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In a guest essay for The Economist, Senator@ChrisMurphyCT  outlines four changes he believes America should make to benefit Taiwan’s security

The vampire-­like dependence of its biomedical industry on the horseshoe crab cannot last much longer

Queen Elizabeth II has died. Read our obituary of Britain’s longest-serving monarch

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The price of petrol is anything but nebulous: Americans drive by petrol stations and refill their tanks several times a week. When prices rise or fall, they notice

In 2020 many pundits speculated that, once covid-19 was beaten, the world would enter the “roaring twenties”. So far, that hasn’t happened

Britain’s new government may already be dead in the water. It has shredded its own reputation and poisoned the politics of growth

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Welcome to Hikelandia, where inflation just won’t budge

The Federal Reserve has been formally shooting for 2% since 2012. Some economists argue that the target should be higher

Some $9.7bn will be spent on this year’s midterm elections, 144% more than in 2018, forecasts AdImpact, a research firm

“Voters aren’t thinking about long-term consequences...they’re thinking about how much their grocery bill costs next week.” @chowardchoward  explains why Democrat warnings about the future of democracy aren’t cutting through, on “Checks and Balance

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More than 80% of foreign correspondents surveyed said they faced "interference, harassment or violence" working in China

In Xinjiang, a million or more people have been put in camps. Uyghurs who live abroad still fear the Chinese authorities

Americans are 40 times more likely than Brits to be murdered with a gun

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40 countries around the world have built fences against 64 of their neighbours since 1989

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China is unlikely to give visas to Western reporters to cover the games, other than those in the bubble covering the sports #WorldAhead 

The trial of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor will begin in China tomorrow. The two men appear to be hostages. To get them home Canada will need America’s help

Nearly half of US households must sell or borrow something to cover an unexpected $400 expense

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We are witnessing the most significant shift in power relations since the end of the cold war

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