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US politics: The stickiness of Joe BidenDec 07, 2019
...Lexington: The stickiness of Joe Biden The former vice-president is dated, gaffe-prone but still well placed to take on Donald Trump IT WOULD BE too much to describe Joe Biden's "No Malarkey" bus tour through Iowa this...
Saudi Arabia business: Saudi Aramco - ListlessDec 07, 2019
...Saudi Arabia business: Saudi Aramco - Listless Behold the biggest IPO in history. It looks like an anticlimax THE ASPIRATION was clear. First, list a portion of Saudi Aramco, a state-owned oil giant that is the world's most profitable...
China business: Chinese dairy - Cow cashDec 07, 2019
...Chinese dairy: Cow cash A milk colossus gulps down two Australian producers THIS AUGUST Andrew Cohen, boss of Bellamy's Organic, an Australian maker of infant formula, enthused to investors about having a brand "that's loved in China". So...
Italy business: Trouble in TartanoDec 07, 2019
...Italian steel: Trouble in Tartano The saga of the Ilva steel mill sends a chill down foreign investors' spines LAKSHMI MITTAL has grown his company, ArcelorMittal, the world's biggest steelmaker, through a series of deals across the world. Some...
Sub-Saharan Africa industry: Mining in Africa - GalvanisedDec 07, 2019
...Mining in Africa: Galvanised One of the world's biggest iron-ore deposits has a new owner WHEN PROSPECTORS discovered a gargantuan deposit of iron ore in the misty Simandou mountains ## years ago, many Guineans hoped it would transform...
Brazil/Mexico politics: The difficulties of Jair L=pez ObradorDec 07, 2019
...Bello: The difficulties of Jair Lopez Obrador The surprising similarities between the presidents of Brazil and Mexico TO ALL APPEARANCES they are opposites and foes. Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro is a foul-mouthed former army captain of the hard right...
Suriname politics: Desi's unjust dessertsDec 07, 2019
...Suriname: Desi's unjust desserts A murder conviction will not much trouble the president TWO DAYS after a military court found Desi Bouterse, Suriname's president, guilty of murdering ## political foes, he returned home from a visit to China...
Canada politics: Wexit doesn't mean WexitDec 07, 2019
...Canada: "Wexit" doesn't mean Wexit But Alberta's secessionist movement spells trouble for Justin Trudeau THE ### PEOPLE who gathered on a recent Saturday night at the Boot Scootin' Boogie Dancehall in Edmonton, the capital of the western Canadian...
Kyrgyz Republic politics: The bilk roadDec 07, 2019
...Corruption in Kyrgyzstan: The bilk road A vast smuggling ring is exposed, to popular outrage THE VICTIM was a Chinese citizen. He was shot in a gangland-style killing in Istanbul, the biggest city in Turkey. But the smuggling racket...
Singapore politics: Freedom of speech in SingaporeDec 07, 2019
...Freedom of speech in Singapore: False witness A tough new law bolsters ministers in their quest for truth "FACEBOOK IS LEGALLY required to tell you that the Singapore government says this post has false information," reads the message, which links...
UK politics: Leaving Brexit undoneDec 07, 2019
...The Conservatives: Leaving Brexit undone Under Boris Johnson, the spectre of no-deal would return in December #### AS IN ####, this was meant to be a Brexit election. Also as in ####, it has quickly morphed into one about...
China politics: Mark it with BDec 07, 2019
...Chaguan: Mark it with "B" If China wants a baby boom it should stop punishing people who have lots of children TO MARK THE ##th anniversary in October of the People's Republic of China, a giant parade trundled through...
Italy politics: The decline of the Five Star empireDec 07, 2019
...Charlemagne: The decline of the Five Star empire Italy's quirkiest party goes from hero towards zero THE QUINCENTENARY of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, which is being marked this year, is a fine moment to savour the Italian...
France economy: Brace for impactDec 07, 2019
...France: Brace for impact A new wave of strikes threatens to shut down France FRANCE WAS this week nervously awaiting the start of a rolling general strike on December #th, which looked set to disrupt roads, railways, airports and schools...
Malta politics: RevengedDec 07, 2019
...Malta: Revenged Malta's prime minister is forced out by the work of a murdered journalist IT COST HER her life. But, in the end, Daphne Caruana Galizia, a dogged Maltese journalist, brought down from her grave the man she...
World industry: The chronic complexity of carbon captureDec 07, 2019
...Negative emissions: The chronic complexity of carbon capture Climate policy depends on being able to trap carbon dioxide in exhaust gases and from the atmosphere. It is not being done ON ONE SIDE of a utility road at the edge...
Finland economy: The parable of FinlandDec 07, 2019
...Finland economy: The parable of Finland PISA results can lead policymakers astray. They still matter WHEN ESTONIA gained independence from the Soviet Union in #### it took the chance to reshape the country's education system. Mailis Reps, the current...
US business: Sergey Brin and Larry Page leave AlphabetDec 07, 2019
...Sergey Brin and Larry Page leave Alphabet: Search result Google's departing co-founders leave three unanswered queries "YEAH, OK, WHY not? I'll just give it a try." With those words Sergey Brin abandoned academia and poured his energy...
MEA politics: Polling the Arab world - Some numbers behind the rageDec 07, 2019
...Polling the Arab world: Some numbers behind the rage Arabs are losing faith in religious parties and leaders "NO TO RELIGION or sect," cry the protesters in Iraq. "No to Islam, no to Christianity, revolt for the nation," echo those...
Iraq politics: The fight for Iraq's futureDec 07, 2019
...Arab unrest: The fight for Iraq's future Politicians backed by Iran are clinging to power in Iraq, but the protesters are not giving in THE TOMB of a dead Shia cleric might seem an odd target for Iraqi protesters...