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Policymakers had once hoped that 2022 and 2023 would be a period of economic overhaul. But any opportunity for reform has been obliterated by Vladimir Putin’s energy crisis

The EU should adopt a common policy that gives exiled activists permission to remain, freedom to travel and peace of mind to concentrate on their work. The demand for real news in Russia has never been more intense

Crypto’s reputation has been undermined before. It has collapsed in value repeatedly throughout its lifetime. Now, the implosion of FTX has raised questions about the currency’s future

To make cement that is literally as well as metaphorically green, one firm recruits the services of chlorophyll laden, photosynthesising cyanobacteria

Many were written in the 19th century. Few champion equality and diversity as modern minds might wish—and an improbably large number drip with blood. Time to update them

The question now is what comes next, writes Zanny Minton Beddoes, The Economist’s Editor-in-chief

The best sort of surprise for Britain’s economy would reduce inflation while allowing the economy to produce more. An easier trade relationship with the EU or lower energy prices could achieve that

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Brazil is in desperate need of reform, but Jair Bolsonaro would make a disastrous president. Our cover this week

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Donald Trump is politically inept, morally barren and temperamentally unfit for office

New data suggest that the damage from shutting down schools has been worse than almost anyone expected

The Nigerian soldiers waited until it was dark, took down CCTV cameras, turned off street lights and opened fire on young protesters kneeling peacefully in the streets

Brazil's President Bolsonaro is preparing a Big, Trumpian Lie: that if he loses an election, the other side must have cheated

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How could a man who lies so transparently and exhibits such incompetence be so successful?

There are now 400 extreme weather events every year, four times as many as in 1970

Just 8.4% of the world’s population live in a “full democracy” according to The Economist Intelligence Unit’s latest Democracy Index

How India's prime minister and his party are endangering the world's biggest democracy. Our cover this week

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