ day ago

SEVERAL MIRAGE 2000 fighter jets took off from an air base in N'Djamena, Chad's capital, on February 3rd and flew north over the savannah and the scrubby Sahel towards the Sahara Desert. There the Fre...

Understanding how crop diseases and climate change interact is vital

economist.com     5+ day ago

History suggests that is an oversight. Devastating crop diseases do suddenly emerge from obscurity--often becoming epidemic far from their place of origin. In the 1840s, for example, a hitherto obscur...

How to solve South Africa's energy crisis - A glimmer of light

economist.com     5+ day ago

IN THE CONTROL room of Scatec Solar in Cape Town Johan Badenhorst gazes at the six monitors on the wall. The screens display the status of the firm's 16 plants in 11 countries. The three in South Afri...

Politics this week

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Notre Dame, a medieval cathedral immortalised by Victor Hugo, Hollywood and innumerable tourist selfies, caught fire. More than 400 firefighters brought the blaze under control, but the roof is gone, ...

Business this week

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KAL s cartoon

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Letters to the editor

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Far from being a "showman", Nursultan Nazarbayev, the departing president of Kazakhstan, is a shrewd autocrat who has put his country on the map during his 30-year rule ("A showman exits", March 23rd)...

How to predict when a despot will fall

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Sudan and Algeria overthrow despots but not their political systems

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ON THE STREETS of Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, people are breathing a heady mix of fear and hope. Since April 11th, when a cabal of army officers pushed out the 75-year-old Omar al-Bashir, the coun...

Quebec wants to ban public servants from wearing religious clothing

economist.com     5+ day ago

A LARGE CRUCIFIX has long hung above the speaker's chair in Quebec's legislature. The first one was installed in 1936 to acknowledge the bond between the Catholic church and the government of Canada's...

Jamaica s cannabis gamble

economist.com     5+ day ago

WHEN JAMAICAN children catch a cold, mothers rub cannabis oil on their chests. Rastafarians smoke cannabis as a religious custom. Some believe that it grew on King Solomon's tomb. Encouraged by the tr...

The wisdom of Jos Carlos Mari tegui

economist.com     5+ day ago

The Latin American left should rediscover the Peruvian thinker's pluralism and creativity HE DIED AGED just 35, disabled for his last six years by the amputation of a leg. But in his short life Jose ...

How to solve South Africa s energy crisis

economist.com     5+ day ago

IN THE CONTROL room of Scatec Solar in Cape Town Johan Badenhorst gazes at the six monitors on the wall. The screens display the status of the firm's 16 plants in 11 countries. The three in South Afri...

Raya al-Hassan takes on Lebanon s warlords and the patriarchy

economist.com     5+ day ago

Ms Hassan seems intent on weakening the men who fought Lebanon's civil war of 1975-90 and who have remained in power ever since. She has called on them to remove the roadblocks around their enclaves. ...

Chinese money is behind some of the Arab world s biggest projects

economist.com     5+ day ago

THERE IS NOT much to see for the first 500km south of Oman's capital, Muscat, as the highway slices through the Hajar mountains and down a barren coast. Then it hits Duqm, a sleepy fishing village tha...

Elections in Indonesia

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