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The laureates have spent countless hours observing and learning from the struggles of the world’s poor

Since 2008 Danske has been embroiled in a disaster every five years

With a formidable enemy, the Amazonian pirarucu has toughened up to meet the challenge

The IMF's latest forecast would be the slowest growth rate in the decade since the global financial crisis

America’s withdrawal, and the ensuing fighting, has been a model of Donald Trump’s chaotic foreign policy

Voter ID reforms are missing a bigger source of voter fraud: postal votes

As decarbonisation gets under way in rich countries, emissions embedded in imports will loom larger

Police arrested the son of one of Mexico’s biggest drug lords, but then released him after gunmen laid siege to a house where he was being held. His father, “El Chapo”, has been locked up since 2016. Has this made violence in Mexico worse?

Scottish independence support is creeping up to 50% and above, recent polls show


The Amazon is reaching a dangerous tipping-point. Beyond this, the rainforest is unlikely to survive

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

The new #BrexitDeal  is economically worse for Britain than the one negotiated by Theresa May last year

Democracy is under threat all around the world. There are four stages to dismantling a democracy, starting with a charismatic leader who pledges to save the people

A shortage of brides in China is causing major social shifts

How big is Africa really? Much bigger than it looks on most maps

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Which first lady wore the role best? Anna Wintour talks politics and fashion with @annemcelvoy  on “The Economist asks” podcast

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