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Erdogan's constitutional assault NEW
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TURKEY'S first direct presidential election and 100 years after the outbreak of the first world war, a look at how the conflict is still viewed differently across EuropeContinue reading...
Man of the moment NEW
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JOHN KERRY travels to India to meet Narendra Modi and Argentina's long-running debt saga reaches a crucial pointContinue reading...
Digital highlights, July 26th 2014 NEW
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How Israel’s “Iron Dome” worksThe Iron Dome—a $1 billion programme sponsored by America—has intercepted over four-fifths of rockets fired at Israeli cities by Hamas militants in Gaza. This has allowed life in Israel&rsqu...
Should cyclists obey traffic laws? NEW
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URBAN Americans are finally taking up bicycling in a big way. That’s sparking heated debate about the rules of the road Continue reading...
Why the Japanese are having so few babies NEW
Certain ideas of Europe (Economist) 1 Week, 1 Day, 5 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
LAST month a local official in Aichi prefecture set out a daring proposal. Tomonaga Osada suggested that the authorities could distribute secretly punctured condoms to young married couples, who would then get to work boosting the birthrate. His unor...
Why Swedish men take so much paternity leave NEW
Certain ideas of Europe (Economist) 1 Week, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
ALONG with its Nordic neighbours, Sweden features near the top of most gender-equality rankings. The World Economic Forum rates it as having one of the narrowest gender gaps in the world. But Sweden is not only a good place to be a woman: it also app...
Why was MH17, a civilian airliner, flying over a war zone? NEW
Certain ideas of Europe (Economist) 1 Week, 3 Days, 5 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
THE news that a passenger jet had been shot down on July 17th, apparently following the bungled targeting of a surface-to-air missile, was met with horror. Along with many other questions about the tragedy, some have wondered what Malaysia Airlines f...
How to get ahead in a dictatorship NEW
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MOBUTU SESE SEKO, who ruled Congo for 32 years, was notorious for his “musical chairs” approach to his cabinet. His deputies were constantly shuffled around, passing unpredictably from ministerial posts to prison and exile, before once ag...
Peres leaves the stage NEW
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A NEW president in Israel, Ed Miliband's visit to the United States, parliamentary election results in Libya and the RoboCup in BrazilContinue reading...
Digital highlights, July 19th 2014 NEW
Certain ideas of Europe (Economist) 1 Week, 6 Days, 17 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
Life in Aleppo“Three barrel bombs, two missiles, five mortars…” Another normal morning in Aleppo, Syria’s second city. Our correspondent’s diary records the daily struggle to survive in the city, which is under siege fr...
A selection of stories from the current edition NEW
Certain ideas of Europe (Economist) 1 Week, 6 Days, 17 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
This week's Economist The American economy The country’s potential growth rate is barely half what it was two decades ago. Here’s how to raise...
How to print a house NEW
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3D PRINTERS are not just being used to fabricate small plastic toys.  Researchers are now experimenting with ways to use the technology to build full-scale buildingsContinue reading...
The WHO calls for decriminalisation NEW
Certain ideas of Europe (Economist) 2 Weeks, 14 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
JAMAICA, Uruguay, Colorado, Washington—more and more places are rebelling against the UN conventions that established the criminalisation of narcotics half a century ago. But the latest organisation to weigh in against the UN’s line is ra...
How to measure illegal drug use NEW
Certain ideas of Europe (Economist) 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 5 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
IN MUCH of the western world, teenagers and young adults are turning sober. In England and Wales the proportion of 18- to 24-year-olds trying a drug in an average year has halved, from about one-third in 1996 to just 16% last year. In America, mariju...
Big data, small wins NEW
Certain ideas of Europe (Economist) 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 13 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
THIS week our correspondents discuss Microsoft’s future and a new look at big data...
Getting from C to B NEW
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CHEMISTS delight in finding out new ways atoms can arrange themselves to form novel, potentially useful molecules. Historians of science, meanwhile, delight in documenting the dramas of discovery. The observation in 1985 of the 60-carbon-at...
Zeroing in NEW
Certain ideas of Europe (Economist) 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
IN OUR special report on cyber-security in this week’s issue of The Economist, we highlighted the threat posed by so-called “zero-day vulnerabilities” in software. Spooks and cyber-criminals love to get their hands on thes...
How Israel's "Iron Dome" works NEW
Certain ideas of Europe (Economist) 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
ISRAEL has long been protected by its famed “iron walls”. Now those walls have a rooftop. Israel’s arms manufacturers have devised an anti-missile system, offering what they call an “Iron Dome” overhead. Iron Dome’...
What happened to Syria's chemical weapons arsenal NEW
Certain ideas of Europe (Economist) 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 5 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
HIGH pressure in the North Atlantic in recent days has enabled the smooth passage of the Ark Futura, a Danish vessel, from Syria to Britain. The stable conditions are helpful, as the Ark Futura is carrying the worst of the remaining Syrian chemical w...
The meaning of Manhattanhenge NEW
Certain ideas of Europe (Economist) 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 5 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
WHEN traffic lights changed to red on the evening of July 11th, hundreds of New Yorkers raced out to the middle of Manhattan’s roads, cameras in hand, safety be damned. They faced west, where the setting sun was lighting up the sky. The skyscra...