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Reshuffle – Rishi Sunak is Britain’s new chancellor of the exchequer | Britain

Reshuffle – Rishi Sunak is Britain’s new chancellor of the exchequer | Britain

Feb 15th 2020 ASIDE FROM their families’ South Asian origins, Sajid Javid, the outgoing chancellor of the exchequer, and Rishi…
Not just a smiley face – The struggle to give Brittany its own emoji | Europe

Not just a smiley face – The struggle to give Brittany its own emoji | Europe

THE FRENCH foreign minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, is a man of few words and many air miles. When he does…
Lexington – Mike Bloomberg’s (very expensive) moment | United States

Lexington – Mike Bloomberg’s (very expensive) moment | United States

Feb 15th 2020 ON A RAINY afternoon in Chattanooga, the queue for Mike Bloomberg trailed around the block. Eleven weeks…
Bukele up – El Salvador’s president summons the army to bully congress | The Americas

Bukele up – El Salvador’s president summons the army to bully congress | The Americas

Feb 13th 2020 NAYIB BUKELE, the president of El Salvador, draws notice outside his country for his youth, his jet-black…
Fire and fury – An ethnically motivated attack alarms multi-ethnic Kazakhstan | Asia

Fire and fury – An ethnically motivated attack alarms multi-ethnic Kazakhstan | Asia

IN A BUCOLIC setting, fringed by the snow-cloaked mountains of south-eastern Kazakhstan, lie two adjoining villages separated by a field…
Chasing Ronald – Burger King’s owner tries to regain its sizzle | Business

Chasing Ronald – Burger King’s owner tries to regain its sizzle | Business

THE OWNER of Burger King had a less than royal 2019. After a sizzling start to the year Restaurant Brands…
Bagehot – The perils of Lennonism | Britain

Bagehot – The perils of Lennonism | Britain

Feb 15th 2020 “A WORKING-CLASS HERO is something to be,” sang John Lennon. That certainly seems to be the view…
Charlemagne – Make Europe Boring Again! | Europe

Charlemagne – Make Europe Boring Again! | Europe

Feb 15th 2020 FOR MUCH OF the past decade, if you asked a Eurocrat: “What’s on your mind?”, the response…
Vin-dictive – American drinkers of European wine face mounting tariff bills | United States

Vin-dictive – American drinkers of European wine face mounting tariff bills | United States

Feb 15th 2020 WASHINGTON, DC “TARIFFS COST American jobs” is a sobering chant. And for the 30 marchers (with 200…
Bello – “What is Peronism?” | The Americas

Bello – “What is Peronism?” | The Americas

Feb 15th 2020 ON FEBRUARY 3RD Argentina’s new Peronist president, Alberto Fernández, joined Angela Merkel for dinner at the German…
I shot the DJ – One law for the mighty in Kenya | Middle East and Africa

I shot the DJ – One law for the mighty in Kenya | Middle East and Africa

NAIROBI’S B-CLUB is popular with Kenya’s gilded classes. Those unfortunate to live within earshot are less keen, and last October…
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