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The odds are that "get Brexit done" will help Boris Johnson to victory. But what happens then?

Today on “The Intelligence”: a revealing British-election journey, Japan’s subculture of recluses and California’s growing plague of rats

Read some of our favourite novels of 2019: “Stalingrad”, “Ducks Newburyport”, “Trust Exercise” and “The Far Field

Find out what's behind the sixth door of the Daily chart advent calendar

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Behold the biggest IPO in history. It looks anticlimactic

The departing co-founders should forfeit their special voting rights and gradually sell their shares

If Britain leaves the EU in January the psychological effect will be profound. And yet Brexit will be far from done

America has offered tax credits to all companies involved in carbon sequestering by 2024. Encouragingly, companies are springing into action

Nearly a quarter of American women will have an abortion. But access to abortion in America is in peril. Why?


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

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

The recent death of a student and shooting of a protester have fanned the flames of Hong Kong's demonstrations

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

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

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