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The removal of the editor of Germany's Bild paper comes as its publisher pushes abroad. That's no coincidence, says @hughes_chris 

The situation in the U.K. ought to serve as a warning to other countries

Like him or loathe him, former Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz offers lessons for Europe's center-right parties, says @Bershidsky 

There are dangers in the U.K. prime minister’s about-face on climate change

Burberry has finally found its check mate, says @AndreaFelsted 

The Trump SPAC does not have optimistic financial projections — but it does have Donald Trump

America’s gun laws are like Swiss cheese, but the ghost-gun loophole is probably the most absurd of them all

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People who deactivated Facebook in a study were happier afterward, reporting higher levels of life satisfaction and lower levels of depression and anxiety. That change is equal to about 25-40% of the beneficial effect typically reported for psychotherapy

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In a tour de force of hard won reporting, the New York Times has put numerical clothing on what we’ve known about President Trump for years: He’s a haphazard businessman, human billboard and serial bankruptcy artist

Global supply chains are breaking, borders rising within nation-states, stock exchanges are convulsing with fear, and recession looms over the global economy. The coronavirus has disrupted world order

The strategies pursued by South Korea, Vietnam & China are paying off. As of Nov. 1, the cumulative death rate per million is: ??U.S.: 696 ??U.K.: 685 ??France: 563 vs. ??South Korea: 9 ??China: 3 ??Vietnam: 0.36 [Chart shows data correct as of Oct. 30]

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This alarming chart illustrates the poor job the U.S. has done in containing Covid-19 compared to the European Union, a bigger region of independent countries that suffered an earlier outbreak. What is America doing wrong?

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The most misleading cliche about the coronavirus is that it treats us all the same. It doesn’t. It exacerbates preexisting conditions of inequality wherever it goes, and before long, uprisings will be one of the side effects

Let’s take a break from worrying about the apocalypse and celebrate some good news: ??We're living longer ?We're healthier ??Child mortality is down ?Poverty is decreasing ?Literacy is increasing ?We're killing each other less

Ebola has a 50% death rate. If you got infected, you’d most likely die. Covid-19 has a 3.4% death rate. Obviously not as bad as Ebola—but that makes it up to 34x more deadly than the seasonal flu

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Elon Musk’s endorsement of Dogecoin as “the people’s crypto” — cheered by Gene Simmons and Snoop Dogg — sent Reddit traders stampeding into the Shiba Inu-themed coin. As a result, its price is up around 1,000% year-to-date, eclipsing Bitcoin’s rise

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